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Ox & Plough (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Green Devil IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Affair at StylesExcellent1
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Dr. Price's Lemon AleExcellent1
Oakham - 42Excellent2
Oakham - Endless SummerExcellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent2
Adnams - Tally-HoExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
XT Brewing - No. 2 GoldGood1
Redwell - Bullards No.1 East Coast Pale AleGood1
Castle Rock - Red Riding HoodGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood2
XT Brewing - 1215 Magna CarterAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - IPA GoldNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Taylor's Attleborough - Remember MeNot Tried0
Greene King - St Edmund'sNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ox & Plough, Old Buckenham, Norfolk

Visits Details

10 Feb 2016 (HSB)
17:30 A drink with Real Ale Roger. The pub was busy with drinkers and dogs. The fish & chip van was doing good trade. Very pleasant sitting by the log fire and watching the new moon over the village green.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Affair at Styles3.80ExcellentUsual light colour, but resinous hops rather than citrus.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
13 Jan 2016 (HSB)
17:30 A meet up with our chum Real Ale Roger. Pub was busy, enhanced by people having a beer whilst their fish & chips were being cooked on the weekly visit by the mobile van.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentSpot on.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
06 Sep 2015 (HSB)
12:00 - 13:30 A sunny lunchtime and an adjacent children's playground made this an obvious choice with my granddaughter staying with us. Fairly busy my younger son and the Landlord had a discussion about GP2 racing. I am none the wiser.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Endless Summer3.40ExcellentTypical Oakham
XT Brewing - No. 2 Gold4.20GoodNext beer on but I was allowed one from the cask. Very smooth
Redwell - Bullards No.1 East Coast Pale Ale4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
05 Jul 2015 (HSB)
17:30 Plans for a trip to the coast were thwarted by heavy rain. Sun came out, so a walk round the village green and a couple of pints in the pub. Quiet inside but busy outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Dr. Price's Lemon Ale4.00ExcellentBit dubious about lemon beers but this was superb. Full of condition, the lemon and hops made for a very refreshing pint.
XT Brewing - 1215 Magna Carter4.20AcceptableServed on gravity. Tasty, but as flat as a pancake. The spelling error was on the pump clip, but the brewery web site shows it spelt correctly. Strange.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
17 Jan 2015 (HSB)
12:10 A quick visit to see the Landlord to bring him up to date on 2016 GBG selection process.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Excellent
Castle Rock - Red Riding Hood4.30GoodNot normally a fan of red beers but this one is well balanced.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
07 Dec 2014 (HSB)
12:30 A Sunday lunchtime drinking in a pub without any food. Wonderful.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.00ExcellentLast one out on gravity. Aged nicely, vinous.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodStraight from the barrel. Good hoppy taste.
Oakham - 424.20GoodTypical Oakham
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - St Edmund's4.20Not Tried
20 Nov 2014 (HSB)
14:10 Second stop. Saw a chap I used to talk to in the Kings Head New Buckenham who told me the pub is going to re-open in February. Good news. The pub was surprisingly busy for a Thursday lunch time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oakham - 424.20Not TriedIt was on when we came in but the pumpclip wasn't on the handle yet so we went for the Macaw.
Taylor's Attleborough - Remember Me4.40Not Tried
09 Nov 2014 (HSB)
15:00 Circumnavigated the village green and the service at the war memorial. Pub not too busy, a couple of pleasant pints after a walk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - 424.20ExcellentSuperb. What Oakham do best. Light, hoppy and very tasty.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
01 Oct 2014 (HSB)
17:30 Another bit of exercise followed by a pub visit. Sat outside watching the sunset over the village green and the comings and goings at the mobile chip shop parked opposite the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00ExcellentFull of flavour.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10Not Tried
27 Sep 2014 (HSB)
12:00 My first walk of any distance for a week. Rewarded by a visit here. Sat outside looking across the green. Very pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodNot too green.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA Gold4.10Not Tried

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About the Ox & Plough

The pub sign. Ox & Plough, Old Buckenham, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent18
Good16
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Old Buckenham, Norfolk, NR17 1RN.

Single bar pub overlooking the village green. Supposedly the largest village green in England. Front part has old photographs and is aimed at the village drinker. The rear has a large screen TV showing sport and also hosts live music.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 57 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR17 1RN