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Westow House (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
TicketyBrew - Endeavour GoldExcellent2
Volden - PorterGood2
Brick - Kinsale BitterExcellent1
Clouded Minds - Hazel NutterExcellent1
First Chop Brewing Arm - JAMExcellent1
First Chop Brewing Arm - SUPExcellent1
Franklins - Optimist Brew #1 - Amber Ale (collaboration with Bagelman bakery)Excellent1
Kirkstall - Dissolution IPAExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Otley - O4 ColomboExcellent1
Wiper and True - Doves and RavensExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Wilde Child - Beyond RedemptionGood1
Volden - SpringAcceptable1
360° - APANot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Blackjack - Double BluffNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
RedWillow - FecklessNot Tried0
Southey - Best BitterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0

Visits Details

02 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentTop notch, the best Citra beer in the UK
Kirkstall - Dissolution IPA5.00ExcellentVery dry bitterness which was much welcomed as a nightcap beer
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Spring4.50Not Tried
21 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Found it open third time lucky!
BeerABVScoreNotes
First Chop Brewing Arm - SUP3.90ExcellentVERY SUPpable
Wilde Child - Beyond Redemption4.00GoodDescribed as a pineapple milk shake. Did what it said on the flavour tin but somewhat sickly as the pint went down and some haze with it
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Volden - Spring4.50Not Tried
13 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Ugh closed again tonight. Seems unplanned this time as blackboard refers to unforeseens.
BeerABVScoreNotes
12 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Long bus trip to find it closed for the day as part of the building's refurbishment and re-development.
BeerABVScoreNotes
07 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodNot much mouthfeel
Volden - Spring4.50AcceptableNot sure how to describe this - perhaps a heavily hazy wheat beer with some disguised sour hopped bitterness. Did not want a second, oh no
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Southey - Best Bitter4.50Not Tried
26 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. A chill night made for just a small hardy crowd in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clouded Minds - Hazel Nutter5.00ExcellentFull bodied nourishing job
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not TriedNow a Fuller's company beer
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
15 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
TicketyBrew - Endeavour Gold4.10ExcellentBetter than the first one, cooler and fresher
TicketyBrew - Endeavour Gold4.10GoodI thought this was excellent until I had a second one
Blackjack - Double Bluff4.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
12 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otley - O4 Colombo4.70ExcellentBeefed up since the last time I tried this when 4%
Franklins - Optimist Brew #1 - Amber Ale (collaboration with Bagelman bakery)5.00ExcellentOne of a trend to using waste bread in ale brews. Odd taste to describe but effectively the hops ruled still
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Blackjack - Double Bluff4.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
07 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brick - Kinsale Bitter4.00Excellent
First Chop Brewing Arm - JAM4.00ExcellentA mango pale, good enough to have a second one, faint mango not overpowering
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
RedWillow - Feckless4.10Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
25 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
A late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wiper and True - Doves and Ravens3.80ExcellentA superb mid brown bitter
Volden - Porter5.20Good2nd one and so much cooler, fresher and more enjoyable
Volden - Porter5.20AcceptableOnce again must be first out for a while and OK
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not TriedRan out
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
360° - APA5.00Not Tried

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About the Westow House

The pub sign. Westow House, Crystal Palace, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent40
Good16
Acceptable10
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Crystal Palace, Greater London, SE19 1TX.

A large pub in a prominent location at one corner of the ‘Crystal Palace Triangle’. There are two substantial bar areas, furnished in typically relaxed Antic style. 8 handpumps. Substantial real ale price discount for card carrying CAMRA members but not on Volden beers. Holds occasional and themed beer festivals. Lots of pavement seating out the front.

We have visited this pub 35 times, seen 133 different beers and tried 52 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE19 1TX