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Catford Beer Festival 2005 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Acorn - Old Moor PorterExcellent1
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildExcellent1
De Ryck - Kriek FantastiekExcellent1
Jennings - Sneck LifterGood1
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Maypole MildGood1
Pitfield's - Special BitterAcceptable1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Black GoldAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery BlondAcceptable1
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - AmberdextrousAcceptable1
Bridge of Allan - Glencoe Wild Oat Organic StoutAcceptable1

Visits Details

11 Jun 2005 (Alison)
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40ExcellentMy festival favourite, a very nice mild
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40ExcellentAs a fan of Old Moor's Almanack, I was thrilled to see he had brought out a porter. This was my first taste of porter and boy was it lovely. Chocolately, strong and dark - just how I like my men.
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10GoodA malty golden brown beer, pretty nice
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Maypole Mild3.80GoodDark black, smooth, something about pears...
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Discovery Blond3.90AcceptableMy notes say "Discovery - Bland" which perhaps says it all. The barman agreed.
11 Jun 2005 (Ian)
Held in Catford theatre which is a very nice refurbished victorian theatre with lots of red painted ceilings and walls. Smallish beer festival with about 30 beers on, but a very good foreign bottled beer section. Quiet on Saturday as most of the beers had run out and mostly milds and stouts were left on.
De Ryck - Kriek Fantastiek4.90ExcellentThis may not have the fruit kick of Liefmans, but I do like the balance between the sour maltiness and the sweetish cherries. Was sharing a table with a couple of other people and 2 of us split the bottle between us as it costs over £5!
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40AcceptableBit thin and tired, which is a shame cos I normally think that this is one of the best milds in the business
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50AcceptableDark ruby colour, nice burnt malt nose, slightly acidic in mouth. Good bitter finish. Good mild to start a festival with
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Amberdextrous3.80AcceptableBit wary of Beartown beers. This was dark ruby with roasted malt and extremely chewy in the mouth. Slightly sweet coffee malt finish which extended for a long time. More like a meal than a mild
Bridge of Allan - Glencoe Wild Oat Organic Stout4.50AcceptableBlack colour. Nice smell of grain and coffee. Goodish in mouth with roasted/coffee and chocolate finish. Not bad
Pitfield's - Special Bitter3.70AcceptableCan't say I remember too much about this one. Seemed like a perfectly normal if slightly unadventurous session bitter

About the Catford Beer Festival 2005

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Catford, Greater London, SE6 4RU.

This beer festival takes place in the Broadway Theatre, just 5 minutes from both Catford and Catford Bridge railway stations and just outside there are many bus routes.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 11 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: SE6 4RU