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Loddon Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent02 Dec 2017
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent24 Jul 2017
The Rum PuncheonGravesend, Kent16 Jan 2016
FezMargate, Kent20 Dec 2015
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London03 Nov 2015
The BerryWalmer, Kent11 Sep 2015
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent09 Sep 2015
Wye Beer Festival 2015Wye, Kent26 Jun 2015
Hermits CaveCamberwell, Greater London25 Jan 2015
The Tiger InnStowting, Kent11 Dec 2014
The SunCarshalton, Greater London30 Aug 2014
Yard of AleSt Peter's, Kent12 Jul 2014
Five Bells InnBrabourne, Kent20 May 2014
The Grape & GrainCrystal Palace, Greater London09 Mar 2014
Rack of AleDover, Kent07 Feb 2014
Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms)Wye, Kent10 Dec 2013
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent11 Oct 2013
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London14 Sep 2013
The Dog & BellDeptford, Greater London08 Sep 2013
Malt ShovelEynsford, Kent20 Aug 2013
The Firkin FrogHerne Bay, Kent22 Jun 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent12 Jan 2013
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent16 Sep 2012
King William IVLeyton, Greater London05 Sep 2012
The HawkenburyHawkenbury, Kent29 Jul 2012
2nd Beckenham Beer and Cider Festival 2012Beckenham, Greater London09 Jun 2012
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent03 Mar 2012
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London18 Feb 2012
The PloughLangley, Kent18 Feb 2012
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent23 Jan 2012
Hare & HoundsMaidstone, Kent31 Dec 2011
The Rising SunTwitton, Kent19 Aug 2011
Bull's HeadPratt's Bottom, Kent02 May 2011
Smarden's 10th Beer Festival 2010Smarden, Kent06 Aug 2010
Dartford Working Men's ClubDartford, Kent10 Jul 2010
Dartford Beer Festival 2010Dartford, Kent05 Jun 2010
Old HouseIghtham Common, Kent03 Oct 2009
The River BarSouthwark, Central London29 Dec 2008
King's HeadCanterbury, Kent31 Oct 2008
Kent Beer Festival 2008Canterbury, Kent17 Jul 2008
The Queens HeadIcklesham, East Sussex05 May 2007
The Wenlock ArmsHoxton, Central London21 Nov 2006
Maidstone Beer Festival 2005Maidstone, Kent03 Sep 2005

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.

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewNot Tried02 Dec 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jun 2013

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent24 Jul 2017 A very tasty pale ale.

The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

ChrisENot Tried16 Jan 2016

Fez, Margate, Kent

DosserNot Tried20 Dec 2015

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable03 Nov 2015 Wonder why the clip never shows the Loddon provenance

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

MickNot Tried11 Sep 2015

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Sep 2015

Wye Beer Festival 2015, Wye, Kent

AndrewNot Tried26 Jun 2015

Hermits Cave, Camberwell, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jan 2015 I wish the clip had proper provenance on it

The Tiger Inn, Stowting, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent11 Dec 2014 A very dry bitter without much obvious hop or maltiness.
WittendenGood12 Jun 2014 I'd often ignored this beer,but I found it a workmanlike bitter with a decent hop bill.
WittendenNot Tried07 Dec 2013

The Sun, Carshalton, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried30 Aug 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jul 2014 Why does the clip not show the Loddon provenance? Must put lots of people off

Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Kent

ChrisENot Tried12 Jul 2014

Five Bells Inn, Brabourne, Kent

WittendenNot Tried20 May 2014
AndrewNot Tried12 Apr 2014
ChrisENot Tried12 Oct 2013
WittendenNot Tried10 Sep 2013 Had a taste of our son's. Looked and tasted dark brown.
WittendenNot Tried25 Jun 2013
WittendenNot Tried19 May 2012

The Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2014

Rack of Ale, Dover, Kent

ChrisENot Tried07 Feb 2014
AndrewNot Tried07 Feb 2014

Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms), Wye, Kent

Jack WilliamGood10 Dec 2013 Not at all lively but very bright with a distinct malty nose. (Only had a small taster)
AndrewNot Tried30 Nov 2013

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Oct 2013
BlairNot Tried13 Oct 2012
BlairNot Tried27 May 2011
BlairNot Tried20 Apr 2011
BlairNot Tried08 Feb 2011
BlairNot Tried05 Feb 2011
BlairNot Tried24 Jan 2011
BlairNot Tried06 Sep 2009
BlairNot Tried07 Mar 2009
BlairNot Tried25 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried14 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried07 Feb 2009
IanNot Tried22 Nov 2008
BlairNot Tried15 Nov 2008
BlairNot Tried13 Nov 2008
BlairNot Tried30 Oct 2008
BlairAcceptable19 Oct 2008 I finally tried this, I'd never been excited about doing so. As i expected, it isn't a particularly interesting beer. Malty with a harsh finish.
BlairNot Tried18 Oct 2008
BlairNot Tried17 Oct 2008
BlairNot Tried17 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried06 Aug 2008
BlairNot Tried31 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried13 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried05 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried27 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried20 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried05 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried04 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried21 May 2008
BlairNot Tried23 Apr 2008
BlairNot Tried29 Mar 2008
BlairNot Tried17 Feb 2008
AndrewExcellent22 Mar 2007 I really liked this. It had strong hints of vanilla pod and tangerine with a fruity hop finish.

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Sep 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jun 2013
HSBGood06 Jun 2013

The Dog & Bell, Deptford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Sep 2013
IanNot Tried21 Apr 2007

Malt Shovel, Eynsford, Kent

Philip PirripGood20 Aug 2013 Really ought to declare Loddon on the pump clip to provide provenance. Old English bitter style always welcome

The Firkin Frog, Herne Bay, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried22 Jun 2013

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

PedroExcellent12 Jan 2013
ChrisENot Tried16 Apr 2011
thebrewingmanExcellent12 Apr 2011
thebrewingmanNot Tried16 Nov 2010

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

PedroExcellent16 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent30 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried29 Oct 2010

King William IV, Leyton, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Sep 2012

The Hawkenbury, Hawkenbury, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent29 Jul 2012 A fine, fairly rare guest ale indeed.

2nd Beckenham Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Beckenham, Greater London

oz11Good09 Jun 2012

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

MickNot Tried03 Mar 2012

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Feb 2012

The Plough, Langley, Kent

PedroGood18 Feb 2012

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

oz11Not Tried23 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried22 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried21 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent20 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent19 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried29 Apr 2009
PedroNot Tried28 Apr 2009
PedroNot Tried27 Apr 2009
DosserNot Tried26 Apr 2009
DosserNot Tried24 Apr 2009
PedroExcellent24 Apr 2009 Excellent condition

Hare & Hounds, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent31 Dec 2011 Nice to see this here. This was always the house ale at the Crown & Thistle in Gravesend for many years. Not sure these days though.
PedroExcellent30 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent24 Dec 2011 A third surprise tonite. A rare bird indeed around here. Only ever drunk this in the Crown & Thistle, Gravesend.
PedroExcellent24 Dec 2011 One of my favourites, good to see it in the County town.

The Rising Sun, Twitton, Kent

PedroExcellent19 Aug 2011
PedroExcellent20 Aug 2010

Bull's Head, Pratt's Bottom, Kent

PedroNot Tried02 May 2011
PedroNot Tried02 May 2011
PedroNot Tried10 Sep 2010

Smarden's 10th Beer Festival 2010, Smarden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried06 Aug 2010

Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried10 Jul 2010 Sold out.

Dartford Beer Festival 2010, Dartford, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent05 Jun 2010

Old House, Ightham Common, Kent

PedroExcellent03 Oct 2009
IanNot Tried28 Jun 2007
AndrewGood10 Feb 2007 Brown best bitter. Good malt with sharp astringent hops. Well ballanced malt and hops.
IanNot Tried10 Feb 2007

The River Bar, Southwark, Central London

DubbelUndrinkable29 Dec 2008 This was dire - a bland and boring stale nothingness of a beer. I forced half a pint down then left the rest.

King's Head, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried31 Oct 2008

Kent Beer Festival 2008, Canterbury, Kent

BrianGood17 Jul 2008 In amongst all the golden, citrus bitters that I had was this. A very good standard, brown, clear bitter. Excellent condition and balance.

The Queens Head, Icklesham, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried05 May 2007

The Wenlock Arms, Hoxton, Central London

IanGood21 Nov 2006 This used to be one of my favourite bitters, I haven't had it in years. Chestnut colour with bubbly disappearing beige head. Yeasty bitter. Citrus hops. Some caramel malt in mouth. Reminds me a bit of Harvey's Best. Drinkable, but I used to think is was excellent. Bit of sweet malt too.
AndrewAcceptable20 Nov 2006 Soapy sweetness with mild malt and mild bitterness.

Maidstone Beer Festival 2005, Maidstone, Kent

IanGood03 Sep 2005 Dark copper with bubbly beige head. Really nice hop nose, good malt balance. Not a bad best bitter. Good in mouth well made. Nice biting hops on end

Loddon Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter

4.10% ABV.

We have tried this beer 33 times.

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

Other Loddon beers.