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The Old Vic

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleExcellent1
Moorhouse's - Blond WitchExcellent1
Moorhouse's - Witchfinder GeneralExcellent1
Ossett - ExcelsiorGood1
Lytham - Summer AleGood1
Reedley Hallows - Nook of PendleAcceptable1
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - Pale AleAcceptable1
Ossett - Pale GoldNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches BrewNot Tried0
Phoenix - HopsackNot Tried0
Hop Vine (formerly Burscough) - Priory GoldNot Tried0
Three B's - Team G-BeeNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Scotts 1816Not Tried0
Moorhouse's - Broomstick BitterNot Tried0
Bank Top - Sweeney'sNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Prospect - Giant's HallNot Tried0
Reedley Hallows - Filly Close Blonde Not Tried0
Copper Dragon - PatriotNot Tried0
Ossett - Silver KingNot Tried0
Lytham - RoyalNot Tried0
Ossett - Townend TwistNot Tried0
Blackedge - U.S.AleNot Tried0
Phoenix - Wobbly BobNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Vic, Preston, Lancashire

Visits Details

09 Dec 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Very busy late lunchtime visit we found a place to stand at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Excellent
Phoenix - Wobbly Bob6.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde Amarillo Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
01 Aug 2015 (HSB)
14:00 40 minutes before our train to Leeds so here for a swifty. Reasonably busy. Good barm cakes at £2 each.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oscars (formerly Hart of Preston) - Pale Ale3.80AcceptableSlightly cloudy and tasted like Duvel. Whether it is supposed to be like that I do not know. I suspect not.
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Ossett - Townend Twist5.00Not Tried
Blackedge - U.S.Ale4.00Not Tried
31 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
An hour of peace and calm in here in the late-afternoon before a gruelling, over-crowded rail journey back to London.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lytham - Summer Ale4.00GoodLight in colour and body. Biscuity malt, bitter finish.
Reedley Hallows - Nook of Pendle5.00AcceptableAmber. Strong-tasting and a bit too sweet for me.
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Hop Vine (formerly Burscough) - Priory Gold3.80Not Tried
Lytham - Royal4.40Not Tried
26 Apr 2013 (ChrisE)
Very busy on a Friday evening. My only complaint here is that the beer was served through a tight sparkler, and was well short of a full pint. I asked for it to be topped up and the barman begrudgingly put a short squirt of froth in to my ale, still nowhere near a full pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ossett - Excelsior5.20Good
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches Brew5.10Not Tried
Prospect - Giant's Hall4.10Not Tried
Reedley Hallows - Filly Close Blonde 3.90Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Patriot4.20Not TriedA limited edition beer from Copper Dragon.
19 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Always very attentive service here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Witchfinder General4.40ExcellentA pretty faultless traditional best bitter
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not TriedHmmh - just a badged beer
Ossett - Pale Gold3.80Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Scotts 18164.10Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Broomstick Bitter4.00Not Tried
Bank Top - Sweeney's3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
10 Aug 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Only time for one at 1740 hours. Impressed by the range and turnover of local ales. Attentive staff rushing to serve each and every customer. All real ales up to and including 5.5% priced at £2.80
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10ExcellentCreamy and well rounded
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Not Tried
Ossett - Pale Gold3.80Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pendle Witches Brew5.10Not Tried
Phoenix - Hopsack3.80Not Tried
Hop Vine (formerly Burscough) - Priory Gold3.80Not Tried
Three B's - Team G-Bee3.90Not TriedNo time to see if this won gold, silver or bronze

About The Old Vic

The pub sign. The Old Vic, Preston, Lancashire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good2
Acceptable2
Poor-

The pub is found in Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2UH.

Located in Fishergate just a stone's throw from the railway station at the junction equipped with traffic lights. A large interior with a large horseshoe shaped bar. Compared with the Preston of old this is welcoming for real ale with 7 handpumps of all pretty much local ales. The pub is accredited under CAMRA's LocAle scheme. Well adorned with those watch sports on TV banners outside it makes a great change inside to see the commitment to real ale.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PR1 2UH