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Westow House (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Otley - O4 ColomboExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Franklins - Optimist Brew #1 - Amber Ale (collaboration with Bagelman bakery)Excellent1
360° - APAExcellent1
TicketyBrew - Endeavour GoldExcellent2
Wiper and True - Doves and RavensExcellent1
Brick - Kinsale BitterExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent3
First Chop Brewing Arm - JAMExcellent1
Ilkley - RombaldGood3
Marble - PintGood2
Volden - PorterGood5
Summer Wine (SWB) - WingmanAcceptable1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleAcceptable1
Volden - PorterAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Gipsy Hill - BeatnikNot Tried0
Neptune - RiptideNot Tried0
Heavy Industry - 77Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
RedWillow - FecklessNot Tried0
Blackjack - Double BluffNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0

Visits Details

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
24 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentAlways a reliable ale, best of the Oakham range unless Green Devil IPA is around
360° - APA5.00ExcellentNot a citrus job at all, very good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Heavy Industry - 774.90Not TriedRan out
Volden - Porter5.20Not TriedDid not risk it, bar staff had not sold any for quite a while
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
18 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Porter5.20ExcellentTook a punt that yesterday's pattern would recur and rightly so. This 2nd pint was fresher, cooler and cleaner tasting to the palate. Serendipity indeed
Marble - Pint3.90AcceptableReally gone downhill since yesterday's. Tasted a tad on the way out
Volden - Porter5.20AcceptableSame pattern as last night, 1st one was cloying and not enjoyable
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Beatnik3.80Not Tried
Neptune - Riptide3.70Not Tried
17 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Pint3.90ExcellentIn peak condition
Volden - Porter5.20Excellent2nd one was a transformation, fresher, cooler and cleaner on the palate
Volden - Porter5.20Acceptable1st out for a while I am sure, cloying
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Neptune - Riptide3.70Not Tried
11 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. A hat-trick of consecutive day visits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Ilkley - Rombald4.60AcceptableProgressively lost something over the last three days
Gipsy Hill - Beatnik3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not TriedLeft for others
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
10 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Consecutive nights' visiting, must be getting to like the place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Good
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20AcceptableEvery time I have tried Bibble it has been lacklustre and failing in some way. This pint was true to that form
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Beatnik3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not TriedRan out
09 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Two very enthusiastic lady table football players had the most unpredictable aggressive new ball throw in I have ever seen!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentTook a while to clear my palate from the Rombald to attune to this one
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Excellent
Summer Wine (SWB) - Wingman4.60AcceptableAnd English Ale from Summer Wine, how unusual. I suspected it was tiring then it soon ran out
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried

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About the Westow House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent36
Good14
Acceptable9
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 29 times, seen 127 different beers and tried 47 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE19 1TX