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Freshfield (Greene King)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop OutExcellent1
Yorkshire Dales - Gardsdale SmokeboxExcellent1
Riverhead - Red SpanishExcellent1
Peerless - Paxtons PeculiarExcellent1
Slater's - Smoked PorterExcellent1
Tatton - Ruck & MaulExcellent1
Liverpool Organic - CascadeExcellent1
Phoenix - White TornadoGood1
Weetwood - Cheshire CatGood1
Parker - Centurion Pale AleGood1
Oceanic Steam Navigation Company - SeafarerAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Oakham - Hawse BucklerNot Tried0
Saltaire - Raspberry BlondeNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)Not Tried0
Titan - Titan bitterNot Tried0
Shiny - WrenchNot Tried0
Peerless - Red Rocks (was 5%)Not Tried0
Spitting Feathers - Old WavertonianNot Tried0
RedWillow - SmokelessNot Tried0
Greene King - Trial Batch 06 Chilli AleNot Tried0
Spitting Feathers - Spiced Winter AleNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Imperial Russian StoutNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Saltaire - Amarillo (was Amarillo Gold)Not Tried0
Leeds - Leeds BestNot Tried0
Lytham - I.P.A.Not Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Liverpool PilsnerNot Tried0
Red Star - Formby MaltNot Tried0
Ossett - Silver KingNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Salopian - OracleNot Tried0
Marble - Chocolate MarbleNot Tried0
Offbeat - Outlandish PaleNot Tried0
Tatton - BlondeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

27 May 2015 (HSB)
14:30 A late family lunch with my Granddaughter. Just a few diners, but the other areas of the pub were fairly busy with drinkers. This pub was in the final four for last year's CAMRA POTY. Shame it didn't win as it would have been a worthy winner in my opinion.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - Paxtons Peculiar4.10ExcellentVery flavoursome
Slater's - Smoked Porter4.80ExcellentBeechwood smoked malt. Not quite as anthracite as a Bamberg but going in that direction.
Weetwood - Cheshire Cat4.00GoodVery much a Northern beer with its distinctive malt taste.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Salopian - Oracle4.00Not Tried
Marble - Chocolate Marble5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Offbeat - Outlandish Pale3.90Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Cascade3.80Not Tried
Tatton - Blonde4.00Not Tried
02 May 2015 (HSB)
14:30 Late lunch when my Granddaughter woke up. Pub was as busy as usual. CAMRA discount obtained.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Yorkshire Dales - Gardsdale Smokebox5.60ExcellentA well balanced smoked beer.
Phoenix - White Tornado4.30GoodClip description. Dry & refreshing. Accurate.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Saltaire - Amarillo (was Amarillo Gold)4.50Not Tried
Leeds - Leeds Best4.30Not Tried
Lytham - I.P.A.5.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Imperial Russian Stout7.40Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Liverpool Pilsner4.70Not Tried
Red Star - Formby Malt4.00Not Tried
07 Feb 2015 (HSB)
13:30 Lunch with the family after a visit to Formby to see a Red Squirrel. Busy in all areas.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tatton - Ruck & Maul4.50ExcellentPorter
Parker - Centurion Pale Ale3.90GoodVery malty
Oceanic Steam Navigation Company - Seafarer4.00AcceptableBit thin
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Peerless - Red Rocks (was 5%)4.80Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Old Wavertonian4.40Not Tried
RedWillow - Smokeless5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Trial Batch 06 Chilli Ale4.80Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Spiced Winter Ale4.70Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Imperial Russian Stout7.40Not Tried
02 Aug 2014 (HSB)
13:00 Lunch with the family. Good food, good beer, and friendly staff. CAMRA discount as well. Hard to believe its a Greene King pub. Local CAMRA POTY 2014 and Greene King pub of the year 2014. Even they realise a pub needs a good choice of beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liverpool Organic - Cascade3.80Excellent
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop Out5.00Excellent
Riverhead - Red Spanish5.00ExcellentFlavoured with liquorice. Went well with sirloin steak.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Hawse Buckler5.60Not Tried
Saltaire - Raspberry Blonde4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)3.80Not Tried
Titan - Titan bitter3.80Not Tried
Shiny - Wrench4.40Not Tried

About the Freshfield

The pub sign. Freshfield, Formby, Merseyside

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Formby, Merseyside, L37 7BD.

Large former hotel. U shaped bar with stone floor area to the front, one wing described as shabby chic and the other part of the dining area leading to a dining room at the rear. Fourteen handpumps.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 40 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: L37 7BD