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Smithfield Hotel (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Facer's - Beerjolais Nouveau 2010Excellent1
Hopshackle - ResinationExcellent1
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - O'Bama Extra StoutExcellent1
Acorn - Pacific Gem IPAExcellent1
Norfolk Cottage - SnowboundGood1
Buntingford - Black WatchGood1
Facer's - Snowy LlamaGood1
Ha'Penny - London StoneGood1
Castor - Castor OilGood1
Landlord's Friend - Chestnuts RoastingGood1
Robinsons - Hatters Dark MildGood1
Beeston - Winter SunshineGood1
Hambleton - Kick AssGood1
Bee's - Stripey JackAcceptable1
Happy Valley - Lazy DazeAcceptable1
Opa Hay's - Samuel Engel's Meister PilsAcceptable1
Tydd Steam - One For CharlieAcceptable1

Visits Details

21 Jan 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival continuing with beers from handpump, jug and cellar.
Landlord's Friend - Chestnuts Roasting4.10GoodChestnut coloured and malty with nutty hints. Dryish, malty finish. My score 15/20.
20 Jan 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival in progress here.
Facer's - Snowy Llama3.90GoodA well balanced amber bitter with good hop character and good maltiness. My score 15/20.
Happy Valley - Lazy Daze4.20AcceptableHoppy bitter with a bittersweet flavour leading to a dryish finish. My score 15/20.
02 Oct 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Another busy pub on a Saturday afternoon.
Facer's - Beerjolais Nouveau 20104.30ExcellentAn excellently balanced pale ale with good biscuity malt and bitter hop flavours. My score 16/20.
03 Jul 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Very few customers on Saturday afternoon.
Hambleton - Kick Ass4.00Good
20 Mar 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Robinsons - Hatters Dark Mild3.30GoodIn good order here, subtle mix of malt and fruit. My score 15/20.
22 Jan 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Opa Hay's - Samuel Engel's Meister Pils4.30AcceptableRather strange tasting lager with a floral hop taste that didn't seem quite right. My score 14/20.
21 Jan 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Buntingford - Black Watch3.90GoodBlack in colour, like a porter in style with quite high hopping but also some toffee malt notes. Dryish finish. My score 15/20.
Ha'Penny - London Stone4.50GoodTraditional best bitter, good balance of hop and malt and dryish finish. My score 15/20.
Bee's - Stripey Jack4.60AcceptableDark brown bitter. Rather bitter, unbalanced taste with a hoppy, bitter finish. My score 13/20.
21 Jan 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Very busy as a festival is in progress.
Acorn - Pacific Gem IPA5.00Excellent
Hopshackle - Resination7.20Excellent
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - O'Bama Extra Stout6.80Excellent
Beeston - Winter Sunshine4.20Good
Norfolk Cottage - Snowbound4.30Good
20 Jan 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
A few locals and beer samplers in on late Weds evening of the Winter beer festival.
Castor - Castor Oil4.10GoodPale ale with a good balance of citrus hop and malt. Dryish finish. My score 15/20.
Tydd Steam - One For Charlie4.30AcceptableBrewed in memory of "Charlie" from Huddersfield. Very hoppy and bitter golden ale, a fitting tribute to the man. My score 14/20.
Bee's - Stripey Jack4.60Not Tried

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About the Smithfield Hotel

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5JZ.

Old fashioned true local boozer. One long room with bar and sitting room areas.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: M4 5JZ