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Crown & Kettle (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dunham Massey - Chocolate Cherry MildExceptional1
Rat - Rattus RattusExcellent1
Ossett - Millbridge MildExcellent1
AllGates - 4 Holidays & A WeddingExcellent1
AllGates - Mild At HeartExcellent1
Owenshaw Mill - Katy's BlondeExcellent1
Sandstone - OnyxGood1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleGood1
Offbeat - Outlandish PaleGood1
Empire - EcclesGood1
Pennine (now called Rossendale) - Rossendale FBSAGood1
Ossett - Silver KingNot Tried0
Howard Town - Robin's NestNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Golden PippinNot Tried0
Prospect - Nutty SlackNot Tried0
Coach House - LemonNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - WitnessNot Tried0
Ramsbottom Craft (sometimes branded as Rammy Craft) - American IPANot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Argy BargieNot Tried0
Picture 1. Crown & Kettle, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Visits Details

17 Mar 2016 (Andrew)
Wasn't on our list but Mike had wanted to try it so we went in. Not too busy. Big pub with high ceilings as I recall.
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Goodnice light nutty citrus bitter. The wild beer
Wild Beer Co. - Witness5.80Not Tried
Ramsbottom Craft (sometimes branded as Rammy Craft) - American IPA9.30Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Argy Bargie10.40Not Tried
24 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy with a mix of local and beer festival tourists.
Sandstone - Onyx4.00GoodDescribed as a Welsh Black Ale, this black beer has hop bitterness and chocolate maltiness, making it difficult to categorize. It's not a mild or stout, so black bitter or porter maybe. My score 15/20.
08 Sep 2012 (Alenomore)
23:00 visit. Still a fair crowd in. And time for another new ale amongst another excellant choice here. Previously, a gbg entry in 1974-83/2008-12
Rat - Rattus Rattus4.30ExcellentAnother new ale. Very good too.
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Golden Pippin3.90Not Tried
Prospect - Nutty Slack3.90Not Tried
Coach House - Lemon5.00Not Tried
26 Jan 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet and a bit chilly in the main bar on a Thursday early evening – although I could have sat by the fire in the snug.
Owenshaw Mill - Katy's Blonde3.60ExcellentA very pale beer with a predominately fruity taste, overlain with sharp hops.
Offbeat - Outlandish Pale3.90GoodPale, smooth and very heavily, perhaps harshly, hopped.
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Howard Town - Robin's Nest5.20Not Tried
09 May 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Ossett - Millbridge Mild3.70Excellent
AllGates - 4 Holidays & A Wedding4.00Excellent
21 Jan 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly busy late Friday afternoon. Additional beer on a small stillage.
Dunham Massey - Chocolate Cherry Mild3.80ExceptionalSuperb cherry flavour, dominant but still with some chocolate malt in the background. Finish is reminiscent of cherry liqueur. A classic. My score 18/20.
03 Jul 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Saturday afternoon and a few customers in the bar.
Empire - Eccles4.10Good
Pennine (now called Rossendale) - Rossendale FBSA4.50Good
22 Jan 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
AllGates - Mild At Heart3.80ExcellentDark brown mild with lots of biscuity malt with a hint of chocolate, low hop rate and short malty finish. My score 16/20.

About the Crown & Kettle

The pub sign. Crown & Kettle, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 5FE.

City centre pub that we all thought we had lost when it was boarded up for a number of years. But thankfully it came back from the dead. CAMRA Greater Manchester Regional Pub of the Year 2015.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: M4 5FE