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Goldengrove (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wadworth - Fort Barcelona Session Ale Excellent1
Truman's - LazarusExcellent1
Banks's - Botanical BeerGood1
Titanic - Eight BellsGood1
Portobello - Triple Choc StoutGood1
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches BrewGood1
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - London PorterGood1
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Sheffield Old Dark (SOD)Acceptable1
Caledonian - Heineken Flying Dutchman Spiced AleAcceptable1
Hackney - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Fat Head's Yakima SunAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Hackney - Golden AleAcceptable1
Butcombe - Chinook APAAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Batemans - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Pale AleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Hackney - Best BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Topaz GoldNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Two Birds Sunset AleNot Tried0
Adnams - ExtraNot Tried0
Batemans - Young Henrys Real AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Prop HopNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's SpecialNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sudwerk InbetweenNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Caledonian - Baird Beer Rising Sun Pale Ale Not Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Dandy Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Goldengrove, Stratford, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

21 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. After intake severely thwarted at Rochford Beer Festival this provided a lower strength pint or two. What changes on the walk from Stratford station, I hardly recognised some buildings and road layout since my last visit even once asking directions!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - London Porter5.50GoodA full bodied strong porter which held its had and lacing
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Dandy Extra Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
07 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and busy at the bar. Of the three guest ale pump clips on the bar two were badged as Coming Soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Fort Barcelona Session Ale 5.00ExcellentA good tasty pint.
02 Feb 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A thirst generated by a journey back from Kent. Stayed until minutes before midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Triple Choc Stout4.40Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Baird Beer Rising Sun Pale Ale 5.50Not Tried
07 Dec 2015 (HSB)
13:50 Lunch stop after all the railway excitement. Not too busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Eight Bells4.50Good
Hackney - American Pale Ale4.50AcceptableI keep trying Hackney beers but after a number of disappointing pints I think I shall give them a miss in future.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
26 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening. A large crowd of Chinese or Japanese were in all seeming to want fizz John Smith's Bitter. A scarily big boys' corporate beer range here this evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Sheffield Old Dark (SOD)5.00AcceptableTypical B&T metallic smell and taste. Not very nice
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Special4.50Not TriedIrritating to see the clip extol Bob Nisbet, Young's brewmaster (signature and all) yet there is no such thing as the Young's Brewery. We need legislation to prevent this
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sudwerk Inbetween4.80Not Tried
29 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. 2 more disappointing festival ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches Brew5.10GoodIn good enough condition but not inspiring
Butcombe - Chinook APA4.20AcceptableI think a sour single hopper like this needs to be to a higher abv. This was a chore to drink
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Extra4.30Not Tried
Batemans - Young Henrys Real Ale4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Prop Hop4.00Not Tried
21 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Often gets hostile to drinkers to get them out as soon as closing time has been reached.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Heineken Flying Dutchman Spiced Ale4.40AcceptableMy marks have dropped from Excellent at Stroud, to Good at Lewisham to Acceptable here in 3 consecutive pints
Hook Norton - Fat Head's Yakima Sun5.00AcceptableWaste of time. The trouble with many American "inspired" brews is that they are hardly beers at all - this was a pretty unpleasant sour concoction which stretched the definition of beer to the limit
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Two Birds Sunset Ale4.60Not Tried
05 Oct 2015 (Stephen Harris)
My memories of this pub go back to the somewhat riotous opening night party in 1993 when everything, literally everything, was free to invited guests. But tonight’s experiment with visiting chain pubs for a change has not really cheered me. It is busy here, with a couple of drunks blocking the bar and food detritus on the few free tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Botanical Beer4.20GoodI could see no mention of the brewery origin on the pumpclip. Unusual, spiced, herbal beer brewed with ‘gruit’ rather than hops.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not TriedCame on after I had ordered.
Hackney - Best Bitter4.40Not TriedCame on after I had ordered.
30 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Excellent
Hackney - Golden Ale4.00AcceptableDry, suspect slight acetic taste
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Batemans - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
08 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late. Hobson's choice with worst cask range I've ever seen in a 'Spoon's. What use are "AVAILABLE SOON"s to me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70AcceptableTasted like it was fresh from its first day of fermentation rather than its last. Sweet, malty and incomplete
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About the Goldengrove

The pub sign. Goldengrove, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Acceptable14
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The pub is found in Stratford, Greater London, E15 1NS.

Early style Wetherspoon with a fairly small bar area and larger seating areas to the side and rear. Reasonable selection of guest and local ales alongside the usuals through 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5. Located in The Grove just off the Stratford town centre one way system. The pub takes the name Goldengrove from the poem Spring and Fall by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The highly acclaimed Victorian poet was born in Stratford in 1844.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 66 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E15 1NS