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The White Swan (Golfrate)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Stuff - Single Hop AzaccaAcceptable2
Flying Dog - K-9 Winter WarmerExcellent1
Reunion - Frost FairExcellent1
Roaring Four - Black MilkExcellent1
Kent - Black GoldGood1
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberGood1
Redemption - Pale AleGood1
Reunion - Actus ReusGood1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
Wild Weather - Storm in a Tea Cup Earl Grey IPAGood1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop AleAcceptable1
Banks's - Lancaster BomberNot Tried0
Banks's - WainwrightNot Tried0
Belleville - Picnic Session IPANot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Grand Havana Smoked PorterNot Tried0
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleNot Tried0
Dorking - Red India AleNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Jingle FellsNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Reunion - TalwarNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Westerham - Family StoutNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Roaring Four - Black Milk5.20ExcellentNourishing
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Grand Havana Smoked Porter5.00Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
26 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Business still brisk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Frost Fair4.50ExcellentSubtly spiced but one was enough
Reunion - Actus Reus4.10Good
Dorking - Red India Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Reunion - Talwar4.50Not TriedRan out
Wild Weather - Storm in a Tea Cup Earl Grey IPA6.00Not Tried
24 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after last knockings local Co-op grub shopping.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Weather - Storm in a Tea Cup Earl Grey IPA6.00Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Red India Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Reunion - Actus Reus4.10Not Tried
12 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after local shopping.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Gold4.00Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - Jingle Fells4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Lancaster Bomber4.40Not TriedA stateless brew with true brewing provenance denied us on point of sale
30 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late night ugh. Plans A, B and C for buses all failed and D took me here to find the lights on but front door locked 10 minutes before advertised closing time. Ho hum.
BeerABVScoreNotes
25 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Slow drinking across midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Good
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Edinburgh Castle4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Family Stout4.50Not Tried
21 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit with a beer range much denuded by earlier Charlton Athletic fans.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Ale4.00AcceptableNot sure, some rather sharp bitterness
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Banks's - Wainwright4.10Not TriedBrewed anywhere, not even a brewery name on the pumpclip, a disgrace to provenance
07 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Much reduced ales range tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal Stout4.80Not Tried
01 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Pub had been cleaned right out of real ales at the weekend Charlton Athletic F.C. game.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Single Hop Azacca3.80Good
Hop Stuff - Single Hop Azacca3.80Poor2nd pint was cloudy with disturbed sediment after the cask "float" was adjusted
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal Stout4.80Not Tried
26 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flying Dog - K-9 Winter Warmer7.40ExcellentRight Christmassy with all that spiciness in the head
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Belleville - Picnic Session IPA4.40Not Tried

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About The White Swan

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent47
Good101
Acceptable48
Poor11

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The pub is found in Charlton, Greater London, SE7 8UD.

One of two pubs in The Village. Refurbished some time ago and now sports bare floorboards throughout. A single L-shaped bar serves a single bar floor. Tell-tale doors show a past multi-room venue. 8 handpumps. Large garden. Re-opened once more in early September 2015, seemingly out of a Pubco's grip, with a greater emphasis on cask ales plus some live music. Several upstairs rooms opened in summer 2017, one with a bar but not serving real ale. 30p price discount on pints only of cask ales for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 120 times, seen 307 different beers and tried 145 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE7 8UD