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The John Logie Baird (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Firebird - Parody Session IPAExcellent1
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)Excellent1
Long Man - Copper HopExcellent1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Temperance Union - Ott SoftyGood1
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Horsham Best BitterGood1
Naylor's - Snow StormGood1
Firebird - ShokataGood1
Banks's - Driftwood Pale AleGood1
Caledonian - Strange Fellows TalismanAcceptable1
Batemans - Black & White Not Tried0
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Bleddyn 1075Not Tried0
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Lost KingdomNot Tried0
Daleside - Santa's ProgressNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sudwerk InbetweenNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. Not Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Not Tried0
RCH - PG SteamNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdNot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Hook Norton - Special Dark MildNot Tried0
Otter - SpringfestNot Tried0
Weltons - Blackcurrant MildNot Tried0
Coach House - ElderflowerNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Dragon SlayerNot Tried0
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Rooster's - Twenty-Fifth AnniversaryNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game OnNot Tried0
Picture 1. The John Logie Baird, Hastings, East Sussex
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

10 Sep 2020 (Dosser)
One of the worst Spoons ive been in. Bombardier was their guest ale. Staff trying to stop dodgy customers entering.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodAsked for a top up twice but he insisted on a short pint. As I only paid 1.45 I didnt push it and accepted my short pint with little grace.
25 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A couple of pints before taking a train to London.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20ExcellentAn amber-coloured, well-hopped Bitter.
Firebird - Shokata4.00GoodA pale golden, elderflower-flavoured beer.
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Dragon Slayer4.50Not Tried
Firebird - Parody Session IPA4.50Not Tried
Rooster's - Twenty-Fifth Anniversary4.30Not Tried
25 Mar 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I brought my dad in here for lunch – first time he’s been to a pub in eighteen months or more.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Firebird - Parody Session IPA4.50ExcellentA golden, fruity IPA. Very nice.
Caledonian - Strange Fellows Talisman4.00AcceptableOK, but spoiled really by lacklustre condition.
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20Not Tried
Otter - Springfest4.00Not Tried
Coach House - Elderflower4.10Not Tried
09 Oct 2016 (Alenomore)
Early lunchtime visit and a fair crowd in. Good range on, including upcoming festival ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Ott Softy1.00Good
03 Jan 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early lunchtime visit. It is a foul day of wind and rain and not many customers have yet ventured out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Driftwood Pale Ale5.00GoodA pretty decent, US-style Pale Ale.
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80Not Tried
06 Dec 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Quick early evening pint whilst awaiting a delayed train back to London. Pub very quiet. There were a couple more so-called Christmas beers available whose names I did not note.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Naylor's - Snow Storm5.00GoodQuite a sharp malt and citrusy hops taste. Golden.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Daleside - Santa's Progress4.20Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sudwerk Inbetween4.80Not Tried
Hook Norton - Ducato A.F.O. 5.40Not Tried
20 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lively friendly bar staff. Good to see an uncluttered bar with no Available soon or price pumpclip crowners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80ExcellentFirst rate with good hop smack
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game On4.20Not Tried
Batemans - Black & White 3.60Not Tried
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Bleddyn 10755.60Not Tried
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Lost Kingdom5.20Not Tried
17 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
An early visit for a not-particularly good lunch. Pub busy at noon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Horsham Best Bitter3.80GoodA brown, malty, Best Bitter.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
RCH - PG Steam3.90Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Hook Norton - Special Dark Mild4.60Not Tried
Weltons - Blackcurrant Mild5.00Not Tried

About The John Logie Baird

The pub sign. The John Logie Baird, Hastings, East Sussex

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good6
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1BE.

A large town centre Wetherspoon pub in Havelock Road, which opened in former commercial premises in 2001. There is a small garden at the rear. 10 handpumps in 2 banks each of 5.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN34 1BE