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The Shepherds Rest (Greene King)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlExcellent2
Greene King - Mischief MakerExcellent1
Greene King - Rocking RudolphGood1
Fyne - Hurricane JackGood1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenGood1
Greene King - Fresh LegsGood2
Greene King - Bonkers ConkersGood2
Broughton - MerlinNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking RudolphNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Fyne - MaverickNot Tried0
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Fyne - Vital SparkNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Greene King - Gangly GhoulNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Shepherds Rest, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

09 Jan 2024 (McGargle)
Mostly early evening drinkers. Convivial,
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50GoodMalty best bitter served in excellent condition.
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Rocking Rudolph4.20Not Tried
27 Nov 2023 (McGargle)
And Christmas is in full swing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Rocking Rudolph4.20GoodSo it had to be Rudolph.
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Gangly Ghoul4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
14 Nov 2023 (McGargle)
Queues for the log fire!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Bonkers Conkers4.10GoodMalt led, dark brown ale.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Gangly Ghoul4.20Not Tried
06 Nov 2023 (McGargle)
Surprised. Plenty of enthusiastic cask drinkers at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Bonkers Conkers4.10GoodWarming mid-brown bitter.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Gangly Ghoul4.20Not Tried
18 Oct 2023 (McGargle)
Excellent service. But I noticed Fresh Legs came up on the EPOS display as Abbott Reserve at a suitably inflated price. This was queried with the staff who said they have only one button for cask ale on the electronic till. If so why was I charged two different (high) prices? Took the edge off a pleasant visit with the the thought I've been inadvertently overcharged for some time. I asked the manager to phone me on return - no call - not impressed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Fresh Legs4.00GoodA typical Greene King offering but served in sparkling condition.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Gangly Ghoul4.20Not Tried
25 Sep 2023 (McGargle)
Last of the summer sun in the beer garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Fresh Legs4.00AcceptablePerhaps misnamed today
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Bonkers Conkers4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
12 Sep 2023 (McGargle)
The beer garden was obvious choice. A sun trap this evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Mischief Maker6.00ExcellentI enjoyed this. A DDH IPA using only English hops from Charles Faram. Rich, hoppy and balanced with only a slight scorch from the alcohol.
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
29 Aug 2023 (McGargle)
Quiet on a showery evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80GoodJust tasted a bit thin.
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Fyne - Vital Spark4.40Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
02 Aug 2023 (McGargle)
Early evening and already busy. We sat in the dog friendly bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentCrisp and refreshing. Just as Jarl should be.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Fyne - Maverick4.20Not Tried
22 Dec 2022 (McGargle)
Pleasant and friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Hurricane Jack4.40GoodPerhaps my favourite Fyne beer. If served a little cooler this would have been a well merited 4*.
Broughton - Merlin4.20Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph4.20Not Tried

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About The Shepherds Rest

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good26
Acceptable20
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6HF.

Near the Arnhall Business Park and adjacent to a Premier Inn, The Shepherds Rest was opened in 2001 but skilfully aged to look 200 years older. Although it's a big place it has been carefully divided to provide plenty of cosy areas. Food led, beer choice now only a shadow of what it once was. Now owned by Greene King (Belhaven).

We have visited this pub 43 times, seen 58 different beers and tried 36 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB32 6HF