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The Hand & Heart (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brewster's - Lady McBethExceptional1
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Great Newsome - Dragons BreathExcellent1
Elland - Faith HealerExcellent1
Leila Cottage - Lincolnshire LifeExcellent1
Elland - Best BitterExcellent1
Empire - FestivalExcellent1
Elland - Lucifer Devilishly DarkExcellent1
Grafters - All EnglishExcellent1
Brass Monkey - MandrillGood1
Castor - Falcon StoutGood1
Brains - British SummerGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Heineken - John Smith's Bitter (a.k.a. Cask and Original)Not Tried0
Digfield - IPANot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - GuzzlerNot Tried0
Great Oakley - Tiffield Winter BrewNot Tried0
Ossett - Silver KingNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Hand & Heart, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Visits Details

02 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A throw-back pub. I sat in the public bar at the front, in the early evening. At times I was the only one there, at others there was a lively conversation around me amongst the regulars – depending upon the cycle of their tobacco addictions.
Brains - British Summer4.10GoodA pale amber colour. Slight sweetness. Floral hops.
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
27 Nov 2012 (Stephen)
Proper boozer local but welcoming fire blazing away in the grate.
Oakham - Inferno4.00Excellentvery nice sample of a good brew great hops well cared for.
Castor - Falcon Stout5.30GoodWent down very well certainly will want to try more from this brewer
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Great Oakley - Tiffield Winter Brew4.80Not Tried
05 Nov 2010 (Dickie Bird)
Very quiet lunchtime session - only 2 other customers and the barmaid.
Elland - Best Bitter4.00ExcellentLike it said on the clip - dry and aromatic. Thirst quenching beer !
Elland - Lucifer Devilishly Dark4.70ExcellentWish I could have had more, but there's work to do !
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60AcceptableBoring Oakham lemon fizz
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
25 Aug 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Elland - Faith Healer4.90Excellent
23 Apr 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Evening visit and very busy as a festival was taking place.
Brewster's - Lady McBeth4.80Exceptional
Leila Cottage - Lincolnshire Life4.20Excellent
Empire - Festival4.00Excellent
Grafters - All English4.10Excellent
Great Newsome - Dragons Breath4.30Excellent
14 Nov 2009 (Blair)
First port of call on our mini-crawl of Peterborough. We all loved this pub, a proper old school locals boozer that looks like it hasn't changed in 50 years. Very friendly and forgiving bunch in there, not only did I mispronounce a beer 'Red Bacon' but I then picked up someone elses pint and managed to spill a third of it. All this and they forgave me, we all seemed like old friends by the time we left.
Brass Monkey - Mandrill4.20GoodAmber, hoppy beer with a fair amount of bitterness. Really rather good.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Heineken - John Smith's Bitter (a.k.a. Cask and Original)3.80Not Tried
Digfield - IPA4.90Not Tried

About The Hand & Heart

The pub sign. The Hand & Heart, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 3BE.

Old fashioned working class pub to the north of the city in Highbury Street. Back street community local built in 1938 so a superb surviving example of an inter-war boozer. Put up for sale by Enterprise Inns in summer 2016 - watch this space.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PE1 3BE