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The Stratford Haven (Castle Rock)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent1
Batemans - Dark MildExcellent1
Castle Rock - John Player Nottinghamian Celebration AleGood1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerPoor1
Thwaites - Nutty BlackPoor1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Thwaites - Original BitterNot Tried0
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)Not Tried0
Castle Rock - Elsie MoNot Tried0
Batemans - XBNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Thwaites - Summat SpecialNot Tried0
Castle Rock - GropperNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Stratford Haven, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire
Picture 2. The Stratford Haven, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

Visits Details

12 Oct 2012 (HSB)
Busy with drinkers. Nice breweriana on display.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Excellent
28 Apr 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Totally packed out with football fans before an early kick off, but soon dispersed, leaving the pub with just a handful of punters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - John Player Nottinghamian Celebration Ale4.20GoodDescribed as a light mild, this amber brew had a biscuity malt character and low hopping, just a hint of hps in the finish. My score 15/20.
10 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy for a Monday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Batemans - Dark Mild3.00ExcellentIn top form here, with a smooth chocolate malt flavour and full bodied mouthfeel for its strength. My score 16/20.
14 Apr 2009 (Andrew)
This pub has a long and meandering bar with about 16 handpubs along it. Cam and I got served fairly quickly and sat down at the back of the pub (as it was a bit too cold for outside although that didn't stop many others from sitting out there). The bit of the pub we were in looked like an extension with iron girders forming a cross above the centre of the room. The beer quality was disappointing. The beer wasn't off but it was too cold and every pint we had, or I saw other people having, was served with a very tight sparkler. The effect was that the beer tended to taste of very little.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20PoorNot off but too cold and too tight a sparkler meant that this tasted of just a base-bitterness. No buscuity malt.
Thwaites - Nutty Black3.30PoorWatery, slightly sweet, tarty, black. No nuts that I could taste but then it was too cold and too frothed up.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Original Bitter3.60Not Tried
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Not Tried
Batemans - XXXB (now superseded by 4.8% version)4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Batemans - XB3.70Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
Thwaites - Summat Special4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Gropper4.30Not Tried

About The Stratford Haven

The pub sign. The Stratford Haven, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good1
Acceptable-
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG2 6BA.

The pub is a 5 minute walk away from the Trent Bridge cricket ground. Interesting breweriana on display including a wall mounted display case of part of the Andrew Cunningham pumpclip collection - containing many older (60s, 70s) items. He was a very early (and still prolific) collector.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NG2 6BA