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Duck Inn (Hop Back)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Excellent1
Downton - Forest DarkGood1
Hop Back - Crop CircleGood1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Not Tried0
Downton - Apple Blossom AleNot Tried0
Goffs - GalahadNot Tried0
Picture 1. Duck Inn, Laverstock, Wiltshire
Picture 2. Duck Inn, Laverstock, Wiltshire
Picture 3. Duck Inn, Laverstock, Wiltshire

Visits Details

11 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Late lunchtime. The R6 bus brought me here from Salisbury (The Wyndham Arms) to catch up with an 11 pub 3 Counties preserved bus trip. This was their 6th house. What a friendly couple running the pub.
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50Excellent
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Good
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Goffs - Galahad4.30Not Tried
15 Jun 2012 (Andrew)
Stopped off for lunch on the way back from Lyme Regis. Laverstock is just outside of Salisbury and the pub is signposted but we still managed to miss it. The interior is large with spacious seating.
Downton - Forest Dark3.80GoodTart and roasted dark mild I guess. Not bad.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Downton - Apple Blossom Ale4.30Not Tried

About the Duck Inn

The pub sign. Duck Inn, Laverstock, Wiltshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Laverstock, Wiltshire, SP1 1PU.

Somewhat modern estate pub bought by Hop Back Brewery in 2003 and extensively refurbished. An example of how a failing pub can be turned around with the right attitude and the right management. 6 handpumps inevitably selling mainly Hop Back and Downton beers but guests do feature.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 7 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SP1 1PU