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The Treacle Tap (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:6Excellent1
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Polly Wants A Cracker Excellent1
Squawk - IPA El Dorado, ChinookExcellent1
Framework - Oatmeal Pale AleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Otter's TearsExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - GalaxiaGood1
Blackjack - JabberwockyGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - MischiefGood1
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado, Chinook, SimcoeGood1
Siren Craft - Under CurrentGood1
Mallinsons - Amarillo XLGood1
Mallinsons - CentennialGood1
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - US IPA #2Good1
Deva - Citra'dAcceptable1
First Chop Brewing Arm - MCR Manchester BitterAcceptable1
Anarchy - Quiet RiotAcceptable1
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Session IPAAcceptable1
Squawk - Pale Ale Sorachi Ace, ChinookNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - US Session IPANot Tried0
Poynton - Hoppy DazeNot Tried0
Merlin - Sir LancelotNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Bramling CrossNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaNot Tried0
Merlin - AvalonNot Tried0
Northern Monk - FaithNot Tried0
Mallinsons - Rakau CascadeNot Tried0
Rooster's - WeakenderNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pint BreakNot Tried0
Great North Eastern - Rivet CatcherNot Tried0
Cwrw Iâl - Atlantic 252Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Visits Details

09 Dec 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Spot on 15.00 opening we were the first customers upon arrival, comfortable and welcoming the subtle lighting made for a relaxed atmosphere. I've only listed the three cask ales available.
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Polly Wants A Cracker 4.50ExcellentDry hoppy earthy mid golden ale
Great North Eastern - Rivet Catcher4.00Not Tried
Cwrw Iâl - Atlantic 2525.00Not Tried
10 Aug 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I'm at the back of a queue of around 20 people when the door opens promptly at noon. The little pub is instantly full.
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Session IPA4.20AcceptableGolden. Disappointing. Unexpectedly malt-dominated.
Rooster's - Weakender3.00Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pint Break5.00Not Tried
19 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Superb banter at the small bar counter.
Framework - Oatmeal Pale Ale4.80ExcellentClip also said Pattern #PA0010 Magnum, Pacifia (sic), Mosaic. A superb well balanced easy drinking beer with great flavour
Mallinsons - Amarillo XL5.50GoodHarsh bitterness
Mallinsons - Rakau Cascade4.10Not Tried
22 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last visit.
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Good
Merlin - Avalon4.10Not Tried
Northern Monk - Faith5.40Not TriedStronger version than previously
30 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Planned last evening stop. Extensive food offerings being noshed which, of course, invalidates this otherwise being a Micropub.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Galaxia4.50Good
Bristol Beer Factory - Mischief5.00GoodFull bodied big hitter
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Not Tried
09 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last visit.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Otter's Tears6.00ExcellentDry as a bone after-taste made it moreish
Mallinsons - Centennial3.90GoodSubtly hopped
Summer Wine (SWB) - Bramling Cross4.00Not Tried
22 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last stop.
Squawk - IPA El Dorado, Chinook6.10ExcellentThe hops and the abv did justice to each other
Squawk - Pale Ale El Dorado, Chinook, Simcoe3.90GoodInteresting when compared to the heavier hitting IPA with both of IPA's hops
Merlin - Sir Lancelot4.50Not Tried
02 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit and launch pad for last train home. Took the chance to purchase a couple of Duvel Tripel Hop bottles to take home, something one rarely sees, these ones with added Experimental Hop HBC 291.
Blackjack - Jabberwocky4.10Good
Anarchy - Quiet Riot6.60AcceptableSmooth and innocent of taste for its strength
Poynton - Hoppy Daze3.80Not Tried
07 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last call.
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - US IPA #25.40GoodGood hop hit
First Chop Brewing Arm - MCR Manchester Bitter4.40AcceptableSourish and not very nice, to my palate
North Riding Brewery - US Session IPA3.80Not Tried
04 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lots of talk here about other than cask ale. As always they pay over the top for it though.
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:66.00ExcellentDifferent proverb, stronger beer!
Deva - Citra'd4.80AcceptableDisappointing. First out for a while I imagine and not very crisp tasting as a result
Squawk - Pale Ale Sorachi Ace, Chinook4.00Not Tried

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About The Treacle Tap

The pub sign. The Treacle Tap, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Summary of Beer Scores



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

A new venue open since 2010 converted from a shop by young entrepreneurs. Front door straight from the pavement and a long narrow room leading past the tabled area to the bar at the back with its 3 hand pumps. Provides a good balance of food and beer including an excellent selection of foreign bottled beers. Has a small free library where one can permanently take a book as a swap. Always stocked with interesting fiction and non-fiction titles. Always worth a visit when hitting the Waters Green / Sunderland Street crawl area - all within minutes of walking from the railway station. The small bar standing area makes conversation mandatory.

We have visited this pub 37 times, seen 106 different beers and tried 53 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SK11 6JL