The next in my controversial posts about the UK regions focuses on the South East. This includes: Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex.
South East England is one of the nine official regions of England at the first level of ITL for statistical purposes. It consists of the counties of Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex. Major towns and cities in the region include Brighton and Hove, Milton Keynes, Southampton, Portsmouth, Slough, Reading and Oxford.
South East England is the third-largest region of England, with an area of 19,096 km2 (7,373 sq mi), a...
As with the other regions I have just added up each persons rates in the counties top 50, but this is the closest yet with 62 beers between the top 2…
@BlackHaddock you were at 54th place with 349 qualified rates.
Please feel free to post your stats, best beers or breweries. I will post mine unless I get locked up by the geography police first.
NOTE: I think the other regions are less controversial…
No surprise I’m absent from the top 50. My South East stats are shocking.
The top rated breweries do pretty well though:
Siren (62) 3.59
Burning Sky (9) 3.58
Wild Weather (18) 3.57
Tap Social (6) 3.55
Kissingate (6) 3.55
If Wild Weather gets moved to Wales or whatever then it would be replaced with UnBarred (7) 3.54
Most beers rated:
Dark Star 23
Vibrant Forest 18
Wild Weather 18
Shepherd Neame 17
Again, if Wild Weather gets moved it’d be replaced with Wychwood at 15. Yay.
Not a region I visit really unless catching the Chunnel or a ferry. Surprised I managed to reach 54th to be honest.
Shepherd Neame has 55 rates from me.
Top beer from the region is:
Yes, Wild Weather have now apparently moved to Wales. But the last time I checked their website, etc, still had the Berks address.
Hope Wild Weather get moved on here soon - could really do with extra West Glamorgan rates!
E Sussex 45
W Sussex 20
Ah interesting… so it seems Wild Weather bought Boss Brewing (wildly known for producing awful beer) in Swansea and moved WW production there. I’m assuming the owner Dai is Welsh.
As for my South East rates… Im not in the top 50 but i predict a huge jump in a couple of years when I’ll be visiting this area much more regularly.
Having grown up in Hampshire I have never once considered myself to be from the South East. I guess I owe apologies to everyone who has ever asked where in the UK I am from as I have lied to a lot of people over the years.
Well that was a surprise, no way would I have been top of this if Greater London had been included in the South East, but happy to assume the mantle all the same.
I will put my stats together pretty soon.
My Stats for my alleged home region. -
Berkshire - 493 Ratings for 7th place at 3.36 Ave - 26 Breweries.
Buckinghamshire - 412 Ratings, 1st place at 3.24 - 19 Breweries.
East Sussex - 256 Ratings, 7th place at 3.30 - 48 Breweries.
Hampshire - 314 Ratings, 5th place at 3.24 - 46 Breweries.
Isle of Wight - 20 Ratings, 20th place at 3.03 - 4 Breweries
Kent - 346 Ratings, 4th place at 3.21 - 50 Breweries
Oxfordshire - 744 Ratings, 1st place at 3.20 - 51 Breweries
Surrey - 163 Ratings, 5th place at 3.18 - 26 Breweries
West Sussex - 325 Ratings for 1st place at 3.27 - 39 Breweries.
Breweries with most Ratings
XT Brewing - 168
Siren - 155
Hook Norton - 119
Wychwood - 105
Vale Brewery - 93
Wild Weather - 92
Breweries with my highest average
Floc. Brewing - 3.65
Turpin Brewery - 3.62
Dark Star - 3.62
Beak Brewery - 3.61
Unbarred - 3.57
Flowerpots - 3.56
Got to get to the Isle of Wight again soon.
That’s interesting because I am born and bred in Hampshire and always thought of it as being in the SE.
Actually that’s a lie because Frimley Park Hospital is in Surrey.
This will be embarrassingly low
|W Sus| 17
Grand total 190.
Clearly SE beers don’t travel north enough.
Although I knew Hampshire would help, I was surprised how much I had overall as not many counties other than IOW sought after in South East:
Isle Of Wight
I was born in the same hospital, what a coincidence.
I guess I potentially would describe the Basingstoke / Portsmouth end of the county as South East if forced to make such a designation. I grew up on the Dorset border though, so for my hometown I would say South West before South East (though I generally just say South).
Also my numbers are fairly pathetic for all my local counties growing up. I have 9 Hampshire beer rates, and 6 Hampshire place rates. The rest of the South East is similarly lacking with only Berkshire in double digits.
No birth link but my mate James, who a few folks on here know, lived on that little green triangle opposite the hospital in the late Victorian houses. Great place to live … many a happy night there.
Also of note in 2006 - 2014 Frimley …
Raj Tandoori … a really solid curry house with underfloor fish tanks !
FKC … Frimley Kebab Centre … full on red and white Colonel like marketing!
Better add some of my stats. These are my top rated breweries for the region:
Low Key Barrel Project
Burning Sky Beer
Siren Crafty Brew
The 155 beers from Siren makes it my third highest.
So, the region where I live (Bucks) and work (Berks), and the one where I’m closest to being in “the list” - just 16 rates away:
East Sussex 30
West Sussex 33
Isle of Wight 8
My highest rated beer from the region is Harvey’s Imperial Extra Double Stout at 4.6.
My top rated brewery from the region is Siren, averaging 3.69. My most-rated brewery is my local one - Rebellion with 42 rates.
My favourite place to date has been the Middle Farm Cider Centre down in Sussex.
I will be here in 2 weeks. Taking cruise out of South Hampton. Looks like a nice brewery right near port but as it’s a family trip not sure I’ll be able to snag will see. Anyways see ya soon England
687 (but not in many of the counties top 50 I would expect)
East Sussex 134
West Sussex 41
Isle of Wight 3
Apart from Berkshire the next 3 make sense as have either lived or lived close to/worked across Kent/East Sussex/Surrey.
Back in London in 3 weeks time as usual this summer so expect not much will change above, as mostly new London rates I would imagine (as cant make GBBF this year sadly)