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Westow House (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Northern Whisper - BlightyExcellent1
Torrside - Strange Cousins From The WestExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent3
Volden - JuniperExcellent3
Marble - Frazzle RockExcellent1
TicketyBrew - Rose Wheat BeerGood1
Marble - PintGood2
TicketyBrew - Winter Berliner WeisseGood1
Volden - PorterGood3
Ilkley - RombaldGood3
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleAcceptable1
Volden - PorterAcceptable1
Summer Wine (SWB) - WingmanAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Volden - Session AleNot Tried0
Volden - SummerNot Tried0
Southey - 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
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
London Beer Factory - Chelsea BlondeNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - BeatnikNot Tried0
Neptune - RiptideNot Tried0

Visits Details

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 Ale3.80Not 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 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

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About the Westow House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent28
Good12
Acceptable8
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 24 times, seen 117 different beers and tried 40 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE19 1TX