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The Bottle of Sack (Lloyds No. 1 {Wetherspoon sub-brand})

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Wadworth - Bishop's TippleExcellent1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAExcellent1
Exmoor - BeastExcellent3
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Winter SpiceGood1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Boris CitrovGood1
Purity - Pure GoldGood1
Beowulf - Mercian ShineGood1
Davenport's - Red BaronGood1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveGood1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Acceptable1
Harviestoun - SchiehallionAcceptable1

Visits Details

27 Dec 2019 (Dosser)
Few guests on and lots of drunken kids. Only stayed a short while as too full. Beers 1.99 but reserve 2.59
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentVery good for 1.99
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50GoodNot bad
03 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
Only 3 guests but at 1.99 in good nick
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70ExcellentOne of best pints of old I've had..and 1.49 with voucher
Purity - Pure Gold3.80GoodAt 1.49 with voucher made it a lot cheaper than the so called beer festival at the station at 3.60.
23 Feb 2019 (Dosser)
Packed on a sunny Saturday
Exmoor - Beast6.60ExcellentFine pint at £1.69 with a voucher
29 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
Good selection of beers
Exmoor - Beast6.60ExcellentTasted fresh
Wadworth - Bishop's Tipple5.00ExcellentOn tonight and yummy
28 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
BEER AT £1.65 with voucher. Good selection but when i asked for bishops tipple told it wasnt on. Then dont advertise it!!
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentNice
Exmoor - Beast6.60GoodVery cheap
15 May 2017 (Dosser)
Quiet Monday evening. Poster up saying we are in the 2017 gbg. Not sure why. Beer here is ok...but never gbg standard.
Beowulf - Mercian Shine5.00GoodReasonably pleasant. Didn't want another one even at 1.65 with a camra voucher.
24 Feb 2017 (Dosser)
Pretty full and loud on a Friday night.
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Boris Citrov4.70GoodBetter than first pint. Just the queues I hate
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)4.40AcceptableEven with a sparkler the head disappeared quickly. Uninspiring. Will I try saddlers other beer on tonight?
31 Dec 2016 (Dosser)
Too many available soon on. Read in local camra mag that Bishop Vesey named local POTY for 9th time running so maybe a visit there later tonight? Found Gadds no 5 on in spoons Charlie Hall earlier. Never knew Gadds sold to spoons!
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Winter Spice4.70GoodSpicey and nice. Not sure if this is a new brewery in Walsall.
30 Jul 2016 (Dosser)
Dirty un clean wetherspoons. And a lot more expensive than Margate. Bar staff totally disinterested tonight.
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80AcceptableSecond pint without sparkler better
31 Dec 2015 (Dosser)
Davenport's - Red Baron4.80GoodNot bad. Not many decent beers on tonight. Too many not available

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About The Bottle of Sack

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1QG.

The name of this Wetherspoon pub comes from a quote in Shakespeare's play Henry IV, 'fill me a bottle of sack: our soldiers shall march through; we'll to Sutton Co'fil' tonight'. Shakespeare's mother, Mary Arden, was a member of a leading local family.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 23 of them.

Map location

Postcode: B72 1QG