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Old Bull's Head Inn (Joule's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
RedWillow - DirectionlessExceptional1
Totally Brewed - Space BrewsterExcellent1
Binghams - Space HoppyExcellent1
Purple Moose - Chocolate MooseGood1
Bewdley - Flying HopsmanGood1
Joule's - Moon MadnessGood1
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - Welsh Pale Acceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Joule's - Pale AleNot Tried0
Joule's - Slumbering MonkNot Tried0
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)Not Tried0
Woodlands - Midnight StoutNot Tried0
Joule's - Calcutta 1757Not Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
St Austell - Bucket of BloodNot Tried0
Joule's - Old No.6 Winter WarmerNot Tried0

Visits Details

25 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Bewdley - Flying Hopsman4.20GoodOk, golden ale. Brewed to celebrate the Flying Scotsman's visit to the Severn Valley Railway.
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)3.80Not Tried
Joule's - Old No.6 Winter Warmer4.80Not TriedJoule's best beer IMO.
Purple Moose - Chocolate Moose4.50Not Tried
19 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Quietish. Landlords are moving out in January. Plus the usual Joules beers
Binghams - Space Hoppy5.00ExcellentPump clip says Space Hoppy IPA. Very well balanced golden hoppy ale.
Purple Moose - Chocolate Moose4.50GoodMore chocolate and no vanilla.
26 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Quiet in here. Barman and customer discussing the universe and somehow Hitler got involved!
Joule's - Moon Madness4.70GoodABV on clip is 4.666%! Far too sweet, apparently this is Joule's take on a mild. Very smooth and in fine form though.
Glamorgan (formerly Kite) - Welsh Pale 4.10AcceptableKeg. Pretty average fizzy pale.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Joule's - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)3.80Not TriedThis now appears to be called Pure Blonde
St Austell - Bucket of Blood4.50Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (Nick Willis)
Good atmosphere and with the dark wood it actually feels very Germanic and welcoming. Good to see a Joule's pub with a decent selection of guest ales.
RedWillow - Directionless4.20ExceptionalAnother cracking Redwillow ale.
Totally Brewed - Space Brewster4.20Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Joule's - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Joule's - Slumbering Monk4.50Not Tried
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)3.80Not Tried
Woodlands - Midnight Stout4.40Not Tried
Joule's - Calcutta 17575.00Not Tried

About the Old Bull's Head Inn

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1RE.

Charming, old-fashioned pub in the town centre, the oldest in Newcastle, dating from the 14th Century; beware low beams when entering. The bar is on the left of the entrance, whilst the right hand side forms a cosy snug. Very much brightened up by the new management team; although under the ownership of Joule's, four of the guest beers will come from other breweries, whilst the fifth will be the Joule's seasonal ale.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST5 1RE