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Rushden Historical Transport Society (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Church End - Stout CoffinExceptional3
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)Excellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent2
Potbelly - Crazy DazeExcellent1
Phipps NBC - IPAExcellent1
Digfield - IPAExcellent1
BrewDog - EdgeExcellent1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Priory MildExcellent1
Grainstore - Rutland PantherExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent6
Beowulf - Dragonsmoke StoutExcellent1
Tring - Side Pocket for a ToadExcellent1
Otley - Dark-OExcellent1
Great Oakley - Delapre DarkGood1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayGood1
Digfield - Barnwell BitterGood1
Greene King - Bonkers ConkersGood1
Fat Cat - Top CatGood1
Great Oakley - Wot's OccuringGood1
Wolf - Golden JackalGood1
Church End - Goats MilkGood1
Keltek - Golden HarvestGood1
Titanic - SundeckAcceptable1
Elland - Grateful DeafAcceptable1
Wadworth - 6XAcceptable1
Grainstore - Rutland BeastNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Potbelly - Piggin' Proud AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
RCH - Hewish IPANot Tried0
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPANot Tried0
White Horse - Brewery BitterNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%Not Tried0
Digfield - Fool's NookNot Tried0
St Austell - Tinner's AleNot Tried0
Church End - Poacher's PocketNot Tried0
Church End - Fallen AngelNot Tried0
Picture 1. Rushden Historical Transport Society, Rushden, Northamptonshire
Picture 2. Rushden Historical Transport Society, Rushden, Northamptonshire
Picture 3. Rushden Historical Transport Society, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Visits Details

07 Jul 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and quiet until our arrival, the additional bar staff made sure everyone was swiftly satisfied with refreshments in this gem of a preserved bahnhof! Many were fascinated by the Phipps brewery nostalgia adorning the walls.
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30ExcellentPerfectly balanced light hoppy tropical fruits with a refreshing bitter finish.
Grainstore - Rutland Panther3.40Not Tried
Church End - Fallen Angel5.00Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Beast5.30Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Potbelly - Piggin' Proud Ale3.70Not Tried
13 Oct 2010 (Stephen)
Just decided I fancied it and jumped on a bus. Dark nights bring out the Victorian ambiance great place a station bar with real atmosphere.
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60ExcellentA great session ale herbal citrus hops on a good malty base
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20ExcellentWell crafted golden ale with a grapefruit hop finish
Wadworth - 6X4.10AcceptableBeen around for years but never tried it till now was the right decision I think
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Church End - Goats Milk3.80Not Tried
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried
25 Sep 2010 (Stephen)
Good banter relaxed place just filling up as i left at 7.30pm
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentOn the money again
Digfield - IPA4.90ExcellentLovely stuff copper gold or was it the gaslights good head and lacing syrup in the malts good hops as well
Great Oakley - Delapre Dark4.60GoodVery nice good malty dark ale
Digfield - Barnwell Bitter4.00GoodOn a Locale day today fruity mid brown well hopped best bitter.
St Austell - Tinner's Ale3.70Not Tried
Church End - Poacher's Pocket3.50Not Tried
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried
21 Sep 2010 (Stephen)
Had to change buses anyway to popped in for a couple chatted about beer good evening if i did miss my stop the walk got me fitter.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentA great end to a good day
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExcellentStill has that kick from the American hops well crafted golden ale
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried
18 Sep 2010 (Stephen)
Going loco today its the jazz weekend the trains were running 4 barrels ran out and were changed swiftly by the bar committee who do great work assisting the staff.
Church End - Stout Coffin4.60ExceptionalLoved it today so smother so mellow so have 1 more
Great Oakley - Wot's Occuring3.90GoodClose to end of barrel tasted fine pale lasting white head good herbal grassy finish
Keltek - Golden Harvest3.60GoodQuite enjoyed it lemony light
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not TriedRunning out of things to say about it will have more in the week now the buses are back to normal
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Digfield - Fool's Nook3.80Not Tried
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried
11 Sep 2010 (Stephen)
Fine as usual discussing food miles with Graham both on Oakham so not to silly and we have some of the best food in the world here.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentLovely great malt great hops and it's always right on with condition
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExcellentVery nice full flavoured nice citrus bite
BrewDog - Edge3.20ExcellentWell balanced and full of flavour good body for the abv
Greene King - Bonkers Conkers4.10GoodWas ok but up against some excellent beer
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried
21 Aug 2010 (Stephen)
Beer festival bar set up in a railway carriage weather was fine I was the worse for wear but slept great been offered a lift which will be a great help in future.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Excellentlovely malts great hops 2.40 come and try it is all I can say, I can't not have pint
Beowulf - Dragonsmoke Stout4.70ExcellentGreat stuff smokey choccy really very good even in a plastic glass.
Church End - Stout Coffin4.60ExcellentWas lovely the best 2.40 I spent all day dark well hopped great stuff.
Otley - Dark-O4.00ExcellentGreat beer day yet another lovely pint drinks well loads of flavour for a session beer really enjoyed it
05 Aug 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
A special afternoon visit to mark the 1,000th Thursday "Weekly Wind-up".
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Priory Mild3.50ExcellentGood mix of chocolate and roast malt and a hint of hoppines in the finish. My score 16/20.
Elland - Grateful Deaf5.20AcceptableRather bitter and hoppy, and a hint of Sorachi detected in this although it's supposed to be an American Pale Ale. My score 13/20.
31 Jul 2010 (Stephen)
I travel 3 hours to visit and its worth it people talk to you to you in this place
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentGreat beer as usual if I don't change beers run out of things to say.
Grainstore - Rutland Panther3.40ExcellentIts a great mild choccy and so smooth
Potbelly - Crazy Daze5.50ExcellentCitrus hops but more syrup than the Oakham good beer all the same but what you had before affects tastebuds
Fat Cat - Top Cat4.70GoodMid brown fruity brew close to the end of barrel but fine still
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70GoodWell matched to the sunny weather golden ale 3.7% works well.
Titanic - Sundeck4.30AcceptableFine but not me
White Horse - Brewery Bitter3.70Not Tried
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried
24 Jul 2010 (Stephen)
Trains running sun shining made for a good day little kids still talk to the engine driver felt good to be here talked to a guy who brought his bike up from London on the train then cycled here. will be a few photo on flickr my name there uksteve57 if you want to look
Church End - Stout Coffin4.60ExceptionalBetter today than on Thursday so smooth and balanced great coffee and choc flavours and the hops really blend in not aggressive at all
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentFruit salad malts a veritable multitude of flavours so hoppy great stuff
Church End - Goats Milk3.80GoodGolden ale pale head lasted well peachy malts and a nice citrus kick
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00GoodFruity mid brown ale good fruit in the malts not too aggressive hopping great balance.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
RCH - Hewish IPA3.60Not Tried
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried

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About the Rushden Historical Transport Society

The pub sign. Rushden Historical Transport Society, Rushden, Northamptonshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 0AW.

In Station Approach, CAMRA Club of the Year 2010 bar in the really friendly place with the bar in the former ladies waiting room of the station and a skittles room in a railway carriage sitting on the platform. They have gas lighting, open fires and a great attitude to strangers.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 56 different beers and tried 32 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NN10 0AW