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02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk Festival (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Toad - The Da Vinci ToadExceptional1
Homebrewer (for charity) - Windsor Ale 1796 Pale AleExceptional1
Toad - Texas Frogspawn MassacreExceptional1
Grafters - Darker Side of the MoonExcellent1
Williams Brothers - Seven GiraffesExcellent1
Great Heck - Hecks AngelGood1
Nobby's - Claridges CloutGood1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Bridge of Allan - Glencoe Wild Oat Organic StoutNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Black Country - Pig on the Wall MildNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - St Magnus AleNot Tried0
Houston - Warlock StoutNot Tried0
Brown Cow - BitterNot Tried0
Green Jack - Orange WheatNot Tried0
Mordue - Radgie GadgieNot Tried0
Bridge of Allan - Bannockburn AleNot Tried0
Isle of Purbeck - Solar PowerNot Tried0
BrewDog - Punk IPANot Tried0
Aston - Rotunda RedNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Midnight SunNot Tried0
BrewDog - 5AM SaintNot Tried0
Brentwood - Heavenly BodyNot Tried0
Grafters - GoldenNot Tried0
Whitstable - Faversham CreekNot Tried0
Elland - 1872 PorterNot Tried0
Williams Brothers - Fraoch Heather AleNot Tried0
Trentside Ales (contract brewed - location not identified) - Hickman GoldNot Tried0
Blakemere (see also Northern) - Deep Dark SecretNot Tried0
Crown - Dizzy GillespieNot Tried0
Elland - Smiffys Ale (Festival Special)Not Tried0
Grafters - MoonlightNot Tried0
Grafters - Marshall's Shoppers Retreat (Festival Special)Not Tried0
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Hit & RunNot Tried0
Toad - Blonde On BlondeNot Tried0
Trentside Ales (contract brewed - location not identified) - Grey LadyNot Tried0
White Rose (Sheffield) - Original BlondeNot Tried0
Willy's - Festival Special (Gainsborough Beer & Music Festival 2010)Not Tried0
Picture 1. 02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk Festival, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Visits Details

16 Oct 2010 (Alenomore)
The reason for my being in Gainsborough today. An excellent, historic venue, a 15th century Medieval manor house, which was well worth a look around in between supping of the ales, which, were all found to be in top condition here with plenty of choice for all. A fair crowd turned out too with a couple of familiar faces in attendance. Gainsborough town is worth a look around too, not unpleasant at all, but train connections are "depressing" to say the least! Recommended. (And, Dosser, thankfully, I did not try to drink all the ales today!...)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Toad - Texas Frogspawn Massacre6.50ExceptionalA new ale. "A dark, malty, bitter-sweet ale with a sinister bourbon twist lurking menacingly to surprise your palate. Will you be the one to survive!". I did, and it was a very good ale.
Toad - The Da Vinci Toad5.50ExceptionalA new ale. Another excellent dark un'.
Homebrewer (for charity) - Windsor Ale 1796 Pale Ale6.50ExceptionalOne of those ales brewed in someones back garden/garage and very good too at this excellent strength. A proper big pale ale.
Grafters - Darker Side of the Moon4.20ExcellentA new ale from an excellent local brewery.
Williams Brothers - Seven Giraffes5.10ExcellentHad before and went down well.
Great Heck - Hecks Angel3.90GoodA new ale. A pale type.
Nobby's - Claridges Clout5.10GoodA new ale. A dark type and not bad.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Bridge of Allan - Glencoe Wild Oat Organic Stout4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - St Magnus Ale5.00Not Tried
Houston - Warlock Stout4.70Not Tried
Brown Cow - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Green Jack - Orange Wheat4.20Not Tried
Mordue - Radgie Gadgie4.80Not Tried
Bridge of Allan - Bannockburn Ale4.20Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Solar Power4.30Not Tried
BrewDog - Punk IPA6.00Not TriedAgain, no time left to imbibe from my favourite brewer today!
Aston - Rotunda Red4.80Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Midnight Sun5.60Not Tried
BrewDog - 5AM Saint5.00Not TriedNo time left to imbibe from my favourite brewer today!
Brentwood - Heavenly Body4.30Not Tried
Grafters - Golden4.30Not Tried
Whitstable - Faversham Creek3.80Not TriedNice to see a Kentish Ale up this way?
Elland - 1872 Porter6.50Not Tried
Williams Brothers - Fraoch Heather Ale4.10Not Tried
Trentside Ales (contract brewed - location not identified) - Hickman Gold3.90Not Tried
Blakemere (see also Northern) - Deep Dark Secret5.20Not Tried
Crown - Dizzy Gillespie4.40Not Tried
Elland - Smiffys Ale (Festival Special)4.60Not Tried
Grafters - Moonlight3.60Not Tried
Grafters - Marshall's Shoppers Retreat (Festival Special)4.60Not Tried
Northern (see also Blakemere) - Hit & Run4.50Not Tried
Toad - Blonde On Blonde4.50Not Tried
Trentside Ales (contract brewed - location not identified) - Grey Lady5.40Not TriedOop's. Missed this new ale!
White Rose (Sheffield) - Original Blonde4.00Not Tried
Willy's - Festival Special (Gainsborough Beer & Music Festival 2010)4.50Not Tried

About the 02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk Festival

The pub sign. 02nd Gainsborough Beer & Folk Festival, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN 21 2NB.

Directions: 2 mins walk from town centre + bus station, 20 mins from Lea Rd railway station. Atmospheric festival held in Great Hall of 15th century medieval manor house with free admission to rest of Old Hall on Saturday until 4pm. Folk music provided by Gainsborough Folk Club Friday evening + all day Saturday (separate rooms). 40 beers + 6 ciders including festival specials + 'England v Scotland' theme with 10 specially selected beers from each country. Free Admission all times, souvenir festival glasses £3. Open: Thu 7pm-10.30pm; Fri 12noon-10.30pm; Sat 12noon-10.30pm; Sun (beer permitting) 12noon-3pm.

We have visited this pub once, seen 41 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DN 21 2NB