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The Beer Emporium, Sandbach - pub details

Address: 8 Welles Street, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1GT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 44300) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Sandbach (1.3 miles), Holmes Chapel (4.1 miles), Alsager (4.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.0/10 (rated by 3 users)
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Martinsh; no, of course it isn't the best pub in the country - if I ever find a "10" then I'll be moving house unless it's near enough to where I live! Also, to score 10 they have to be giving their beer away for free....
I just wanted to raise the average rating, then if anyone browses the entries for Sandbach, they won't dismiss it out-of-hand for having a low score.
As you say, it's much better than a "4" and deserves at least one visit, even if the emphasis on bottled beer isn't everyone's idea of a good time.
I think the current overall rating is ok at 7. For this message, I have selected "don't know" which I assume will keep the score the same.

quadrantfour - 11 Mar 2015 14:51
RE rating. Yes, before I posted my review there was one rating giving it 4/10. It's MUCH better than that !

However, my maths reckons "quadrantfour" gave it 10/10 - which is almost as inexplicable. Is it really the best pub in the country ?
Martinsh - 3 Mar 2015 12:02
Three of us called in The Beer Emporium on 2nd March, 2015. An excellent and varied collection of bottled beers, as well as four hand-pulled beers on the short front-end of the bar as you enter.
Owner Steve himself was behind the bar, he is a very friendly and knowledgeable chap, exactly the sort of person you'd want to be in any bar or pub which you visit. He will also pour bottle-conditioned beers for you if you're a bit out of practice. A few locals called in as well, just as friendly and made for a relaxed atmosphere.
An excellent and varied selection of beers, we took turns to select three bottles, and then pass them around between us to maximise our beer-sampling experience.
We enjoyed the three hours or so we spent there, will definitely go back again, it's too good to miss.
Very highly recommended.
Just one thing about the page for this pub - it's rated at 5.5 out of 10 by two reviewers before me - could only find one review giving 7 out of 10.

quadrantfour - 3 Mar 2015 10:47
This place is in a bit of a flux. When I first visited 3 or 4 years ago it was a (very good) bottle shop. Then they pub some seating in, and a couple of beers on handpump. Now they have installed a large bar, and have 4 beers available on tap. Unfortunately, this has been at the expense of the range of bottles, which now only take up about half of the space they originally did. [ I kept looking to see if there were more hidden somewhere !]

I didn’t fancy any of the beers on tap (which were very similar), so I had a bottle of Watermill Dog’th Vader and sat at the bar. Both clientele and barstaff were very sociable.

7/10 – certainly worth a visit.

Martinsh - 1 Mar 2015 23:59

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