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Still & Star

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's - London PrideGood1
Sambrook's - WandleGood1
Cottage - MedusaGood1
Still & Star - Pale AleAcceptable1
Harvey's - IPAAcceptable2
Adnams - LighthouseAcceptable1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Still & Star, Aldgate, Central London

Visits Details

03 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
First chance to try the beer brewed on site, although we are none too impressed and move on after one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Still & Star - Pale Ale4.10AcceptableIn flat condition from cask. Very fruity.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
08 Dec 2014 (Stephen Harris)
The unexpected news from this pub is that a small brew-kit has been installed in the cellar and home-brew is making an appearance on the bar. Not tonight though – the latest brew has not yet cleared sufficiently – “maybe tomorrow”.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodA very nice, fresh pint of Pride.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
31 Oct 2014 (HSB)
16:50 We left the Peacock in search of a pub with a decent cider for my wife. Looked at the Three Lords but didn't fancy it much. Than I remembered this place. I hadn't been here for years. Still a proper boozer. Plenty of room inside as the majority were outside enjoying the unseasonably warm weather. Cider didn't pass muster but G&T proved an acceptable substitute.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80GoodNot a particular favourite but this was good.
Cottage - Medusa4.00GoodA good Cottage beer. Not something I often say.
Harvey's - IPA3.50AcceptableI keep trying this beer but am always slightly disappointed.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
20 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Pretty busy at 8pm, with both dart boards in use.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40AcceptableNothing special.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
10 Dec 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early-evening visit and the pub is rammed, with both a CAMRA group and the City Hash House Harriers coincidentally meeting here at 7pm. Many are drinking outside despite the cold weather. Five or six real ales available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - IPA3.50AcceptableA rather ordinary, session bitter – in slightly tired condition.

About the Still & Star

The pub sign. Still & Star, Aldgate, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good3
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Aldgate, Central London, E1 8AH.

This is a small house, once located in narrow Harrow Alley, but now in an area which has been opened up for the building of Aldgate bus station. The pub has been here since at least 1820, but it is presumably the descendent of the Star pub which was here by 1756. The alley became known as ‘Blood Alley’ following the Jack the Ripper murders, and apparently this pub was nicknamed the ‘Blood House’ although that seems now to have died out - and in any case, other sources say the nicknames pre-date the Ripper and are connected with the butchery trade that used to dominate this area. Robert Louis Stevenson is said to have written part of Treasure Island whilst staying at this pub. Traditionally it was a Charrington’s Brewery house. There is a narrow area alongside the bar, opening to a small seating area at the rear. There is an outside, pavement drinking area and an upstairs room which is brought in to use at times.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E1 8AH