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The Earl of Dalkeith (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Grainstore - Winter NipExceptional1
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Centurion's Ghost AleExcellent1
Cotleigh - TawnyExcellent1
Sharp's - Gentle JaneExcellent1
Banks's - Maui Brewery Coconut PorterExcellent1
Herold - Black ChaliceExcellent1
Stonehenge - Great BustardExcellent1
Banks's - Morrells Oxford BlueGood1
Grainstore - SpringtimeGood1
Moorhouse's - Amber RamblerGood1
Hopping Mad - Black Jack Hoppy Irish StoutGood1
Warwickshire - KingmakerGood1
Hydes - Over a BarrelGood1
Ringwood - Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)Good1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAGood1
Elgood's - HawkwindGood1
Burton Bridge - Stairway To HeavenGood1
Cotleigh - Barn Owl BitterAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Grainstore - Cooking BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - HomewreckerNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Grainstore - Rutland BeastNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Langton - Hop OnNot Tried0
Milestone - Black PearlNot Tried0
Milestone - LionheartNot Tried0
Hopping Mad - HopnotchNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Earl of Dalkeith, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Visits Details

31 Dec 2012 (Stephen)
Place was buzzing but very pleasant
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grainstore - Winter Nip7.30ExceptionalWhat a find so drinkable like a good sherry but in pints at only £2.40 mid brown body good cream head only one but that was due to the strength not taste
Hopping Mad - Black Jack Hoppy Irish Stout4.50Goodhad a few of these warming treacly hints of licorice good lasting head on a nearly black body.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hopping Mad - Hopnotch3.60Not Tried
03 Jun 2010 (Stephen)
Few in lots of fish chips, cup of tea for 3 pounds or so its nice the older people can get out for a civilised meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
York (now brewed at Black Sheep) - Centurion's Ghost Ale5.40ExcellentGreat beer a real bargain at 1.90 chocolate, fruit just a superb beer.
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70GoodGreat well balanced ale but you feel it drinks all its strength so only had one.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Triedspitfire
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Langton - Hop On4.40Not Tried
19 Apr 2010 (Stephen)
Civilised covers it
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Gentle Jane4.80ExcellentDifferent every time pretty good sherbet but never nailed it
Banks's - Maui Brewery Coconut Porter5.00Excellentcoffee chocolate roasted coconut even close to end of barrel was fine
Warwickshire - Kingmaker5.50Goodis a complicated issue its decent strong bitter fruity sweet well 5.5% pears in there liked it
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
09 Apr 2010 (Stephen)
Lively but friendly atmosphere good selection of ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Herold - Black Chalice4.80ExcellentI got the plain chocolate moderate bitterness good mouth feel had 3 pints of it have they changed recipe from last time it was on as i felt it was a very good pint.
Moorhouse's - Amber Rambler4.80GoodReally nice a real find
Hydes - Over a Barrel4.10GoodTasty best bitter
Elgood's - Hawkwind4.50GoodGood solid fruity bitter very nice
Banks's - Morrells Oxford Blue3.70GoodFree sample she pulled it in error but very welcome a feast for the tastebuds
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Milestone - Black Pearl4.30Not Tried
Milestone - Lionheart4.20Not Tried
03 Apr 2010 (Stephen)
Bus going to Kettering came in for my breakfast jumped on bus to the Charters beer festival afterwards. Pub was very quiet as you maybe would expect but a decent breakfast to ready me for the beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grainstore - Springtime4.50GoodNothing outlandish about it just a well crafted Grainstore best bitter clean light chestnut clear clean tasty well balanced malt and hops
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Langton - Hop On4.40Not Tried
19 Oct 2009 (Stephen)
Quiet Monday afternoon most of beers not ready yet
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Stairway To Heaven5.00GoodWell balanced strong ale sweetness and bitterness balancing out
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
21 Sep 2009 (Stephen)
Relaxed feel on a Monday afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)5.60Goodgood fruity strong ale nice but not ideal for 3pm
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
19 Sep 2009 (Stephen)
fairly busy but still relaxed
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Great Bustard4.80ExcellentLast pint in the barrel had been drinking Cleopatra so the first mouthful felt very bitter but as my taste buds adjusted I really enjoyed fruit and coffee in the malt and that great bitter finish.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Beast5.30Not Tried
04 Sep 2009 (Stephen)
Busy but always ok there
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Barn Owl Bitter4.50Acceptable
04 Jul 2008 (Stephen)
Stopped off on way to bus stop busy but good service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Tawny3.80ExcellentLovely yet again
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Grainstore - Cooking Bitter3.60Not Tried
Milestone - Homewrecker4.90Not Tried

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About The Earl of Dalkeith

The pub sign. The Earl of Dalkeith, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent9
Good12
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 0BS.

Cavernous 2 story former furniture store. Friendly helpful staff.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NN16 0BS