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The Talbot Taphouse (Amber Ales Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Amber Ales - Honey RyeExcellent1
Amber Ales - Imperial IPAExcellent1
Amber Ales - Barnes WallisExcellent2
Amber Ales - Derbyshire GoldGood1
Amber Ales - Grand SlamGood1
Amber Ales - RevolutionNot Tried0
BrewDog - Punk IPANot Tried0
Marble - 57Not Tried0
Amber Ales - Chocolate Orange StoutNot Tried0
Amber Ales - Brandon BrewNot Tried0
Amber Ales - Chilli BlondNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Amber Ales - Original StoutNot Tried0
Amber Ales - Winter RubyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Talbot Taphouse, Ripley, Derbyshire

Visits Details

02 Dec 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A lovely morning walk in glorious winter weather from Belper to Ripley left me with a thirst to satisfy. Only two other customers in between 12:30 and 2pm, but the barman confided to me that this constituted quite a busy start for a Sunday. Top class pub.
Amber Ales - Barnes Wallis4.10ExcellentAmber in colour. Richly malty and bitter. Went down very well.
Amber Ales - Imperial IPA6.50ExcellentDark amber in colour. Aromatic, strong, hoppy, dry IPA. Slightly oily.
Amber Ales - Derbyshire Gold5.50GoodGolden in colour, dry and quite hoppy.
Amber Ales - Grand Slam5.10GoodAmber in colour. A strong, malt-dominated taste.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Amber Ales - Original Stout4.00Not Tried
Amber Ales - Winter Ruby5.10Not Tried
Amber Ales - Revolution4.50Not Tried
02 Oct 2010 (Alenomore)
I found this place to be excellant, very friendly staff, knowledgable and obviously passionate about real ale. The selection on offer was top class, just a shame that my time here was limited. This will make the 2012 GBG for sure! Recommended.
Amber Ales - Barnes Wallis4.10Excellent"IPA style bitter. Fit for a local hero". Celebrating the memory of the designer of the Bouncing Bomb, who once lived on Butterley Hill. A nice ale too.
Amber Ales - Honey Rye4.50Excellent"Pale Ale with Rye Malt and a touch of Honey". Very refreshing too.
BrewDog - Punk IPA6.00Not Tried
Marble - 575.70Not Tried
Amber Ales - Chocolate Orange Stout4.00Not Tried
Amber Ales - Brandon Brew6.00Not Tried
Amber Ales - Derbyshire Gold5.50Not Tried
Amber Ales - Chilli Blond3.90Not Tried

About The Talbot Taphouse

The pub sign. The Talbot Taphouse, Ripley, Derbyshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3SW.

The Amber Ales brewery tap, the Talbot Taphouse, is a renovated ex-Shipstone's tavern, occupying a flat iron site, and will be appreciated by those who seek quiet conversation whilst choosing from a fine selection of beers and continental brews. Naturally, Amber Ales feature strongly though a couple of changing guests augment them. This pub opened in December 2009. Fully refurbished in a light, modern style with a central bar. 6 Amber Ales, 2 guests and 1 real cider are on offer, and a good food menu plus bar snacks available too. Found at the top of Butterley Hill, a short stroll from the centre of Ripley. The Brewery itself is located in nearby Pentrich and tours and tutored tastings are available. Very friendly place, recommended.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 14 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DE5 3SW