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The Fox and Crown (Castle Rock)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Pentrich - PacificaExcellent1
Fallen - Grapevine New World PaleExcellent1
Abstract Jungle (cuckoo at Bexar County then at Totally Brewed) - SturdyExcellent1
Pheasantry - Beer HumbugExcellent1
North Riding Brewery - Rum & Raisin Dark MildGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - LucariaGood1
Shiny - New World PaleGood1
Castle Rock - Session IPA 2.0v1.7 Simcoe/Ahtanum/ColumbusGood1
Furnace - 'C' BombGood1
Ridgeside - Crack the Skye Rye IPAAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine AleNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - FUBARNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Screech OwlNot Tried0
Great Heck - Yakima IPANot Tried0
Totally Brewed - Nanna Jangles Hazelnut Milk StoutNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Midnight OwlNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - HANKNot Tried0
Shiny - AbyssNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Hemlock BitterNot Tried0
Oakham - Green Devil IPANot Tried0
Clouded Minds - Clout StoutNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red AleNot Tried0
Blackjack - Better the Devil You KnowNot Tried0
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Gyle 59 - IPANot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Loki Black IPANot Tried0
Abstract Jungle (cuckoo at Bexar County then at Totally Brewed) - PrideNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - JuicyNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Race to the Sea Western FrontNot Tried0
Hop Back - Entire StoutNot Tried0
Pheasantry - Dancing DragonflyNot Tried0
Batemans - XXXBNot Tried0
Pentrich - Little FuryNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - DeviantNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - US Session (V34) Azacca, Comet, SimcoeNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Shiny - Happy PeopleNot Tried0
Totally Brewed - Pineapple PaleNot Tried0
Navigation - Steam Spirit Red Session IPANot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Windswept - BlondeNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Mint Choc ChipNot Tried0

Visits Details

08 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Laate evening call. All cask ales £2.50pp on Mondays.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ridgeside - Crack the Skye Rye IPA6.00AcceptableAs murky as hell and no suggestion on pumpclip it was unfined or should be hazy. Flavoursome though
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Windswept - Blonde4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Mint Choc Chip4.50Not Tried
15 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fallen - Grapevine New World Pale5.40ExcellentExcellent end of session ale
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Happy People4.20Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Totally Brewed - Pineapple Pale4.00Not Tried
Navigation - Steam Spirit Red Session IPA4.50Not TriedThe Cuckoo Collaborative, some sort of complicated provenance involving Nottingham University students and may well be others too. The advertised hops were Barbe Rouge, Kolibri and Huell Melon
25 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening whistle-stop half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lucaria6.00GoodSome sort of ice cream substitute in flavour
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Session IPA 2.0v1.7 Simcoe/Ahtanum/Columbus4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Deviant5.60Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - US Session (V34) Azacca, Comet, Simcoe3.80Not Tried
13 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. I note the trend here towards trying to push keg fizz beers at ⅔ pint prices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pentrich - Pacifica3.80ExcellentVery pale, slightly sour dry bitterness
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Pheasantry - Dancing Dragonfly5.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB4.80Not Tried
Pentrich - Little Fury4.10Not TriedTaster was lemon juicy
02 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Free cheeseboard and £2.50pp for guest ales on a Monday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abstract Jungle (cuckoo at Bexar County then at Totally Brewed) - Sturdy5.60ExcellentA heavy hitting but well rounded beer at a snip of a price
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Gyle 59 - IPA5.30Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Loki Black IPA4.50Not Tried
Abstract Jungle (cuckoo at Bexar County then at Totally Brewed) - Pride3.90Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Juicy4.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Race to the Sea Western Front4.20Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
31 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Stronger ales for the local IPA trail event all at £2.50pp.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Furnace - 'C' Bomb6.20Good
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Hemlock Bitter4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00Not Tried
Clouded Minds - Clout Stout4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Blackjack - Better the Devil You Know5.50Not Tried
18 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Session IPA 2.0v1.7 Simcoe/Ahtanum/Columbus4.00GoodVery light in colour and with significant haze
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine Ale4.40Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Midnight Owl5.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - HANK4.00Not Tried
Shiny - Abyss4.70Not TriedA dark mild
01 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Another rainy Newark trip - fine but will soak nevertheless.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shiny - New World Pale3.70GoodNot so sour as many New World hopped beers. Not sure than me and New World hops are two people to be seen together
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine Ale4.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Great Heck - Yakima IPA7.40Not Tried
Totally Brewed - Nanna Jangles Hazelnut Milk Stout4.80Not Tried
14 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. An odd experience, the bar service seems not to "flow". Only a couple of Castle Rock beers on and moved to the pumps furthest from the front doors since all previous visits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Riding Brewery - Rum & Raisin Dark Mild4.30Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine Ale4.40Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - FUBAR4.40Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
29 Dec 2015 (HSB)
17:30 9th stop. On way back to the railway station, time for another pint, so why not.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pheasantry - Beer Humbug4.50ExcellentVery tasty

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About The Fox and Crown

The pub sign. The Fox and Crown, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent15
Good15
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1JY.

Long, deep pub with separate drinking areas off the main bar area. A selection of Castle Rock beers plus guests are served through 2 banks each of 5 handpumps. Ciders sold from boxes too. Real ale and traditional cider price discount for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 33 times, seen 134 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG24 1JY