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Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2019 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hybrid - Evil Red IIGood1
Keith - FrankAcceptable1
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Mayflower Gold ReserveAcceptable1
Watsons - Apna woodAcceptable1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern LightNot Tried0
Crouch Vale - Blackwater MildNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' PorteredNot Tried0
Tindall - LiberatorNot Tried0
Tindall - MildNot Tried0
Tindall - Seething PintNot Tried0
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPANot Tried0
Mersea Island - Yo Boy BitterNot Tried0
Green Jack - Ripper TripelNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregorNot Tried0
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Santa's ClawsNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Bingle JellsNot Tried0
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutNot Tried0
Shalford - 1319 MildNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - 22Not Tried0
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)Not Tried0
Georges - BroadswordNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red SantaNot Tried0
Bishop Nick - 1555Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Georges - Wakering GoldNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Colchester - No. 1Not Tried0
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Aussie BlondeNot Tried0
Bishop Nick - Ridley's RiteNot Tried0
Red Fox - Hunter's GoldNot Tried0
Strathbraan - Head EastNot Tried0
Great Heck - Yakima IPANot Tried0
Blue Monkey - MarmosetNot Tried0
Shalford - Levelly BlackNot Tried0
Georges - Cockleboats Best BitterNot Tried0
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla PorterNot Tried0
Great Heck - Black JesusNot Tried0
Hop Monster (Georges) - Snake Oil StoutNot Tried0
Shalford - Ebenezer AleNot Tried0
Derventio - Mrs ClausNot Tried0
Marlpool - Blind Boris MildNot Tried0
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale AleNot Tried0
Dancing Duck - AmberilloNot Tried0
Strathbraan - Due SouthNot Tried0
Strathbraan - Look WestNot Tried0
Stod Fold - Blonde Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Dominion - Woodbine RacerNot Tried0
Georges - Ebenezer OldNot Tried0
Georges - Marley's GhostNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Rhythm StickNot Tried0
Harwich Town - Mostly MosaicNot Tried0
Wibblers - Hop HarvestNot Tried0
Strathbraan - Eighty BobNot Tried0
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Woah ManNot Tried0
Thames Side - Egyptian Goose India Pale AleNot Tried0
Thames Side - White Swan Pale AleNot Tried0
Thames Side - Black Swan PorterNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Spey Valley - David's Not So BitterNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Sunshine on KeithNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Black ChristmasNot Tried0
Witham - Scruffy MildNot Tried0
Alechemy - Photon IPANot Tried0
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-Not Tried0
Brentwood - BBC1Not Tried0
Stod Fold - Dr HarrisNot Tried0
Bishop Nick - DivineNot Tried0
Campbell's - Gunner Blonde AleNot Tried0
Silks - Molly's Jolly MildNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Spey StoutNot Tried0
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug PorterNot Tried0
Keppels - Christmas CrowNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - SS9Not Tried0
Leigh on Sea - CrowstoneNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Legra PaleNot Tried0
Thames Side - Wryneck RyeNot Tried0
Colchester - Freak ShowNot Tried0
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - MallowphantNot Tried0
Maldon - Secret SantaNot Tried0
Keppels - Tipsy CrowNot Tried0
Keppels - Two CrowsNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - BrhubarbNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - RenownNot Tried0
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Créme BearleeNot Tried0
Green Jack - LGM1Not Tried0
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Radio WaveNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Kursaal GoldNot Tried0
Harwich Town - S.S. Brussels BitterNot Tried0
Spartan - River StyxNot Tried0
Spartan - Achilles HeelNot Tried0
Redcastle - HeadstockNot Tried0
Hybrid - GroatNot Tried0
Blackwater Brewhouse (sub brand of Maldon) - PantaNot Tried0
Star Wing - Red at NightNot Tried0
Stockport - JesterNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Drop Kick NinjaNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Woody's BarkNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Sowrey AleNot Tried0
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Shoreditch SantaNot Tried0
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Luxury PorterNot Tried0
Courtyard - IPANot Tried0
Courtyard - DarkNot Tried0
Courtyard - GoldNot Tried0
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - My milk stout brings all the bulls to the yardNot Tried0
Fable (cuckooing somewhere in Essex) - Let's Get Lost In The Woods TogetherNot Tried0
Fable (cuckooing somewhere in Essex) - Old Leigh Ale (collaboration with Leigh on Sea)Not Tried0
Georges - Dante's InfernoNot Tried0
Georges - Ale 500Not Tried0
Hop Monster (Georges) - Child of the JagoNot Tried0
Keppels - Golden CrowNot Tried0
Keppels - CrowbarNot Tried0
Keppels - One of those DaysNot Tried0
Maldon - Holly DazeNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - SilversmithNot Tried0
Red Fox - CascadeNot Tried0
Red Fox - Peach and Mango CrushNot Tried0
Silks - Pegstar PorterNot Tried0
Watsons - Cnut the GreatNot Tried0
Wibblers - Stoaty McMilkshakeNot Tried0
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - QuantockNot Tried0
Campbell's - FlintlockNot Tried0
Campbell's - Scran and SwallyNot Tried0
Derventio - Festive CheerNot Tried0
Edinbrew - The Good StuffNot Tried0
Edinbrew - Citra PaleNot Tried0
Ferry - Ferry FairNot Tried0
Ferry - 3 BridgesNot Tried0
Ferry - Ferry Witches BrewNot Tried0
Ferry - Ferry StoutNot Tried0
Hybrid - Sesh!Not Tried0
Hybrid - ApexNot Tried0
Hybrid - Citra StormNot Tried0
Keith - Session KeithNot Tried0
Keith - Stout KeithNot Tried0
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - 12th ManNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Mosaic ChristmasNot Tried0
Redcastle - CrusaderNot Tried0
Spartan - Trade WindsNot Tried0
Star Wing - Dawn on the BorderNot Tried0
Stockport - Arch 14 MildNot Tried0
Stockport - Harvest HopNot Tried0
Stod Fold - The West APANot Tried0
Strathaven - Craigmill GoldNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Natural Born HellesNot Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Portland PaleNot Tried0

Visits Details

20 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Apart from meeting up with some old ex works chums overall a disappointment with a reduced beer range, ludicrously early closing time and awful tick off payment voucher cards.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hybrid - Evil Red II5.70GoodProgramme said 6.66% but cask end label said 5.7%
Watsons - Apna wood5.30AcceptableDrank without noticing
Keith - Frank4.00AcceptableWarned by the barmaid that this was a Marmite beer. A raspberry infused beer which was suitably bitter but metallic. She said there had been some doubts but the tasting team had passed it for sale. The metallic taste made me dubious
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Mayflower Gold Reserve7.50AcceptableProgramme said 6.5% but cask end label said 7.5%. The final bad experience. I had just bought a new £10 beer voucher and it had gone missing by the time I tried to pay for this beer, all in two minutes. The jury is still out as to why. I have two suspicions
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Northern Light4.00Not Tried
Crouch Vale - Blackwater Mild3.70Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00Not Tried
Tindall - Liberator3.80Not Tried
Tindall - Mild3.70Not Tried
Tindall - Seething Pint4.30Not Tried
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPA3.80Not Tried
Mersea Island - Yo Boy Bitter3.80Not Tried
Green Jack - Ripper Tripel8.50Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregor4.00Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Santa's Claws4.50Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Bingle Jells5.20Not Tried
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Not Tried
Shalford - 1319 Mild3.70Not Tried
Dancing Duck - 224.30Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Infinity IPA (was Infinity)4.60Not Tried
Georges - Broadsword4.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red Santa4.20Not Tried
Bishop Nick - 15554.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Georges - Wakering Gold3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Colchester - No. 14.10Not Tried
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Aussie Blonde4.00Not Tried
Bishop Nick - Ridley's Rite3.60Not Tried
Red Fox - Hunter's Gold3.90Not Tried
Strathbraan - Head East4.20Not Tried
Great Heck - Yakima IPA7.40Not Tried
Blue Monkey - Marmoset3.60Not Tried
Shalford - Levelly Black4.80Not Tried
Georges - Cockleboats Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
Great Heck - Black Jesus6.50Not Tried
Hop Monster (Georges) - Snake Oil Stout5.00Not Tried
Shalford - Ebenezer Ale4.50Not Tried
Derventio - Mrs Claus4.00Not Tried
Marlpool - Blind Boris Mild3.50Not Tried
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Dancing Duck - Amberillo4.50Not Tried
Strathbraan - Due South3.80Not Tried
Strathbraan - Look West4.00Not Tried
Stod Fold - Blonde 4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Dominion - Woodbine Racer4.20Not Tried
Georges - Ebenezer Old4.00Not Tried
Georges - Marley's Ghost4.00Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Rhythm Stick4.80Not Tried
Harwich Town - Mostly Mosaic4.00Not Tried
Wibblers - Hop Harvest4.10Not Tried
Strathbraan - Eighty Bob4.40Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Woah Man3.80Not 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
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark Matter4.40Not Tried
Spey Valley - David's Not So Bitter4.40Not Tried
Spey Valley - Sunshine on Keith3.50Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Black Christmas5.00Not Tried
Witham - Scruffy Mild3.90Not Tried
Alechemy - Photon IPA4.30Not Tried
Alechemy - Ten Storey Malt Bomb Modern 80/-4.50Not Tried
Brentwood - BBC11.50Not Tried
Stod Fold - Dr Harris5.70Not Tried
Bishop Nick - Divine5.10Not Tried
Campbell's - Gunner Blonde Ale4.50Not Tried
Silks - Molly's Jolly Mild4.00Not Tried
Spey Valley - Spey Stout5.40Not Tried
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug Porter4.50Not 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
Thames Side - Wryneck Rye5.60Not Tried
Colchester - Freak Show3.80Not Tried
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - Mallowphant4.80Not Tried
Maldon - Secret Santa4.00Not Tried
Keppels - Tipsy Crow5.00Not Tried
Keppels - Two Crows5.70Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Brhubarb3.90Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Renown4.00Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Créme Bearlee4.80Not Tried
Green Jack - LGM14.20Not Tried
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Radio Wave4.20Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Kursaal Gold3.90Not Tried
Harwich Town - S.S. Brussels Bitter3.80Not Tried
Spartan - River Styx3.70Not Tried
Spartan - Achilles Heel4.20Not Tried
Redcastle - Headstock3.80Not Tried
Hybrid - Groat3.80Not Tried
Blackwater Brewhouse (sub brand of Maldon) - Panta5.00Not Tried
Star Wing - Red at Night4.50Not Tried
Stockport - Jester4.20Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Drop Kick Ninja5.50Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Woody's Bark4.30Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Sowrey Ale4.00Not Tried
Billericay (large volume beers brewed at Brentwood) - Shoreditch Santa4.80Not Tried
Chelmsford (also branded as Blueshack) - Luxury Porter4.60Not Tried
Courtyard - IPA3.80Not Tried
Courtyard - Dark5.00Not Tried
Courtyard - Gold4.10Not Tried
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood) - My milk stout brings all the bulls to the yard4.40Not Tried
Fable (cuckooing somewhere in Essex) - Let's Get Lost In The Woods Together4.50Not Tried
Fable (cuckooing somewhere in Essex) - Old Leigh Ale (collaboration with Leigh on Sea)5.70Not Tried
Georges - Dante's Inferno8.60Not Tried
Georges - Ale 5005.00Not Tried
Hop Monster (Georges) - Child of the Jago4.40Not Tried
Keppels - Golden Crow4.00Not Tried
Keppels - Crowbar6.00Not Tried
Keppels - One of those Days6.80Not Tried
Maldon - Holly Daze4.10Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Silversmith4.60Not Tried
Red Fox - Cascade3.80Not Tried
Red Fox - Peach and Mango Crush5.00Not Tried
Silks - Pegstar Porter4.80Not Tried
Watsons - Cnut the Great4.10Not Tried
Wibblers - Stoaty McMilkshake5.30Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Quantock5.00Not Tried
Campbell's - Flintlock3.70Not Tried
Campbell's - Scran and Swally4.40Not Tried
Derventio - Festive Cheer4.00Not Tried
Edinbrew - The Good Stuff3.90Not Tried
Edinbrew - Citra Pale4.20Not Tried
Ferry - Ferry Fair4.00Not Tried
Ferry - 3 Bridges4.50Not Tried
Ferry - Ferry Witches Brew4.50Not Tried
Ferry - Ferry Stout4.90Not Tried
Hybrid - Sesh!3.60Not Tried
Hybrid - Apex4.10Not Tried
Hybrid - Citra Storm4.50Not Tried
Keith - Session Keith3.80Not Tried
Keith - Stout Keith5.00Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - 12th Man4.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Mosaic Christmas3.50Not Tried
Redcastle - Crusader4.00Not Tried
Spartan - Trade Winds5.00Not Tried
Star Wing - Dawn on the Border3.60Not Tried
Stockport - Arch 14 Mild4.00Not Tried
Stockport - Harvest Hop4.10Not Tried
Stod Fold - The West APA3.90Not Tried
Strathaven - Craigmill Gold3.70Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Natural Born Helles4.80Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Portland Pale4.00Not Tried

About the Rochford Beer & Cider Festival 2019

Summary of Beer Scores

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Website.

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

The 40th CAMRA South East Essex Beer & Cider Festival. Located in an excellent roomy building a minute or two from the railway station. Held 20 to 23 November 2018. This year the ale bars were designated as East Anglia, UK and Craft Beer. This year's logo celebrates the first landing on the moon 50 years ago. Earlier closing times and fewer beers than previous years.

We have visited this pub once, seen 149 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SS4 1BU