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Lincolnshire Poacher (Castle Rock)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Itchen Valley - Russian WinterExceptional1
Castle Rock - TernExceptional1
Toad - Mature ToadExcellent1
North Star - AstronomerExcellent1
Springhead - Drop o' The Black StuffExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBExcellent1
Anglo-Dutch - SpecialExcellent1
York - Wicked WheatExcellent1
Castle Rock - MinkExcellent1
Green Jack - Fruit BatExcellent1
Batemans - Victory AleExcellent1
Newby Wyke - Distant Grounds IPAExcellent1
Titanic - MildGood1
Colchester - No. 1Good1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - HockGood1
Nutbrook - Crowning GloryGood1
Newby Wyke - Black Funnel MildAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
St Austell - Tinner's AleNot Tried0
Mordue - Geordie PrideNot Tried0
Isle of Purbeck - BestNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Screech OwlNot Tried0
Isle of Purbeck - Harry's Harvest Pale AleNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Flipside - DenominationNot Tried0
Flipside - Sterling PaleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildNot Tried0
Mordue - Workie TicketNot Tried0
Abbeydale - MoonshineNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Phoenix - HopsackNot Tried0
Castle Rock - SnowhiteNot Tried0
Batemans - Dark MildNot Tried0
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Robin Hood Nottinghamian Celebration AleNot Tried0
Beartown - Black BearNot Tried0
Funfair - Ghost TrainNot Tried0
Funfair - DodgemNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Maple MoonNot Tried0

Visits Details

20 Dec 2012 (Mick)
Huge choice of ales, all in good nick.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50ExcellentLovely dark bitter, dangerously drinkable.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Beartown - Black Bear5.00Not Tried
Funfair - Ghost Train5.00Not Tried
Funfair - Dodgem4.70Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Maple Moon4.80Not Tried
04 Jun 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Beer festival still in progress with a stillage in the back room.
North Star - Astronomer4.80ExcellentDry, black stout with strong roast malt flavour with hints of coffee. Full bodied with a dry, roast finish. My score 16/20.
Nutbrook - Crowning Glory4.00GoodAmber bitter with a good balance of malt and hop. My score 15/20.
20 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Fairly quiet on a Sunday lunchtime.
Castle Rock - Mink2.80ExcellentBest sample of this so far, good body for its strength, sweet and malty with a fruity finish. My score 16/20.
Colchester - No. 14.10GoodRare find here to deflect me off mild for a while, this was a traditional amber bitter with a fruity bitterness. My score 15/20.
15 Mar 2012 (Mick)
Quiet with a few drinkers in early.
Itchen Valley - Russian Winter5.30ExceptionalExcellent stuff, a good stout.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Batemans - Dark Mild3.00Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Robin Hood Nottinghamian Celebration Ale4.00Not Tried
30 Nov 2011 (Mick)
Comfortably busy, lots of people trying different beers.
Batemans - Victory Ale5.90ExcellentDark strong, rich and fruity but the hops are still there.
Newby Wyke - Distant Grounds IPA5.20ExcellentGood IPA, slightly dark and full bodied for IPA but very nice.
Springhead - Drop o' The Black Stuff4.00ExcellentExcellent Porter, roast, chocolate, almost burnt.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Not Tried
Mordue - Workie Ticket4.50Not Tried
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Phoenix - Hopsack3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Snowhite4.20Not Tried
13 Oct 2011 (Mick)
Busy pub but service still very quick. First time here for me, very nice pub with an excellent choice of beers. I'll try the food next time too, looked really good
Castle Rock - Tern3.60ExceptionalVery nice stout, dark toast, coffee and chocolate, amazing for the gravity.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
St Austell - Tinner's Ale3.70Not Tried
Mordue - Geordie Pride4.20Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Best3.60Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Harry's Harvest Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Flipside - Denomination4.00Not Tried
Flipside - Sterling Pale3.90Not Tried
13 May 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Additional beers in the snug for the Mansfield Road "Holy Gr-Ale" beer festival.
Titanic - Mild3.50GoodDark brown with strong malt flavour but rather thin body. Finish is dry and malty. My score 15/20.
Newby Wyke - Black Funnel Mild5.00AcceptableDark brown strong mild. Quite bitter from dark malts and some hoppiness. Sharp finish. My score 14/20.
15 Oct 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Busy evening visit.
Toad - Mature Toad4.50Excellent
22 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Hock3.50GoodFairly sweet and malty with a little hop bitterness in the finish. My score 15/20.
07 Oct 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Very busy late evening visit. A few of the Nottingham Festival workers enjoying a few pints.
Anglo-Dutch - Special4.00Excellent
York - Wicked Wheat4.10Excellent
Green Jack - Fruit Bat5.50ExcellentHand written clip, not sure about ABV.

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About the Lincolnshire Poacher

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3FR.

On the Mansfield Road heading north out of the city. Front bar serves several drinking areas including a no smoking snug which has its own serving hatch. Conservatory at rear as well as a yard with tables. Good range of handpull beers including some of the Castle Rock range. Good selection of bottled continental beers too.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 50 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG1 3FR