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The Wash & Tope Hotel (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Lancaster - BlackExcellent1
Inveralmond - Inkie PinkieGood1
Old School (OSB) - DetentionGood1
Hadrian and Border - JetsamAcceptable1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa SpecialAcceptable1
Black Hole - Red DwarfNot Tried0
Bowland - Pheasant PluckerNot Tried0
Buffy's - Mucky DuckNot Tried0
Cairngorm - CaillieNot Tried0
Coach House - Gunpowder Strong MildNot Tried0
Exmoor - StagNot Tried0
Fuzzy Duck - Cunning StuntNot Tried0
Lytham - BlondeNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - White WitchNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Wash & Tope Hotel, Hunstanton, Norfolk
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

28 Sep 2013 (HSB)
12:40 Unbeknownst to me the pub was holding an eight day Oktober beer festival from the 28th so after discovering this I made three separate visits during a three hour visit to the town. 34 beers on the full list, 15 available on the first day. Five on the handpumps the other ten on gravity in the back room. Sadly the gravity beers that I sampled were all lacking condition. The customers trying the beers increased with each visit. All beers were £3.30 a pint, for a fiver you could get a pint and a hog roast roll.
Lancaster - Black4.50ExcellentFull of flavour.
Old School (OSB) - Detention4.10Good
Inveralmond - Inkie Pinkie3.70GoodHandpump
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Special4.20AcceptableThe description read well on the festival notes. The beer did not live up to it.
Hadrian and Border - Jetsam4.50AcceptableA revival of a a Dry Brewery beer. The lack of condition was detrimental to the taste.
Coach House - Gunpowder Strong Mild3.80Not TriedHandpump
Exmoor - Stag5.20Not Tried
Buffy's - Mucky Duck4.50Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not TriedHandpump
Black Hole - Red Dwarf4.50Not Tried
Fuzzy Duck - Cunning Stunt4.30Not Tried
Bowland - Pheasant Plucker3.70Not Tried
Lytham - Blonde3.80Not Tried
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Not TriedHandpump
Cairngorm - Caillie3.80Not TriedHandpump

About The Wash & Tope Hotel

The pub sign. The Wash & Tope Hotel, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE36 5AJ.

Hotel facing the old station site (hence its former name as Railway Hotel) in Le Strange Terrace. Bar, rear room, dining room, outside drinking area. The name derives from the sea area known as the Wash and the Tope a species of fish found therein. Expensively refurbished jointly by Enterprise Inns and Lifeboat Pub Company in 2015/6.

We have visited this pub once, seen 15 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: PE36 5AJ