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The Talbot (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brockley - Pale AleExcellent1
Theakston - Best BitterGood1
Coastal - Merry Maidens MildGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood3
Burton Bridge - Damson PorterGood1
Brockley - Golden AleGood1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven AleGood1
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogGood1
Brockley - PorterAcceptable1
Crouch Vale - Brewers GoldAcceptable1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderNot Tried0
Salopian - Shropshire GoldNot Tried0
Jarrow - Jobling's Swinging GibbetNot Tried0
Potton - Shannon IPANot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Cumbrian Legendary - Loweswater GoldNot Tried0
Titanic - Black IceNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - MaydazedNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)Not Tried0
Brockley - Red AleNot Tried0
Weltons - Yin Fire RoosterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Talbot, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

01 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening until some time after 11pm close. A randomly planned visit but enjoyable all the more for chance meeting a local CAMRA activist and swapping tales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentLovely nick
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)4.50Not Tried
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Weltons - Yin Fire Rooster4.20Not TriedWeltons for Guinnees Book or Records for most once off beer names??
29 May 2014 (Trevor)
A few outside and inside when we arrived mid evening. Had our first drink outside before moving inside as the temperature dropped a little. Friendly staff. By the time we left the place was very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Brockley - Porter4.30AcceptableThis had replaced the Sussex Best. Strong coffee flavours, not particularly to my liking. During the week the pub had the other Brockley Brewers ales available.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
05 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Rather cliquey around the bar but hey I was only a one pint visitor.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentPenultimate pint from the cask and as is so often the case with this beer it was as good as ever, if not better for any sediment in the cask
Mighty Oak - Maydazed3.90Not Tried
13 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Brockley Brewery beers regularly on here now but tonight were in the cellar but not ready.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Good
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80GoodLong time since I have had this beer - flowery hop beer
30 Mar 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
End of evening hunt for Brockley Brewery wares.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Excellent1st rate I must say. Tasting notes said hints of apricot and like the scarf in Carly Simon's "You're so vain" there certainly was
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80GoodTasting notes said hints of tangerine and there were but the Pale Ale quality hit the mark better
Titanic - Black Ice4.10Not Tried
24 Mar 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening. Visited here as had heard that the new Brockley Brewery had launched its beers here on Friday. Unfortunately all sold out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50Good
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80Not TriedSold out after last Friday's new brewery launch
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not TriedSold out after last Friday's new brewery launch
22 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I arranged to meet two friends here after work and we were all pleasantly surprised to find that a small beer and cider festival was in progress. The pub is in Brockley incidentally, rather than Brockely, which sounds like something you might eat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orkney (Sinclair) - Raven Ale3.80GoodGolden in colour with fruity malt and bitter hops.
Coastal - Merry Maidens Mild4.00GoodA dark brown, almost black mild with a little bit of roastiness.
Crouch Vale - Brewers Gold4.00AcceptableSuffered a little from being served on gravity dispense from a temporary stillage – a bit warm and flat. But recognisably Brewers Gold.
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Not Tried
Jarrow - Jobling's Swinging Gibbet4.10Not Tried
Potton - Shannon IPA3.60Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried“Just run out”.
Cumbrian Legendary - Loweswater Gold4.30Not Tried

About The Talbot

The pub sign. The Talbot, Brockley, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good6
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Brockley, Greater London, SE4 1QG.

Located in Tyrwhitt Road just off the main road busy with bus routes. A pleasant pub in a residential setting close to St Johns railway station. Note the nearby street level building of the old Lewisham Road railway station closed in 1917 now used as an architectural and furniture salvage shop. The pub was substantially refurbished in 2010, it has a central bar serving a smallish single room, with a nice patio outside for the summer months. Evening meals served. Feels quite cafe-barish. 4 handpumps - some often serving London micro real ales. Extensive wine list displayed on a wall blackboard.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 1QG