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The Star Tavern (Fuller's)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's - The V'n'O Stout (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Anspach & Hobday)Excellent1
Fuller's - London PrideExcellent4
Fuller's - New English IPA (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Wiper & True)Excellent1
Fuller's - ESBExcellent1
Fuller's - Jack FrostGood1
Fuller's - Red FoxGood1
Fuller's - ChiswickGood1
Fuller's - Discovery BlondGood1
Fuller's - Gale's FirecrackerAcceptable1
Windsor & Eton - Fee Fi Fo FumAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PorterNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Fuller's - Bengal LancerNot Tried0
Fuller's - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Fuller's - Southern StarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Star Tavern, Belgravia, Central London

Visits Details

11 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Found it by chance this time on a wander, as I usually only know the route from Hyde Park Corner station. Enthusiastic and knowledgable young barman was well up on Fuller's & Friends collaborations.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - The V'n'O Stout (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Anspach & Hobday)5.50ExcellentWow for being full bodied and rich in flavours
Fuller's - New English IPA (Fuller's & Friends collaboration with Wiper & True)6.50ExcellentOne wonders if this was how the original IPAs tasted after their long voyage to south Asia
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
24 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until 11pm close. Lots of chatter but not much volume being drunk it seemed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - ESB5.50ExcellentSpot on
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodA little fresh
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Southern Star4.00Not Tried
01 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in the early evening. I donít think Iíve ever seen it as crowded as this on my occasional visits and it certainly gives a different feel to the pub. Hot and noisy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Fee Fi Fo Fum4.00AcceptableA sweetish, brown, traditional Bitter.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
08 Jan 2015 (HSB)
15:00 Fifth stop on the Heritage trail. Reasonably busy. The Fullers pub sign hanging on the second floor wall must be the highest placed in the country.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Jack Frost4.50GoodHas blackberries in the recipe. I think this must be new as I don't remember fruit being in the beer year's ago.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Chiswick3.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Bengal Lancer5.00Not Tried
27 Nov 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and comfortably busy. Good to sink into a comfy armchair after a day in the office.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Gale's Firecracker4.80AcceptableNot a hint of the smokiness I was hoping for when I ordered it. In fact it is a dark brown, sweetish, malty beer Ė reminiscent in fact of the Gales Brewery beers it pretends to be. Great condition here, but not really my thing.
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
26 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening 2230 hrs. Peace and tranquility ruined by off duty member of staff sitting at the bar making long portable telephone conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10ExcellentYou'll probably never find a Pride in better condition
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
24 Mar 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday lunchtime visit and the pub is fairly quiet with a few tables taken for lunch and a few newspaper readers in the comfy chairs Ė posh papers around here, obviously. A bit nippy outside, but the fire is on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10GoodAbout as good as Pride gets, with biscuit malt to the fore and a bit of a bite.
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
12 Jun 2012 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening and last call on our pub crawl today. Front bar busy however plenty of seats and tables free in the back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Excellent
23 Jan 2012 (MattY1)
Lunchtime visit fairly busy with many eating lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Discovery Blond3.90GoodGood session bitter but served far to cold!!
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - London Porter5.40Not Tried
15 Oct 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Very busy, almost a "full house" on a Thursday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Red Fox4.30GoodFloral aroma then fruity and bicuity malt taste. My score 15/20.
Fuller's - Chiswick3.50GoodNot as distinctive as it was but still a good quaffing beer, on the malty side. My score 15/20.

About The Star Tavern

The pub sign. The Star Tavern, Belgravia, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good6
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Belgravia, Central London, SW1X 8HT.

In Belgrave Mews West a mews Grade II listed pub that has been in every edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (since the first in 1974). A good range of Fuller's beers are available including seasonals. Eclectic mix of customers from diplomats and well heeled locals to tourists and students. 5 handpumps on the bar counter on the ground floor. The pub has a legendary history of famous trysts and meetings including Great Train Robbers and celebrities. West London CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017. Massive 15% discount on real ales for card carrying CAMRA members.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SW1X 8HT