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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brockley - Rye PAGood1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Acceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable14
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Brockley - PorterNot Tried0
Brockley - Summer XPANot Tried0
Brockley - Hoppy IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (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

26 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. TV football had increased the size of the congregation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableChanced another after a Dark Star APA in between, better
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70AcceptableA slightly sweet brew
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorVery bitter and bitty, must be end of cask I thought
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
22 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. All acceptable seats taken, bar the one I secured upon arrival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodAll 3 pints consistent
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
19 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Very quiet with many leaving before 10 too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableThe second and third were a tad cooler and fresher
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
12 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Very lightly loaded here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd one cooler and fresher
Brockley - Rye PA4.20GoodFar more lip bitterness than I expected
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableSeemed first out of the pipes for while
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedSeemed to be selling most here tonight
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
05 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close time.
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 - Rye PA4.20Not Tried
28 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. A full house tonight but I secured the last seat in a corner under one of the big TV screens showing Liverpool v. Arsenal football.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodNicely bittered
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
17 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Almost normal Thursday footfall except for the Irish music players.
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 - Hoppy IPA4.50Not Tried
08 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. All doors wide open, lightly loaded inside. Paid for 3 pints up front and had an immediate scare with first pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good3rd pint better still but not best form
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable2nd pint better
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorUgh 1st one out must have been in the pipe a long time. I panicked as had paid up for 3 pints on card
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Summer XPA4.00Not Tried
07 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Ended with a real perry with lots of ice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodMarred by being at the extreme end of the fruity scale of Harvey's Best's flavour range
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
04 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodSecond one just a tad cooler than the first
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
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not 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-
Excellent35
Good51
Acceptable18
Poor5

Website.

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

On 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. Real ale, cider and perry 10% price discount offered to card carrying CAMRA members. Handpumps in both public (4 plus a dummy) and saloon bar (4) areas. Truly awesome cider / perry range here, all served on gravity dispense from the cellar.

We have visited this pub 63 times, seen 46 different beers and tried 23 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE23 1JB