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Barrow Hill Roundhouse (Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Peak Ales - Summer SovereignExcellent1
Crystalbrew - Summer BreezeGood1
Norland - ShowcaseGood1
Blue Monkey - Right Turn Clyde! Good1
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPAGood1
Totally Brewed - Slap in the FaceGood1
Big Hand - King's BaneGood1
Mouselow Farm - Golden GoslingGood1
Bosun's - Bosun's MateGood1
Whaley Bridge - Rapa NuiGood1
Stancill - American BeautyGood1
Brunswick - 7 Year ItchAcceptable1
Fuggle Bunny - Chapter 2 Cotton TailPoor1
Landlocked - Bernard's ChiselPoor1
Picture 1. Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Barrow Hill, Derbyshire

Visits Details

14 May 2015 (HSB)
13:00 to 16:00 A railtour from St Pancras by High Speed Train directly into the roundhouse sidings. This session was not open to the general public so there was plenty of room. Three bars, plus cider and craft fizz. Various food stalls, engines in steam and a free half pint for CAMRA members. 200 beers but I have only noted those I tried. Fuller's were one of the sponsors and on the train back they handed out a bottle of Fuller's beer to each passenger. A splendid day.
Peak Ales - Summer Sovereign4.00ExcellentSovereign hops
Totally Brewed - Slap in the Face4.00GoodYet another hoppy blonde
Mouselow Farm - Golden Gosling3.60GoodAnother pale hoppy beer.
Whaley Bridge - Rapa Nui4.90GoodSupposedly subtly spiced with a hint of orange. Too subtle for my tastebuds.
Crystalbrew - Summer Breeze3.80GoodEldorado hops
Blue Monkey - Right Turn Clyde! 4.30Good
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPA3.90Good
Big Hand - King's Bane3.90GoodNice hoppy start but soon faded
Bosun's - Bosun's Mate4.10GoodOnce again a good start but faded to nothing.
Stancill - American Beauty4.80Good
Norland - Showcase4.20GoodRuby ale
Brunswick - 7 Year Itch4.30Acceptable2015 single hop range - Calypso. Nasty back taste.
Fuggle Bunny - Chapter 2 Cotton Tail4.00PoorToo malty
Landlocked - Bernard's Chisel4.30PoorNasty

About the Barrow Hill Roundhouse

Summary of Beer Scores



The Beer Festival is found in Barrow Hill, Derbyshire, S43 2PR.

Britain's last working roundhouse which stages an annual beer festival in the engine shed.

We have visited this Beer Festival once, seen 14 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: S43 2PR