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Westow House (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Torrside - Strange Cousins From The WestExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent3
Volden - JuniperExcellent3
Marble - Frazzle RockExcellent1
Kirkstall - Dissolution IPAExcellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Excellent1
Northern Whisper - BlightyExcellent1
TicketyBrew - Rose Wheat BeerGood1
TicketyBrew - Winter Berliner WeisseGood1
Ilkley - RombaldGood3
Summer Wine (SWB) - WingmanAcceptable1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleAcceptable1
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale AlePoor1
Southey - PaleUndrinkable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Volden - SummerNot Tried0
Electric Bear - NZ PaleNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Mallinsons - WolfNot Tried0
Bad Seed - Jungle Juice (collaboration with Heavy Industry)Not Tried0
Gloucester - 01.CascadeNot Tried0
Adnams - Nut BrownNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Tempest - Little White CloudNot Tried0
London Beer Factory - Chelsea BlondeNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - BeatnikNot Tried0

Visits Details

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 Ale3.80Not 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 Ale3.80Not 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 Ale3.80Not Tried
02 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent4½* Sparklingly clear, great head, taste and condition - what's to better it? Went back to it for my last of the evening too
Northern Whisper - Blighty3.80ExcellentFruity sweet balanced with bitterness, quite an old fashioned flavour
TicketyBrew - Winter Berliner Weisse3.20GoodDifficult to judge as no expert in this style. It was murky enough and tasted distinctively
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
London Beer Factory - Chelsea Blonde4.30Not Tried
11 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Juniper4.80Good2 for good nightcapping
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Southey - Pale3.80Not Tried
Tempest - Little White Cloud3.60Not Tried
26 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Juniper4.80ExcellentDefinite wow factor to the quite unique taste of this beer
Marble - Frazzle Rock5.90ExcellentSmoked porter apparently, could have been a black IPA to me
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Gloucester - 01.Cascade4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Nut Brown4.00Not Tried
10 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close on a shivery and definitely autumnal night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Juniper4.80ExcellentSuperb beer, Volden's best by miles
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Mallinsons - Wolf3.80Not Tried
Bad Seed - Jungle Juice (collaboration with Heavy Industry)4.60Not TriedA New England hopfenweisse, a taster was of a quite lacklustre beer
05 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Good bohemian feel as always late at night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Torrside - Strange Cousins From The West4.50ExcellentTasty APA
TicketyBrew - Rose Wheat Beer4.50GoodNot sure about this one, heavily hazy
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Volden - Summer4.20Not Tried
Southey - Pale3.80Not Tried
20 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Despite the rain and the front yard being almost empty it was also quiet inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kirkstall - Dissolution IPA5.00Excellent4½* A complex heavily hopped beer with superb slow drinking bittersweet aftertaste. As they say ........ plans to move on elsewhere were cancelled
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40ExcellentGood to get an all English best bitter with floral and not lemon juice hops
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Electric Bear - NZ Pale4.50Not Tried
Volden - Summer4.20Not Tried
Southey - Pale3.80Not Tried
06 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Busier in front yard than inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale Ale4.50PoorA tired tasting beer with a not particularly pleasant back taste. Had retained its orange citrus note. Not quite bad enough to ask for a replacement
Southey - Pale3.80UndrinkableUndrinkable murky soup with little taste to command any wish to drink it. Barman, close to the brewery, says it is unfined and vegan friendly, but clip does not say so. Taken off sale when replaced with another beer but put back on sale after behind-the-bar discussions
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Volden - Session Ale3.80Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
Volden - Summer4.20Not Tried

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About the Westow House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent25
Good12
Acceptable5
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 22 times, seen 114 different beers and tried 38 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE19 1TX