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Bridge Street Ale House (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sandstone - Oaked OnyxExcellent1
Mr Grundy's - BlightyExcellent1
Sandstone - Post MistressExcellent1
Fernandes - Rhubarb and CustardExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAExcellent1
Falstaff - Gunpowder PlotExcellent1
Happy Valley - Blackout XOExcellent1
Great Heck - Vanilla Wheat StoutGood1
Castle Rock - WalrusGood1
Urban Huntsman (cuckoo) - The OutlawGood1
Black Hole - Starry NightGood1
Happy Valley - Bollywood IPAGood1
Mobberley - US Single Hop Series: AmarilloGood1
Bridgehouse - Cherry Choc StoutGood1
Abbeydale - Dr Morton's Sound BarrierGood1
Wily Fox - MutinyGood1
Happy Valley - Tie The KnotGood1
Rat - Rye Rats of the CaribbeanGood1
Hop Vine (formerly Burscough) - Duke of LancastersGood1
Wrekin (formerly Ironbridge) - Best BitterAcceptable1
Grafton - Coco LocoAcceptable1
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Crema Extrema PorterAcceptable1
Spitting Feathers - Special AleNot Tried0
Front Row - CrouchNot Tried0
Falstaff - A Fist Full of HopsNot Tried0
Phoenix - Wobbly BobNot Tried0
Black Hole - Red DwarfNot Tried0
Newby Wyke - Black Beerd'sNot Tried0
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - St Modwen Golden AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

25 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Standing room only until someone left for a taxi and I snaffled a table.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Walrus4.00GoodDecent trad bitter.
Mobberley - US Single Hop Series: Amarillo4.60GoodOK, a little boring and plain.
Newby Wyke - Black Beerd's4.30Not Tried
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - St Modwen Golden Ale4.10Not Tried
19 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Busy with visitors from Lichfield CAMRA, a few of whom had those horrible Aston Villa tops on...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Happy Valley - Blackout XO4.40ExcellentA very good smooth rum stout. Tasted above it's strength.
Rat - Rye Rats of the Caribbean4.80GoodA little disappointing for a red rye ale. Flavours understated.
Grafton - Coco Loco4.50AcceptableStraight from the cask. Tasted like coconut sun tan oil.
Phoenix - Wobbly Bob6.00Not Tried
Black Hole - Red Dwarf4.50Not Tried
09 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Chucking it down outside. Nice and relaxed in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentSurprisingly very good.
Mr Grundy's - Blighty4.50ExcellentA mild but very stout like. Smooth with a hint of smoke.
Hop Vine (formerly Burscough) - Duke of Lancasters4.00GoodDecent traditional bitter.
Urban Huntsman (cuckoo) - The Outlaw5.50GoodQuite a floral pale.
05 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
It was quiet early doors.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fernandes - Rhubarb and Custard4.00ExcellentA very nice pale with a sweet finish.
Black Hole - Starry Night4.40GoodNice dry bitter with a hint of smoke.
Bridgehouse - Cherry Choc Stout6.00GoodDecent enough stout but no cherry to be found.
Falstaff - A Fist Full of Hops4.50Not Tried
26 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Quite a few in and I managed to grab the last of the comfy chairs. Happened to meet one of my untappd friends for the first time and we had a good chat about beer and local beer festivals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sandstone - Post Mistress4.40ExcellentI've been disappointed with many of this brewery's beers in the past but they have upped their game. This autumnal fruit bitter was spot on. Tip top condition.
Falstaff - Gunpowder Plot4.20ExcellentVery good session gold from Falstaff, in fine condition. Far better than the Parliament Burns I had the other day.
Sandstone - Oaked Onyx4.00ExcellentSession stout. Very complex, excellent.
Wily Fox - Mutiny5.00Good
22 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Friendly landlord, I snaffled a comfy at the bottom of the stairs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Heck - Vanilla Wheat Stout5.40GoodWheat in a stout, bizarre. This is very wheaty.
Happy Valley - Bollywood IPA5.90Good
Spitting Feathers - Special Ale4.20Not Tried
Front Row - Crouch3.80Not Tried
16 Oct 2014 (Nick Willis)
Friendly landlord, rather intimate in the front room in this micro pub. Barrels behind a pair of french doors in the window and cooled from there. Interesting selection of ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbeydale - Dr Morton's Sound Barrier4.30GoodDecent golden, not as good as Abbeydale usually are.
Happy Valley - Tie The Knot5.00Good
Wrekin (formerly Ironbridge) - Best Bitter3.90AcceptableA very malty bitter.
Hopcraft (experimental side of Pixie Spring) - Crema Extrema Porter5.00AcceptableHopcraft beers are usually excellent, this tasted like cold espresso. Far too much coffee.

About the Bridge Street Ale House

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good12
Acceptable3
Poor-

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The pub is found in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2RY.

The first micropub to set up in The Potteries Branch Area, opened mid-July 2014 and converted from an antiques shop; the bar is located on the right of the entrance and the cellar is in the window. The front area has high wooden benches, while the back room has more traditional chairs and tables, and can be used for functions. Four ales are served at any one time, with new and rare beers being a speciality; these can often change before your very eyes. Four real ciders are also stocked, plus bottled lager; a brilliant addition to the burgeoning Newcastle real ale scene. Customers are welcome to bring their own lunch and eat it while supping the beer. Oh, and watch out for the ferret! Third pint tasting bats are available, as are basic snacks such as pickled eggs and pork scratchings. Note that the pub is open all day on Bank Holiday weekends, including longer in the evenings.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST5 2RY