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Our Mutual Friend (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Holden's - Old AleExcellent1
RCH - Oakademy of Excellence Guest Brewer "Light Porter" for OakhamExcellent1
Crouch Vale - Sorachi AceExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Louisville LipExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black HarryGood1
Tring - Tea Kettle StoutGood1
XT Brewing - No. 5 American AmberGood1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - Elementary PenguinAcceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Tring - Side Pocket for a ToadNot Tried0
Green Jack - Summer DreamNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Dark Star - The Art of DarknessNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Church End - Stout CoffinNot Tried0
Caledonian - Over the BarNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Pub BoarNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Harrier LiteNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Otter - AmberNot Tried0
Picture 1. Our Mutual Friend, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

02 Jan 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime visit ahead of football at Broadhall Way. The pub seems to have forgotten how thirsty are Leyton Orient supporters, as six casks when I arrive have been whittled down to the last knockings of just one by the time I leave at 2:15.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Sorachi Ace4.00ExcellentI always enjoy the CV single-hop beers, and they do a great job here with Sorachi Ace.
Mighty Oak - Elementary Penguin3.50AcceptableDoesn’t taste a patch on what it did when I drank this beer a couple of weeks ago – but I notice the pump-clip is reversed next time I look at the bar, so perhaps I had the last one out.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Cotleigh - Harrier Lite3.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
23 Feb 2014 (HSB)
16:00 Stopped for a drink after a walk by Fairlands Valley lakes. Just a couple in the public bar, saloon bar busy. Nice display on history of the pub's name in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black Harry3.90Good
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Acceptable
Church End - Stout Coffin4.60Not Tried
Caledonian - Over the Bar4.20Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Pub Boar4.30Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
17 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Just a quick half in the early afternoon. Busy, with football at nearby at Stevenage FC this-afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - No. 5 American Amber5.50GoodGolden and very bitter.
Tring - Side Pocket for a Toad3.60Not Tried
Green Jack - Summer Dream4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Dark Star - The Art of Darkness3.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
02 Feb 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Crowded and with a good atmosphere on Saturday lunchtime. I had a nice sausage baguette for lunch. Unfortunately, they are obliged to serve beer in plastic cups on matchdays. More by chance than design this was a good session on the dark beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Holden's - Old Ale7.20ExcellentFabulous, black, old ale.
RCH - Oakademy of Excellence Guest Brewer "Light Porter" for Oakham4.10ExcellentA collaboration brew with RCH. Deep red/brown in colour. Malt-led, some roast barley, hops in finish.
Mighty Oak - Louisville Lip4.20ExcellentFull-bodied porter with a chocolate taste, roasty flavours and a hoppy finish.
Tring - Tea Kettle Stout4.70GoodVery decent stout.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried

About the Our Mutual Friend

The pub sign. Our Mutual Friend, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2 8EH.

A modern pub in a residential area in the south of Stevenage, close to the football stadium. Built in 1963 to replace an older pub of the same name. It has a traditional split between public and lounge bars – the former with pool table and dart board. A well-known supporter of micro-breweries.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SG2 8EH