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The Glue Pot (Hop Back)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - Crop CircleExcellent3
Hop Back - Entire StoutExcellent4
Oakham - MaelstromExcellent1
Hop Back - Winter LightningExcellent1
Hop Back - Citra (superseded by 4% version)Excellent1
Hop Back - OdysseyExcellent1
Downton - Get CartaExcellent1
Hop Back - Thunderstorm (aka Thunderbolt)Good1
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Acceptable2
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Wickwar - Cotswold WayNot Tried0
White Horse - Oxfordshire BitterNot Tried0
Downton - Euro HopNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) BoyNot Tried0
White Horse - Brewery BitterNot Tried0
Wickwar - Bankers DraftNot Tried0
Wickwar - Penny Black PorterNot Tried0
Milton - NikeNot Tried0
Hop Back - Red EmberNot Tried0
Downton - Pumpkin AleNot Tried0
Downton - New Forest AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Downton - Downton Route 66Not Tried0
Hop Back - Groovy MoverNot Tried0
Jarrow - Rivet CatcherNot Tried0
Hop Back - Hop MedleyNot Tried0
Downton - HopoholicNot Tried0
Downton - Chimera IPANot Tried0
Rat - White RatNot Tried0
Hop Back - CitraNot Tried0
Hop Back - FugglestoneNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - 22Not Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Hop Back - Pacific JadeNot Tried0
Downton - Hakuna MahakaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Glue Pot, Swindon, Wiltshire
Picture 2. The Glue Pot, Swindon, Wiltshire

Visits Details

19 Aug 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early to mid evening and busy as expected with a mix of young and old folk all enjoying the excellent selection of ales on offer as always here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Maelstrom5.20ExcellentRich tropical full bodied broth to end the day with.
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Dancing Duck - 224.30Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Hop Back - Fugglestone4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Pacific Jade3.90Not Tried
Downton - Hakuna Mahaka4.70Not Tried
03 May 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening in this celebrated drinkers pub - been many years since I've been here and it's not changed a bit, superb! I was warned about ordering a bag of Ghost Chilli pork crackling...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20ExcellentRefreshing crisp zesty easy drinking ale in superb nick
Hop Back - Thunderstorm (aka Thunderbolt)5.00GoodScarily drinkable although rather sweet
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Downton - Chimera IPA6.80Not Tried
Rat - White Rat4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Citra4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Fugglestone4.00Not Tried
22 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downton - Get Carta4.30ExcellentBraincells disappearing as I was musing why a film based in Tyneside should be used for a Wiltshire beer until the barmaid mentioned Magna Carta - doh. Some herbal notes from juniper and yarrow berries
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Good
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00Not Tried
Downton - New Forest Ale3.80Not Tried
Hop Back - Hop Medley3.90Not Tried
Downton - Hopoholic4.00Not Tried
21 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Astoundingly friendly welcome.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50AcceptableTook the first pint back and the barmaid topped it up with a fresh half gratis. Did bring some life into it
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50PoorPleased to get a £2.20 Monday pint but it was flat and hard work
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Downton - New Forest Ale3.80Not Tried
Downton - Downton Route 664.80Not Tried
Hop Back - Groovy Mover4.40Not Tried
23 Nov 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit ahead of football at the County Ground and the pub is crowded, mostly with people I know. The lone barman is struggling somewhat to cope, but remains cheerful, mostly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50ExcellentAmazingly, it is 16 years since this beer was launched as a festival special at the Pig’s Ear in Stratford. Still superb.
Hop Back - Citra (superseded by 4% version)4.40ExcellentAnother excellent example of this hop variety’s lovely flavours.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
White Horse - Brewery Bitter3.70Not Tried
Downton - New Forest Ale3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
05 Nov 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. 50p pp off Hop Back and Downton real ales on Monday evenings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50ExcellentA real symphony of flavour hits
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Odyssey4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
White Horse - Brewery Bitter3.70Not Tried
Milton - Nike4.70Not Tried
Hop Back - Red Ember4.60Not Tried
Downton - Pumpkin Ale4.20Not Tried
21 Sep 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Friday night thriving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50ExceptionalSimply faultless
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20ExcellentCan never quite identify the specific flavours in this beer
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Odyssey4.00Not Tried
West Berkshire - Good Old (or Ordinary) Boy4.00Not Tried
White Horse - Brewery Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wickwar - Bankers Draft4.00Not Tried
Wickwar - Penny Black Porter5.00Not Tried
23 Jun 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Persistent and continuous rain greeted this traveller. Visit to this venue from 2105 to 2215 hours. A steady stream of drinkers buying at the bar. Friendly service and always a non-prompted top up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Odyssey4.00ExcellentFirst from new cask. An orangey zesty flavour
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50ExcellentTop of the shop tonight. Full bodied, good head retention and a taste bud stirrer
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20GoodAn unexceptional golden ale
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Wickwar - Cotswold Way4.20Not Tried
White Horse - Oxfordshire Bitter3.70Not Tried
Downton - Euro Hop4.40Not Tried

About The Glue Pot

The pub sign. The Glue Pot, Swindon, Wiltshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent9
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BP.

Walk through the well maintained terraces of the old Railway Village to Emlyn Square for this delightful corner pub owned and operated by the Hopback Brewery. It had been an Archers house at one time. A showcase for Hop Back ales and sees guests too on the bank of 8 handpumps. Accommodation inside consists of some large scrubbed tables in settle booths and some "at bar" standing.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SN1 5BP