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10th Harwich & Dovercourt Bay Winter Ale Festival (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dove Street - Underwood MildExceptional1
Oakham - Hawse BucklerExceptional1
Martello - CentenyaleExceptional1
Cliff Quay - Sea DogExceptional1
Sticklegs - Tendring 100Excellent1
Harwich Town - PorterExcellent1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Essex BeastExcellent1
Sticklegs - Malt Shovel MildExcellent1
Sticklegs - NemesisExcellent1

Visits Details

03 Dec 2011 (Alenomore)
1330. And my reason for being in North-East Essex today! I was last here 10 years ago for there first effort. They were "hammered" on the Friday night and we didn't have much beer to choose from those 30 ales on that Saturday session? Fast forward ten years and in the intervening years, this festival has gone from strength to strength with an excellent ale selection, up to 50 now, plenty of local types and some new breweries too. A good crowd in, ales in good nick and hot & cold food available. I'd recommend a visit here. Nearby, historic Harwich is well worth a wander too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Hawse Buckler5.60ExceptionalMy final Ale today and another top condition strong dark un', very good too. "The legendary dark beer from Oakham. Named after the plate that covers the hole for the anchor chain on a ship in rough weather".
Cliff Quay - Sea Dog5.50ExceptionalAn excellent LocAle Pale.
Dove Street - Underwood Mild3.20ExceptionalAnother new brewery for me and a top Mild too.
Martello - Centenyale6.00ExceptionalAnother new brewer for me. An excellent full flavour dark type, brewed in Felixstowe to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Electric Palace Cinema.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Essex Beast6.20ExcellentRich, strong, decent, dark roasted flavours. A1.
Sticklegs - Malt Shovel Mild3.40ExcellentA top Mild.
Sticklegs - Nemesis5.00ExcellentA new brewery for me and a top Copper ale that you would like to meet!
Sticklegs - Tendring 1004.00ExcellentAnother decent Copper Pale type.
Harwich Town - Porter4.50ExcellentA decent Porter and another LocAle.

About the 10th Harwich & Dovercourt Bay Winter Ale Festival

Summary of Beer Scores

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Website.

The pub is found in Dovercourt, Essex, CO12 3JT.

The Kingsway Hall. A local meeting house type building for this, the 10th beer festival. One large communal room. Light, airy and warm.

We have visited this pub once, seen 9 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CO12 3JT