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Major Oak (Stonegate Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Salopian - VertigoExcellent1
Holden's - Temple of LoveExcellent1
Magpie - Raven StoutGood1
Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) - Fairytale of New YorkGood1
Backyard - Silly RuckerAcceptable1
Burton Bridge - XL MildAcceptable1
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Amber Ales - Barnes WallisNot Tried0
Devilfish - That Gold DevilNot Tried0
Titanic - Advent AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Major Oak, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

22 Dec 2012 (Stephen Harris)
We met up here with quite a large group of Notts County supporters of our acquaintance – only to discover at 1pm that our match had been postponed because of the heavy rain. Oh dear, it looks like we shall have to spend the rest of the day “sightseeing” in Nottingham.
Salopian - Vertigo7.20ExcellentA strong beer in the Black IPA style. Plenty of citrusy hops.
Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) - Fairytale of New York4.20GoodDark and fruity.
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Amber Ales - Barnes Wallis4.10Not Tried
Devilfish - That Gold Devil4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Advent Ale4.70Not Tried
16 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Moderately busy on a Wednesday afternoon.
Burton Bridge - XL Mild4.00AcceptableFairly dry dark brown mild with a bitter malt character and a dry finish. My score 14/20.
11 Feb 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Very busy with loud groups of youths shouting at the screens showing football. Despite a good selection of guest beers, the need to move on was pressing.
Holden's - Temple of Love4.50ExcellentGolden bitter with a sweetish flavour with a hint of honey. Typical house style malty flavour and some citrus hop in the finish leaving a lingering aftertaste of malt, honey and hops. My score 16/20.
Magpie - Raven Stout4.40GoodDry stout with roast malt dominating and a dry, roast finish. My score 15/20.
Backyard - Silly Rucker4.60AcceptableAmber bitter with a bitter flavour but not much else going for it. My score 14/20.

About the Major Oak

The pub sign. Major Oak, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2EG.

Former Hogshead now independently owned with an interesting range of guest ales. Cheap food and a plethora of sports screens just take the edge off it a bit.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG1 2EG