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The Woolpack Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bishop Nick - Witch HuntExcellent2
Bishop Nick - 1555Excellent2
Bishop Nick - Heresy (was once 4.1%)Excellent1
Witham - No NameExcellent2
Witham - No NameGood3
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Bishop Nick - Martyr IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Nutty HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Not Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Plasticine PorterNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Mardler'sNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Woolpack Inn, Witham, Essex
Picture 2. The Woolpack Inn, Witham, Essex
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

24 Feb 2015 (thebrewingman)
I really like this place - a real pub. Beer is in good nick too.
Bishop Nick - 15554.30Excellent
Witham - No Name4.30Excellent
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Woodforde's - Mardler's3.50Not Tried
13 Feb 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Friday Evening Group meeting at a most friendly pub with a very rural feel. Landlord has had a long association with the former Ridleys brewery people.
Bishop Nick - 15554.30Excellent
Bishop Nick - Heresy (was once 4.1%)4.00Excellent
Witham - No Name4.30Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not TriedRan out
Mighty Oak - Plasticine Porter4.50Not Tried
26 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit and the pub is busy and boisterous. I go in the bar with marginally less ‘singing’. Some people have clearly been in for a while. Will have to come back another time to get more of a feel for the pub.
Bishop Nick - Witch Hunt4.20ExcellentTop quality, luscious, black Porter.
Witham - No Name5.20AcceptableIs there more than one beer with no name brewed here I wonder? Mine was clearly marked as being 4.3%. It was a straightforward, quaffing Bitter.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
14 Oct 2014 (HSB)
11:30 - 14:45 Yet another gathering of old railwaymen. An excellent time was had by all. A visit to the micro-brewery behind the bar was an added bonus.
Bishop Nick - Witch Hunt4.20ExcellentLovely roast flavour.
Witham - No Name5.20Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Nutty Hen4.50Not Tried
15 Jul 2014 (HSB)
17:30 30 minute connection at Witham so came here for a swift half of the home brew. Excellent pub will re-visit.
Witham - No Name5.20Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Bishop Nick - Martyr IPA5.00Not Tried

About The Woolpack Inn

The pub sign. The Woolpack Inn, Witham, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Witham, Essex, CM8 2JP.

Interesting old pub, with a rural feel, six minutes walk from Witham railway station on the side away from the town centre in Church Street. Two bars and a further room that appears to have formerly been a shop. The old shop window contains an impressive display of glass soda siphons. Raised area in public bar accommodates a pool table and darts oche. 2 handpumps in public bar, 3 in the saloon but real ales are also served on gravity dispense direct from the cellar. At end of 2014 on the market for sale at £325,000. The pub's micro brewery was fully in view immediately behind the bar but was removed from site and mothballed in early 2015.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CM8 2JP