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The White Swan (Golfrate)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Flying Dog - K-9 Winter WarmerExcellent2
Brentwood - LegacyGood1
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberGood1
Redemption - Pale AleGood1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
Hop Stuff - Single Hop AzaccaAcceptable2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable2
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop AleAcceptable1
Reunion - Opening GambitPoor1
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Greene King - Bonkers ConkersNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Bedlam - PorterNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Belleville - Little Critters Pale AleNot Tried0
Belleville - Picnic Session IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Banks's - WainwrightNot Tried0
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleNot Tried0
Westerham - Family StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

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
21 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late visit either side of midnight, too late to enjoy the band's full performance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flying Dog - K-9 Winter Warmer7.40ExcellentOn handpump but allegedly out of a KeyKeg. A warming barley wine with spiced overtones. Fobbed awfully on pouring much to bar staff's chagrin
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Porter5.00Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
Belleville - Little Critters Pale Ale4.60Not TriedRan out
20 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until seconds to midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorFaintly hazy which this beer should never be and came up with stunted odd not off flavours, rather creamy too. A lemonade dash helped it down
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80PoorHazy and rather flattish, a lemonade dash helped it down
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
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

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About The White Swan

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent45
Good98
Acceptable48
Poor11

Website.

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 116 times, seen 297 different beers and tried 141 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE7 8UD