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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 - SunquakeExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood12
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot 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

22 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. The busiest I have known it for a long time, always good to see.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd one cooler and fresher
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableAlmost tepid, must be first out for a while
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
12 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until the last bell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentSuperb barmanship. Immediately after serving my first pint he realised it was the last out and immediately recalled it after my first sip or two. Then pulled through the new cask for my replacement
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
05 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentIn fine form
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
28 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableNew cask on - first pints were rather fresh
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
25 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bell.
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
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
21 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodBitter end of its taste spectrum
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
18 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until the last orders bell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodBack to form - phew
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
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

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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-
Excellent42
Good63
Acceptable30
Poor5

Website.

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

On the very busy 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 (1) areas. Truly awesome cider / perry range here, all served on gravity dispense from the cellar.

We have visited this pub 87 times, seen 49 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE23 1JB