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The Baum (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Blackwater (sub brand of Salopian) - One in a TaxiGood2
Blue Bee - Lustin' For StoutExcellent1
Bollington - Eastern NightsGood1
Exeter - 'fraid NotGood1
Green Mill - Old GitExcellent1
Hale's - Fire HeartExcellent1
Lancaster - JavaGood1
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Slightly FoxedExcellent2
Phoenix - Spotland GoldGood1
Salamander - Up Up & AwayGood1
Bespoke - Over a BarrelNot Tried0
Green Mill - Citrus SnapNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Fairytale of New YorkNot Tried0
Mantle - Teifi Best Not Tried0
Oates - Wild OatesNot Tried0
Ringway - Wor StoutNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)Not Tried0
Ringwood - True GloryNot Tried0
Sunny Republic - Huna RedNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Baum, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Picture 2. The Baum, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Chris Excell

Visits Details

11 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit and busy with diners. It was difficult to see what beers were available as customers were standing in front of the pumps making complicated food orders. There was no beer list available apart from a television screen that could not be seen from the bar, but had beers listed on two pages of about six constantly changing screens. I do not like the idea of having reserved tables in what should be a drinking area in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Bee - Lustin' For Stout4.80Excellent
Hale's - Fire Heart4.80Excellent
Oates - Wild Oates4.30Not Tried
Ringwood - True Glory4.50Not Tried
23 May 2014 (HSB)
16:00 Busy with an office party who had had a Phoenix beer renamed for the session. Music was intrusive. Had one beer and left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salamander - Up Up & Away4.20Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sunny Republic - Huna Red4.20Not Tried
Green Mill - Citrus Snap4.20Not Tried
Ringway - Wor Stout4.30Not Tried
Mantle - Teifi Best 4.00Not Tried
16 Apr 2013 (HSB)
Visited as it's the current CAMRA POTY. A worthwhile winner.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Mill - Old Git4.20Excellent
Phoenix - Spotland Gold4.10Good
Lancaster - Java3.90Good
Bollington - Eastern Nights5.60Good
19 Dec 2012 (Magnus Greel)
ChrisE suggested visiting here after it's recent CAMRA accolade and I wasn't disappointed. Busy late afternoon with shoppers and office staff enjoying a pre festive tipple.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Slightly Foxed3.80ExcellentLight session beer.
Blackwater (sub brand of Salopian) - One in a Taxi4.30Good
Ringwood - Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)5.60Not Tried
Exeter - 'fraid Not4.00Not Tried
Kelham Island - Fairytale of New York4.20Not Tried
Bespoke - Over a Barrel5.00Not Tried
19 Dec 2012 (ChrisE)
Very busy at around 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exeter - 'fraid Not4.00Good
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Slightly Foxed3.80Good
Blackwater (sub brand of Salopian) - One in a Taxi4.30Good
Ringwood - Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)5.60Not Tried
Kelham Island - Fairytale of New York4.20Not Tried
Bespoke - Over a Barrel5.00Not Tried

About The Baum

The pub sign. The Baum, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good8
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL12 0NU.

Situated in the Toad Lane conservation area, and adjacent to the world's first Co-operative store, the Baum is a comfortable pub with a good selection of ales, and a popular food offering. As at November 2012 it had reached the final 4 pubs in the CAMRA National Pub of the Year 2012 competition. In February 2013 it was announced as having achieved the ultimate accolade as 2012 CAMRA National Pub of the Year. Discount on real ales for card carrying CAMRA members but not on Fridays and Saturdays.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: OL12 0NU