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The Ostrich Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Star Brewing Company - GalaxyExcellent1
Star Brewing Company - CometExcellent1
Castor - Ou Sont Les Montagnes? Excellent1
Lacons - AffinityExcellent1
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Castor - Hopping ToadExcellent1
Nene Valley - Bible Black PorterGood1
Nene Valley - Pulp FictionGood1
Nene Valley - DXBGood1
Austendyke Ales - Long Lane BitterGood1
Nene Valley - Nene Valley Bitter (NVB)Acceptable1
King's Cliffe (KCB) - 66°Acceptable1
Dancing Duck - 22Poor1
Slater's - Top TottyNot Tried0
Oldershaw - Grantham DarkNot Tried0
Theakston - Grouse BeaterNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Caledonian - 80/-Not Tried0
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)Not Tried0
Tydd Steam - Golden KiwiNot Tried0
Old Mill - Fire & BrimstoneNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Bure GoldNot Tried0
Cottage - Somerset & Dorset AleNot Tried0
Cottage - Pit StopNot Tried0
Brains - Final WhistleNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Cottage - SunsetNot Tried0
Grainstore - Steelback IPANot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Tydd Steam - Barn AleNot Tried0
Tydd Steam - Stjärnskådare (Stargazer)Not Tried0
Digfield - ShacklebushNot Tried0
King's Cliffe (KCB) - ODB (house beer for The Ostrich Inn)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Visits Details

30 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Only one other customer in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
King's Cliffe (KCB) - 66°4.60AcceptableSharpish so not certain as to condition
Tydd Steam - Barn Ale3.90Not Tried
Tydd Steam - Stjärnskådare (Stargazer)4.20Not Tried
Digfield - Shacklebush4.50Not Tried
King's Cliffe (KCB) - ODB (house beer for The Ostrich Inn)4.00Not Tried
28 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Pub quiet in the early evening. Seems to have had a bit of a makeover since I was last here. I neglected to jot down the names of the five or six cask beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nene Valley - Pulp Fiction5.20GoodA golden beer. Described as being in the Saison style. Quite clear tasting, with just a hint of a sour edge.
02 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Late night visit to beyond midnight. Live covers band playing good stuff of my generation, and we get to reminiscing about happy 1980s days at the Marquee Club and the Rainbow in London.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80ExcellentVery tasty.
Castor - Hopping Toad4.40ExcellentSome caramel, bitter hop in finish. Went down very well.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)4.80Not Tried
01 Aug 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Late evening visit. It is quite busy and the music is louder than is comfortable, but an enjoyable visit nonetheless.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castor - Ou Sont Les Montagnes? 4.40ExcellentTasty Pale Ale.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Sunset4.30Not Tried
Grainstore - Steelback IPA4.20Not Tried
12 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dancing Duck - 224.30PoorFlat. Poor head then soon no head
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Not Tried
Cottage - Somerset & Dorset Ale4.40Not Tried
Brains - Final Whistle4.00Not Tried
10 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I arrived here a little after 11am to find the pub had been open since 9:30 ahead of today’s big football Play-off match at the Posh, and was already quite busy. In fact the first two replacement beers were already being pulled through.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Star Brewing Company - Comet3.80ExcellentI was impressed enough with this beer to have a couple, without trying anything else. A bitter, golden, Pale Ale.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Not Tried
Cottage - Somerset & Dorset Ale4.40Not Tried
Cottage - Pit Stop4.40Not Tried
02 Nov 2013 (Stephen Harris)
With 1,800, notoriously thirsty, Leyton Orient supporters in town for this-afternoon’s football match, it’s going to be a bonanza day for Peterborough’s GBG pubs. Already quite busy here when I arrive half an hour before noon. Very helpful landlord here – full of advice on where to go, whilst busy ordering fleets of taxis.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Austendyke Ales - Long Lane Bitter4.00GoodA nice, copper-coloured, malty beer with some peppery hop.
Nene Valley - Bible Black Porter4.50GoodBlack, chocolaty and a bit roasty.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Old Mill - Fire & Brimstone3.90Not Tried
Woodforde's - Bure Gold4.30Not Tried
25 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening near to the pub's lock down.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lacons - Affinity4.80ExcellentFirst rate fruity bitter with lingering aftertaste and kept here in near perfect nick
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)3.50Not Tried
Tydd Steam - Golden Kiwi4.10Not Tried
02 Aug 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Plenty of regulars in, late on a Friday afternoon, with plenty more after-workers arriving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nene Valley - DXB4.60GoodBrown coloured. Decent traditional bitter with a bit of a crystal malt tang.
Nene Valley - Nene Valley Bitter (NVB)4.10AcceptableA routine, amber-coloured session bitter.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Theakston - Grouse Beater4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
03 Jun 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Regulars letting off steam after a day's toil.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Star Brewing Company - Galaxy4.40ExcellentSlight orangey tang
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Slater's - Top Totty4.00Not Tried
Oldershaw - Grantham Dark3.60Not Tried

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About The Ostrich Inn

The pub sign. The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good5
Acceptable3
Poor1

The pub is found in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 2RA.

Originally established in 1837 as the Ostrich Inn, this pub was renamed Bogart’s at some point in the 1990s and earned a reputation as a good freehouse. It closed in 2008 and re-opened the following year, once again as the Ostrich Inn. It is a traditional house, just off the town centre, with two drinking areas and a yard to the rear. 6 handpumps. In the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for 2012, 2013 and 2014.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 37 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PE1 2RA