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Lion and Key (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Slater's - Western American IPAExcellent1
Great Newsome - Frothingham Best BitterGood1
Empire - Indian PorterGood1
RCH - PitchforkGood1
Milestone - Donner & BlitzedNot Tried0
Lytham - LowtherNot Tried0
Wentworth - Plum Pudding StoutNot Tried0
Geeves - Gunwale DanceNot Tried0
Scarborough - StoutNot Tried0
Lytham - TwilightNot Tried0
Geeves - Tunnel MouthNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Camerons - StrongarmNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - AugustinianNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Newsome NoelNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Pricky Back OtchanNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Winter WarmthNot Tried0
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)Not Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Fruit BatNot Tried0
Titanic - StoutNot Tried0
Titanic - WreckageNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Dragon SlayerNot Tried0
Maxim - Santa's SootNot Tried0
Colchester - MetropolisNot Tried0
Mr Grundy's - Lord KitchenerNot Tried0
Colchester - BarbarianNot Tried0
Milestone - Little JohnNot Tried0
Wentworth - Black DiamondNot Tried0
Summerskills - South StarNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Essex BorderNot Tried0
George Wright - Double TopNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler BitterNot Tried0
Double Top - Madhouse PorterNot Tried0
Double Top - Golden ArrowNot Tried0
Picture 1. Lion and Key, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

Visits Details

31 Mar 2015 (Mick)
Nice basic boozer, good food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Western American IPA5.00ExcellentBest beer of this Northern trip. Pale, heavy on the hops and a lingering dry finish.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Essex Border4.80Not Tried
George Wright - Double Top4.50Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler Bitter3.90Not Tried
Double Top - Madhouse Porter5.20Not Tried
Double Top - Golden Arrow3.90Not Tried
30 Dec 2014 (HSB)
16:00 Last stop. Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentOne of my favourite beers.
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Fruit Bat4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Stout4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Wreckage7.20Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Dragon Slayer4.50Not Tried
Maxim - Santa's Soot5.00Not Tried
Colchester - Metropolis3.90Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - Lord Kitchener5.50Not Tried
Colchester - Barbarian3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Little John5.00Not Tried
Wentworth - Black Diamond4.50Not Tried
Summerskills - South Star5.60Not Tried
05 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit, and this seems a very pleasant pub. The food looked good too, although I did not indulge.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Newsome - Frothingham Best Bitter4.30GoodDark and malty.
Empire - Indian Porter4.40GoodBlack and dry and roasty with a hint of sour fruit.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Camerons - Strongarm4.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Augustinian4.50Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Wentworth - Plum Pudding Stout4.70Not Tried
Great Newsome - Newsome Noel5.00Not Tried
Great Newsome - Pricky Back Otchan4.20Not Tried
Great Newsome - Winter Warmth4.60Not Tried
11 Dec 2012 (Mick)
Good buzz, nice atmosphere. Tradition feel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RCH - Pitchfork4.30GoodGolden bitter, some citrus, very drinkable.
Milestone - Donner & Blitzed5.40Not Tried
Lytham - Lowther3.90Not Tried
Wentworth - Plum Pudding Stout4.70Not Tried
Geeves - Gunwale Dance4.20Not Tried
Scarborough - Stout4.60Not Tried
Lytham - Twilight4.00Not Tried
Geeves - Tunnel Mouth4.80Not Tried

About the Lion and Key

The pub sign. Lion and Key, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good3
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, HU1 1QE.

Friendly and welcoming, an old fashioned boozer.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: HU1 1QE