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The Last Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - CitraExceptional2
Chapel - MiracleExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent2
Stonehouse - Station BitterExcellent1
Three Tuns - StirlingExcellent1
Tunnfield - StiperstonesExcellent2
Three Tuns - 1642 BitterExcellent1
Salopian - KashmirExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Best BitterGood1
Titanic - Shugborough Farmers' HalfGood1
Offa's Dyke - Barley GoldGood1
Waen - TWAGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Chapel - Angel's ShareGood1
Blackwater (sub brand of Salopian) - Hair of the DogGood1
Titanic - SundeckGood1
Titanic - New WorldGood1
Chapel - The Last SupperGood1
Salopian - Darwin's OriginGood1
Salopian - Golden ThreadGood1
Llangollen - Welsh Black BitterGood1
Lymestone - Seven Stone WeaklingGood1
Six Bells - LeoGood1
Six Bells - CancerGood1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawGood1
Chapel - BabylonGood2
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsAcceptable1
Picture 1. The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

Visits Details

22 Nov 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
A long time since I've seen such an array of quality beers at this pub and great to see so many people enjoying them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Kashmir5.50ExcellentAnother beer that I wasn't keen on first time round. Still think it's a bit confused, nevertheless a good, strong citrus style beer.
Llangollen - Welsh Black Bitter5.50GoodSeem to remember being disappointed with this beer the first time I tried it. This was quite pleasant, nutty sweet and malty.
Titanic - Shugborough Farmers' Half4.80GoodTypically Titanic and a bit of an all rounder. Very nice.
02 Oct 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Usual sort of evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chapel - Babylon5.00ExcellentA bit different to the last time I tried this. Clean, fresh and full bodied with a good nuttiness and a little smokiness.
25 Sep 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Peaceful,relaxing end to the day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40GoodTypically Oakham. A good citrus bitter, seems to have lost some of its tropical flavours.
Waen - TWA3.70GoodOn top form. A good reasonable session ale.
Blackwater (sub brand of Salopian) - Hair of the Dog4.10GoodA beer with a very distinctive flavour probably best described as honey and kemon cough sweets. Pleasant enough.
Chapel - The Last Supper5.60GoodStrong and smooth. A little hazy but still good.
17 Aug 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Mini beer festival. Twelve ales on show, barbecue outside, entertainment inside, lots of people milling around. Good atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Best Bitter4.00GoodGood all rounder, excellent condition and presentation.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodExcellent condition, good but not one of my favourites - God knows why because it seems to be everybody elses.
Titanic - Sundeck4.30GoodNothing special but nothing untoward. Typically Titanic.
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30GoodFor me, the best beer on show tonight. Bags of flavour, a proper beer.
Lymestone - Seven Stone Weakling4.70GoodStrongish brown ale, quite sweet. Very drinkable.
03 Aug 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Quiet early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentIn my opinion the best of the Oakham portfolio at the moment. Must rate in my top ten beers ever.
Stonehouse - Station Bitter3.90ExcellentSuperb condition, always consistent. Must be one of the most flavoursome session beers around. Now appearing at a Punch tavern near you.
Three Tuns - Stirling4.10ExcellentThis is becoming a favourite of mine. Consistently good, an all round quality beer.
Six Bells - Leo4.30GoodA pleasant, standard bitter. Good condition.
05 Jul 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Quiet early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExceptionalThis was on top form and in my opinion the best of the Oakham portfolio. Crisp and clear a refined and cultured citrus bitter. Packed with flavour and served on gravity. Fabulous.
Chapel - Miracle4.40ExcellentThis beer is evolving into something special and already winning awards at festivals. Good citrus and malt flavours with a slightly peppery aftertaste. Very good.
29 Jun 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Very quiet Saturday late afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tunnfield - Stiperstones3.70ExcellentThird time I've tried this and it was back to its original excellent flavours. Malt and hops in abundance and well balanced. A lot of taste for the ABV. Again bordering on exceptional.
Titanic - New World4.40GoodI enjoyed this. Yes, typically Titanic but there was some good malt and distinctive hop flavours that combined well together, good balance and refreshingly different.
Six Bells - Cancer3.90GoodAnother decent monthly ale from this brewer. Light and hoppy, a refreshing session beer.
15 Jun 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Great to see and talk to so many locals. Are things looking up?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60GoodOn good form but wish they would give Citra a try! Or for that matter any one one of half a dozen other Oakham ales that are as good if not better than Bishop's Farewell.
Offa's Dyke - Barley Gold3.80GoodA couple of years ago, I wouldn't have even tried a beer from this brewery, so bad were they (in my opinion). This was good, a nice malty session bitter.
Chapel - Angel's Share4.00GoodMade with German hops - there was a good malty and hoppy character and the overall taste was very pleasing. A good bitter.
29 May 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Quiet at early doors.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentOn good form.
Three Tuns - 1642 Bitter3.80ExcellentNever disappointed with this tasty session bitter. Lots of flavour, good body and balance and well presented.
Salopian - Golden Thread5.00GoodOn good form but still too lemony.
Chapel - Babylon5.00AcceptableSmooth, a little malt and you can taste the alcohol coming through. Not enough flavour.
21 May 2013 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Few locals and a few non locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tunnfield - Stiperstones3.70GoodAnother disappointment - nowhere near as good as previously. Shame.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80AcceptableTotal disappointment, nothing to commend this at all other than it was drinkable.

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About The Last Inn

The pub sign. The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent60
Good112
Acceptable55
Poor10

Website.

The pub is found in Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 7EU.

A large country pub extended many times over many years, all recently modernised without losing any of its charm or character. Comprising a bar / lounge, dining room, games room, large function room, fenced garden (safe for children) and a large car park, the pub also boasts six real ales on handpump at any one time. It is located on the back road between Oswestry and Weston Rhyn at Upper Hengoed.

We have visited this pub 106 times, seen 191 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: SY10 7EU