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Dark Star Festival

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Doric ArchEuston, Central London02 Feb 2019
The PartridgeBromley, Greater London17 Jan 2019
The Parcel YardKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London17 Jan 2019
The Kentish BelleBexleyheath, Greater London21 Apr 2018
Kings ArmsBethnal Green, Greater London04 Apr 2018
The Evening StarBrighton, East Sussex19 Mar 2018
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London18 Feb 2018
Dartford Working Men's ClubDartford, Kent04 Jan 2018
The LanesDover, Kent14 Dec 2017
Elephant & CastleElephant & Castle, Central London12 Oct 2017
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent20 Jan 2017
The Victory InnBrighton, East Sussex08 Oct 2016
The Hope and RuinBrighton, East Sussex08 Oct 2016
London TavernMargate, Kent10 Sep 2016
Ravensbourne ArmsLewisham, Greater London18 Jul 2016
Ye Olde Rose & CrownWalthamstow, Greater London30 Jun 2016
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent23 May 2016
North BarLeeds, West Yorkshire22 Feb 2016
The Kings ArmsWaterloo, Central London21 May 2015
Craft Beer Co.Islington, Central London03 May 2015
WetherspoonsVictoria, Central London13 Apr 2015
Leyton Orient Supporters ClubLeyton, Greater London27 Feb 2015
WoodmanWild Hill, Hertfordshire24 Jul 2014
Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn)Bridge, Kent24 May 2014
The Royal SovereignBrighton, East Sussex27 Mar 2014
The GeorgeCroydon, Greater London20 Mar 2014
Westow HouseCrystal Palace, Greater London09 Mar 2014
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London10 Jan 2014
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London18 Nov 2013
The Henglers CircusGlasgow, Glasgow, City of03 Jul 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent25 May 2013
The Holy InadequateStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire21 May 2013
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent20 Feb 2013
North Laine BrewhouseBrighton, East Sussex10 Feb 2013
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent02 Feb 2013
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London23 Nov 2012
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London07 Oct 2012
The Ale HouseChelmsford, Essex27 Sep 2012
Tap EastStratford, Greater London20 Apr 2012
Craft Beer Co.Clerkenwell, Central London03 Mar 2012
Turf TavernOxford, Oxfordshire29 Oct 2011
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent26 Oct 2011
The Chequers InnPetham, Kent22 Oct 2011
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent20 Oct 2011
Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar)Whitstable, Kent22 Jul 2011
The Wishful Thinker (formerly The White Horse)Sandway, Kent10 Jul 2011
The New InnCanterbury, Kent07 May 2011
The ElephantFaversham, Kent18 Jul 2010
The CricketersAddiscombe, Greater London13 Jun 2010
The Royal OakTunbridge Wells, Kent28 Apr 2010
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent03 Apr 2010
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent26 Feb 2010
The BullHorton Kirby, Kent16 Feb 2009
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent31 Jan 2009
The White Rock HotelHastings, East Sussex14 Nov 2008
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent02 Nov 2007

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The Doric Arch, Euston, Central London

ChrisEExcellent02 Feb 2019 Superb.

The Partridge, Bromley, Greater London

ChrisEExcellent17 Jan 2019

The Parcel Yard, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

AndrewNot Tried17 Jan 2019

The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Apr 2018

Kings Arms, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Apr 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Feb 2016

The Evening Star, Brighton, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried19 Mar 2018
BrianAcceptable28 Oct 2017 Went off after mine was poured, so not at its best.
Philip PirripNot Tried14 May 2017
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Sep 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Nov 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Nov 2014
IanNot Tried03 Mar 2007

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent18 Feb 2018
Philip PirripGood18 Sep 2016

Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried04 Jan 2018

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamGood14 Dec 2017 Good - but not in the same class as their lighter ales.
Philip PirripAcceptable20 Dec 2014 Rather heavy

Elephant & Castle, Elephant & Castle, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried12 Oct 2017

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried20 Jan 2017 Coming soon

The Victory Inn, Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried08 Oct 2016

The Hope and Ruin, Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried08 Oct 2016

London Tavern, Margate, Kent

DosserExcellent10 Sep 2016 Quality ale

Ravensbourne Arms, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent18 Jul 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Apr 2016

Ye Olde Rose & Crown, Walthamstow, Greater London

Magnus GreelNot Tried30 Jun 2016

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserGood23 May 2016

North Bar, Leeds, West Yorkshire

MickGood22 Feb 2016 Nice dark bitter.

The Kings Arms, Waterloo, Central London

HSBNot Tried21 May 2015

Craft Beer Co., Islington, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 May 2015

Wetherspoons, Victoria, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Apr 2015
TobesNot Tried29 Nov 2014

Leyton Orient Supporters Club, Leyton, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Feb 2015
Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Apr 2012

Woodman, Wild Hill, Hertfordshire

HSBAcceptable24 Jul 2014 Past its best.

Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn), Bridge, Kent

MickExcellent24 May 2014 Very nice, full bodied strong bitter. Well balanced with a super finish.

The Royal Sovereign, Brighton, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried27 Mar 2014

The George, Croydon, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried20 Mar 2014
ChrisENot Tried10 Jan 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 Apr 2013

Westow House, Crystal Palace, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2014

Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House), Addiscombe, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried10 Jan 2014

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried18 Nov 2013
oz11Not Tried23 Apr 2013
oz11Not Tried05 Dec 2011
oz11Not Tried11 Oct 2011

The Henglers Circus, Glasgow, Glasgow, City of

HSBNot Tried03 Jul 2013

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Not Tried25 May 2013

The Holy Inadequate, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried21 May 2013

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

IanGood20 Feb 2013 Malty up front and then decent hop on the finish. Better than I remember.

North Laine Brewhouse, Brighton, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Feb 2013

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried02 Feb 2013

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Nov 2012

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Oct 2012

The Ale House, Chelmsford, Essex

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2012

Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2012

Craft Beer Co., Clerkenwell, Central London

PedroNot Tried03 Mar 2012

Turf Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire

AndrewNot Tried29 Oct 2011

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairNot Tried26 Oct 2011
BlairExcellent21 Nov 2009 Rich almost treacly ale with loads of sugary fruit and toffee.

The Chequers Inn, Petham, Kent

AndrewNot Tried22 Oct 2011

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

MickNot Tried20 Oct 2011
AndrewNot Tried08 Apr 2011
MickNot Tried08 Apr 2011
BlairGood06 Apr 2011 Not my favourite dark star beer but still a jolly good pint.
AndrewNot Tried02 Apr 2011
MickExcellent03 Dec 2009 Very nice, my type of beer, rich and dark, fruit and malt, very tasty.
BlairExcellent10 Sep 2009 Rich, dark and malty beer. A littlt toffee and biscuit in there, really very good beer.
KBExceptional05 Jun 2009 what a good pint this is - its from the Dark Star brewery and what we've come to expect
AndrewNot Tried29 May 2009
GlynExceptional26 May 2009 Another stunning beer from one of the south east's best breweries
BlairExcellent18 Apr 2009 Rich sweet and malty. Very satisfying beer.
BlairNot Tried18 Apr 2008

Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar), Whitstable, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Jul 2011

The Wishful Thinker (formerly The White Horse), Sandway, Kent

PedroExcellent10 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent08 Jul 2011

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

MitchExcellent07 May 2011 very popular, selling fast. Sweet but with a kick
IanNot Tried01 Feb 2011

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

DosserExcellent18 Jul 2010 Just too cold

The Cricketers, Addiscombe, Greater London

ChrisEExcellent13 Jun 2010 Very good.

The Royal Oak, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent28 Apr 2010 A nice pint with a bit more body and a proper bitter colour.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroNot Tried03 Apr 2010
PedroNot Tried02 Apr 2010
PedroNot Tried31 Mar 2010
PedroGood30 Mar 2010
DosserNot Tried28 Mar 2010

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood26 Feb 2010 Dark bitter with a sweet toffee and malt flavour. Can't say anything bad about a Dark Star beer.
BlairNot Tried13 Nov 2009
BlairNot Tried17 Oct 2009
IanNot Tried22 Nov 2008
TrevorNot Tried20 Nov 2008
BlairExcellent05 Jun 2008 Quite thick and sticky, quite a rich nutty flavour. Really good.

The Bull, Horton Kirby, Kent

DubbelGood16 Feb 2009 Dark, malty with subtle liquorice notes and a marmite finish.

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

BlairNot Tried31 Jan 2009
IanNot Tried31 Jan 2009
AndrewNot Tried30 Jan 2009

The White Rock Hotel, Hastings, East Sussex

IanAcceptable14 Nov 2008 Not one of my favourite Dark Star beers, but nothing wrong with it.
AndrewGood14 Nov 2008 Brown resinous beer with a hint of Hophead's hop profile. Mellowest Dark Star beer I've had I think

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanNot Tried02 Nov 2007

Dark Star Festival

5.00% ABV.

We have tried this beer 33 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

Other Dark Star beers.