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S. Fowler & Co. (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Lancaster - Raspberry RoseExcellent1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayExcellent1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Hildegard Van Ostaden SolangeGood1
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Good1
Elgood's - GreyhoundNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
RCH - Double HeaderNot Tried0
Jennings - Cocky BlondeNot Tried0
Goddards - InspirationNot Tried0
Acorn - Global IPANot Tried0
Goddards - ScrumdiggityNot Tried0
Franklins - Grumpy GuvnorNot Tried0
Phoenix - Wobbly BobNot Tried0
Wood's - Shropshire Hills BeautyNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Standeaven Brewery APA (African Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Rudgate - LabyrinthNot Tried0
Batemans - Nøgne Ø Brewery Brown AleNot Tried0
WharfeBank - Black GeldNot Tried0
Hawkshead - El DoradoNot Tried0
RCH - Chocolate Slug PorterNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
Picture 1. S. Fowler & Co., Ryde, Isle of Wight

Visits Details

14 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. On the route of the Pearl Izumi Tour Series Cycle Race outside which had just ended.
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80Good£2.41 pp - nicely rounded eh
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
RCH - Double Header5.30Not Tried
Goddards - Inspiration5.00Not Tried
Goddards - Scrumdiggity4.00Not Tried
05 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening. Packed to the gunnels and obviously where Saturday's Vectis's young congregate to practice their shouting prowess.
Lancaster - Raspberry Rose4.20ExcellentWheat beer with raspberry infusion
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Hildegard Van Ostaden Solange6.00GoodStrong flavours but cloudy and a poor scummy head
Phoenix - Wobbly Bob6.00Not Tried
Wood's - Shropshire Hills Beauty4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
Caledonian - Standeaven Brewery APA (African Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
Rudgate - Labyrinth4.30Not Tried
Batemans - Nøgne Ø Brewery Brown Ale4.50Not Tried
WharfeBank - Black Geld4.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - El Dorado5.00Not Tried
RCH - Chocolate Slug Porter5.00Not Tried
10 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Ah ha I have found the daytrippers and holidaymakers at last. 1945 visit and the place was basically packed with just about every seat taken. Must be the price thing but a good range of real ales helps - bars on the Esplanade take note. Why no Island brews though????????
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00ExcellentAt £2.15 pp for this strength can see the attraction of the venue. A top up request ended in a snatch at the handpump which added little if any beer - ho hum
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Greyhound5.20Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Jennings - Cocky Blonde4.00Not Tried
Acorn - Global IPA5.00Not Tried
Franklins - Grumpy Guvnor4.50Not Tried

About the S. Fowler & Co.

The pub sign. S. Fowler & Co., Ryde, Isle of Wight

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2LF.

This Wetherspoon pub is the former Fowler's department store, a familiar landmark for more than a century. It is located in Union Street - several tiring minutes up the hill from the Esplanade into the centre of the commercial district of the town. Large bar with 2 banks each of 6 handpumps on the long counter. 1st floor family friendly seating and restaurant area with no bar.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PO33 2LF