Category Archive: Your comments

Wagtail blew us away!

Hi there, just wanted you to know we popped to the Birmingham Beer Festival last night [28th October 2016] and your Wagtail Ale blew us away!!! It was our favourite of the night!! We will be looking into your Ales and see where the nearest place we can buy or drink from!! Thanking you. Cath & Daz …

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Tiffield Thunderbolt – Best pint ever

We were delighted to get this wonderful endorsement for Tiffield Thunderbolt. Cheers Chris! “I’ve just tasted Tiffield Thunderbolt in the Raven in Bath for the first time and couldn’t believe how lovely it was. The owner agreed it was but sadly he’s about to run out. If the West Country has run out could I …

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A ‘keen fan’ of Great Oakley Brewery

On 14 Feb 2013 we were delighted to get the following feedback from Simon Thompson (Beeston-Nottingham): Hello Phil & Hazel. I guess I am one of that ever-growing band of beer nerds. I drink, I score, I list. I’ve had over 2000 different real ales in the last 6 years (when i started listing again) and …

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Wagtail is..

Steve Blason on 5th August 2012: Wagtail is without a doubt one of the finest beers that has been produced………..and I’ve tried a few beers in my lifetime! Then again all of the Great Oakley Beers are great. Congratulations to Phil, Hazel, Tom and Guy on producing such excellent and consistent beers with I’m sure many …

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‘A Grand Affair’ was FANTASTIC!

Just wanted to say had quite a few pints of your A GRAND AFFAIR at The Kings Head, Huddersfield, and thought it was FANTASTIC ! Keep up the good work K Martindale 19 January 2012

“ far the best I have ever had”

I am pleased to say that following visits to the Malt Shovel Tavern I have to congratulate you on the Gobble beer that you provide. I am 67 years old and it is by far the best I have ever had -Well done. M. Nunn 5th January 2012

You know where you are with Wot’s!

When I’m in the Malt Shovel Tavern my favourite session beer is Wot’s Occurring. Not too strong and full of flavour – I enjoy many of the other beers as well but seem always to go back to Wot’s! Alan Farrell 13th January 2011

Bottled Delapre Dark – Fantastic!

Good afternoon, had the pleasure to drink a bottle of your Delapre Dark this weekend. Congratulations on producing such a fantastic beer! Paul Field. 4th January 2011  


Absolutely love going to the Malt Shovel before Cobblers games..actually think a pint of Harpers and the Great Oakley range is the excuse for travelling 40 miles! Northamptonian, so bias, but…One of the best – if not best ales ever tasted throughout the country! Rob Sharpless 23rd July 2010

Wot’s in Bottles

Over the last week discovered ‘Wot’s Occurring’ (bottled), brought from local wine merchant (Amp’s, of Oundle), an instant favourite for me! Hoping I will see it more widely distributed in the future. 14th December 2009

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