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Cow & Plough (Steamin' Billy)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Exceptional1
Abbeydale - Demon DrinkExcellent1
Abbeydale - StormbringerExcellent1
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - SkydiverExcellent2
Abbeydale - AbsolutionGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - BitterNot Tried0
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Scrum Down MildNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Big BenNot Tried0
Triple fff - MoondanceNot Tried0
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Country BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

24 Dec 2010 (Dubbel)
I absolutely love this place. Great atmosphere, super food and the beer just gets better and better with every visit. A must if you are passing within 50 miles. Forgot the names of a couple of the beers that were on - but there were at least 7. Took away a mini-cask of rebadged Batemans Rosey Nosey too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Skydiver5.00ExcellentProper winter warmer. Like a woolly overcoat in a pint glass.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Triple fff - Moondance4.20Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Bitter4.30Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Country Bitter3.80Not Tried
03 Oct 2009 (Dubbel)
Sat in the low-lit converted cow shed in our own private area. The beer and service here are both truly excellent and the old skool feel to the place is unique. I've never seen so much pub memorabilia in one place!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Skydiver5.00ExcellentAlways was my favourite of the Steamin' Billy lineup even back when it was brewed on site. Still a delicious mid-coloured premium bitter with very good balance.
Abbeydale - Demon Drink4.20ExcellentBrilliant mock medieval 'warning label' pump clip. Abbeydale are a brewery that always impress me. This was light, biscuity and fruity and went down a treat.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Bitter4.30Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Bitter4.30Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Big Ben4.50Not Tried
14 Jun 2009 (Dubbel)
A glorious sunny day. Sat outside on one of the many benches. It felt like we were in paradise. Really friendly barmaids and beer in fantastic form. The Sunday lunches looked stunning too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExceptionalSome 200 miles away from its source and as good as I've ever had it. Exceptional quality. And, yes, it was served through a sparkler.
Abbeydale - Stormbringer4.70ExcellentBrilliant sparkling condition. Pale golden, big Maris malt character with sweet juicy hops. Excellent.
Abbeydale - Absolution5.30GoodPale and hoppy (was expecting it to be drawn darker). Less impressive than the Stormbringer in terms of flavour but great condition again.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Bitter4.30Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Skydiver5.00Not Tried
Steamin' Billy (contract brewed by various) - Scrum Down Mild4.30Not Tried

About the Cow & Plough

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent4
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Oadby, Leicestershire, LE2 2FB.

On the site of the former Stoughton Farm Park, a large working farm that was open to the public. Formerly the HQ of Steamin' Billy Brewery, now contract brewed at Grainstore. Wonderfully peaceful location and olde worlde dark interior. Lots of old pub signs and fixtures adorn the walls. Archaic method of dispense and an always strong lineup of ale both from Steamin' Billy and various other micros. Various other farm and craft shops on site. A must if anywhere near the area.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE2 2FB