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Shire Horse

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Grainstore - Rutland BeastExcellent1
Potbelly - Crazy DazeExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton AleGood1
Cottage - Silver ShadowGood1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Acceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - EquinoxAcceptable1
Tetley - BitterAcceptable1
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Grainstore - Pride of ScotgateAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - EquinoxNot Tried0
Potbelly - Bellowhead HedonismNot Tried0
Picture 1. Shire Horse, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Visits Details

14 Jan 2012 (Stephen)
always feels friendly
BeerABVScoreNotes
Potbelly - Crazy Daze5.50Excellentprobably too strong to be sensible but slightly sweet malts with a citrus hop finish hit the spot
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Potbelly - Bellowhead Hedonism4.50Not Tried
25 Sep 2010 (Stephen)
Relaxed and friendly
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableDecent enough but there are better beers brewed locally
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale4.80Not Tried
23 Oct 2009 (Stephen)
Better waiting here than the bus stop
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale4.80GoodNow made in Leeds I read its the best selling ale in there so decided to try it its a strong bitter rather than a Burton ale but its fine.
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Equinox4.80Not Tried
03 Oct 2009 (Stephen)
nice relaxed atmosphere
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Equinox4.20AcceptableStarted off fine but I was not feeling great and left
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale4.80Not Tried
03 Sep 2009 (Stephen)
Quiet today popped in as i needed the loo so had a pint
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20AcceptableOkay but the goalposts have moved in 30 years unremarkable now
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale4.80Not Tried
23 Jun 2008 (Stephen)
Relaxed and friendly as usual warm evening so sat in the garden
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cottage - Silver Shadow5.00GoodVery acceptable fruity strong bitter well balanced and enjoyable.
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale4.80Not Tried
16 Jun 2008 (Stephen)
Friendly place as usual great collection of pump clips seemingly going back to when spitfire was just an aeroplane
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grainstore - Pride of Scotgate4.30AcceptableGolden colour thin white head hints of citrus but really overhopped for me lingering bitter finish had 2 so not bad but in no hurry to try again,
Tetley - Bitter3.70Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale4.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2008 (Stephen)
an old style drinkers pubs always 3 ales on tap and friendly locals
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grainstore - Rutland Beast5.30ExcellentRich chesnut brown short lived head but full flavoured fruity malt sweet complex flavours with a hint of bitterness on finish lovely stuff kept me at the bar too long though.
Tetley - Bitter3.70AcceptableGot a little lost between pints of Rutland Beast the malt got lost and only the hops left
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Ind Coope Draught Burton Ale4.80Not Tried

About the Shire Horse

The pub sign. Shire Horse, Kettering, Northamptonshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable5
Poor-

The pub is found in Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8JH.

Old one room pub with an island bar. Full of nooks and crannies and always seems a friendly place. Spent a pleasant couple of hours standing at the bar

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NN16 8JH