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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood10
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Jack FrostGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good2
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Acceptable1
Brockley - PorterAcceptable2
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot 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 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentHarvey's Best seems back to form more generally and certainly was here
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Used upstairs room for meeting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentHarvey's looking up everywhere of late, past bad batches??
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodSeems to be a bit of regular here of late
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
06 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorDid not enjoy. Not like Harvey's BB - a burnt caramel taste
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Packed to the gunwales, standing only for many.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
22 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Brockley - Porter4.30AcceptableAlas I fear first out for a while. Quite tepid
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Well crammed - good to see.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
01 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Definite feeling that sales of cask ales are down here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Brockley - Porter4.30AcceptableA tad warm - perhaps 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
28 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Thriving like there had been no pandemic.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Acceptable
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
18 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodQuite wet dog
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Jack Frost4.50Not Tried
10 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Jack Frost4.50GoodDark and malty - a Fuller's seasonal ale rarely seen in the pubs I go to
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableA bit tired
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not 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-
Excellent46
Good76
Acceptable43
Poor6

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. Grade II listing followed in 2022. 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) and saloon bar (1) areas. Truly awesome cider / perry range here, all served on gravity dispense from the cellar.

We have visited this pub 107 times, seen 52 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE23 1JB