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The Hopwater Cellar (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Buxton - Ice Cream Lemon Meringue PieExcellent1
Shiny - Disco BallsExcellent1
Twisted Barrel - Enter The VoidExcellent1
Twisted Barrel - Peggy LeeExcellent1
Wrekin (formerly Ironbridge) - American PaleExcellent1
Buxton - Ice Cream Pale VanillaGood1
Corke's (formerly branded as Leek then Staffordshire) - GoldGood1
Cornish Crown - SPAGood1
Sacre Brew - Love For 2 Oranges - Hailstone Tripel Series #7Good1
Totally Brewed - Punch in the Face IPAGood1
Weird Beard - Five O'Clock ShadowGood1
Fourpure - JuiceboxAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Most Haunted Pumpkin PorterNot Tried0
Salopian - PolygraphNot Tried0
Sarah Hughes - Dark RubyNot Tried0

Visits Details

25 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Shiny - Disco Balls5.30ExcellentKeg. Nice fruity well balanced hoppy ale.
Twisted Barrel - Peggy Lee5.50ExcellentKeg. Smoked decaf coffee porter. Nice smooth porter with not too much coffee which often spoils this type of beer.
Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby6.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Quietish at lunchtime
Wrekin (formerly Ironbridge) - American Pale5.00ExcellentKeg. I think this brewery has an identity crisis. No mention of Wrekin on the pump clip. Ironbridge Brewery. Very good fruity pale.
Weird Beard - Five O'Clock Shadow6.90GoodDecent enough IPA with American hops. ABV is 7%
Cornish Crown - SPA4.80GoodSession pale, pretty good.
09 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
Few in at tea time after a nightmare bus journey. Also had a bottle of Saugatuck Blueberry Maple Stout and Tailgate's Peanut Butter Milk Stout, the latter was sublime.
Corke's (formerly branded as Leek then Staffordshire) - Gold4.50GoodOK session gold.
Buxton - Ice Cream Pale Vanilla5.60GoodKeg. Collaboration with Omnipollo. Looked like golden muck. It was OK but not as good as I was expecting. Hop laden Pale Ale brewed with oats, wheat, lactose and 1000 fresh vanilla beans
Salopian - Polygraph7.40Not TriedKeg. Black IPA.
05 Nov 2016 (Nick Willis)
I was first in....
Buxton - Ice Cream Lemon Meringue Pie6.00ExcellentKeyKeg. Collaboration with Omnipollo. Sweet creamy, lemon that's not too sharp. Very good beer.
Sacre Brew - Love For 2 Oranges - Hailstone Tripel Series #78.50GoodKeyKeg. Belgian style tripel with orange zest and star anise.
Castle Rock - Most Haunted Pumpkin Porter4.40Not Tried
26 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Just me in late afternoon when I got there but soon started to fill with after work drinkers. I also tried a bottle of Creme de Stout by Sacre Brew, a wonderful peppermint infused stout.
Twisted Barrel - Enter The Void8.50ExcellentKeyKeg. An imperial black IPA... Nice smooth roast with some dark fruit sweetness and a hop finish.
Totally Brewed - Punch in the Face IPA4.80GoodA bit too hoppy for me, decent enough nonetheless.
Fourpure - Juicebox5.90AcceptableKeyKeg. Far too resinous and astringent for my palate.

About The Hopwater Cellar

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 2RY.

Cellar bar opposite the Bridge Street Ale House. 1 cask ale and 2 KeyKeg beers plus 400+ bottles from near and far. Plenty of seating so you can sip away at your delights.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ST5 2RY