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Lord Harrowby (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Boss - Boss BuzzExceptional1
Mallinsons - U.S. PremiumExcellent1
Small World Beers - Long Moor PaleExcellent1
Mallinsons - TopazExcellent1
Keltek - MagikExcellent1
Butcombe - Simcoe Pale AleExcellent1
North Riding Brewery - Cascade PaleExcellent1
Aurora - Brown DwarfExcellent1
Little Critters - Flaxen HareExcellent1
Ossett - Silver KingGood1
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - DawnbreakerGood1
Vale - Dorian GrayGood1
Boss - BuzzGood1
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - Bluestone BitterGood1
Brewster's - Hopticale IllusionGood1
Three Friends - Two Face Good1
Mallinsons - S.P.A.Good1
Goddards - Wight SquirrelAcceptable1
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - High Cup IPAAcceptable1
Oldershaw - Heavenly BlondeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Rising TideNot Tried0
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - A Good TryNot Tried0
Vale - Go LightlyNot Tried0
Yeovil - SummersetNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - PioneerNot Tried0
Springhead - Robin HoodNot Tried0
Greene King - Molecule of LifeNot 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
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
Picture 1. Lord Harrowby, Grantham, Lincolnshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

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
24 Jun 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Been on my to do list for a while and I'm not disappointed. Mid afternoon just after opening time and soon joined by a few others.
Boss - Boss Buzz4.30ExceptionalHoney ale with a hint of sherbert. Superb.
North Riding Brewery - Cascade Pale4.00ExcellentAs a pale ale should be. Dry light and hoppy.
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - Bluestone Bitter4.00GoodBiscuity and malty not to my taste
Three Friends - Two Face 4.00GoodDescribed as floral citrus tones but more sweet and toffee.
Vale - Go Lightly3.80Not Tried
17 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Usual locals' welcome. Landlady Lynda a tad indisposed after a replacement hip op. An extra handpump has been added in the saloon bar for draught cider.
Butcombe - Simcoe Pale Ale4.50Excellent
Goddards - Wight Squirrel4.30Acceptable
Oldershaw - Heavenly Blonde3.80Not Tried
Yeovil - Summerset4.10Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Pioneer4.10Not Tried
28 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Guv John gave me a welcome lift back to the station.
Ossett - Silver King4.30Good
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - High Cup IPA4.40AcceptableA preview pint direct from the cellar. Not really ready yet but still well flavoured
Oldershaw - Heavenly Blonde3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Rising Tide4.20Not Tried
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - A Good Try4.00Not 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 29 times, seen 103 different beers and tried 54 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG31 9AB