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Jailor's Barrel (formerly The Robert Gillow) (Hydes)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Provenance (Hydes sub-brand) - Paddock WoodExcellent1
Hydes - Golden FindExcellent1
Rossendale (formerly called Pennine) - Glen TopGood1
Hydes - Original BitterGood1
Hydes - Old IndieNot Tried0
Greene King - Benjamin'sNot Tried0
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Hearty HerkulesNot Tried0
Hydes - Jekyll's GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Picture 1. Jailor's Barrel (formerly The Robert Gillow), Lancaster, Lancashire
Chris Excell

Visits Details

10 Apr 2019 (ChrisE)
Hydes most Northerly pub. This was an afternoon visit and the pub was fairly quiet so we were able to have a good conversation with the bar staff. A most enjoyable visit.
Provenance (Hydes sub-brand) - Paddock Wood4.20ExcellentWe educated the barman about the name of this beer.
Hydes - Jekyll's Gold4.30Not Tried
Hydes - Original Bitter3.80Not Tried
07 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon. Eye catching frontage. Seems to be offering free food obtained via donations of late dated food sourced from supermarkets. Annoying to not have the CAMRA discount proffered.
Hydes - Original Bitter3.80Good
Hydes - Old Indie3.50Not TriedTo even imply an India Pale Ale by name at 3.5% well .........
Greene King - Benjamin's5.00Not TriedWith cinnamon, cardamom and coriander infusions. What GK was doing here I do NOT know
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Hearty Herkules6.00Not TriedCan we please at least have the honesty of declaring the Hydes provenance on the pump clip
18 Aug 2012 (ChrisE)
My final port of call in Lancaster, and one that had been recommended to me. A superb atmosphere with a pianist providing entertainment. Although very busy the tenant found time to talk to me about beers and his pub.
Hydes - Golden Find4.10Excellent
Rossendale (formerly called Pennine) - Glen Top4.00GoodDry and Citrusy, selling very well in here tonight.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Hydes - Original Bitter3.80Not Tried

About the Jailor's Barrel (formerly The Robert Gillow)

The pub sign. Jailor's Barrel (formerly The Robert Gillow), Lancaster, Lancashire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1HP.

Small pub close to Lancaster railway station in Market Street, offering a variety of ales, plus folk, blues, and jazz nights. A piano is provided for ad hoc playing by capable customers. Eclectically furnished upstairs room, and the toilets are upstairs too. 5 handpumps. CAMRA discount for card carrying members. Renamed in 2021 for matters of political correctness.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LA1 1HP