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Stormbird (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
Brooklyn - Sorachi AceExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
RCH - Bristol Brewers United: Smoked Porter Collaboration 2012Excellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Wild Beer Co. - River of Darkness (collaboration with Left Handed Giant)Good1
Dark Star - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - PaleNot Tried0
Five Points - PaleNot Tried0

Visits Details

21 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentSuperb head, condition and flavours. Fobbed a lot when pulled as only a couple left in the cask
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Five Points - Pale4.40Not Tried
04 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Sad to see the imposing dinosaur foot with talons keg pump handle retired on to the bar back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - River of Darkness (collaboration with Left Handed Giant)3.90GoodSmoked beer with maple and chillied. The chilli came through heavily
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale3.80Not Tried
23 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after fancying a cheap pint in this excellent venue. Closed and all I could see were carpentry trestles. Hermits Cave pub opposite said just a short term closure to spruce up the toilets.
BeerABVScoreNotes
16 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit and the place was doing good trade still.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50ExcellentAll real ales still £3 a pint anytime, any day
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
25 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. All real ales are at £3 - barmaid said to balance the high price of many keg beers. I looked with awe at some of the key font motifs and handles. The Kwak font is a work of art and one keg handle was a massive bird's leg with taloned claw.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentSpot on, had a second
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
21 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. One barmaid working trojanically to serve and do the end of day jobs. I was amused by the name of one craft fizz beer "Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale" - stoopid to pay those prices I say.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70AcceptableThe only real ale on. Far too cold so marked down from Good to Acceptable.
01 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet in the early evening. Pleasingly scatty barmaid.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brooklyn - Sorachi Ace7.60ExcellentSingle hop beer. Available on keg dispense. This beer is yellow in colour with a perfumed hop aroma. Hoppy taste, slightly sweet – hint of sherbet. A bit too heavily carbonated.
RCH - Bristol Brewers United: Smoked Porter Collaboration 20126.00ExcellentA collaboration brew by Arbor, Bath, BBF, GWB, RCH and Zero Degrees (phew!). Complex, black, smokey, bit of liquorice, sweetish malt base, fruity hops. Bit of everything really – I guess when there are six brewers involved, everybody has to throw in a handful of something.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried

About the Stormbird

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Camberwell, Greater London, SE5 8TR.

This little street corner pub, in Camberwell Church Street, opened in 2011 in the premises formerly called ‘Funky Munky’ and originally the Artichoke. The focus is almost entirely on beer, with a long line of keg taps, five handpumps and a couple of fridges full of bottles. Bareboarded. A few pavement tables help increase the space available. Run by the same operator as Star & Garter in Bromley.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE5 8TR