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The Goose (Stonegate Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dow Bridge - Ratae'dAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordAcceptable1
St Austell - TributeAcceptable1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)Not Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Ringwood - 4X PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Banks's - Fine FettleNot Tried0
Wychwood - SkinflintNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0

Visits Details

13 Feb 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Obviously where The Stow's young hang out but friendly enough all the same. The place prides itself on its cask ales but the main seller here was lager plus the inevitable shots and shorts.
St Austell - Tribute4.20AcceptableWhere has the bitterness gone?
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)4.10Not Tried
30 Dec 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A quick pint in passing in this busy pub by Walthamstow Central station.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30AcceptableAmber in colour and over-chilled. The overriding flavour coming through was caramel.
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
17 Jan 2013 (Stephen Harris)
I was early for an evening meeting in Walthamstow and popped in here for a quick half.
Dow Bridge - Ratae'd4.30AcceptableThe pumpclip for this beer shows the spelling as Ratae'd. Amber in colour. A very ordinary, light, malt-led bitter.
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Ringwood - 4X Porter4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Fine Fettle4.20Not Tried
Wychwood - Skinflint3.60Not Tried

About The Goose

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Walthamstow, Greater London, E17 3AX.

This pub was first licensed as the Tower Hotel in 1883 and was initially tied to Collier Brothers Essex Brewery, of Walthamstow. It later passed into the hands of Charrington’s Brewery. In 1970 the pub was acquired by Charram Ltd. and renamed Flanagan’s Tower – an early example of a theme pub, described at the time as “combining the attractions of a discotheque with the down-to-earth pleasures of a genuine London pub”. By 1986 the pub name had reverted to Tower Hotel, but retained its reputation for liveliness. Further change came in 1994 when the pub was renamed as part of the ‘Goose & Granite’ chain of budget-priced pubs. The word ‘Granite’ had been dropped from the name by 1997. Refurbished and moved a little more upmarket in 2012, the pub now features one very large room, with a chain pub appearance and menu. Very handy for Walthamstow Central station. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E17 3AX