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The Congress Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
First Chop Brewing Arm - SYLExceptional1
Castle Rock - Sherwood OakExcellent1
Vibrant Forest - Black ForestExcellent1
Springhead - BarebonesExcellent1
Springhead - Drop o' The Black StuffExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutExcellent1
Salamander - Spectre StoutExcellent1
Phoenix - Flash FloodGood1
Flying Monk - HabitGood1
Blackjack - New DeckGood1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Good1
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Gra'mma CheckerGood1
Titanic - StoutGood1
Wily Fox - Black PearlGood1
Blackjack - Aces Low Session IPAGood1
Storm - Pale Gale AleGood1
Townhouse - AutumnusGood1
Springhead - Roaring MegGood1
Falstaff - Parliament BurnsAcceptable1
Hydes - Jekyll's GoldAcceptable1
Fuzzy Duck - Ruby DuckAcceptable1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - St Modwen Golden AleAcceptable1
Little Ale Cart - Harley's Hop Special BelmarticPoor1
Little Ale Cart - Harley's Best BiterUndrinkable1
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Sheriff's TippleNot Tried0
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)Not Tried0
Townhouse - Meridian MildNot Tried0
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Crema Extrema PorterNot Tried0
Townhouse - Audley GoldNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Red Riding HoodNot Tried0
Whim - Hartington IPANot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Welbeck Abbey - Night WatchmanNot Tried0
Falstaff - Smiling AssassinNot Tried0
Springhead - Maid MarianNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Heel StoneNot Tried0
Townhouse - Styrian PaleNot Tried0
Cottage - Honey BunnyNot Tried0
Beowulf - Finn's Hall PorterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - #6 Rat RaceNot Tried0
Beowulf - Dragonsmoke StoutNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Golden SheepNot Tried0

Visits Details

31 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Monday night is darts night so a few in the back room. A few in the corner watching the Stoke match too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Top Dog Stout5.00ExcellentConsistent stout in good order.
Fuzzy Duck - Ruby Duck5.30AcceptableA rather sharp finish on this. Not really sure what is was trying to be. Not spicy enough for ruby, possibly an old ale? A bit of a chore.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
28 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Very busy tonight. As I arrived a plate of sandwiches was being handed around. Good timing! I also tried the 2016 triple hop beers from Piraat and Duvel....
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wily Fox - Black Pearl4.90GoodDescribed as a black IPA but there was a distinct lack of hops. More porter like.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Beowulf - Dragonsmoke Stout4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.90Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Falstaff - Parliament Burns4.00Not Tried
24 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Popped in here after watching football at Keele University. Darts match in the back room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flying Monk - Habit4.20GoodNot bad for an autumnal fruity bitter.
Falstaff - Parliament Burns4.00AcceptableFairly typical golden Falstaff beer, hint of spice on the start.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Beowulf - Finn's Hall Porter4.70Not TriedBurst
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - #6 Rat Race4.70Not TriedBurst
18 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
I've not been on pubsandbeer for a while! Pub was busy for a Tuesday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salamander - Spectre Stout4.50Excellent
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - St Modwen Golden Ale4.10AcceptableBoring.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Stonehenge - Heel Stone4.30Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Cottage - Honey Bunny4.20Not Tried
05 Dec 2014 (Nick Willis)
Usual Friday teatime buzz.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Sherwood Oak4.40Excellent
Blackjack - New Deck4.20Good
Abbeydale - Beer Works Dr Morton's Gra'mma Checker4.10Good
Blackjack - Aces Low Session IPA4.50Good
Falstaff - Smiling Assassin5.20Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Meridian Mild4.00Not Tried
28 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Quite busy
BeerABVScoreNotes
First Chop Brewing Arm - SYL6.20ExceptionalWonderful
Springhead - Drop o' The Black Stuff4.00Excellent
Townhouse - Autumnus4.50GoodBrown pump clip and a name like that I was expecting something dark. Got a bog standard Townhouse golden ale.
Falstaff - Smiling Assassin5.20Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Springhead - Maid Marian4.50Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Few in, keg font has been replaced. Still has Dortmunder Union Pils and Kasteel Rouge plus a new addition of Portland Stout Porter. Hopefully at least one of the kegs will change.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Springhead - Barebones4.70Excellent
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50Good
Phoenix - Flash Flood4.10Good
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Meridian Mild4.00Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Night Watchman5.60Not Tried
09 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Quite busy. Dominoes in the corner and a few who looked like they'd been in for the long haul.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Good
Titanic - Stout4.50GoodNot as good as was.
Little Ale Cart - Harley's Best Biter4.00UndrinkableA true shocker. Looked Ok, a pale ale. Tasted dreadful, had to give up. This is the 2nd Little Ale Cart beer I've had this week and neither have been good. The beer is called best biter, Harley is a dog. I trust he's brewing the beer.
Whim - Hartington IPA4.50Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Meridian Mild4.00Not Tried
07 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Tea time, quite busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vibrant Forest - Black Forest4.90ExcellentCracking porter
Little Ale Cart - Harley's Hop Special Belmartic4.00PoorUnusual taste and an average pale ale. Bar staff said it's a wheat beer. It ain't.
Townhouse - Audley Gold4.50Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Meridian Mild4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Red Riding Hood4.30Not TriedRan out
27 Oct 2014 (Nick Willis)
Popped in on way home from work.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Storm - Pale Gale Ale4.40GoodA fruity pale.
Hydes - Jekyll's Gold4.30AcceptableIn decent condition, just a bad beer.
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Meridian Mild4.00Not Tried
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Crema Extrema Porter5.00Not Tried

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About The Congress Inn

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional12
Excellent73
Good75
Acceptable21
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1HJ.

Located in Sutherland Road, Longton. A working men's street corner local specialising in a range of real ales and foreign bottled beers. Has won the CAMRA Potteries Branch Pub of the Season. Seems to thrive throughout all hours. Has a pool table at the side of main bar and uses a projected large screen TV for major sporting events.

We have visited this pub 72 times, seen 233 different beers and tried 171 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST3 1HJ