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Hog's Head (Stonegate Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hobsons - Best BitterExcellent1
Enville - Real Ale with GingerExcellent1
Marston's - PedigreeGood1
Mantle - Cwrw TeifiGood1
Broughs - SpringfieldGood1
Holden's - 9th July Bitter Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe (collaboration with Dig Brew)Acceptable1
Enville - WhiteNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Beer Geek - Legend of the Golden GeekNot Tried0
Prescott - Grand PrixNot Tried0
Cottage - Planet AleNot Tried0
Black Hole - OrbiterNot Tried0
Broughs - BlondeNot Tried0
Brains - Dark (aka Red Dragon Dark)Not Tried0
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)Not Tried0
Kinver - May BugNot Tried0
Waen - Chilli Plum PorterNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Wye Valley - Butty BachNot Tried0
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Holden's - Golden GlowNot Tried0
Titanic - StoutNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Salopian - OracleNot Tried0
Banks's - SunbeamNot Tried0
Marston's - Jimmy Anderson's King of SwingNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Salopian - Golden ThreadNot Tried0
Brains - BitterNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Backyard - Silly RuckerNot Tried0
Milestone - English RoseNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pale RiderNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Holden's - Black Country Special BitterNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Riders on the StormNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Sherwood ReserveNot Tried0
Froth Blowers - SPA AnthemNot Tried0
Newbridge - Little FoxNot Tried0
Beermats - MatadorNot Tried0
Goffs - Cheltenham GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hog's Head, Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Picture 2. Hog's Head, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Visits Details

13 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Monday night has a flat rate price for all real ales and no further CAMRA discount on them. £3.50 pp tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Holden's - 9th July Bitter Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe (collaboration with Dig Brew)4.00AcceptableSome haze and bearing in mind its 3 hops it tasted of very little at all. A distinct disappointment
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Holden's - Black Country Special Bitter5.10Not Tried
Kelham Island - Riders on the Storm4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sherwood Reserve4.50Not Tried
Froth Blowers - SPA Anthem4.10Not Tried
Newbridge - Little Fox4.20Not Tried
Beermats - Matador5.10Not Tried
Goffs - Cheltenham Gold4.50Not Tried
14 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Impressed by how many large TV screens here including some smaller ones for more personal viewing at some booth tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Best Bitter3.80Excellent
Marston's - Pedigree4.50GoodGood enough but clearly now brewed to not displease anyone, not a vestige of the Burton snatch of old
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Salopian - Golden Thread5.00Not Tried
Brains - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not TriedFresh on
Backyard - Silly Rucker4.60Not Tried
Milestone - English Rose4.50Not Tried
30 Jul 2015 (HSB)
15:25 Fairly quiet. Lovely stained glass panel above the entrance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broughs - Springfield4.00GoodNice reminder of the old Springfield brewery.
Wye Valley - Butty Bach4.50Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Holden's - Golden Glow4.40Not Tried
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Sunbeam4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Jimmy Anderson's King of Swing3.80Not Tried
20 May 2014 (Andrew)
Large open pub. Felt a bit like a 'spoons. They offered me a CAMRA discount without me asking (I must look the type). Friendly service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mantle - Cwrw Teifi4.50GoodRich dark brown beer. Quite warming really. Soft in the mouth.
Brains - Dark (aka Red Dragon Dark)3.50Not Tried
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60Not Tried
Kinver - May Bug4.80Not Tried
Waen - Chilli Plum Porter6.10Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
16 Jul 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2020 hours visit. Fine range of beers on including several local Enville ones. I had a conversation with a proud first time CAMRA member enjoying the discount on the 4th day of his first year's membership.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Enville - Real Ale with Ginger4.80ExcellentRefreshing but not as powerful a ginger kick as some other brewers have managed
Enville - White4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Beer Geek - Legend of the Golden Geek4.50Not Tried
Prescott - Grand Prix5.20Not Tried
Cottage - Planet Ale4.30Not TriedWhy does Cottage produce so many different named beers? I find it an irritation and turn off
Black Hole - Orbiter4.10Not Tried
Broughs - Blonde4.60Not TriedBrewed minutes away in part of the old M&B Springfield Brewery site

About the Hog's Head

The pub sign. Hog's Head, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1NA.

Located on a prominent corner in Stafford Street in the city centre. Quite like a Wetherspoon's inside. The pub does specialise in a wide range of real ales including, but not exclusively, local ones. The pub has recently been a regular entry in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and won local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year awards. Large TV screens all over for sports events including some smaller ones at booth tables. A discount is offered to card carrying CAMRA members (10% at May 2019). 10 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 43 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WV1 1NA