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Waters Green Tavern (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Mallinsons - Herkules MosaicExcellent1
Mallinsons - MosaicGood1
Fernandes - Swift OneGood1
Burton Bridge - Damson PorterGood1
Mallinsons - Comet CalypsoGood1
Oakham - InfernoGood1
Lacons - EncoreGood1
Townhouse - Bramling CrossAcceptable1
Acorn - Barnsley BitterAcceptable1
Titanic - Plum PorterAcceptable2
Salopian - OracleNot Tried0
Whim - Arbor LightNot Tried0
Elland - Elland BlondeNot Tried0
Fernandes - Ale To The TsarNot Tried0
Phoenix - HopsackNot Tried0
Elland - Maximum DarknessNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pale RiderNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Ossett - Silver ShadowNot Tried0
Blue Bee - American 5 Hop Version 20Not Tried0
Rat - White RatNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - AuroraNot Tried0
Abbeydale - Burning GoldNot Tried0
Abbeydale - MoonshineNot Tried0
Phoenix - ArizonaNot Tried0
Mallinsons - S.P.A.Not Tried0
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) Not Tried0
Ossett - BrithopNot Tried0
Townhouse - NexusNot Tried0
Oakham - Endless SummerNot Tried0
Pictish - ClusterNot Tried0
Whim - Caskade Single HoppedNot Tried0
Townhouse - Styrian PaleNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Summer Session BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

19 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Well busy tonight.
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentNear perfect, a professional brew superbly presented here
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90AcceptableUnusually for this beer this was very cloying
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Phoenix - Arizona4.10Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
22 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Ladies darts in action.
Fernandes - Swift One3.80GoodA mellow hopped brew
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Endless Summer3.40Not Tried
Whim - Caskade Single Hopped4.30Not Tried
30 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
Townhouse - Bramling Cross4.00Acceptable
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Mallinsons - S.P.A.3.90Not TriedI wish the brewery would make up its mind on the abv of this beer
Ossett - Brithop3.50Not Tried
09 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90AcceptableOK but tired, might have been first out for a while
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Blue Bee - American 5 Hop Version 204.30Not Tried
Newby Wyke - Aurora4.10Not Tried
22 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Filling up as I left. Nice cosy fire to toast a leg against.
Oakham - Inferno4.00Good
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Fernandes - Ale To The Tsar4.10Not Tried
Phoenix - Hopsack3.80Not Tried
Elland - Maximum Darkness4.30Not Tried
02 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening and the pub is thriving. Good to see the usual welcoming faces.
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50GoodNo match for Titanic Plum
Mallinsons - Comet Calypso4.20GoodHeavily two hopped, rather too sour for my taste
Whim - Arbor Light3.60Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Elland - Elland Blonde4.00Not Tried
07 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Like every other pub I visited in Maccy, except the Old Millstone, this was very quiet.
Mallinsons - Mosaic4.00Good
Newby Wyke - Summer Session Bitter3.80Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not Tried
04 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Quieter as there was a big away crib match elsewhere.
Mallinsons - Herkules Mosaic3.90ExcellentUnlike many sour or badly balanced single hop beers this one was just the job. The brewsters at Mallinsons star again
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Pictish - Cluster4.10Not Tried
Townhouse - Styrian Pale3.50Not Tried
21 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit off a delayed train due to earlier fatality at the station.
Lacons - Encore3.80GoodRather a sweet brew
Phoenix - Arizona4.10Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) 3.50Not Tried
Townhouse - Nexus4.00Not Tried
09 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The two Guvs were not in evidence.
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Acceptable
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Ossett - Silver Shadow3.90Not Tried
Rat - White Rat4.00Not TriedRan out
Abbeydale - Burning Gold4.10Not Tried

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About the Waters Green Tavern

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 6LH.

Probably the best known and longest established real ale oasis in this part of Macclesfield. In the Waters Green / Sunderland Street area within a minute or two of walking from the railway station. One large L shaped bar. 8 pumps - one usually carrying a cider. Often local brews. Comfortable and CAMRA friendly.

We have visited this pub 42 times, seen 115 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SK11 6LH