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The Woolpack Inn (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bishop Nick - Heresy (was once 4.1%)Excellent1
Witham - No NameExcellent2
Bishop Nick - Witch HuntExcellent2
Bishop Nick - 1555Excellent2
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

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