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John O'Gaunt Inn (INNformal Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Fallen - Local MotiveExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Cereal KillerExcellent1
Electric Bear - Werrrd!Excellent1
Vale - Best Vale IPAExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - NiveousExcellent1
Two Cocks - 1643 CavalierExcellent1
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter AleExcellent1
Loose Cannon - Belgian FarmhouseGood1
INNformal - INNocenseGood1
Loddon - HullabalooNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Aylesbury (ABC) - JesterNot Tried0
360° - Mayflower #56Not Tried0
Milestone - English RoseNot Tried0
Peakstones (formerly Peakstones Rock) - Churnet Valley IPANot Tried0
Very INNformal - INNhouse Best Bitter Not Tried0
White Horse - StableNot Tried0
Picture 1. John O'Gaunt Inn, Hungerford, Berkshire
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

18 Apr 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid to late evening we arrived just in time for 9pm last food orders which turned out to be a very good meal indeed. Friendly and welcoming combined with a superb beer range yet bizarrely this pub isn't in the GBG and the Hungerford Arms is?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter Ale5.00ExcellentDangerously drinkable faux session ale!
Fallen - Local Motive3.90ExcellentSuperb mango peachy tropical punch
Electric Bear - Werrrd!4.20ExcellentA lighter style APA nevertheless didn't detract from the expected flavours
INNformal - INNocense3.50GoodHoppy zesty citrus style
Very INNformal - INNhouse Best Bitter 4.10Not Tried
White Horse - Stable4.30Not Tried
29 Mar 2018 (Magnus Greel)
2100 and busy. Good beer range and knowledgeable helpful bar staff. Great pub we liked the atmosphere here hence stayed for a few more.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tiny Rebel - Cereal Killer3.00ExcellentStrong elderflower nose with a similar flavour, impressive for such a low ABV.
Vale - Best Vale IPA3.70ExcellentDry hoppy session bitter very nice.
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Niveous4.50ExcellentFruity tropical apricot and peach wheaty broth, very happy for this as two of my five a day!
Milestone - English Rose4.50Not Tried
Peakstones (formerly Peakstones Rock) - Churnet Valley IPA4.30Not Tried
Very INNformal - INNhouse Best Bitter 4.10Not Tried
21 Apr 2017 (ChrisE)
Aftenoon visit, a detour from the Railway Station on the way to the Downgate. I did not make a note of all the beers on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Excellent
14 Jul 2015 (HSB)
12:30 An outing to travel a particular piece of new track at Reading, Feeder Relief for those interested, meant catching a specific train from a station between Bedwyn and Reading. This pub read well so Hungerford it was. Sadly their own INNformal beer was in the cellar but had not been racked, however the choice offered was very good. The pub itself was very quiet, two wine drinkers at the bar and two groups of ladies dining.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Two Cocks - 1643 Cavalier3.80ExcellentThe other regular beer
Loose Cannon - Belgian Farmhouse4.50GoodI was expecting a Saison type beer but it was more of a standard bitter. Unusually the pumpclip had the date June 2015 on it. Something I haven't seen before.
Loddon - Hullabaloo4.20Not TriedOne of the regular beers
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Aylesbury (ABC) - Jester4.70Not Tried
360° - Mayflower #565.60Not Tried

About the John O'Gaunt Inn

The pub sign. John O'Gaunt Inn, Hungerford, Berkshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent8
Good2
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Website.

The pub is found in Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0EG.

Part of a two pub Pubco, the other being the Five Bells at Wickham. Renovated in 2012/13 the pub has three rooms decorated in gastro style. The bar is to the left, the right hand room has a mixture of seating styles and the third room has a single dining table with intriguing driftwood style chairs. The bar has six handpumps, two regular beers and four ever changing. This was formerly a brewpub but the kit has been moved to the sister pub.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RG17 0EG