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Vane Arms

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine AleExcellent1
Copper Dragon - Challenger IPAExcellent1
Cleveland - IronmasterExcellent2
Wall's - Summer GoldGood2
McEwan's - 80Good1
Consett Ale Works - FurnaceGood1
Theakston - LightfootGood1
Camerons - Project PrideGood1
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - Raspberry Wheat BeerNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)Not Tried0
Harviestoun - Natural BlondeNot Tried0
Mithril - A66 (formerly Route A66)Not Tried0

Visits Details

04 Sep 2011 (davidg83)
Very quiet with just a few locals chatting with the landlord.
Copper Dragon - Challenger IPA4.40ExcellentStated at 4% on pumpclip. Not too complex but sweet + light. Enjoyable + very drinkable. Good condition with thin clinging head.
Theakston - Lightfoot4.10Not Tried
19 Jul 2011 (davidg83)
Early evening. Pretty quiet.
Consett Ale Works - Furnace3.90GoodRuby red ale. Malty smooth session beer. Coffee/chocolatey nose akin to a porter.
Camerons - Project Pride4.30GoodTrial beer for Camerons upcoming cask range. Golden brown ale with slight fruit notes. Typical camerons sour malt aftertaste. Nice and drinkable.
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)4.40Not Tried
Harviestoun - Natural Blonde4.00Not Tried
Mithril - A66 (formerly Route A66)4.00Not TriedSmall local brewery. Was next pint on the cards but time ran out.
17 Jul 2011 (davidg83)
Quiet on sunday compared to saturday. Sadly they hadn't changed any beers over either.
McEwan's - 804.00GoodThis was the cask version at 4.2%. Decent. Roasted malt predominant. Definitely sessionable.
Cleveland - Ironmaster4.00GoodPerhaps a touch generous on rating the night before. Quite thin and lack of body. Still ok though.
Wall's - Summer Gold3.60GoodSame as last night. Light hops but long in the aftertaste. Decent.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Raspberry Wheat Beer5.60Not TriedHad a taster. Too rich for a pint. Or even a half I think.
16 Jul 2011 (davidg83)
Lively with diners and drinkers on a saturday night. Mini beer festival on. Nice to see local microbreweries being championed.
Cleveland - Ironmaster4.00ExcellentLight brown session ale in great condition. Not complex but couldve drank it all night. Smooth malts predominant. Nice stuff from a fledgling brewery.
Wall's - Summer Gold3.60GoodLight ale. Mellow hops give lovely aftertaste. Waves of pear fruits in the pallate. Served in great condition.
McEwan's - 804.00Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not TriedSadly jus went off as I got there.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Raspberry Wheat Beer5.60Not Tried
03 Jul 2011 (davidg83)
Beer festival from july 15-24.
Castle Rock - Preservation Fine Ale4.40ExcellentBurnt orange in colour. Light malt with fruity notes. Creamy head became patchy. Very enjoyable + in good condition.
Theakston - Lightfoot4.10GoodPale gold. Light sweet and citrussy. Sweet aftertaste. Very drinkable and summery. Thin patchy head.

About the Vane Arms

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Long Newton, Durham, TS21 1DB.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TS21 1DB