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The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Hopsy DaisyExcellent1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Ten 46Good1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Harwich Town - Bathside BatteryGood1
Shalford - Hyde BitterGood1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Titanic - AnchorNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Harwich Town - Phoenix APANot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel MagnaNot Tried0
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%Not Tried0
Cottage - Somerset & Dorset AleNot Tried0
Mauldons - Mid-Autumn GoldNot Tried0
Green Jack - Rising Sun Not Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler BitterNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Five RiflesNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms, Harwich, Essex
Picture 2. The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms, Harwich, Essex
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

28 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
An early evening visit for a quick pint. Busy and lively in here while the streets outside are totally deserted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Ten 464.80GoodBrown. A heavy-duty, old school, malty Bitter.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler Bitter3.90Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Five Rifles4.10Not Tried
26 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
An unnecessarily hurried visit after I misread the train timetable. Followed by 30 minutes sitting on the platform waiting for the train. The food looked so good here that I was sorely tempted by thoughts of ‘second lunch’.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shalford - Hyde Bitter4.70GoodA malty beer with a bitter finish.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Mauldons - Mid-Autumn Gold4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Green Jack - Rising Sun 5.00Not Tried
09 Jan 2014 (HSB)
13:30 Lunch stop. Excellent food by the way. Busy with a mix of drinkers and diners. Landlord gave us a guided tour of the pub including a visit upstairs to see the renovation work and the original beams exposed by the work. The rear room that was originally served by a completely separate entrance is an unusual feature.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harwich Town - Bathside Battery4.20Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Cottage - Somerset & Dorset Ale4.40Not Tried
15 Sep 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon on Sunday and moderately busy. I have to say that the food in here looks superb. Blowing a bit of a storm outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Hopsy Daisy4.60ExcellentAmber-coloured and very well-hopped.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Magna5.00Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
28 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Has fairly recently moved from Pubco to private freehouse ownership. Fairly quiet tonight but good food trade. Now marketed as The Alma Inn and Dining Rooms.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentStandard stuff
Purity - Mad Goose4.20GoodUpon ordering was warned the beer had not cleared and given a taster. Very honest - well done pub! Partook of a pint which had a strong and pleasant tangy taste but clearly had not fully conditioned
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Harwich Town - Phoenix APA5.00Not Tried
03 Dec 2011 (Alenomore)
1300 visit. Third stop today. A very nice old place, 5 decent ales on. Good food menu noted too. This was in the gbg for 15 years until 1999. Been changed and refurbished since then, alas, not "in" any more, which is a shame. Nice place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00ExcellentA nice Porter in pretty good nick too.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Titanic - Anchor4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms

The pub sign. The Alma Inn & Dining Rooms, Harwich, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good4
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Harwich, Essex, CO12 3EE.

Traditional pub, recently refurbished and reopened unspoilt public house since 1873, 16th century building, two drinking areas around a central bar, separate restaurant area. with a large room featuring nautical artefacts. Small corridor snug behind the main bar.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO12 3EE