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Goldengrove (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Portobello - Market PorterExcellent1
Backyard - Hell BoundExcellent1
Hook Norton - Hooky GoldGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBGood1
Marston's - Birrificio Lambrate LigeraGood1
London Fields - Black Path PorterGood1
Hackney - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Adnams - Stone Brewing Double IPAAcceptable1
Weltons - I Can't Believe It's Not KölschAcceptable1
Loddon - Forbury Lion Strong I.P.A.Acceptable1
Wood's - Shropshire LadAcceptable1
Ilkley - Ruby JaneAcceptable1
Hop Stuff - FusilierAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Amber RamblerNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Adnams - Kristal White AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Belgian Style Abbey Ale Not Tried0
Freeminer - Iron BrewNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Blindmans - Eclipse PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Yeovil - Spring ForwardNot Tried0
Greene King - YardbirdNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Coach House - Taverners Autumn AleNot Tried0
Banks's - Two Birds Golden AleNot Tried0
Wadworth - 10 Barrel O.G. IPANot Tried0
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - American Brown AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Bklyn BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
Wychwood - PiledriverNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Batemans - Yella Belly GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. Goldengrove, Stratford, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

29 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Given a most Daliesque of an explanation as to the pub's last orders, closing time and drinking up time - unlike any other JDW I have visited, this was maverick stuff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loddon - Forbury Lion Strong I.P.A.5.50Acceptable
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Batemans - Yella Belly Gold3.90Not Tried
27 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Backyard - Hell Bound5.40ExcellentFull in flavour and bitterness
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50AcceptableI found this a bit sour
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Wychwood - Piledriver4.30Not Tried
28 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30AcceptableRather sweetish and less clean tasting than I have had
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - American Brown Ale4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Bklyn Bitter5.50Not Tried
20 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Birrificio Lambrate Ligera4.80GoodIn good nick but a rather sour bitter taste
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Coach House - Taverners Autumn Ale5.00Not Tried
Banks's - Two Birds Golden Ale4.40Not Tried
Wadworth - 10 Barrel O.G. IPA5.00Not Tried
29 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening towards the end of the day. Slow service with only one barman and lots of other non servers doing non customer facing things. Not fair on him really.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wood's - Shropshire Lad4.50Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not TriedRan out
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Yeovil - Spring Forward4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Yardbird4.00Not TriedClip says this is a Crafted Ale!
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not TriedClip says this is a Full of Flavour Craft Ale!
27 Jan 2014 (Stephen Harris)
The Wetherspoon’s London Ale Festival has arrived at their east London outlets this week and it was good to see plenty of publicity material here – only one of the beers had made it on to the bar though. Busy at 6:30pm on a Monday with every table occupied.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Stone Brewing Double IPA8.50AcceptableThis didn’t really do it for me. A bit too sweet and with the alcohol dominating over the hop flavours.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Blindmans - Eclipse Porter4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
13 Jun 2013 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit to celebrate a friend's 75th Birthday. We enjoyed a generous buffet to accompany our beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Market Porter4.60ExcellentDelicious
Hook Norton - Hooky Gold4.10Good
Freeminer - Iron Brew4.20Not Tried
01 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Busy with bank holiday drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Good
London Fields - Black Path Porter4.20Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Amber Rambler4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Adnams - Kristal White Ale4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Belgian Style Abbey Ale 5.00Not Tried
03 Dec 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Not too busy around 11am on a Saturday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weltons - I Can't Believe It's Not Kölsch5.00AcceptableYellow lager style ale, rather sharp on the hops and lacking sweetness. Dryish, bitter finish. My score 14/20.

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About the Goldengrove

The pub sign. Goldengrove, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent4
Good9
Acceptable14
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Website.

The pub is found in Stratford, Greater London, E15 1NS.

Early style Wetherspoon with a fairly small bar area and larger seating areas to the side and rear. Reasonable selection of guest and local ales alongside the usuals through 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5. Located in The Grove just off the Stratford town centre one way system. The pub takes the name Goldengrove from the poem Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The highly acclaimed Victorian poet was born in Stratford in 1844.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 66 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 1NS