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Briar Dene (Fitzgerald (now Ladhar Group))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Derventio - ChariotExcellent1
Ufford - Golden DropExcellent1
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - CrystalExcellent1
Green Jack - Trawlerboys Best BitterExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent1
Ossett - Silver KingGood1
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeGood1
Black Sheep - Best BitterGood2
Wold Top - Big Sky BitterGood1
Northumberland - Gold RushGood1
RCH - Hewish IPAGood1
Breconshire - Golden ValleyGood1
Ossett - Elizabeth RoseAcceptable1
Arran (formerly Isle of Arran) - Red SquirrelPoor1
Kelham Island - Easy RiderNot Tried0
RCH - PitchforkNot Tried0
Quercus Devon (now see Salcombe entries) - Oak WoodNot Tried0
Picture 1. Briar Dene, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

24 Sep 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Northumberland - Gold Rush5.20Good
30 Sep 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Afternoon visit with diners and drinkers in the bar.
Ufford - Golden Drop4.30Excellent
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Crystal4.00Excellent
14 May 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Afternoon visit with a few customers eating.
Derventio - Chariot4.30Excellent
RCH - Hewish IPA3.60Good
Kelham Island - Easy Rider4.30Not Tried
RCH - Pitchfork4.30Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Quercus Devon (now see Salcombe entries) - Oak Wood4.40Not Tried
03 Dec 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Not many in on this visit.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Acceptable
Ossett - Elizabeth Rose4.00Acceptable
Arran (formerly Isle of Arran) - Red Squirrel3.90Poor
26 Oct 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Lunchtime and very quiet.
Ossett - Silver King4.30Good
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Good
01 Oct 2009 (Flying.geordie)
A few people in the lounge area. Quite afternoon drink with friends.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Excellent
Breconshire - Golden Valley4.20GoodA little on the cloudy side but drinkable.
13 Aug 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Early afternoon and busy with meals but few drinkers around.
Green Jack - Trawlerboys Best Bitter4.60Excellent
Wold Top - Big Sky Bitter3.90Good
20 Jul 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Lunchtime visit, very quiet.
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20Good

About the Briar Dene

The pub sign. Briar Dene, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 1UE.

Large food led pub on sea front between Whitley Bay and Blyth. Large front lounge and smaller back bar.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE26 1UE