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The Salmon (Black Country Ales)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Exceptional1
Colchester - No. 1Excellent1
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Grey Ghost IPAExcellent1
Kings Clipstone - Queen-BExcellent1
Bartleby's - Idle Bo StoutExcellent1
Surfing Monkey - Off Shore HowlerExcellent1
Kissingate - Ruby Plum PorterExcellent1
Big Hand - DominoExcellent1
Horncastle - Lucifer's DesireExcellent1
Brick - Blenheim BlackExcellent1
Squawk - Espresso StoutExcellent1
Black Country - BFGExcellent1
Windswept - WeizenExcellent1
Cerne Abbas - Legless JesterExcellent1
Red Ink - Pale AleGood1
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Golding BallsGood1
Fuzzy Duck - ChieftainGood1
Brass Castle - MosaicGood1
Cotton End - Four Grain MildGood1
Alechemy - Rhapsody PaleGood1
Hophurst - Flaxen Pale AleGood1
Haresfoot - Totem American IPAGood1
Bad Co. - Dazed & ConfusedGood1
Old Forge Microbrewery - Anvil AleGood1
Frensham - Rambler Pale AleGood1
Great Heck - American ClassicGood1
Northern Monk - Monacus NZGood1
Old School (OSB) - HopscotchGood1
Havant - FinishedGood1
Big Smoke - Dark Wave PorterGood1
Almasty - Super PaleGood1
Squawk - PaleGood1
Indigenous - NutcrackerGood1
Jolly Sailor - Winter BitterGood1
Pigeon Fishers - Test Brew 1Acceptable1
Draycott (Derbyshire) - Butchers BitterAcceptable1
Mr Majolica's - PorterAcceptable1
Lion Heart - Amber Single Hopped Ale (superseded by 4.8% version)Acceptable1
Goldstone - Beacon Best BitterAcceptable1
Chadwick's - Mills MildAcceptable1
Fuggle Bunny - Chapter 3 Orchard GoldPoor1
Draycott (Derbyshire) - Millers BeerNot Tried0
Cerne Abbas - Ice BlondeNot Tried0
Horncastle - Lilith LustNot Tried0
Cerne Abbas - AleNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Bruno’s CossackNot Tried0
Bartleby's - Long Nose Pale AleNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 6 Rich RubyNot Tried0
Jaw Brew - DriftNot Tried0
Frensham - ForagerNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Edge Pale AleNot Tried0
Jaw Brew - DropNot Tried0
Red Ink - 102 Brown AleNot Tried0
Fownes - Firebeard's Old Favourite No. 5Not Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
Lion Heart - Dark RubyNot Tried0
Brewhouse and Kitchen (Portsmouth) - Mucky DuckNot Tried0
4T's - EPANot Tried0
Black Country - Fireside BitterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - One Inch PunchNot Tried0
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Orange and Hibiscus Wheat BeerNot Tried0
Black Country - Pig on the Wall MildNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing HootNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Gobble!!!Not Tried0
Coors - M&B Brew XI (brewed at Brains)Not Tried0
Brown Ales - The Usual SuspectNot Tried0
4T's - APANot Tried0
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale AleNot Tried0
Brentwood - Chockwork OrangeNot Tried0
Scarborough - Snowy BayNot Tried0
Mallinsons - NectaronNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Majic MildNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red AleNot Tried0
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Pennine APANot Tried0
Revolutions - Pretender BlondeNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Winter SolsticeNot Tried0
Bad Co. - Comfortably NumbNot Tried0
Brass Castle - BurnoutNot Tried0
Brass Castle - AnnexationNot Tried0
Haresfoot - Lock Keeper's Launch AleNot Tried0
Chadwick's - Gateway BlondeNot Tried0
Haresfoot - Sundial Golden AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

07 Nov 2023 (Magnus Greel)
Fairly busy for this hidden away edge of town back street gem. Once again no music just the aura of soft conversations with no loud shouty folk made for a pleasant and relaxed stay. Recently refurbished but cosy and in keeping with this type of pub.
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80ExceptionalUtter perfection for this silky smooth creamy chocolate, fudge and toffee treat.
Black Country - BFG4.20ExcellentA straw coloured quaffing beer, with an impressive bold citrus hop aroma, fruity balanced sweetness and a lingering refreshing after-taste.
Black Country - Fireside Bitter5.00Not Tried
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30Not Tried
Coors - M&B Brew XI (brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Mallinsons - Nectaron4.10Not Tried
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Pennine APA4.40Not Tried
27 Feb 2015 (Stu)
Busy first festival of the year. New breweries south of Leicester.
Cerne Abbas - Legless Jester4.70Excellent
Bartleby's - Idle Bo Stout4.80Excellent
Surfing Monkey - Off Shore Howler4.00Excellent
Haresfoot - Totem American IPA4.50Good
Big Smoke - Dark Wave Porter5.00Good
Cotton End - Four Grain Mild3.50Good
Frensham - Rambler Pale Ale3.90Good
Indigenous - Nutcracker4.20Good
Red Ink - Pale Ale4.00Good
Lion Heart - Amber Single Hopped Ale (superseded by 4.8% version)4.00Acceptable
Goldstone - Beacon Best Bitter4.20Acceptable
Mr Majolica's - Porter4.70Acceptable
Haresfoot - Lock Keeper's Launch Ale3.90Not Tried
Haresfoot - Sundial Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Cerne Abbas - Ice Blonde4.20Not Tried
Cerne Abbas - Ale3.80Not Tried
Bartleby's - Long Nose Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Frensham - Forager4.80Not Tried
Red Ink - 102 Brown Ale4.50Not Tried
Lion Heart - Dark Ruby5.50Not Tried
16 Jan 2015 (Stu)
Colchester - No. 14.10Excellent
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Golding Balls5.00Good
Scarborough - Snowy Bay4.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 13 Pacific Red Ale4.50Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Winter Solstice3.80Not Tried
Brass Castle - Burnout5.80Not Tried
19 Dec 2014 (Stu)
Busy lunch time.
Old School (OSB) - Hopscotch3.70Good
Squawk - Pale4.50Good
Exit 33 (formerly The Brew Company then Sky's Edge) - Orange and Hibiscus Wheat Beer4.70Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Gobble!!!4.60Not Tried
4T's - APA4.00Not Tried
28 Nov 2014 (Stu)
Windswept - Weizen5.20Excellent
Kings Clipstone - Queen-B5.10Excellent
Big Hand - Domino4.40Excellent
Brass Castle - Mosaic4.30Good
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
4T's - EPA4.00Not Tried
14 Nov 2014 (Stu)
Beer Festival in full swing.
Horncastle - Lucifer's Desire4.80Excellent
Squawk - Espresso Stout6.50Excellent
Bad Co. - Dazed & Confused5.50Good
Northern Monk - Monacus NZ4.50Good
Almasty - Super Pale5.00Good
Hophurst - Flaxen Pale Ale3.70Good
Chadwick's - Mills Mild3.60Acceptable
Draycott (Derbyshire) - Butchers Bitter4.20Acceptable
Bad Co. - Comfortably Numb3.80Not Tried
Brass Castle - Annexation8.30Not Tried
Chadwick's - Gateway Blonde4.00Not Tried
Draycott (Derbyshire) - Millers Beer4.50Not Tried
Horncastle - Lilith Lust4.10Not Tried
Northern Monk - Bruno’s Cossack6.10Not Tried
Jaw Brew - Drift4.60Not Tried
Jaw Brew - Drop4.20Not Tried
18 Jul 2014 (Stu)
Fuzzy Duck - Chieftain3.80Good
Pigeon Fishers - Test Brew 14.70Acceptable
Brentwood - Chockwork Orange6.50Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Majic Mild3.20Not Tried
Revolutions - Pretender Blonde4.50Not Tried
11 Jul 2014 (Stu)
Brick - Blenheim Black5.10Excellent
Fuggle Bunny - Chapter 3 Orchard Gold5.00Poor
Brewhouse and Kitchen (Portsmouth) - Mucky Duck3.40Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - One Inch Punch3.90Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Hoot4.60Not Tried
Brown Ales - The Usual Suspect4.30Not Tried
10 Apr 2014 (Stu)
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Grey Ghost IPA5.90Excellent
Kissingate - Ruby Plum Porter4.80Excellent
Old Forge Microbrewery - Anvil Ale3.80Good
Fownes - Firebeard's Old Favourite No. 55.00Not Tried
31 Jan 2014 (Stu)
Alechemy - Rhapsody Pale3.80Good
Great Heck - American Classic5.50Good
Havant - Finished5.00Good
Jolly Sailor - Winter Bitter4.00Good
XT Brewing - No. 6 Rich Ruby4.50Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Edge Pale Ale4.50Not Tried

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About The Salmon

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4QA.

Two bar former Banks's pub in Butt Close Lane, for a while a Free House and in 2016 taken over by Black Country Ales. CAMRA Leicester Branch Pub of the Year in 2012 and 2013. 12 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 29 times, seen 164 different beers and tried 102 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE1 4QA