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The Fox and Crown (Castle Rock)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Welbeck Abbey - RapunzelExcellent1
Fallen - Grapevine New World PaleExcellent1
Abstract Jungle (cuckoo at Bexar County then at Totally Brewed) - SturdyExcellent1
Pentrich - PacificaExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - LucariaGood1
Cat Asylum - Bretted & Barrel Aged StoutGood1
Furnace - 'C' BombGood1
Beermats - Murky MattersGood1
Ridgeside - Crack the Skye Rye IPAAcceptable1
Castle Rock - SIPA v2 Galena - Citra - Simcoe - LoralAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Hemlock BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Screech OwlNot 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Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0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
Castle Rock - Session IPA 2.0v1.7 Simcoe - Ahtanum - ColumbusNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - DeviantNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - US Session (V34) Azacca, Comet, SimcoeNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot 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
Wild Card - DDH IPANot Tried0
RedWillow - WeightlessNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Sherwood ReserveNot Tried0
Beermats - UltimateNot Tried0
Welbeck Abbey - WatermeadowsNot Tried0

Visits Details

09 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cat Asylum - Bretted & Barrel Aged Stout8.00Good2nd visit here with a nightcap of this in mind. Too little time to truly saviour its tricks of taste
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sherwood Reserve4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Beermats - Ultimate4.90Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Watermeadows4.50Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Rapunzel4.50Not Tried
09 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Knowledgeable barmaid about local pub changes and her beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Welbeck Abbey - Rapunzel4.50Excellent4½* Absolutely gorgeous smooth light beer, one that one could easily want to drown in. Non-citrus is the way!
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sherwood Reserve4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Beermats - Ultimate4.90Not Tried
Welbeck Abbey - Watermeadows4.50Not Tried
Cat Asylum - Bretted & Barrel Aged Stout8.00Not TriedA taster ensured a repeat visit later
01 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit for an end of bash nightcap.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beermats - Murky Matters7.50GoodA half of the strongest for the road
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Wild Card - DDH IPA6.10Not Tried
Castle Rock - SIPA v2 Galena - Citra - Simcoe - Loral4.50Not Tried
RedWillow - Weightless4.20Not Tried
01 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - SIPA v2 Galena - Citra - Simcoe - Loral4.50AcceptableAcknowledged as intended to be hazy. For that many hop types very little flavour
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Beermats - Murky Matters7.50Not TriedI'll be back later for you!
Wild Card - DDH IPA6.10Not Tried
RedWillow - Weightless4.20Not Tried
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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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

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About The Fox and Crown

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent16
Good17
Acceptable3
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. Large number of ciders sold from boxes too. Real ale and traditional cider price discount for card carrying CAMRA members. Local CAMRA branch Town Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 37 times, seen 143 different beers and tried 33 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG24 1JY