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The Swan in the Rushes (Swan in the Rushes Ltd,)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Espresso StoutExcellent1
Castle Rock - Black GoldExcellent1
Castle Rock - Screech OwlExcellent1
Rooster's - CreamExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - KatipoExcellent1
St Austell - Proper JobExcellent1
Phoenix - White MonkExcellent1
Thwaites - Nutty BlackGood2
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutGood1
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogGood1
Vale - Black Swan Dark MildGood1
Mordue - IPAGood1
Springhead - SweetlipsGood1
Wild Walker - Last OrdersGood1
Phoenix - PorterGood1
Anglo-Dutch - SpecialAcceptable1
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Black Dragon MildAcceptable1
Old Cottage - Oak AleAcceptable1
Wild Walker - Great EscapeAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Sheriff's TippleNot Tried0
Batemans - GHANot Tried0
Castle Rock - SnowhiteNot Tried0
Cannon Royall (located in White Rabbit) - Dark EdgeNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Castle Rock - GropperNot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Old BoyNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Fruit BatNot Tried0
Batemans - Dark MildNot Tried0
Batemans - Salem PorterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Old TrentNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - Oyster Stout (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Batemans - HookerNot Tried0
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - HockNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Regal BlondeNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
AllGates - BrightbladeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Picture 2. The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Visits Details

22 Apr 2009 (Stu)
busy early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Top Dog Stout5.00GoodA black beer with slight coffee and roasted malt flavour,and a bitter finish.
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30AcceptableA dark ruby mild with hint of mild coffee and nuts.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Gropper4.30Not Tried
14 Apr 2009 (Stu)
Quiet early Tuesday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Walker - Last Orders3.80GoodA straw coloured beer. Well balanced fruity and Nutty taste.
Wild Walker - Great Escape5.00AcceptableMid brown in colour,malty bitter with slight hoppiness,a bit on the waterery side for a 5%.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
AllGates - Brightblade4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Batemans - GHA4.20Not Tried
Cannon Royall (located in White Rabbit) - Dark Edge3.70Not Tried
24 Mar 2009 (Stu)
Surprisingly busy,making a great atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80GoodDark ruby in colour,chocolate malty taste with slight hoppiness in the finish.
Mordue - IPA5.10GoodPale yellow,well hopped with a citrus dry aftertaste.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Batemans - Hooker4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Hock3.50Not Tried
17 Mar 2009 (Stu)
Quiet early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Proper Job4.50ExcellentA golden coloured ale with a good malty,hoppy balance and a citrus grapefruit taste.
Old Cottage - Oak Ale4.00AcceptableBrown in Colour. Sharp with a bitter, malty taste and a tangy blackberry fruit aftertaste.
Anglo-Dutch - Special4.00AcceptableOrange golden beer,hoppy, malty taste with a fruity overtone and a sharp sweetish finish.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Batemans - Dark Mild3.00Not Tried
Batemans - Salem Porter4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
10 Mar 2009 (Stu)
Another fairly busy Tuesday night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50ExcellentDark ruby red colour,well hopped and fruity with a good malty balance.
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50ExcellentA light gold coloured beer,with a very hoppy, citrus orange taste.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Oyster Stout (superseded by 4.1% version)4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
23 Feb 2009 (Stu)
Quite early evening,
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phoenix - White Monk4.50ExcellentGolden colour, fruity, with a grapefruity hoppy citrus finish.
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Black Dragon Mild4.30AcceptableA black mild with an aroma of coffee. Rarther thin tasteing with roast coffee beans and dry bitter plain chocolate.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford Bitter3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
17 Feb 2009 (Stu)
Busy Tuesday evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Katipo5.40ExcellentA rich porter,hints of dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts,with a dry bitter finish.
Springhead - Sweetlips4.60GoodAmber coloured with a sweet and fruity taste and a dry hoppy finish.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Batemans - Dark Mild3.00Not Tried
Batemans - Salem Porter4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Old Trent4.10Not Tried
11 Feb 2009 (Stu)
Reasonably busy early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20ExcellentBlack with a good coffee taste, chocolate flavours in the background and a drying,Bitter finish.
Vale - Black Swan Dark Mild3.30GoodDark ale with light liquorice and coffee flavours, Dry and quite bitter.Not bad for its strength.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Oldershaw - Old Boy4.80Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Fruit Bat4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
03 Feb 2009 (Stu)
A busy Tuesday evening,having a quiet beer or two.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rooster's - Cream4.70ExcellentA superb light coloured ale bursting with Aromas of spice and peaches.
Phoenix - Porter5.10GoodA jet black rich dry porter with a sweet roast nut flavour and a sharp finish.
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30GoodA dark ruby mild with a sweet malty taste and a hint of mild coffee.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Oldershaw - Regal Blonde4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Snowhite4.20Not Tried

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About The Swan in the Rushes

The pub sign. The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent18
Good14
Acceptable8
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5BE.

Formerly the Charnwood. Multi-roomed friendly town centre pub which includes an upstairs function room with outside seating area. Part of the Castle Rock family.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 79 different beers and tried 38 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE11 5BE