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Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall Wild Swan

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London27 May 2018
The Kentish BelleBexleyheath, Greater London26 Apr 2018
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London06 Sep 2017
Pelt TraderCity, Central London22 Aug 2017
The Bailey HeadOswestry, Shropshire22 Apr 2017
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex09 Apr 2017
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London01 Apr 2017
Harrild & SonsFarringdon, Central London30 Jan 2017
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London29 Feb 2016
The Marine HotelStonehaven, Aberdeenshire30 Nov 2015
Hand in HandBrighton, East Sussex08 Nov 2015
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent29 Sep 2015
The Beer HallStaveley, Cumbria16 Jul 2015
The Victoria HotelBeeston, Nottinghamshire31 Jan 2015
Old FountainOld Street, Central London21 Oct 2014
The Flying CircusNewark, Nottinghamshire30 Jun 2014
Red LionLeytonstone, Greater London28 Mar 2014
Bath HotelSheffield, South Yorkshire31 Jan 2014
Ravensbourne ArmsLewisham, Greater London12 May 2013
The Crown and ShuttleShoreditch, Central London27 Apr 2013
Royal Cinque Ports Yacht ClubDover, Kent02 Mar 2013
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent12 Jan 2013
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent05 Jan 2013
Packhorse InnLittle Longstone, Derbyshire12 Dec 2012
Sheffield TapSheffield, South Yorkshire28 Nov 2012
The Treacle TapMacclesfield, Cheshire19 Oct 2012
The New InnCanterbury, Kent12 Oct 2012
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London12 Sep 2012
York TapYork, North Yorkshire15 Aug 2012
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London09 Jun 2012
Tap EastStratford, Greater London19 May 2012
AlmaNewington Green, Central London03 May 2012
The Prince RupertNewark, Nottinghamshire01 May 2012
Waltham Forest Sports & Social ClubWalthamstow, Greater London26 Apr 2012
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent28 Aug 2011
The GreystonesSheffield, South Yorkshire16 Apr 2011
The Coopers TavernBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire24 Feb 2011
Euston TapEuston, Central London26 Nov 2010
The Lamb InnBury, Greater Manchester22 Sep 2010
Cask Pub & KitchenPimlico, Central London15 Sep 2010
Maidstone's Original Beer & Hop Festival 2010Maidstone, Kent11 Sep 2010
Kent Beer Festival 2010Canterbury, Kent24 Jul 2010
The BankManchester, Greater Manchester13 Jul 2010
University ArmsSheffield, South Yorkshire03 Oct 2009
Kent Beer Festival 2009Canterbury, Kent18 Jul 2009
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent05 Feb 2009
The RakeSouthwark, Central London09 Aug 2008
Coach & HorsesDronfield, Derbyshire11 Jun 2008
Reading Beer Festival 2007Reading, Berkshire04 May 2007

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried27 May 2018

The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Apr 2018

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Sep 2017

Pelt Trader, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Aug 2017

The Bailey Head, Oswestry, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent22 Apr 2017 A little thin on body but some wonderfully delicate spice and herb flavours coming through other than the perfectly balanced malt and hops. Superb condition. A masterpiece.

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried09 Apr 2017

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 Apr 2017

Harrild & Sons, Farringdon, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Jan 2017

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Jack WilliamNot Tried29 Feb 2016

The Marine Hotel, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood30 Nov 2015 Very much a summer ale, flavours came through as it warmed.

Hand in Hand, Brighton, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Nov 2015

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEGood29 Sep 2015

The Beer Hall, Staveley, Cumbria

ChrisENot Tried16 Jul 2015
ChrisENot Tried19 Jul 2012 Listed as White Swan, I did not check the pump clip.

The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

HSBNot Tried31 Jan 2015
AndrewNot Tried06 Jan 2007

Old Fountain, Old Street, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Oct 2014

The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jun 2014

Red Lion, Leytonstone, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Mar 2014

Bath Hotel, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried31 Jan 2014

Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 May 2013

The Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Apr 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Apr 2013

Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Mar 2013
ChrisEGood02 Mar 2013
PedroNot Tried02 Mar 2013
IanExcellent02 Mar 2012 so much flavour in such a weak beer

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Good12 Jan 2013

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried05 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried04 Jan 2013
DosserNot Tried22 Dec 2012 Ran out
PedroNot Tried20 Dec 2012
DosserNot Tried29 May 2012
PedroNot Tried29 May 2012
PedroNot Tried26 May 2012
DosserNot Tried07 May 2012
PedroNot Tried07 May 2012
PedroNot Tried27 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried11 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried06 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried05 Jan 2012
DosserNot Tried04 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent04 Jan 2012
PedroGood04 Oct 2011
DosserNot Tried02 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent02 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent19 Sep 2011
AngieNot Tried17 Sep 2011
PedroNot Tried17 Sep 2011
IanExcellent06 May 2011 So light and easy drinking but with great hops. Reminds me of when I first had it at Reading BF 5 years ago.
PedroExcellent05 May 2011
PedroExceptional03 Sep 2010
PedroExcellent01 Sep 2010
DosserExceptional01 Sep 2010

Packhorse Inn, Little Longstone, Derbyshire

WittendenExceptional12 Dec 2012 Pennine session beer. A deal of flavour for the strength. This sparked a discussion about the upsurge of pale beers.

Sheffield Tap, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Nov 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Sep 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Sep 2012
PedroNot Tried17 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried15 Apr 2011
ChrisEExcellent07 May 2010 Light in colour, and a hint of grapefruit.
JeffnJoNot Tried21 Mar 2010

The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Philip PirripNot Tried19 Oct 2012 Had just run out

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

MickGood12 Oct 2012 Nice enough pint, very pale, not what I expected from thornbridge.

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Sep 2012

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2012
ChrisEExcellent17 May 2012 Straw coloured ale with a thin white head. Strong citrus notes, particularly grapefruit.

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 Jun 2012
Stephen HarrisNot Tried19 Jan 2012

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried19 May 2012
WittendenExceptional26 Nov 2011 I've been looking for beers from this brewery for ages. Deathly pale, crisp, citrus. A good start to a convivial day.

Alma, Newington Green, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 May 2012

The Prince Rupert, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried01 May 2012

Waltham Forest Sports & Social Club, Walthamstow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Apr 2012

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroNot Tried28 Aug 2011
thebrewingmanExcellent26 Aug 2011

The Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

PedroNot Tried16 Apr 2011

The Coopers Tavern, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

GarryNot Tried24 Feb 2011

Euston Tap, Euston, Central London

IanNot Tried26 Nov 2010
IanNot Tried06 Nov 2010

The Lamb Inn, Bury, Greater Manchester

pavorossiExcellent22 Sep 2010

Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, Central London

AndrewNot Tried15 Sep 2010
BlairNot Tried06 Mar 2010

Maidstone's Original Beer & Hop Festival 2010, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried11 Sep 2010

Kent Beer Festival 2010, Canterbury, Kent

IanExcellent24 Jul 2010 Utterly brilliant, still great condition and lovely flavours.
IanExcellent22 Jul 2010 Amazing for a 3.5% beer. And the condition. Wow

The Bank, Manchester, Greater Manchester

pavorossiNot Tried13 Jul 2010

University Arms, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

BlairNot Tried03 Oct 2009
IanNot Tried17 Jul 2009
IanExcellent16 Jul 2009 I probably have not had this since Reading BF a few years ago. Hazy very pale gold, with a lasting white head. Bit of nettle on the aroma. Fantastic at just 3.4% ABV. A light ale with great hop sting on the finish. Awesome really. Yeast, lemon squash on the aroma. Again this great Thornbridge drinkability. Frankly a stunning lemony light bitter. Gorgeous and great intensity of flavour.

Kent Beer Festival 2009, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewAcceptable18 Jul 2009 I didn't like this. This was an anaemic apple gold colour (making it look like a perry). It was astringent with a lemon-grapefruit hop bite.

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelGood05 Feb 2009 A pale session-strength beer that has won a lot of fans. It's good but for me a little too subtle, especially when compared directly with Hophead.

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

BlairNot Tried09 Aug 2008

Coach & Horses, Dronfield, Derbyshire

IanNot Tried11 Jun 2008

Reading Beer Festival 2007, Reading, Berkshire

IanGood04 May 2007 Unbelievably pale gold, almost like a cider. Lasting bubbly white head. Really astringent aroma. Very very dry. Pretty good, but lacks a bit of back bone, but very very grassy.

Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall Wild Swan

3.50% ABV.

We have tried this beer 28 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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