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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleExcellent1
Dark Star - SunquakeExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable11
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot 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

14 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Sunquake4.80ExcellentWell rounded
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableI hope this caramel with woody bitterness is not the "new" taste of Best. It has to be a brewing problem
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
07 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd one out had more fuller flavour, no idea why
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableOK but second one was better
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
03 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last orders bell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableStill a very sharp woody bitterness, gyle problem perhaps?
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
25 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10ExcellentIn excellent condition but too close to a Jif lemon in taste
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableWoody bitterness - not right I thought
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
23 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedBiggest seller tonight
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
17 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
10 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Quietish.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
07 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExcellentTotally new pump clip, same beer. Lots of zinginess
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableBitterness but some body and flavour missing
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentThe only beer flying out the door here tonight and justifiably so as the best Harvey's BB I have had since lockdown end, and by a long chalk too. Superb
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
27 Jul 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good chat about Ealing comedy films.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not TriedStill best real ale seller it seems here
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-
Excellent40
Good59
Acceptable28
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. 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 80 times, seen 49 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE23 1JB