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The Swan in the Rushes (Swan in the Rushes Ltd,)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Buxton - Kinder Stout Excellent1
Newby Wyke - Back On TrackExcellent1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Essex BeastExcellent1
Hambleton - Farriers FormulaExcellent1
Dark Star - Victorian Ruby MildExcellent1
Castle Rock - Screech OwlExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Burton PorterExcellent1
Rooster's - YankeeExcellent1
360° - Pacific Pale #49Excellent1
Newby Wyke - HMS WarriorExcellent1
Brewster's - BellydancerExcellent1
Black Country - "Tom Guest" CobblersGood1
Hop Back - PioneerGood1
Charnwood - Old SchoolGood1
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - Ram's RevengeGood1
Ossett - Millbridge MildGood1
Shardlow - Reverend Eaton's AleGood1
Milestone - Forest GoldAcceptable1
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)Acceptable1
St. George's - St George Is MildAcceptable1
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Jennings - Dark MildNot Tried0
Springhead - Roaring MegNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Sheriff's TippleNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Hop Back - Entire StoutNot Tried0
Elgood's - Pageant AleNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Black GoldNot Tried0
Magpie - FledglingNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPANot Tried0
Buxton - BitterNot Tried0
Treboom - Drum Beat BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - John Player Nottinghamian Celebration AleNot Tried0
York - Yorkshire TerrierNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Mardler'sNot Tried0
Mr Grundy's - BulletNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - MotuekaNot Tried0
Charnwood - VixenNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Batemans - Salem PorterNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Brian Clough Nottinghamian Celebration AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire
Picture 2. The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

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21 Jun 2017 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)3.80Acceptable
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Batemans - Salem Porter4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Charnwood - Vixen4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Brian Clough Nottinghamian Celebration Ale4.20Not Tried
09 Jan 2015 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buxton - Kinder Stout 4.10Excellent
Charnwood - Old School5.00Good
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Charnwood - Vixen4.00Not Tried
23 Apr 2014 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
360° - Pacific Pale #494.90Excellent
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - Bullet4.30Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Motueka3.80Not Tried
07 Jul 2012 (Stu)
Busy afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50ExcellentTo me the best of the Castle Rock range in good condition.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
York - Yorkshire Terrier4.20Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Woodforde's - Mardler's3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
30 May 2012 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Victorian Ruby Mild6.00ExcellentDark brown with ruby tinge,ripe dark fruit flavours with hints of sweet caramel and chocolate.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Grainstore - Phipps Northampton Brewing Company IPA4.20Not Tried
Buxton - Bitter3.80Not Tried
Treboom - Drum Beat Bitter3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - John Player Nottinghamian Celebration Ale4.20Not Tried
25 Sep 2010 (Alenomore)
Directly opposite the Amber Rooms for what is the number one ale house in Loughborough. A Castle Rock owned establishment. 10 ales on plus some excellant foreign types. A "must visit" when in Loughborough. Quote from the Morning Advertiser, No.3 in the 2009 top 20 UK pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Burton Porter4.50ExcellentA top tasting porter.
Newby Wyke - HMS Warrior5.00ExcellentA superb strong un'.
Newby Wyke - Back On Track4.30ExcellentA new ale and went down well.
Hambleton - Farriers Formula4.00ExcellentAnother new ale from North Yorkshire.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
Magpie - Fledgling3.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2009 (Stu)
Busy early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ossett - Millbridge Mild3.70GoodA dark brown,with smooth chocolate flavour,some vanilla and toffee,dry slightly bitter roast finish.
Milestone - Forest Gold4.70AcceptableGold in colour,thin with slight citrus taste and a bitter finish.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Elgood's - Pageant Ale4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
19 May 2009 (Stu)
Busy early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Bellydancer5.20ExcellentDark ruby in colour,fruity berry flavour with a hint of spice.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Essex Beast6.20ExcellentA black beer with chocolate/toffee taste,and a bitter finish.
Shardlow - Reverend Eaton's Ale4.50GoodAmber coloured beer with sharp spicey taste some light caramel and a dry finish.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
13 May 2009 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - Ram's Revenge4.60GoodA dark copper coloured ale. Fruity taste with a smooth dry finish.
St. George's - St George Is Mild4.20AcceptableDark brown in colour,thin body slight caramel taste and a mild bitter finish.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried
05 May 2009 (Stu)
Quite early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rooster's - Yankee4.30ExcellentGolden ale,with citrus grapefruit and caramel malt taste and dry bitter finish.
Black Country - "Tom Guest" Cobblers4.40GoodPale yellow in colour, with floral taste and lingering bitter finish.
Hop Back - Pioneer3.70GoodPale amber in colour,With sweet malts and spicy fruity hops giving way to a slight bitter finish.
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Jennings - Dark Mild3.10Not Tried
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Sheriff's Tipple3.40Not Tried

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About The Swan in the Rushes

The pub sign. The Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough, Leicestershire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent18
Good14
Acceptable8
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 5BE.

Formerly the Charnwood. Multi-roomed friendly town centre pub which includes an upstairs function room with outside seating area. Part of the Castle Rock family.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 79 different beers and tried 38 of them.

Map location

Postcode: LE11 5BE