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Lock & Barrel (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Goldings AlePoor1
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Good1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Lock & Barrel, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex
Picture 2. Lock & Barrel, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Visits Details

21 Jul 2015 (HSB)
12:15 After the shambles that was Walton we came here. Fairly quiet but got busier as lunchtime approached. Only Shepherd Neame beers on sale but a display of pumpclips showed forthcoming beers of the month, July's was shown as Butcombe Bitter but none was available. The appearance of a pub was seen as a BAD THING and fifteen years on some residents still hold the same opinion.
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.00GoodNot bad at all.
Shepherd Neame - Goldings Ale4.10PoorFar too sweet. It was a struggle to drink it.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried

About the Lock & Barrel

The pub sign. Lock & Barrel, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 9PR.

Conversion of an ironmonger's shop in Frinton-on-Sea's premier shopping street. Opened in 2000 this was, and still is, the only pub on the sea side of the level crossing gates. Large airy single room with different levels, pavement seating, and a rear patio. A nice touch is the retention of the original shop name and numbers affixed to the ceiling above the bar.

We have visited this pub once, seen 4 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CO13 9PR