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Blythe Hill Tavern (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood15
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Brockley - PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London
Picture 2. Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London
Picture 3. Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London

Visits Details

21 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Relaxed evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd so much cooler and fresher but there had just been an order for 4 before this one
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableMaybe 1st out for a while
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
16 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Thursday Irish music back in the back room - very repetitive but soothing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodA bitter fruity mix
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit - packed full and standing. Stood at bar for half an hour - a novel experience of late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd cooler and fresher
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable1st OK
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedActually sells here
27 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close whenever that is precisely. Well full as expected for the only proper pub anywhere nearby.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd one out for me cooler and fresher
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable1st out for me
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Packed so had to find a cubby-hole seat in the corner of the back room until mass departures.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
13 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Packed 50th birthday party group in back bar knocking it back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
09 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentConsecutive visits where new cask just put on - lucky me
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
06 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent1st and 2nd pints out of a new cask, put on while I waited including line cleaning pull through. Always exciting to taste a brand new cask
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
30 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid and late evening visit. Never seen so busy with people standing in all bars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd was cooler and fresher
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableLikely first out for a while
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
22 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. The busiest I have known it for a long time, always good to see.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd one cooler and fresher
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableAlmost tepid, must be first out for a while
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried

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About the Blythe Hill Tavern

The pub sign. Blythe Hill Tavern, Forest Hill, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent45
Good76
Acceptable43
Poor6

Website.

The pub is found in Forest Hill, Greater London, SE23 1JB.

On the very busy Stanstead Road served by several London bus routes. A traditional street corner with a superb unspoilt interior. There are still three separate rooms with a public bar on the corner, a saloon to the left and a large room running across the back of the pub. A snug/off-sales has been incorporated into the public bar but that seems the only major change since its 1920s refit. A quirky feature is that customers can cross through the servery from the back room to the saloon. This pub was listed in the CAMRA Regional Inventory for London then in February 2013 the pub was added to CAMRA's National Inventory Part One - a high accolade indeed. Voted SE London CAMRA branch Pub of the Year in 2012, 2015 and again in 2018. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2015. Handpumps in both public (4) and saloon bar (1) areas. Truly awesome cider / perry range here, all served on gravity dispense from the cellar.

We have visited this pub 106 times, seen 52 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE23 1JB