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The Shepherds Rest (Greene King)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Excellent2
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenGood1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde TripGood2
Hardys & Hansons (see now and use Greene King for new entries) - Olde Trip (reduced from 4.8%)Good1
Greene King - AbbotAcceptable1
Greene King - Yardbird Pale AleAcceptable1
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenAcceptable2
Greene King - Ruddles BestAcceptable1
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland OriginalNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Shepherds Rest, Westhill, Aberdeenshire

Visits Details

15 Jun 2024 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50GoodMalty
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
29 May 2024 (McGargle)
Warm enough to sit outside
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Yardbird Pale Ale4.00AcceptableQuenching with a hoppy bite which quickly faded leaving that all too familiar GK malt base. Maybe 2*?
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
23 May 2024 (McGargle)
Friendly sort of place for a chain pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Good
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
06 May 2024 (McGargle)
Bank holiday quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip4.30Good
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
25 Mar 2024 (McGargle)
It rains. We pour. Free pint at this GK pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40ExcellentFully meriting 4*. Served in pristine condition - a moreish mixture of malt and hops. What a surprise.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
07 Mar 2024 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hardys & Hansons (see now and use Greene King for new entries) - Olde Trip (reduced from 4.8%)4.30GoodSmoothly malty.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
20 Feb 2024 (McGargle)
The left hand pump offers the lowest price. No one knows why. Olde Trip £2.93. Other pumps £4.88.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip4.30GoodTypical GK malty beer at a bargain pri.
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
13 Feb 2024 (McGargle)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70AcceptableOkay but £4.88 is steep.
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10PoorBeen on far too long. Thank goodness it was a taster.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
06 Feb 2024 (McGargle)
An open fire is just the job on a sleety evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10AcceptableAcceptable but just too much of a hint of cider. A surprising £3.75.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
22 Jan 2024 (McGargle)
Busy in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableBit thin and lacking body
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried

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About The Shepherds Rest

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good26
Acceptable20
Poor5

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 43 times, seen 58 different beers and tried 36 of them.

Map location

Postcode: AB32 6HF