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The Congress Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Townhouse - Barney's StoutExcellent1
Adnams - BroadsideExcellent1
Ilkley - SummerExcellent1
Beartown - Polar EclipseExcellent2
Brasserie Lefebvre - Barbar Winter BokExcellent1
Fuller's - Gale's FirecrackerExcellent1
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)Excellent1
Ilkley - RombaldExcellent1
Castle Rock - #9 Enjoy YourselfGood1
Burton Bridge - Stairway To HeavenGood1
Burton Bridge - Damson PorterGood1
Phoenix - Flash FloodGood1
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Smugglers DelightGood1
Castle Rock - #1 StereotypeGood1
Welbeck Abbey - Ernest GeorgeGood1
Dancing Duck - Wot the Duck? Ginger NinjaGood1
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - PeregrineAcceptable1
White Horse - Wayland SmithyAcceptable1
Salopian - Shropshire GoldAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Sheriff's TippleNot Tried0
Townhouse - Styrian PaleNot Tried0
Flying Monk - HabitNot Tried0
Salopian - PolygraphNot Tried0

Visits Details

27 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Popped in here after fetching a pint of milk...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phoenix - Flash Flood4.10GoodPleasant session beer.
White Horse - Wayland Smithy4.40AcceptableStarted OK but died a death.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Stairway To Heaven5.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Salopian - Polygraph7.40Not Tried
23 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Just a flying visit to deliver some bottled goodies to a friend. Quite busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Townhouse - Barney's Stout4.50ExcellentI always enjoy this.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Stairway To Heaven5.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Wot the Duck? Ginger Ninja4.10Not Tried
21 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Few in, darts night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Gale's Firecracker4.80ExcellentNice spiced winter warmer.
Dancing Duck - Wot the Duck? Ginger Ninja4.10GoodNice light hoppy ale with a hint of ginger.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
16 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Quiz night. My debut and our team came joint 1st...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Excellent
Burton Bridge - Stairway To Heaven5.00GoodNot a very exciting bitter.
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Smugglers Delight4.20GoodNice hoppy session.
Beartown - Polar Eclipse4.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
14 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Quiet, some fine tunes on the jukebox though. Much head shaking about Mr Trump. I also had a bottle of my favourite beer, Rochefort 10.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown - Polar Eclipse4.80Excellent
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00ExcellentI don't have this often but it never disappoints.
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80AcceptableA bit tired
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - #1 Stereotype5.90Not Tried
13 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
My wife wanted to watch "I'm a Celebrity..." so I nipped out to the pub!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown - Polar Eclipse4.80ExcellentNice fruity porter.
Castle Rock - #1 Stereotype5.90GoodOk pale. Nothing too exciting.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
09 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Quiet. Cheese on the bar. Also had a bottle of Chimay Blanche (Cinq Cents).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - #9 Enjoy Yourself4.00GoodOk, unfined pale. Bit wishy washy.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Not Tried
07 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Darts night. Pub quite busy. I also had a Brasserie Dupont Moinette.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Rombald4.60ExcellentDecent amber.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Peregrine4.00Not Tried
04 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Busy this evening. I also had a Goluden Carolus Christmas from the bottle fridge. Stunning stuff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brasserie Lefebvre - Barbar Winter Bok8.00ExcellentNew Belgian keg for the winter months.
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50GoodNice fruity porter.
Welbeck Abbey - Ernest George4.20GoodNice malty ruby with some spice.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Peregrine4.00Not Tried
03 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Dominoes night. Apparently I've bought 5000 pump clips for £10, not sure what I'm going to do with them! Pub talk eh?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Summer4.00ExcellentA very good hoppy pale
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Peregrine4.00AcceptableMeh, sharp golden. Not very good IMO.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Townhouse - Gladstone's (GSA)5.00Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
Flying Monk - Habit4.20Not Tried

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About The Congress Inn

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional12
Excellent73
Good75
Acceptable21
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 1HJ.

Located in Sutherland Road, Longton. A working men's street corner local specialising in a range of real ales and foreign bottled beers. Has won the CAMRA Potteries Branch Pub of the Season. Seems to thrive throughout all hours. Has a pool table at the side of main bar and uses a projected large screen TV for major sporting events.

We have visited this pub 72 times, seen 233 different beers and tried 171 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST3 1HJ