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Agricultural Hotel (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleExcellent1
Allendale - Hop OnExcellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPAExcellent1
Jennings - Cumberland AleGood1
Jennings - BitterAcceptable1
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)Not Tried0
Jennings - The World's Biggest LiarNot Tried0
Allendale - Golden PloverNot Tried0
Allendale - Pennine PaleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - MosaicNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Lakes - Pale AleNot Tried0
Loweswater - GoldNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee StoutNot Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Marston's - Single Hop: EndeavourNot Tried0

Visits Details

24 Jul 2022 (Jack William)
Bit of a disaster here. I suggested an early evening meal for half a dozen of my cycling mates - but the restaurant was fully booked as Tom Jones was appearing live in Carlisle!? Beer ok - but no food and the landowner got grumpy when one of our group started eating a pizza in the outside area. We moved on - depriving him of at least a gallon of wet sales. Lancaster IPA at 4.2 from Lancaster Brewery was good.
Loweswater - Gold4.80Not Tried
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee Stout5.50Not Tried
Allendale - Pennine Pale4.00Not Tried
06 Sep 2021 (Jack William)
Finished my 3 nights up north with a good morning’s cycle and then lunch and a pint outside the Aggi in sunshine. Perfect. Same 4 beers as yesterday.
Allendale - Hop On4.70ExcellentBright, fresh and hoppy - very good for a gluten free.
05 Sep 2021 (Jack William)
Contemporaneous record. I’m staying at the Station Hotel opposite that has no real ale. Sitting outside with a good view of the castle ruins as the sun sets. I’ve gone for Oakhams rather than the local brews - good choice, very nice place. Chris will be please to know that the bar area has been preserved as promised.
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00ExcellentSuperb beer, in top condition.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Allendale - Hop On4.70Not TriedGluten free IPA
Lakes - Pale Ale3.50Not Tried
12 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
My first visit here, the pub is covered in scaffolding and is undergoing a major refit. I am assured that the bar area, which is listed on Camra's inventory of pubs with regional historic interest will remain untouched, but the restaurant area will be refurbished and new carpets laid. Jennings insignia on the exterior will be removed. I paid two visits here today and had good friendly service by knowledgeable staff on each occasion.
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Excellent
Allendale - Golden Plover4.00Not Tried
Allendale - Pennine Pale4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
11 Nov 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Just time for a quick late-afternoon pint in here after being dropped at the station and before my train home. Seemed like a very pleasant pub.
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00GoodPale and bitter.
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Jennings - Bitter3.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
Jennings - The World's Biggest Liar4.30Not Tried
13 Jul 2013 (Nick Willis)
Jennings - Bitter3.50Acceptable
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Single Hop: Endeavour4.00Not Tried

About the Agricultural Hotel

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7JE.

Comfortable pub in Castlegate and close to the railway station and a short uphill walk from the town centre. The 'Aggi' (as it is known locally) has a friendly atmosphere and provides a good range of home cooked meals. The pub is just a claymore's throw from the ruins of Penrith Castle which are testimony to the turbulent history of the border counties and are worth a visit. Note the impressive rising shutters at the ornate wooden and glass bar counter area. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year for 2013. En-suite accommodation. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CA11 7JE