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The White Swan (Golfrate)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale AleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Felinfoel - Double DragonGood2
St Austell - TributeGood1
Reunion - MonroeGood4
Brentwood - Burton Brown AleGood1
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Good1
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleAcceptable1
St Austell - Proper JobAcceptable2
Theakston - Crime of PassionAcceptable1
Westerham - Audit AleAcceptable7
Long Man - American Pale AleAcceptable1
Fuller's - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's HummingbirdNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Pocket RocketNot Tried0
Turning Point - Lucid DreamNot Tried0

Visits Details

21 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit across midnight. Small weekend beer festival with 6 casks on gravity stillage in the garden. The rain kept most inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale Ale4.50ExcellentIntriguing backtaste - in garden on gravity
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodIn garden on gravity
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not TriedIn garden on gravity
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven 4.20Not TriedIn garden on gravity
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Pocket Rocket3.90Not TriedIn garden on gravity
Turning Point - Lucid Dream5.00Not TriedStrongish dark mild style - in garden on gravity
09 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Filled up a tad when the garden dwellers were forced inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20GoodAs the other day the 2nd out was fresher and cooler
Reunion - Monroe3.60Good
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20AcceptableAs the other day the 1st out could have been better
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
07 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
In seconds before midnight and until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Monroe3.60ExcellentA tasty fruity pint
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good2nd out was fresher
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Acceptable1st out for a while
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
04 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00AcceptableTaste OK, quite hazy and clip does not say it is unfined so assume it is not
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Not TriedRan out
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
25 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Acceptable
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Acceptable
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
18 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Original plans to close at 11 were scotched by a smattering of late arrivals!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good2nd and 3rd out cooler and fresher than the 1st
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Poor1st out for a while I imagine
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not TriedRan out
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not TriedRan out
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
11 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Monroe3.60Good2nd and 3rd out were cooler and fresher. Fairly neutral tasting very pale coloured ale with fruity notes
Reunion - Monroe3.60Acceptable1st out for a while I suspect
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
27 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit which crossed midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Felinfoel - Double Dragon4.20Good2nd and 3rd out that a little bit cooler snd fresher. Haven't had a Felinfoel for perhaps 25 years
Felinfoel - Double Dragon4.20AcceptableFirst out for a while I imagine
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Hummingbird4.20Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
21 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. Since last visit the CAMRA discount has been slashed from 50p to 20p a pint. Also seems that outside festivals the real ale range has become less micro-adventurous.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Good
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Acceptable
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Caledonian - Edinburgh Castle4.10Not Tried
07 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close. A few missing faces tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Good
Brentwood - Burton Brown Ale4.40Good
Theakston - Crime of Passion4.20AcceptableThe absolute lack of the promised almond taste left this flat on its face
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not TriedRan out
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried

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About The White Swan

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent41
Good89
Acceptable43
Poor6

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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. 20p price discount on pints only of cask ales for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 100 times, seen 276 different beers and tried 127 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE7 8UD