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Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2018 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Keppels - Lion's KingdomGood1
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Imperial Woody's Dark StoutGood1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Yetman's - One For The Road Crew (aka Orange)Not Tried0
Yetman's - RedNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Lemon & GingerNot Tried0
Mersea Island - Yo Boy BitterNot Tried0
Green Jack - Ripper TripelNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Bingle JellsNot Tried0
Shalford - Hyde BitterNot Tried0
Great Orme - Welsh BlackNot Tried0
Derventio - CleopatraNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Jack o' LanternNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Mr Grundy's - No Man's LandNot Tried0
RedWillow - WrecklessNot Tried0
Three Tuns - MildNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Not Tried0
Facer's - Clwyd GoldNot Tried0
Bishop Nick - 1555Not Tried0
Grain - Best BitterNot Tried0
Colchester - MetropolisNot Tried0
Harwich Town - EPANot Tried0
Great Orme - OrmeNot Tried0
Mersea Island - OysterNot Tried0
Red Fox - Ruby Red MildNot Tried0
Barlow - AnastasiaNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Devils Dyke PorterNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - MarmosetNot Tried0
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Peasants' RevoltNot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Dark MildNot Tried0
Georges - Cockleboats Best BitterNot Tried0
Three Tuns - RantipoleNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Hop Monster (Georges) - Snake Oil StoutNot Tried0
Shalford - Ebenezer AleNot Tried0
Shalford - Rampant HopNot Tried0
Derventio - Mrs ClausNot Tried0
Marlpool - Blind Boris MildNot Tried0
Red Fox - Marmalade StoutNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RingmasterNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - DewhopperNot Tried0
Sunbeam - Eclipse StoutNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Billericay BlondeNot Tried0
Tombstone - ArizonaNot Tried0
Colchester - PontisbrightNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Chapel Street PorterNot Tried0
Georges - Shrimpers AleNot Tried0
Leighton Buzzard - Restoration AleNot Tried0
Tombstone - Santa FeNot Tried0
Georges - Ebenezer OldNot Tried0
Georges - Marley's GhostNot Tried0
Wibblers - Hop BlackNot Tried0
Leighton Buzzard - Black BuzzardNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Root ThirteenNot Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Boudicca - Spiral StoutNot Tried0
Three Blind Mice - Lonely SnakeNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Educated GuessNot Tried0
Hadham - 18ct GoldNot Tried0
Thames Side - Egyptian Goose India Pale AleNot Tried0
Thames Side - White Swan Pale AleNot Tried0
Thames Side - Black Swan PorterNot Tried0
Thames Side - Heron AleNot Tried0
Little Critters - C-MonsterNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - OldNot Tried0
Silks - Old Man ShirvNot Tried0
Silks - Veteran CampaignerNot Tried0
Witham - Scruffy MildNot Tried0
Brentwood - BBC1Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - GalaxiaNot Tried0
Robinsons - TrooperNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickNot Tried0
Keppels - Christmas CrowNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - SS9Not Tried0
Leigh on Sea - CrowstoneNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Legra PaleNot Tried0
Hadham - First Brewed AleNot Tried0
Maldon - Christmas StoutNot Tried0
Saffron - Agnes WaterhouseNot Tried0
Saffron - Saffron PorterNot Tried0
Tombstone - Six Shooter 6 months reserveNot Tried0
Little Critters - White WolfNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollNot Tried0
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - MallowphantNot Tried0
Green Jack - Ole Cock Old AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailNot Tried0
Franklins - Resurrection PaleNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper Light BrigadeNot Tried0
Boudicca - The Red QueenNot Tried0
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Blueshack Pale AleNot Tried0
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Blueshack BitterNot Tried0
RedWillow - StatelessNot Tried0
Keppels - Tipsy CrowNot Tried0
Keppels - Two CrowsNot Tried0
Vendetta - Session IPANot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Christmas DickieNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - BlockheadNot Tried0
Bishop Nick - FestiveNot Tried0
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Eight FifteenNot Tried0
Colchester - StrongmanNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Super NovaNot Tried0
Fable (cuckooing somewhere in Essex) - Enchanted IPANot Tried0
Georges - Child of the JagoNot Tried0
Keppels - New BeginningsNot Tried0
Keppels - Home to RoostNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Little RedNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - BrhubarbNot Tried0
Maldon - SideburnsNot Tried0
Maldon - Santa's Last StandNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Whistling WheelbarrowNot Tried0
Other Monkey - Pale AleNot Tried0
Other Monkey - Amber AleNot Tried0
Other Monkey - IPANot Tried0
Red Fox - Little FoxNot Tried0
Saffron - Black BessNot Tried0
Saffron - Saffron EPANot Tried0
Saeburh - Citrus IslesNot Tried0
Saeburh - Amber Number 1Not Tried0
Saeburh - ChargeNot Tried0
Vendetta - GoldNot Tried0
Watsons - Black Otter StoutNot Tried0
Watsons - Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Wibblers - Dengie DevilNot Tried0
Barlow - Mish MashNot Tried0
Beermats - Frosty the SnowmatNot Tried0
Beermats - Midnight MatsNot Tried0
Crankshaft - FlywheelNot Tried0
Crankshaft - Fishwicks 115 ESBNot Tried0
Darkland - Darkland JeraNot Tried0
Darkland - ISANot Tried0
Eyam - Ring o' RosesNot Tried0
Eyam - QuarantineNot Tried0
Facer's - Mountain MildNot Tried0
Grain - Smash Mo DragonNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Xmas CrackNot Tried0
Intrepid - Rye IPANot Tried0
Intrepid - Smoked Treacle PorterNot Tried0
Leighton Buzzard - Bedfordshire BestNot Tried0
Mr Grundy's - VampyrNot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Christmas Mash UpNot Tried0
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Winter PorterNot Tried0
Oakham - JesterNot Tried0
Opa Hay's - BF 157Not Tried0
Opa Hay's - ArmisticeNot Tried0
Sunbeam - Blinded by the LightNot Tried0
Sunbeam - Rain stops playNot Tried0
Three Blind Mice - Halfway to Shooby DooNot Tried0
Tombstone - AleNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - RenownNot Tried0
Eyam - Black DeathNot Tried0
Eyam - Mompesson's CallingNot Tried0
Three Blind Mice - Gooseberry SaisonNot Tried0
Other Monkey - Mango & Pineapple IPANot Tried0

Visits Details

21 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Arrival thwarted by cancelled train to the venue and intake by, earlier than previous years, a 10pm close every day. Volunteer resource shortages were blamed for the earlier closure time and reduced number of bars and beers. Good place and people as always here of course.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Imperial Woody's Dark Stout7.40GoodWhisky barrel aged for 3 months. Sold from a pin on the front bar counter
Keppels - Lion's Kingdom10.00GoodMurky golden beer. Where the evening went all wrong as I ordered this as my first without checking abv! Felt obliged to stay on the strong ones then, as I only had a little over half hour left
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Yetman's - One For The Road Crew (aka Orange)4.20Not Tried
Yetman's - Red3.80Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Lemon & Ginger4.00Not Tried
Mersea Island - Yo Boy Bitter3.80Not Tried
Green Jack - Ripper Tripel8.50Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Bingle Jells5.20Not Tried
Shalford - Hyde Bitter4.70Not Tried
Great Orme - Welsh Black4.00Not Tried
Derventio - Cleopatra5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Jack o' Lantern4.40Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - No Man's Land4.50Not Tried
RedWillow - Wreckless4.80Not Tried
Three Tuns - Mild3.40Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not Tried
Facer's - Clwyd Gold3.50Not Tried
Bishop Nick - 15554.30Not Tried
Grain - Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Colchester - Metropolis3.90Not Tried
Harwich Town - EPA3.80Not Tried
Great Orme - Orme4.20Not Tried
Mersea Island - Oyster5.00Not Tried
Red Fox - Ruby Red Mild6.90Not Tried
Barlow - Anastasia7.50Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Devils Dyke Porter5.00Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60Not Tried
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Peasants' Revolt4.60Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Dark Mild4.90Not Tried
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Three Tuns - Rantipole3.60Not Tried
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
Hop Monster (Georges) - Snake Oil Stout5.00Not Tried
Shalford - Ebenezer Ale4.50Not Tried
Shalford - Rampant Hop4.00Not Tried
Derventio - Mrs Claus4.00Not Tried
Marlpool - Blind Boris Mild3.50Not Tried
Red Fox - Marmalade Stout5.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Dewhopper4.00Not TriedOn KeyKeg
Sunbeam - Eclipse Stout3.80Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Billericay Blonde4.00Not Tried
Tombstone - Arizona3.90Not Tried
Colchester - Pontisbright4.20Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Chapel Street Porter5.90Not Tried
Georges - Shrimpers Ale4.00Not Tried
Leighton Buzzard - Restoration Ale4.60Not Tried
Tombstone - Santa Fe5.00Not Tried
Georges - Ebenezer Old4.00Not Tried
Georges - Marley's Ghost4.00Not Tried
Wibblers - Hop Black4.00Not Tried
Leighton Buzzard - Black Buzzard5.80Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Root Thirteen3.60Not Tried
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried
Boudicca - Spiral Stout4.60Not Tried
Three Blind Mice - Lonely Snake3.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Educated Guess4.70Not Tried
Hadham - 18ct Gold3.70Not Tried
Thames Side - Egyptian Goose India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Thames Side - White Swan Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Thames Side - Black Swan Porter4.60Not Tried
Thames Side - Heron Ale3.70Not Tried
Little Critters - C-Monster6.50Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Old4.60Not Tried
Silks - Old Man Shirv4.50Not Tried
Silks - Veteran Campaigner3.80Not Tried
Witham - Scruffy Mild3.90Not Tried
Brentwood - BBC11.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Galaxia4.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper4.70Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Magic Rock - Hat-Trick3.70Not Tried
Keppels - Christmas Crow6.00Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - SS99.00Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Crowstone5.50Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Legra Pale3.80Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Legra Pale3.80Not TriedOn KeyKeg
Hadham - First Brewed Ale4.00Not Tried
Maldon - Christmas Stout4.80Not Tried
Saffron - Agnes Waterhouse5.20Not Tried
Saffron - Saffron Porter5.20Not Tried
Tombstone - Six Shooter 6 months reserve6.60Not Tried
Little Critters - White Wolf5.00Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll5.00Not Tried
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Mallowphant4.80Not Tried
Green Jack - Ole Cock Old Ale4.40Not Tried
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50Not Tried
Franklins - Resurrection Pale4.40Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper Light Brigade4.10Not Tried
Boudicca - The Red Queen4.50Not Tried
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Blueshack Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Blueshack Bitter3.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Stateless3.90Not Tried
Keppels - Tipsy Crow5.00Not Tried
Keppels - Two Crows5.70Not Tried
Vendetta - Session IPA4.50Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Christmas Dickie4.60Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Blockhead9.00Not Tried
Bishop Nick - Festive4.80Not Tried
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Eight Fifteen4.30Not Tried
Colchester - Strongman5.50Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Super Nova4.40Not Tried
Fable (cuckooing somewhere in Essex) - Enchanted IPA4.40Not Tried
Fable (cuckooing somewhere in Essex) - Enchanted IPA4.40Not TriedOn KeyKeg
Georges - Child of the Jago4.40Not Tried
Keppels - New Beginnings3.80Not Tried
Keppels - Home to Roost4.20Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Little Red1.40Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Brhubarb3.90Not Tried
Maldon - Sideburns3.90Not Tried
Maldon - Santa's Last Stand4.40Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Whistling Wheelbarrow4.50Not Tried
Other Monkey - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Other Monkey - Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
Other Monkey - IPA5.70Not Tried
Red Fox - Little Fox4.20Not Tried
Saffron - Black Bess4.60Not Tried
Saffron - Saffron EPA3.90Not Tried
Saeburh - Citrus Isles4.00Not Tried
Saeburh - Amber Number 14.00Not Tried
Saeburh - Charge5.00Not Tried
Vendetta - Gold4.00Not Tried
Watsons - Black Otter Stout5.80Not Tried
Watsons - Winter Warmer5.60Not Tried
Wibblers - Dengie Devil4.00Not Tried
Barlow - Mish Mash4.20Not Tried
Beermats - Frosty the Snowmat3.80Not Tried
Beermats - Midnight Mats4.50Not Tried
Crankshaft - Flywheel4.20Not Tried
Crankshaft - Fishwicks 115 ESB4.30Not Tried
Darkland - Darkland Jera3.20Not Tried
Darkland - ISA3.30Not Tried
Eyam - Ring o' Roses4.10Not Tried
Eyam - Quarantine4.50Not Tried
Facer's - Mountain Mild3.30Not Tried
Grain - Smash Mo Dragon4.00Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Xmas Crack7.00Not Tried
Intrepid - Rye IPA5.30Not Tried
Intrepid - Smoked Treacle Porter4.80Not Tried
Leighton Buzzard - Bedfordshire Best4.10Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - Vampyr4.40Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Christmas Mash Up4.40Not Tried
Norfolk Brewhouse (uses Moongazer brand name too) - Moon Gazer Winter Porter4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Jester4.20Not Tried
Opa Hay's - BF 1574.30Not Tried
Opa Hay's - Armistice6.50Not Tried
Sunbeam - Blinded by the Light4.00Not Tried
Sunbeam - Rain stops play4.50Not Tried
Three Blind Mice - Halfway to Shooby Doo4.80Not Tried
Tombstone - Ale3.70Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Renown4.00Not TriedOn KeyKeg
Eyam - Black Death7.00Not TriedOn KeyKeg
Eyam - Mompesson's Calling5.50Not TriedOn KeyKeg
Three Blind Mice - Gooseberry Saison5.00Not TriedOn KeyKeg
Other Monkey - Mango & Pineapple IPA4.90Not TriedOn KeyKeg

About the Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2018

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Rochford, Essex, SS4 1BU.

The 39th CAMRA South East Essex Beer & Cider Festival. Located in an excellent roomy building a minute or two from the railway station. Held 21 to 24 November 2018. This year the ale bars were designated as Essex, National and KeyKeg. This year's logo carried images of The Great War's end 100th anniversary. Earlier closing times and fewer beers than previous years.

We have visited this pub once, seen 158 different beers and tried 2 of them.

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Postcode: SS4 1BU