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The Flower Pot (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Titanic - CappuccinoExceptional1
Wood Street - DevilwoodExcellent1
Reedley Hallows - Monkholme PremiumExcellent1
Rat - LairExcellent1
Black Iris - Intergalactic IPAExcellent1
Old School (OSB) - BlackboardExcellent1
Whim - Hartington IPAExcellent1
Acorn - DarknessExcellent1
Fernandes - Any Porter in a StormExcellent1
Acorn - Freebird APAExcellent1
Salopian - Blackwater Swan SongExcellent1
Worsthorne - PackhorseGood1
Hopping Mad - American PaleGood1
Newmans - Pale Seal PupGood1
Revolutions - E.P.Good1
Old School (OSB) - HeadmasterGood1
Hartshorns - HighgateGood1
Black Iris - White FangGood1
Franklins - English Garden Golden AleGood1
Shottle Farm - ShottlecockGood1
Newmans - Resourceful SeahorseGood1
Mr Grundy's - Over The TopAcceptable1
Black Iris - SunflowerAcceptable1
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Slaker Pale AleAcceptable1
Whim - Dark Ruby BitterAcceptable1
XT Brewing - No. 9 Black VelvetNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Whim - Arbor LightNot Tried0
Fernandes - Rum For CoverNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Abbeydale - Pilgrim PumpkinNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Lenton Lane - Mandabar SmashNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Coastal - ZeusNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - B G SipsNot Tried0
Abran - DarkNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - England Expects (superseded by 4.6% version)Not Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - CentennialNot Tried0
Ossett - Treacle StoutNot Tried0
Church End - IGANot Tried0
Wychwood - Dog's Bollocks (aka Mutt's Nuts)Not Tried0
Whim - Flower PowerNot Tried0
Arkwright's - InspiredNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Flower Pot, Derby, Derbyshire

Visits Details

09 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and busy around the bar area, we stayed there as got chatting to a couple of locals who were impressed I'd visited The Barley Mow at Kirk Ireton.
Whim - Hartington IPA4.50ExcellentFull bodied and well rounded IPA, superb.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedWell deserved addition to a great line up..
Whim - Arbor Light3.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Black Iris - Sunflower4.00Not Tried
Fernandes - Rum For Cover6.50Not Tried
Abbeydale - Pilgrim Pumpkin5.00Not Tried
Lenton Lane - Mandabar Smash4.80Not Tried
Coastal - Zeus6.20Not Tried
Abran - Dark4.30Not Tried
01 Dec 2012 (Stephen Harris)
There once was a time when I was quite a frequent visitor to this famous pub. But not lately – it was nice to be back. Full of grotty old rockers when I arrived. They were here for the back room band who, incredibly, turned out to feature surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet.
Salopian - Blackwater Swan Song4.50ExcellentBrown bitter with a lovely, lemony hop character and some biscuit malt.
Franklins - English Garden Golden Ale3.80GoodAmber-coloured. Very bitter hop flavours.
Whim - Dark Ruby Bitter4.20AcceptableOoops! Just the sort of beer I don’t like. Deep red, heavy and sweet malt. Not a hop in sight.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Whim - Hartington IPA4.50Not Tried
Wychwood - Dog's Bollocks (aka Mutt's Nuts)5.20Not Tried
Whim - Flower Power5.30Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
Arkwright's - Inspired4.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 9 Black Velvet5.50Not Tried
02 Nov 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Regrettably the kitchen was not open on this day so a rather hurried stop to get a meal elsewhere.
Wood Street - Devilwood6.00ExcellentStrong dry roasty stout with a powerful foast malt flavour. Smooth mouth feel and a dry, roasty finish. My score 16/20.
Revolutions - E.P.3.90GoodA pale bitter which is presumably a mix of a 3.3% and a 4.5%. Well balanced with malt just taking the edge. My score 15/20.
Black Iris - Sunflower4.00AcceptablePale bitter with a bitter hop flavour and a dryish bitter finish. My score 14/20.
25 Aug 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival in progress and a steady stream of punters arriving at the pub and making use of the outside drinking area.
Rat - Lair3.80ExcellentPale bitter with a very good citrus hop character from citra hops giving a sweet and fruity flavour with good malt balance. Lingering citrus fruit finish. My score 17/20.
Old School (OSB) - Blackboard3.70ExcellentDark ruby mild with low hopping and good malt character. Moderate sweetness but rather thin with a dryish finish. My score 16/20.
Reedley Hallows - Monkholme Premium4.20ExcellentGolden bitter with a good sweetish fruity hop character and a good good malt base. Full bodied with a lingering fruity finish. My score 16/20.
Hartshorns - Highgate4.30GoodWell balanced golden ale with a dryish bitter fi8nish. My score 15/20.
Shottle Farm - Shottlecock3.60GoodFairly dry and malty golden ale with lowish hopping and a dry finish. My score 14/20.
Worsthorne - Packhorse3.70GoodAmber bitter with a good balance of malt and hop leading to a dryish bitter finish. My score 15/20.
Old School (OSB) - Headmaster4.50GoodReddish coloured darker bitter with a strange combination of grainy weetabix and chocolate malt flavours. Fairly low hop character. Malty, grainy finish. My score 15/20.
21 Jul 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly busy on a Saturday afternoon.
Newmans - Resourceful Seahorse4.10GoodGolden ale with a bittersweet character with some hop bitterness and a little fruit. Dryish finish. My score 15/20.
Hopping Mad - American Pale5.00GoodPale with citrus hop flavours from American hops. Well balanced with a citrus hop finish. My score 15/20.
04 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Acorn - Darkness4.20ExcellentExcellent dark brown stronger mild with a sweet malty character. Hints of toffe, caramel and chocolate come together to give a full flavoured and smooth mild. My score 1/20.
14 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Black Iris - White Fang4.20GoodPale, hoppy bitter with good citrus hop character and some malt balance. My score 15/20.
26 Nov 2011 (ChrisE)
About 11:30am and fairly quiet.
Acorn - Freebird APA4.50ExcellentStraw coloured American Pale Ale.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Newby Wyke - England Expects (superseded by 4.6% version)4.50Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Centennial4.00Not Tried
Ossett - Treacle Stout5.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Black Iris - Intergalactic IPA6.00Not Tried
Church End - IGA5.00Not Tried
12 Nov 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50ExceptionalDoes exactly what it says, smooth and milky with roast malt undertones. Quite sweet with a lingering coffee finish. My score 18/20.
Newmans - Pale Seal Pup4.20GoodWell balanced amber bitter, lots of biscuity malt balanced by fruity hoppiness. My score 15/20.
03 Nov 2011 (Stu)
Quiet Thursday lunch.
Black Iris - Intergalactic IPA6.00ExcellentGolden yellow in colour, with a dry lemon citrus hop.
Fernandes - Any Porter in a Storm4.80ExcellentBlack in colour, roasted coffee with dark fruit flavours, and a long medium bitter finish.
Mr Grundy's - Over The Top4.10AcceptableAmber in colour,light yeast sweet bitter taste.
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Slaker Pale Ale3.80AcceptableGolden yellow in colour, with watery lemony wheat flavour.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried

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About The Flower Pot

The pub sign. The Flower Pot, Derby, Derbyshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3DZ.

Superb freehouse with its own brewery (Headless). Up to 25 beers served, many on gravity from a unique cellar stillage which can be viewed at the rear of the pub. Excellent value lunches served.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 79 different beers and tried 51 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DE1 3DZ