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The Brewery Tap (Spitting Feathers)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Front Row - Red RosesExcellent1
Facer's - This Splendid AleExcellent2
Spitting Feathers - Special AleExcellent1
Salopian - LimerenceGood1
Weetwood - Oast House GoldGood1
Spitting Feathers - Little DonkerGood1
Merlin - Merlin's GoldGood1
Wild Weather - Cry of the UpstartsGood1
Spitting Feathers - Thirst QuencherGood5
Acorn - GorlovkaNot Tried0
Potbelly - Hop TrotterNot Tried0
Phoenix - Monkeytown MildNot Tried0
Spitting Feathers - Cestrian Chester Northgate AleNot Tried0
Spitting Feathers - Old WavertonianNot Tried0
Coach House - Gunpowder Strong MildNot Tried0
Rooster's - Wild MuleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Brodie's PrimeNot Tried0
Spitting Feathers - Empire IPANot Tried0
Phoenix - Black Bee Honey PorterNot Tried0
Buzzard - Try TimeNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Black GoldNot Tried0
G2 - OrionNot Tried0
Spitting Feathers - BossNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Wai-iti RedNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Hawkshead - RedNot Tried0
Howard Town - Lords a LeapingNot Tried0
Front Row - LomuNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - VentureNot Tried0
Cotleigh - TawnyNot Tried0
Coach House - Dick TurpinNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Black Dragon MildNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur Dry-Hopped Not Tried0
Spitting Feathers - Repetitive Strain InjuryNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brewery Tap, Chester, Cheshire
Picture 2. The Brewery Tap, Chester, Cheshire
Picture 3. The Brewery Tap, Chester, Cheshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

10 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Late afternoon visit and this marvellous pub is quiet.
Spitting Feathers - Thirst Quencher3.90ExcellentPale gold in colour. Crisp. Nice hops and biscuit malt.
Front Row - Red Roses4.50ExcellentA black, creamy Stout with chocolate and cherry.
Spitting Feathers - Little Donker6.00GoodBrown, strong and malty.
Cotleigh - Tawny3.80Not Tried
Coach House - Dick Turpin4.20Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Black Dragon Mild4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur Dry-Hopped 5.90Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Repetitive Strain Injury5.60Not Tried
19 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit for a Christmas meal meet up. Atmospheric venue with good food service but choked up on bar service by once a year types.
Spitting Feathers - Special Ale4.20ExcellentRan out when I went back for more
Spitting Feathers - Thirst Quencher3.90GoodRather thin
Salopian - Limerence6.60GoodA heavier tasting brew than I expected, or perhaps wanted to end on
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not TriedChasing me oooooooop north eh
Hawkshead - Red4.20Not Tried
Howard Town - Lords a Leaping6.00Not Tried
Front Row - Lomu5.40Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Venture3.70Not Tried
06 Feb 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and quiet. I loved the sepulchred atmosphere to this place.
Spitting Feathers - Thirst Quencher3.90GoodEarthy and bready but it grew on me once the initial chill was lost.
Wild Weather - Cry of the Upstarts4.20GoodFruity plum hit but served way too cold
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Old Wavertonian4.40Not Tried
G2 - Orion3.80Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Boss5.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Wai-iti Red4.20Not Tried
11 Mar 2016 (HSB)
12:00 Lunch stop. Devilled kidneys. Excellent.
Spitting Feathers - Thirst Quencher3.90AcceptableJust. Took the first one back as it was very cloudy. Two or three were then pulled off but my replacement was still not as clear as I would like.
Coach House - Gunpowder Strong Mild3.80Not Tried
Rooster's - Wild Mule3.90Not Tried
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime4.90Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Empire IPA5.20Not Tried
Phoenix - Black Bee Honey Porter4.50Not Tried
Buzzard - Try Time3.60Not Tried
31 Jul 2015 (HSB)
22:00 As the Brewery Tap was opposite our hotel this seemed the best place to end the evening. Busy in both rooms.
Facer's - This Splendid Ale4.30ExcellentVery tasty
Merlin - Merlin's Gold3.80GoodLight & Hoppy
Spitting Feathers - Thirst Quencher3.90Not Tried
Phoenix - Monkeytown Mild3.90Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Cestrian Chester Northgate Ale4.90Not Tried
Spitting Feathers - Old Wavertonian4.40Not Tried
27 Apr 2015 (Stu)
Spitting Feathers - Thirst Quencher3.90Good
Weetwood - Oast House Gold5.00Good
Facer's - This Splendid Ale4.30Good
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00Not Tried
Potbelly - Hop Trotter4.10Not Tried

About The Brewery Tap

The pub sign. The Brewery Tap, Chester, Cheshire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RU.

A historic former Jacobean banqueting hall in Lower Bridge Street reached by steps. The interior has stone floors, high ceilings and wall tapestries in a building formerly known as Gamul House The building has seen various uses but in November 2008 opened as a pub operated by Spitting Feathers Brewery. It is accessed via steps up from the street and it has two rooms, one primarily used for dining. 8 handpumps, 1 usually selling a cider.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CH1 1RU