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The Crown (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood2
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestGood1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good2
Shepherd Neame - Christmas AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Goldings (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldNot Tried0

Visits Details

06 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Friday night raucous.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20ExcellentCouldn't fault it
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
01 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90AcceptableNot right, toffee flavour and loss of the lovely hop nose from the last one I had here. Replaced from same pump by the Guv, marginally better perhaps
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
24 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Good atmosphere albeit a tad poncy
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90ExcellentClassic mid brown English bitter, seemed quite a match to the Shep's bitter of old with its floral hop nose
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
31 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Unintended visit from just before midnight to whenever, provoked by a serendipitous meeting with someone of high regard indeed who called me over to the front yard seating as I trudged past.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Christmas Ale5.00Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
29 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50AcceptableNot exciting
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
15 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until a slow closedown.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50GoodLast ¾ pint out of the cask. Had some semblance of a distinctive taste
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableBland
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not TriedBland
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
16 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. A Shepherd Neame house not selling Master Brew, whatever next?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.00ExcellentNice warming beer in great condition, however the standard for this genre is set by Titanic Plum Porter, not this brew. Advertised here as a guest ale yet plainly it is badged (albeit small on the clip) as Shepherd Neame
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
12 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30ExcellentCould see no abv on clip. Rather good beer though with a zingy hoppiness
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried2 of the 5 pumps used here to dispense this beer which hides its Shepherd Neame provenance
21 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Cool inside with relaxed atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10GoodOld English bitter taste with none of the floral notes that Master Brew majors on
Shepherd Neame - Goldings (superseded by 4.1% version)4.70Not TriedAnother abv-less clip - why?
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Not Tried

About The Crown

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good2
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Blackheath, Greater London, SE3 0BS.

Large pub slightly set back from the street in the heart of Blackheath Village. Once a Courage house then with the John Barras Pub Company and latterly with Shepherd Neame. Recently facelifted with pastel shades and bare floorboarded. Extra seating upstairs. Has a function room for hire. Large front yard for outdoor drinking. Semi-circular bar counter with 5 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE3 0BS