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The Shepherds Rest (Greene King)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot AleGood2
Redcastle - Dark KnightGood1
Edinbrew - Little MonsterGood1
Strathaven - Craigmill MildGood1
Stewart - Face of WinterGood1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Good1
Edinbrew - Friendly FireAcceptable1
Greene King - Zombie CurseAcceptable1
Edinbrew - IPAAcceptable1
Greene King - Treacle StoutAcceptable1
Greene King - IPAAcceptable1
Edinbrew - Super StoutAcceptable1
Strathaven - Duchess Anne Light AleAcceptable1
Redcastle - Monster HopPoor1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph (now use 4.2% entry)Not Tried0
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPANot Tried0
Strathaven - Winter GlowNot Tried0
Edinbrew - Mid AtlanticNot Tried0
Edinbrew - CommredNot Tried0
Edinbrew - Industrial Pale AleNot Tried0
Edinbrew - The Good StuffNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Shepherds Rest, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

26 Aug 2021 (McGargle)
Excellent service when I queried what beer I'd been served. They were right I was wrong.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redcastle - Dark Knight5.60GoodNice dry stout.
Redcastle - Monster Hop6.00PoorVery dark amber with a slight sourness. No sign of monsters. Not pleasant.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
24 Feb 2020 (McGargle)
Seems to be quite a slow turnover of ales.You can get an 80-90p discount if you find the same beer on their Facebook page. 80p off Abbot tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Edinbrew - The Good Stuff3.90Not Tried
Stewart - Face of Winter4.30Not Tried
Edinbrew - Super Stout4.80Not Tried
15 Feb 2020 (McGargle)
Busy. Mostly diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodWhat you'd expect. Malt led, competently brewed and well served.
Edinbrew - The Good Stuff3.90Not Tried
Stewart - Face of Winter4.30Not Tried
Edinbrew - Super Stout4.80Not Tried
08 Feb 2020 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stewart - Face of Winter4.30GoodScotch ale with cranberries. Just the thing to keep Ciara at bay.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Edinbrew - Industrial Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Edinbrew - Super Stout4.80Not Tried
04 Feb 2020 (McGargle)
Enjoyed the log fire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Edinbrew - Super Stout4.80AcceptableBit thin.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Edinbrew - IPA4.20Not Tried
Edinbrew - Little Monster3.70Not Tried
26 Jan 2020 (McGargle)
Mostly family dining.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Edinbrew - Little Monster3.70GoodSome hops. Quite refreshing. Enjoyed this one.
Edinbrew - IPA4.20AcceptableBordering 2*. Malty and a bit homebrewish.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Edinbrew - Commred4.50Not Tried
10 Jan 2020 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Strathaven - Duchess Anne Light Ale3.90AcceptableThis was odd. Peaty flavour, not what I remember.
Edinbrew - Friendly Fire4.30AcceptablePleasant enough mid-atlantic bitter.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Edinbrew - Mid Atlantic4.00Not Tried
26 Dec 2019 (McGargle)
A pleasant surprise to find four guests in this Greene King house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Strathaven - Craigmill Mild3.50GoodRoasty, slightly bitter mild. A happy surprise.
Strathaven - Clydesdale IPA3.80Not Tried
Strathaven - Winter Glow5.00Not Tried
Stewart - Face of Winter4.30Not Tried
09 Dec 2019 (McGargle)
Pleasant early evening after a productive visit to The Hop Shop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA3.60AcceptableNot quite so fresh but acceptable.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph (now use 4.2% entry)5.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2019 (McGargle)
Welcoming.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30GoodPleasant, malt led Best.
Greene King - Zombie Curse3.90AcceptableToo sweet for me.
Greene King - Treacle Stout5.40AcceptableColab with Tapestry. Too sweet again.

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About The Shepherds Rest

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good12
Acceptable13
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6HF.

Near the Arnhall Business Park and adjacent to a Premier Inn, The Shepherds Rest was opened in 2001 but skilfully aged to look 200 years older. Although it's a big place it has been carefully divided to provide plenty of cosy areas. Food led, beer choice now only a shadow of what it once was. Now owned by Greene King (Belhaven).

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB32 6HF