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The Isaac Wilson (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Maxim - Lambton's CaskExcellent1
Thwaites - Half NelsonExcellent2
RCH - Old Slug PorterExcellent1
Acorn - ChallengerExcellent1
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Ward's Best BitterGood1
Maxim - Phoenix RisingGood1
Yard of Ale - Spring Triple TippleAcceptable1
Woodforde's - WherryAcceptable1
Roundhill - NapierAcceptable1
Three Brothers - Amarillo PaleAcceptable1
Yard of Ale - Black as OwtAcceptable1
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Wadworth - Farmers GloryNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red PollNot Tried0
Yard of Ale - Y'ard AssNot Tried0
BrewDog - EdgeNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Wadworth - Pixley BlackNot Tried0
Caledonian - Heineken Flying Dutchman JunibierNot Tried0
Maxim - Double MaximNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Maxim - MaximusNot Tried0
Box Steam - Hell of a RideNot Tried0
Salopian - Lemon DreamNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayNot Tried0
Butcombe - BlondeNot Tried0
Scarborough - StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

31 Jan 2020 (McGargle)
Quiet, early.
Roundhill - Napier4.10AcceptableWell served but not a lot to commend. Maybe 2*.
Three Brothers - Amarillo Pale4.20AcceptableBit sweet, cloying.
Scarborough - Stout4.60Not Tried
09 Nov 2013 (McGargle)
Quietish early evening.
Thwaites - Half Nelson4.40GoodStill good but not so hop forward as last night.
08 Nov 2013 (McGargle)
Busy. Quick service.
Thwaites - Half Nelson4.40ExcellentFresh, hoppy and moreish. Nelson Sauvin really shone through.
25 Aug 2012 (McGargle)
Busy with football fans but uninspiring beer choice.
Salopian - Lemon Dream4.50Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00Not Tried
28 Sep 2011 (davidg83)
Pretty busy before the boro game.
Maxim - Lambton's Cask3.80ExcellentLight gold ale, very light malts + fruity aftertaste. Good session ale. Nice.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Box Steam - Hell of a Ride4.20Not TriedSpecial charity bike ride beer produced for Clic Sargent.
06 Aug 2011 (davidg83)
Busy with post Boro match drinkers.
Jennings (since closure now brewed at Marston's) - Ward's Best Bitter4.00GoodAfter a bit of research this is now brewed by Robinsons. Golden brown. Ripe fruits run through this beer. Sweet smooth malt. Nice but syrupy, possibly a touch sickly as a session beer.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Maxim - Maximus6.00Not Tried
01 Feb 2011 (McGargle)
Busy. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff.
Acorn - Challenger5.00ExcellentGolden ale. Some fruity aromas followed through to hoppy bitter taste balanced by some biscuit and caramel mats. Dry almost astringent finish.
Maxim - Double Maxim4.70Not TriedCame on as were leaving.
06 Nov 2010 (McGargle)
Steady business and quick service.
Maxim - Phoenix Rising4.50GoodSome toffee on the nose. Nice balance of hops and malt in this traditional style bitter.
BrewDog - Edge3.20Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Wadworth - Pixley Black6.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Heineken Flying Dutchman Junibier4.30Not Tried
14 Sep 2010 (McGargle)
Surprisingly quiet.
RCH - Old Slug Porter4.50ExcellentGone is the lactic taste replaced by rich roasted grain. Jet black in the glass with long lasting dark beige head. Long dry finish. A superb reminder of what Guinness could be.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80AcceptableDisappointing. On this form another dull brown beer. Little body/flavour - maybe tired.
07 May 2010 (McGargle)
Surprisingly quiet for a Friday night but quick, pleasant service. Yard of Ale mini-beer festival was just winding down.
Yard of Ale - Black as Owt4.20AcceptableA deep ruby red easy drinking stout with long lasting beige head. Hints of chocolate and roast grain but only hints. Too thin to be stout.
Yard of Ale - Spring Triple Tipple4.20AcceptableLight straw coloured and served in good condition. Described as 'massively hopped' this example tasted thin and bland with only hints of hops and light malt.
Butcombe - Blonde5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wadworth - Farmers Glory4.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red Poll4.20Not Tried
Yard of Ale - Y'ard Ass4.20Not Tried

About The Isaac Wilson

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS1 1SF.

Large former 'Spoon's pub in Wilson Street near the town centre and handy for the railway station. Named after a local railway magnate. Sold on by Wetherspoon in November 2017.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 28 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TS1 1SF