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The Buckinghamshire Arms (Colchester Inns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent1
Redwell - Bullards No. 3 Amber AleExcellent1
Wolf - Straw DogsExcellent1
Adnams - Oyster StoutExcellent2
Woodforde's - WherryGood1
Redwell - Bullards-No 6 Rye Pale AleGood1
Adnams - Fat SpratAcceptable1
Panther - Honey PantherAcceptable1
Woodforde's - Norfolk NogNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Grain - RedwoodNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Buckinghamshire Arms, Blickling, Norfolk

Visits Details

18 Jul 2016 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a scorching July Monday. We'd come to celebrate our daughter's graduation.
Redwell - Bullards-No 6 Rye Pale Ale4.40GoodDry malty tan beer.Bit of spice. A bit tired.
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80AcceptableNot a patch on previous iterations.Blowsy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Grain - Redwood4.80Not Tried
10 Oct 2015 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime after a brisk walk round Blickling Park prior to our return to Kent.Busy with diners and a group of drinkers in the boxlike snug.I like this pub.
Redwell - Bullards No. 3 Amber Ale4.70ExcellentA blast from the past for me.When I first came to Norwich in the 70's a lot of the pubs were still branded as Bullards, though the brewery was long closed.A good dryish bittersweet malty amber ale.
Woodforde's - Norfolk Nog4.60Not Tried
Panther - Honey Panther4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
27 Mar 2014 (Wittenden)
Blast! Mr Croxford beat me to this pub, though I did come here in 1975.A large group of us enjoyed a substantial meal and wondered whether ducks can perch on trees.Very busy with diners on a bleak March Thursday lunchtime.
Adnams - Oyster Stout4.30ExcellentA good dark 'un , with that seaweedy tang that I don't often find in Adnams beers anymore.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentI forget how much I like this:an old fashioned bitter with an East Coast tang.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80GoodOld school:earthy biscuits.
17 Mar 2014 (HSB)
12:30 Lunch stop after a walk around Blickling Hall gardens. My first visit since the takeover by Colchester Inns. Little changed apart from an extra guest beer. Pub was busy, all diners.
Adnams - Oyster Stout4.30GoodGoes well with venison.
Panther - Honey Panther4.00Acceptable
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
07 Jun 2011 (Bear & Ragged Staff)
Only stopped for a quick pint, but will return to taste more of the three real ales on hand pump and a visit to their recommended restaurant.
Wolf - Straw Dogs4.50ExcellentA light refreshing wheat beer with a slightly sweet finish.

About The Buckinghamshire Arms

The pub sign. The Buckinghamshire Arms, Blickling, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Blickling, Norfolk, NR11 6NF.

A delightful 17th century coaching inn near to the Blickling House estate and surrounded by beautiful Norfolk countryside. The interior is genuine 'olde worlde' and there is a very good restaurant. Taken over by Colchester Inns in June 2013.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR11 6NF