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Station Arms (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Colchester - MetropolisExceptional1
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best BitterExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Day TripperExcellent1
Adnams - Old AleExcellent1
Georges - GB Georges Best BitterExcellent1
Colchester - MermaidExcellent1
Georges - Saxon GoldExcellent1
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent3
Mighty Oak - Summer DancerGood1
Saffron - Saffron BlondeGood2
Crouch Vale - Yakima GoldGood1
Wibblers - Dengie BestGood1
Georges - Cockleboats Best BitterGood1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood1
Exmoor - FoxGood1
Mighty Oak - Ruby WarriorAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - Liberty AleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys BitterNot Tried0
Bishop Nick - 1555Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Georges - BroadswordNot Tried0
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - RunnerNot Tried0
St. George's - DragonheartNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Old BuzzardNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Station Arms, Southminster, Essex
Picture 2. Station Arms, Southminster, Essex

Visits Details

28 Sep 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon fairly quiet until our group arrived, we decided to occupy the empty beer garden on a mild dry day hence leaving a couple of locals propping up the bar to carry on enjoying the peaceful relaxed atmosphere there.
Colchester - Mermaid3.80ExcellentLight citrus golden beer brewed with Chinook hops for bittering and Mosaic and Citra for flavouring and aroma
Exmoor - Fox4.20GoodDelicate citrus yet slightly spicy with a sleek malty mouthfeel
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Cotleigh - Old Buzzard4.80Not Tried
13 Mar 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Time for a pint not long before last orders for the lunchtime session, fairly quiet apart from a few locals enjoying a darts match.
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00GoodMalty and cloying, not to my taste.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
St. George's - Dragonheart4.90Not Tried
08 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
For half an hour or so in the afternoon whilst waiting for a train. The pub is quiet.
Mighty Oak - Ruby Warrior4.30AcceptableA sweet Red Ale. Fruity – plums? Not my thing really.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Georges - Broadsword4.70Not Tried
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Runner4.00Not Tried
12 Nov 2016 (Magnus Greel)
We popped in here on our way back to the Station and we enjoyed the traditional pub atmosphere so decided to catch the train after our planned one.
Colchester - Metropolis3.90ExceptionalLight and hoppy, superb.
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Excellent
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Bishop Nick - 15554.30Not Tried
12 Nov 2016 (ChrisE)
We arrived soon after 2pm opening time and were made very welcome. A proper traditional boozer.
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Excellent
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentSome of my friends were a bit surprised that I ordered this but I just fancied a decent traditional bitter and that is exactly what I got, delicious.
29 Sep 2015 (HSB)
12:00 First stop on a chum's 57th birthday pub crawl. Seven of us and a group of locals soon made the pub look busy. My first visit here and I was very impressed with the breweriana on display.
Mighty Oak - Day Tripper3.90ExcellentLight, hoppy and refreshing
Crouch Vale - Yakima Gold4.20Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Bitter3.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
27 Jun 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A fine old pub which I find my way to all too infrequently. Just a modest number of customers (three and a half, according to the Guv’nor – in reality around ten) in mid-afternoon. I had to do a double take when one started regaling us with tales of seeing the Who play last night at Hyde Park – defiantly a different bloke to the one at the Cricketers a couple of hours earlier.
Georges - Saxon Gold4.00ExcellentGolden beer with good English hop tastes. Dryer that the Mighty Oak beer that preceded it.
Mighty Oak - Summer Dancer4.50GoodGolden. Slightly sweet. Good hop content.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Essex Boys Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Liberty Ale3.90Not Tried
12 Jul 2013 (ChrisE)
Evening visit with a group of friends. My first visit to this pub and I was impressed.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentA fresh cask on, and absolutely superb. The true Adnams taste.
Georges - GB Georges Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Good
Saffron - Saffron Blonde4.30GoodIn very good condition, and quite popular tonight, but I felt it was just another pale citrusy ale.
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not TriedRan out.
12 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Our large NSEW Friday Group were one pub wonders tonight.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodFresh cask on. Exceptionally hoppy and yeasty - perhaps a little fresh.
Wibblers - Dengie Best4.10Good
Saffron - Saffron Blonde4.30AcceptableOK but a tad boring as many citrus beers are which makes one muse as to why they are so ubiquitous
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not TriedRan out
Georges - GB Georges Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About the Station Arms

The pub sign. Station Arms, Southminster, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Southminster, Essex, CM0 7EW.

White weatherboarded building located in Station Road, a short walk from the local terminus railway station. Regular guest ales. Has won many local CAMRA branch awards. CAMRA Essex Pub of the Year for 2008. Regular beer festivals. Once a Whitbread house as proven by a framed pub sign picture inside. The bare-boarded single bar is decorated with railway and brewery memorabilia. There is a darts team, an annual conker competition, and a Sunday meat raffle. The courtyard area hosts two beer festivals annually, one in January and one during the late May bank holiday.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CM0 7EW