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Westow House (Antic)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Otley - O4 ColomboExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Franklins - Optimist Brew #1 - Amber Ale (collaboration with Bagelman bakery)Excellent1
360° - APAExcellent1
TicketyBrew - Endeavour GoldExcellent2
Wiper and True - Doves and RavensExcellent1
Clouded Minds - Hazel NutterExcellent1
Brick - Kinsale BitterExcellent1
First Chop Brewing Arm - JAMExcellent1
Volden - PorterGood3
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Volden - PorterAcceptable1
Volden - SpringAcceptable1
Marble - PintAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - BeatnikNot Tried0
Neptune - RiptideNot Tried0
Heavy Industry - 77Not Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
RedWillow - FecklessNot Tried0
Blackjack - Double BluffNot Tried0
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Southey - Best BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Ugh closed again tonight. Seems unplanned this time as blackboard refers to unforeseens.
BeerABVScoreNotes
12 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Long bus trip to find it closed for the day as part of the building's refurbishment and re-development.
BeerABVScoreNotes
07 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodNot much mouthfeel
Volden - Spring4.50AcceptableNot sure how to describe this - perhaps a heavily hazy wheat beer with some disguised sour hopped bitterness. Did not want a second, oh no
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
Southey - Best Bitter4.50Not Tried
26 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. A chill night made for just a small hardy crowd in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clouded Minds - Hazel Nutter5.00ExcellentFull bodied nourishing job
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not TriedNow a Fuller's company beer
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
15 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
TicketyBrew - Endeavour Gold4.10ExcellentBetter than the first one, cooler and fresher
TicketyBrew - Endeavour Gold4.10GoodI thought this was excellent until I had a second one
Blackjack - Double Bluff4.80Not Tried
Volden - Pale (formerly Pale Ale)4.60Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
12 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otley - O4 Colombo4.70ExcellentBeefed up since the last time I tried this when 4%
Franklins - Optimist Brew #1 - Amber Ale (collaboration with Bagelman bakery)5.00ExcellentOne of a trend to using waste bread in ale brews. Odd taste to describe but effectively the hops ruled still
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Blackjack - Double Bluff4.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
07 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brick - Kinsale Bitter4.00Excellent
First Chop Brewing Arm - JAM4.00ExcellentA mango pale, good enough to have a second one, faint mango not overpowering
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
RedWillow - Feckless4.10Not Tried
Volden - Porter5.20Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
25 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
A late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wiper and True - Doves and Ravens3.80ExcellentA superb mid brown bitter
Volden - Porter5.20Good2nd one and so much cooler, fresher and more enjoyable
Volden - Porter5.20AcceptableOnce again must be first out for a while and OK
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not TriedRan out
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
360° - APA5.00Not Tried
24 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExcellentAlways a reliable ale, best of the Oakham range unless Green Devil IPA is around
360° - APA5.00ExcellentNot a citrus job at all, very good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Heavy Industry - 774.90Not TriedRan out
Volden - Porter5.20Not TriedDid not risk it, bar staff had not sold any for quite a while
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
18 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Volden - Porter5.20ExcellentTook a punt that yesterday's pattern would recur and rightly so. This 2nd pint was fresher, cooler and cleaner tasting to the palate. Serendipity indeed
Marble - Pint3.90AcceptableReally gone downhill since yesterday's. Tasted a tad on the way out
Volden - Porter5.20AcceptableSame pattern as last night, 1st one was cloying and not enjoyable
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Beatnik3.80Not Tried
Neptune - Riptide3.70Not Tried

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About the Westow House

The pub sign. Westow House, Crystal Palace, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent48
Good17
Acceptable13
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Crystal Palace, Greater London, SE19 1TX.

A large pub in a prominent location at one corner of the ‘Crystal Palace Triangle’. There are two substantial bar areas, furnished in typically relaxed Antic style. 8 handpumps. Substantial real ale price discount for card carrying CAMRA members but not on Volden beers. Holds occasional and themed beer festivals. Lots of pavement seating out the front.

We have visited this pub 43 times, seen 156 different beers and tried 62 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE19 1TX