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Lord Harrowby (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Deeply Vale - Citra StormExceptional1
Salopian - Shropshire GoldExcellent1
Keltek - MagikExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - Knowle SpringExcellent1
Aurora - Brown DwarfExcellent1
Lister's - IPAExcellent1
Little Critters - Flaxen HareExcellent1
Buntingford - Tropical BreezeExcellent1
Mallinsons - U.S. PremiumExcellent1
Dow Bridge - AcrisExcellent1
Small World Beers - Long Moor PaleExcellent1
Mallinsons - TopazExcellent1
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - DawnbreakerGood1
Vale - Dorian GrayGood1
Boss - BuzzGood1
Brewster's - Hopticale IllusionGood1
Mallinsons - S.P.A.Good1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Not Tried0
Stockport - South Island PaleNot Tried0
Front Row - LomuNot Tried0
Aurora - EclipseNot Tried0
Grasshopper - Devil's HorseNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Springhead - Robin HoodNot Tried0
Brewster's - HopheadNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Heavenly BlondeNot Tried0
Brewster's - HopheadNot Tried0
Greene King - Molecule of LifeNot Tried0
Purity - JimboNot Tried0
Ossett - CitraNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Hello!Not Tried0
Pickled Pig - Piggy BlingNot Tried0
Fixed Wheel - Chain Reaction Pale AleNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - dcukNot Tried0
Bays - TopsailNot Tried0
Picture 1. Lord Harrowby, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

01 Sep 2021 (Magnus Greel)
The 'craze pub' concept has always fascinated me and this place is no exception. I've never been able to establish what merits a pub to reach such an esteemed accolade yet so fall so highly from grace. However despite a change of ownership am pleased to see the current real ale list on the wall by the entrance door remains and can't see much change from my last visit apart from a rip off 'craft beer' selection, I shared my thoughts with the new guvnor yet thankfully he seems keen on keeping a decent selection of real ales available.
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Knowle Spring4.20ExcellentFaultless mellow slight honey notes golden nectar.
Lister's - IPA4.30ExcellentEven when you know you've had enough yet the beer is so good you can gulp it down. I need say no more.
Brewster's - Hophead3.60Not Tried
Purity - Jimbo4.00Not Tried
02 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Evening visit with a few friends, we had the front bar to ourselves whilst the back bar was fairly busy with locals. Although this was supposed to be the start of a pub tour we liked it here and remained until closing time. The landlady was very welcoming and informed us that she is holding a Beer from the Wood festival with fifteen beers in wooden casks planned to be available from Thursday 10th September to Sunday 13 September. I am tempted to attend.
Dow Bridge - Acris3.80ExcellentMy first pint of Dow Bridge, a beer that I have been meaning to try for many years as Russel Webb the brewer is a friend from the early days of Rugby CAMRA. I was really pleased with this excellent session beer and stayed on it for the entire evening.
02 Sep 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and friendly welcome as always here. Left side bar was busy so we occupied the empty more basic right hand bar. Quiet relaxing atmosphere made for a pleasant visit hence we decided to stay for the rest of the evening.
Deeply Vale - Citra Storm4.00ExceptionalDry refreshing hoppy and slightly spicy. Faultless.
Buntingford - Tropical Breeze3.70ExcellentSubtle tropical flavours yet smooth and creamy.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Brewster's - Hophead3.60Not Tried
Dow Bridge - Acris3.80Not Tried
22 May 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Not long after 3pm opening and I was the first customer, friendly welcome I perched at the bar and quenched my thirst after walking from the station on a pleasantly warm day.
Aurora - Brown Dwarf4.00ExcellentMore of a stout than a bitter. Lingering roast coffee and malts very pleasant.
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Dawnbreaker3.80GoodZesty refreshing and wheaty
Front Row - Lomu5.40Not Tried
Aurora - Eclipse4.20Not Tried
Grasshopper - Devil's Horse4.30Not Tried
15 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit with usual very warm welcome and on a balmy late autumn night too!
Small World Beers - Long Moor Pale3.90ExcellentIn fine form
Oldershaw - Heavenly Blonde3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
Stockport - South Island Pale4.10Not Tried
18 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. My first visit for 7 months - where DOES time go?
Brewster's - Hopticale Illusion4.00Good
Mallinsons - S.P.A.3.90Good
Oldershaw - Heavenly Blonde3.80Not Tried
Bays - Topsail4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Rare, for me, early evening visit. Great welcome and very cosy here.
Vale - Dorian Gray3.90GoodGood enough to have a second, distinctively malty
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Oldershaw - Heavenly Blonde3.80Not Tried
Dancing Duck - dcuk4.30Not Tried
10 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Shocked to hear of Lynda's latest tribulations but delighted she is back on full form. Darts night in t'other bar.
Mallinsons - Topaz4.30Excellent
Keltek - Magik4.00ExcellentDown from its previous 4.2% strength
Oldershaw - Heavenly Blonde3.80Not Tried
Fixed Wheel - Chain Reaction Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
21 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening latish. As always a good welcome, this time for a drowned rat from teeming rain on the way here.
Mallinsons - U.S. Premium4.50ExcellentOne can hardly ever fault Mallinsons
Ossett - Citra4.20Not Tried
Oldershaw - Hello!4.50Not TriedClip shows a big smile, as big as Lynda's
Pickled Pig - Piggy Bling4.40Not Tried
27 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last stop.
Little Critters - Flaxen Hare4.00Excellent
Boss - Buzz4.30Good
Springhead - Robin Hood4.00Not Tried
Oldershaw - Heavenly Blonde3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Molecule of Life3.80Not Tried

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About the Lord Harrowby

The pub sign. Lord Harrowby, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 9AB.

A traditional street corner local. Two bars with a central servery. Pictures of various types of military aircraft adorn the walls. Very bright flowery wallpaper in main bar is very cheery. Holds occasional beer festivals. Small discount on pints and halves of real ales for card carrying CAMRA members. Regular beer festivals held here. Cider is dispensed by gravity from the cellar. 2 handpumps in the public and 4 in the saloon bar.

We have visited this pub 32 times, seen 112 different beers and tried 60 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG31 9AB