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The Tollemache Inn (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Helter SkelterExcellent1
Brewster's - Brewer's DozenExcellent1
Oldershaw - Blonde VoluptaExcellent1
Nottingham - Centurion NDExcellent1
Adnams - Sixpoint ImporterExcellent1
Brewster's - DecadenceGood1
Newby Wyke - Admiral BlucherAcceptable1
Wadworth - Full Sail WassailAcceptable1
Phoenix - Play it again SamAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Newton's DropNot Tried0
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)Not Tried0
Batemans - We've Blown It! Brazil 2014Not Tried0
Banks's - Devils Backbone Independence AleNot Tried0
Brewster's - Pomba GiraNot Tried0
Thwaites - HobnobberNot Tried0
White Horse - CamarilloNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Brew Moon Real Antipodean AleNot Tried0
Marston's - Birrificio Lambrate LigeraNot Tried0
Mordue - Americana Not Tried0
Wadworth - 10 Barrel O.G. IPANot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Abbaye Du Val-Dieu Abbaye BlondeNot Tried0
Oldershaw - CaskadeNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Kingston TopazNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - CometNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Santi-FreezeNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Purity - Saddle BlackNot Tried0
Caledonian - Ishii Brewing Minagof Three Quarter IPANot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint XPorterNot Tried0
Wolf - Lazy DogNot Tried0
Vale - SPS Self Preservation SocietyNot Tried0
Mauldons - Bronze AdderNot Tried0
Hawkshead - JesterNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - New Moon IPANot Tried0
Camerons - VermillionNot Tried0
Salopian - IndigenousNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Grainstore - Ten Fifty (1050)Not Tried0
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Ringwood - BoondoggleNot Tried0
Marston's - Jimmy Anderson's King of SwingNot Tried0
Strathaven - Festival AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Rare Red RyeNot Tried0
Wychwood - Nøgne Ø Brewery Nordic NoirNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Fork & Blower Low BlowNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Alt BierNot Tried0
Cotleigh - RedfireNot Tried0
Belhaven - Old GoldNot Tried0
Welbeck Abbey - CavendishNot Tried0
Grainstore - GB BestNot Tried0
Grainstore - Rutland OspreyNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Challenger IINot Tried0
Hook Norton - Yeastie Boys Nerdherder Pale AleNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Ultimate GoalNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Bear IslandNot Tried0
Milestone - Loxley AleNot Tried0
Marston's - 'One Is 90'Not Tried0
Milestone - Golden BallsNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - YamatoNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Tollemache Inn, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Visits Details

27 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Not packed as one might expect for Euro football. Saw last 15 minutes of England's Iceland defeat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Centurion ND4.90ExcellentTangy strong flavour
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Bear Island4.60Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Milestone - Loxley Ale4.20Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Cavendish5.00Not Tried
Marston's - 'One Is 90'3.60Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Challenger II4.90Not Tried
Milestone - Golden Balls4.50Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Yamato6.00Not Tried
24 Jun 2016 (Magnus Greel)
I had half hour to kill before The Lord Harrowby opens so headed for my nearest GBG pub however I never done my research thoroughly enough to avoid my disappointment on finding it to be a Wetherspoons. I did not list all the beers on offer including the national blands.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oldershaw - Blonde Volupta5.00ExcellentCreamy smooth hoppy pint.
Welbeck Abbey - Cavendish5.00Not Tried
Grainstore - GB Best4.30Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Osprey4.00Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Challenger II4.90Not Tried
Hook Norton - Yeastie Boys Nerdherder Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Oldershaw - Ultimate Goal4.60Not Tried
28 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. An interesting JDW festival development with extensive two-level gravity stillage set up against one wall for a large number of the festival ales - they were being sold tonight at £1.49 pp, presumably to clear. I have listed only the "full priced" handpumped beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Newby Wyke - Admiral Blucher5.00AcceptableBit of a boring wheat beer
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Strathaven - Festival Ale4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Rare Red Rye3.90Not Tried
Wychwood - Nøgne Ø Brewery Nordic Noir4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Fork & Blower Low Blow4.70Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Alt Bier4.80Not Tried
Cotleigh - Redfire4.80Not Tried
Belhaven - Old Gold5.00Not Tried
14 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Illuminated sign above one of the fridges says "Tollemache Inn Home of Craft Beer BrewDog, Meantime, Brooklyn, Sixpoint" - if ever proof was needed that the term craft is a busted flush.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Decadence4.40Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Grainstore - Ten Fifty (1050)5.00Not Tried
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Jimmy Anderson's King of Swing3.80Not Tried
06 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Staff and customers were curious and chatty about my jottings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phoenix - Play it again Sam4.30Acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wolf - Lazy Dog4.70Not Tried
Vale - SPS Self Preservation Society5.00Not Tried
Mauldons - Bronze Adder4.10Not Tried
Hawkshead - Jester3.70Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - New Moon IPA4.40Not Tried
Camerons - Vermillion5.00Not TriedCalling themselves Camerons Craft on the clip - how meaningless, conjuring up, if anything, visions of cold fizzy beer
Salopian - Indigenous5.50Not Tried
07 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Sixpoint Importer4.20ExcellentVery well balanced
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Santi-Freeze4.50Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Purity - Saddle Black5.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Ishii Brewing Minagof Three Quarter IPA5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint XPorter6.00Not Tried
10 Dec 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Full Sail Wassail6.00AcceptableFirst out for a while I guess. Mediocre brew
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Oldershaw - Caskade4.20Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Kingston Topaz4.20Not Tried
Oldershaw - Blonde Volupta5.00Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Comet4.10Not Tried
11 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. It was if the recent beer festival had never ended.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Brewer's Dozen5.50ExcellentFull flavour
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Thwaites - Hobnobber4.70Not Tried
White Horse - Camarillo4.50Not Tried
Hook Norton - Brew Moon Real Antipodean Ale4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Birrificio Lambrate Ligera4.80Not Tried
Mordue - Americana 5.00Not Tried
Wadworth - 10 Barrel O.G. IPA5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Abbaye Du Val-Dieu Abbaye Blonde6.00Not TriedPushed out at £1.95 pp to clear
06 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Helter Skelter5.00ExcellentGloriously refreshing and full flavoured
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Oldershaw - Newton's Drop4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
Batemans - We've Blown It! Brazil 20144.00Not Tried
Banks's - Devils Backbone Independence Ale4.70Not Tried
Brewster's - Pomba Gira4.80Not TriedIn the Wicked Women series presumably for Brazil World Cup time
06 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Closing for a week for refurbishment from end of hours today. All clips turned around except Ruddles and Abbot so turned on a sixpence and left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

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About The Tollemache Inn

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent10
Good2
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PY.

A large Wetherspoon's pub close to bus and railway stations. Former Co-op store. Named after the Hon Frederick Tollemache, whose statue stands outside its front doors. Tollemache was the town's MP for much of the 19th century. 15 handpumps, in 3 banks each of 5, always offer a good range of local ales and the usual national suspects.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 96 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG31 6PY