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The White Swan (Golfrate)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Runaway - Smoked PorterExcellent1
Alechemy - Bad Day at The Office Pale AleExcellent1
Brockley - PorterGood1
St Austell - Proper JobGood1
Westerham - Audit AleGood5
Reunion - MonroeGood1
Brentwood - LegacyGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Reunion - Tyler's MuseGood2
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Acceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingAcceptable1
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale AlePoor1
Titanic - IcebergPoor1
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Reunion - Opening GambitNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven Not Tried0
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Pocket RocketNot Tried0
Turning Point - Lucid DreamNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPANot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Greene King - Bonkers ConkersNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

17 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, skin of the teeth entrance before the newly introduced earlier 11pm Sunday close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptablePerhaps a little fresh
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
13 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Beer range depleted by a couple of recent Charlton Athletic home crowds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brentwood - Legacy4.00GoodAs traditional an English bitter as you'll get
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Bonkers Conkers4.10Not Tried
28 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Runaway - Smoked Porter6.00ExcellentApparently handpumped from a KeyKeg
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
Reunion - Tyler's Muse4.50Not Tried
26 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit across midnight until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Porter4.30Good
Reunion - Tyler's Muse4.50Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60Not Tried
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80Not Tried
11 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Visit spanning midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00AcceptableA cloudy soup. Perversely needed some lemonade to dull the lemon juice flavours
Reunion - Tyler's Muse4.50AcceptableSingle Hop Mosaic beer, unexciting after a half or so
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
04 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening either side of midnight. A local knocked down by a car right outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20AcceptableOK
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 Tried
30 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11.30pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Good
Titanic - Iceberg4.10PoorHazy, not right, not clean tasting, lemonade dashes helped it down
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale Ale3.90PoorHazy, not right, not clean tasting, lemonade dashes helped it down
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
28 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit either side of midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Excellent2nd and 3rd out cooler and fresher
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good
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 Tried
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

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About The White Swan

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent43
Good94
Acceptable47
Poor8

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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 108 times, seen 288 different beers and tried 135 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE7 8UD