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The Victoria Hotel (Hands On Pub Co.)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BrowneExceptional1
Thwaites - Original Excellent1
Brewster's - HopheadExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildExcellent1
Kelham Island - Best BitterExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaExcellent1
Batemans - Pilgrim Fathers IPAExcellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent3
Brewster's - DecadenceExcellent1
Leeds - Midnight BellExcellent1
Black Iris - White FangExcellent1
Brewster's - Aromatic PorterExcellent1
Lancaster - AmberExcellent1
Full Mash - SeanceExcellent2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - KiplingExcellent1
Marston's - BassExcellent1
Stancill - Barnsley BitterExcellent1
Castle Rock - Elsie MoExcellent1
Holden's - Black Country BitterExcellent1
Shipstone's - MildGood1
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - White Horse BitterGood1
Salopian - OracleGood1
Pheasantry - Dancing DragonflyGood1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Good1
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Big RedGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Ulverston - What the DickensGood1
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)Good1
Skinner's - Ginger TosserGood1
Ossett - Silver KingGood1
Charnwood - VixenGood1
Holden's - Golden GlowAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitAcceptable1
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Oldershaw - SunnydazeNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Milestone - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Not Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - South IslandNot Tried0
Black Iris - Endless SummerNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - Cappuccino StoutNot Tried0
Shiny - Disco BallsNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - 5KNot Tried0
Brewster's - Stilton PorterNot Tried0
Brewster's - Roll in the HayNot Tried0
Brass Castle - Hazelnut MildNot Tried0
Rudgate - Battle AxeNot Tried0
Holden's - Centenary PorterNot Tried0
Abbeydale - AbsolutionNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BrockNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaywickNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - Dark DrakeNot Tried0
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Thriller PorterNot Tried0
Charnwood - BlossomNot Tried0
Welbeck Abbey - Red FeatherNot Tried0
Purity - Bunny HopNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - LucariaNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The Wall Not Tried0
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Kodiak GoldNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - GodivaNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Bramble StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Picture 3. The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

28 Aug 2021 (ChrisE)
Saturday from late morning onwards. Very good service, beer and food as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Bass4.40ExcellentExcellent draught Bass.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Excellent
Charnwood - Vixen4.00Good
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not TriedThis ran out.
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Kodiak Gold4.00Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Bramble Stout5.00Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Full Mash - Seance4.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Black Iris - Endless Summer4.50Not Tried
Shiny - Disco Balls5.30Not TriedGluten Free
Farmer's Ales (Maldon Brewing) - 5K5.00Not Tried
25 May 2021 (Jack William)
Evening meal with friends who live in Beeston. Very impressed with the pub, the service and the meal. COVID restrictions still so couldn’t get a good look round - but a very nice experience all round.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Full Mash - Seance4.00Excellent
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
Abbeydale - Absolution5.30Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Dark Drake4.50Not Tried
Charnwood - Blossom4.10Not Tried
Purity - Bunny Hop3.50Not Tried
15 Jun 2019 (ChrisE)
Morning through to late afternoon in this wonderful pub, I started with a sausage sandwich and a coffee before being tempted with a beer. There was already a good crowd when I arrived at 09:45 and the pub was very busy when I left to catch the 16:18 train towards London. There was a good range of beers as usual but I have not attempted to list them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Excellent
Brewster's - Decadence4.40Excellent
Brewster's - Aromatic Porter4.50Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brewster's - Hophead3.60Not Tried
Holden's - Black Country Bitter3.90Not Tried
Brewster's - Roll in the Hay4.00Not Tried
08 Jun 2019 (ChrisE)
Saturday lunchtime and afternoon, as good as ever.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Batemans - Pilgrim Fathers IPA4.40Excellent
Shipstone's - Mild3.50GoodA rich dark mild.
Oldershaw - Sunnydaze4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Holden's - Golden Glow4.40Not Tried
Full Mash - Seance4.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - South Island4.20Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - Cappuccino Stout5.00Not Tried
16 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Busy with the Annual General Meeting of the Camra Members' Investment Club at which Miles Jenner of Harvey's Brewery gave a fascinating talk. There was a very good selection of beers on offer, I have not listed them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Full Mash - Seance4.00Excellent
Stancill - Barnsley Bitter3.80ExcellentA good traditional copper coloured bitter, I had more than one pint of this.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Holden's - Golden Glow4.40Not Tried
10 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Busy as usual, we sat in the right hand bar and enjoyed a few beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Browne4.30ExceptionalFantastic.
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Excellent
Salopian - Oracle4.00Good
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brock4.10Not Tried
Holden's - Black Country Bitter3.90Not TriedThis ran out.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaywick4.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Not Tried
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Thriller Porter5.00Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Red Feather3.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lucaria6.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - The Wall 4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Godiva4.30Not Tried
11 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime through to afternoon, the side gate to the railway station platform was open and well used. A good crowd both inside and in the patio area. A very good selection of beers as usual, I have not attempted to list them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Holden's - Black Country Bitter3.90Excellent
Harvey's - Dark Mild (or Sussex XX Mild)3.00GoodA good session beer, and good value at £2.90 per pint.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not TriedThis ran out while mine was being poured.
31 Jan 2015 (HSB)
12:00 to 17:00 Quarterly meeting of the CAMRA Pub Heritage Group. We were in an upper room but every time I came down for a drink the pub was busy. Mainly diners. The pub was having a Thornbridge Brewery Extravaganza.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Kipling5.20Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Sequoia4.50Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Good
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodMy pint was clear, a fellow attendee at the meeting had one earlier in the day and it was hazy.
Pheasantry - Dancing Dragonfly5.00Good
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Big Red3.80GoodJust a taster. Quite sweet.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00AcceptableThin and disappointing
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not Tried
Holden's - Black Country Bitter3.90Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Brewster's - Stilton Porter5.00Not Tried
Brass Castle - Hazelnut Mild4.20Not Tried
Holden's - Centenary Porter4.80Not Tried
15 Jun 2013 (ChrisE)
Very busy with about 100 people attending the Camra Members' Investment Club AGM in addition to the normal custom.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Excellent
Brewster's - Hophead3.60ExcellentIn top form, an excellent low gravity beer to start the day.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Excellent
Leeds - Midnight Bell4.80Excellent
Lancaster - Amber3.70Excellent
Thwaites - Original 3.60Excellent
Skinner's - Ginger Tosser3.80GoodOnly a hint of ginger.
Little Earth Project (formerly Mill Green) - White Horse Bitter3.60Good
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Kelham Island - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Milestone - American Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
28 Dec 2012 (HSB)
12 of us took over the centre room opposite the bar. An excellent session ensued.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Best Bitter3.80Excellent
Black Iris - White Fang4.20Excellent
Ossett - Silver King4.30Good
Ulverston - What the Dickens4.00GoodBrewed for Ulverston's Dickens festival.
Holden's - Golden Glow4.40Acceptable

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About The Victoria Hotel

The pub sign. The Victoria Hotel, Beeston, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent38
Good27
Acceptable9
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1JG.

Very large pub that was once a railway hotel. There are multiple rooms each with high ceilings, stone floors and wooden tables. Outside there's a large covered area with more seating.......and every now and then a train roars past. Part of the Castle Rock family.

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 133 different beers and tried 62 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG9 1JG