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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood13
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brockley - PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot 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

27 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close whenever that is precisely. Well full as expected for the only proper pub anywhere nearby.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd one out for me cooler and fresher
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable1st out for me
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Packed so had to find a cubby-hole seat in the corner of the back room until mass departures.
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 - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
13 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Packed 50th birthday party group in back bar knocking it back.
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 - Porter4.30Not Tried
09 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentConsecutive visits where new cask just put on - lucky me
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
06 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent1st and 2nd pints out of a new cask, put on while I waited including line cleaning pull through. Always exciting to taste a brand new cask
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
30 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid and late evening visit. Never seen so busy with people standing in all bars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good2nd was cooler and fresher
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableLikely 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
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
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

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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-
Excellent44
Good67
Acceptable32
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 93 times, seen 50 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE23 1JB