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Rum Runner (Batemans)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Batemans - Combined HarvestExcellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent2
Titanic - Triple ScrewExcellent1
Portobello - StarGood1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Good1
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Advantage Murray!Poor1
Batemans - Rum RunnerNot Tried0
Batemans - GoldNot Tried0
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford Old Dark (SOD)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Rum Runner, Retford, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. Rum Runner, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

11 Jul 2015 (HSB)
12:00 Met my mate from York outside and we waited for the doors to open at noon. Very welcoming. CAMRA discount offered based on my badged polo shirt. A group of five came in almost immediately after us. Not mentioned in this website's description of this pub is that the left hand bar is now Molly's Tea Room with uniformed waitress service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00GoodThe group had all had this beer so we followed suit. Much better.
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80AcceptableNot what it should be. First out.
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford Old Dark (SOD)5.00Not Tried
Batemans - Rum Runner3.70Not TriedRe-badged XB
Batemans - Gold3.90Not Tried
05 Jul 2013 (ChrisE)
I was surprised to see only one Bateman's beer on sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Star4.30Good
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Batemans - Combined Harvest4.40Not Tried
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Advantage Murray!3.70Not Tried
05 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening and last stop on a coach party trip. Soon most of the trippers will be sleeping beauties on their way home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Batemans - Combined Harvest4.40ExcellentExcellent - even more so to cleanse the palate after the Advantage
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Advantage Murray!3.70PoorRather sour appley taste
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
16 Oct 2010 (Alenomore)
1745 and having successfully retraced my steps, just time for one last ale before the 1829, and incredibly long, journey south [see below]. A very pleasant Batemans gbg, very friendly landlady and both ales sampled were spot on. (For the "bashers", the train South to KX was diverted, hauled by Diesel from Newark to Lincoln, then another to Posh', thence "normal service" to KX. A 3hr 20m diversion for a 1hr 25m journey!).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80ExceptionalThe Champion Beer of Great Britain 2010. A pint quickly demolished of this worthy champion ale!
Titanic - Triple Screw4.50ExcellentIn good condition.
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried

About the Rum Runner

The pub sign. Rum Runner, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 6EN.

At one time called the Ship Inn and this name still appears high up on the front wall. Formerly home to the now-closed Broadstone Brewery. The interior includes a long room warmed by a real fire and a second room with its own serving hatch through to the bar, which can be used for meetings. A quiz night is held on Wednesday and frequent music nights are hosted. Mini beer festivals are a regular feature. Outside is a large enclosed beer garden. The left hand bar is now Molly's Tea Room with uniformed waitress service.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DN22 6EN