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Woodman (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - DarknessExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestGood1
Mighty Oak - Cockney RebelGood1
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterGood1
Dark Star - FestivalAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - IPAPoor1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Woodman, Wild Hill, Hertfordshire
Picture 2. Woodman, Wild Hill, Hertfordshire

Visits Details

24 Jul 2014 (HSB)
11:15 - 14:45 Opens at 11:30 but seeing a group of us standing outside the doors opened early. The ten of us occupied God's Waiting Room much to the chagrin of the locals. We worked our way through the range and enjoyed watching the beers run out and be replaced through the session. The pub was heaving. Amazing for a Thursday lunchtime.
Dark Star - Darkness3.50ExcellentVery tasty. Was at the end of the cask as we only got eight pints of it.
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Good
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80GoodPerfect condition but I did not like the vanilla taste.
Mighty Oak - Cockney Rebel4.40GoodCream soda notes
Dark Star - Festival5.00AcceptablePast its best.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - IPA3.60PoorUnpleasant stale taste. The cask ran out soon after.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried

About the Woodman

The pub sign. Woodman, Wild Hill, Hertfordshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Wild Hill, Hertfordshire, AL9 6EA.

Rural pub with one large bar and a smaller room at the rear. Ever changing range of real ales. The cosy drinking area around a large table at the right hand side of the bar is known as God's Waiting Room. CAMRA winner of Hertfordshire Pub of the Year 2014.

We have visited this pub once, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AL9 6EA