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Stormbird (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
RCH - Bristol Brewers United: Smoked Porter Collaboration 2012Excellent1
DEYA - I'm a Rolling StoneExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
Brooklyn - Sorachi AceExcellent1
Wild Beer Co. - River of Darkness (collaboration with Left Handed Giant)Good1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Acceptable1
Fyne - JarlPoor1
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Marble - Pint (was 3.9%)Not Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - PaleNot Tried0
Five Points - PaleNot Tried0
Adnams - So Many Different WorldsNot Tried0
Verdant - PenpolNot Tried0
Buxton - Hazy HarlequinNot Tried0
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0

Visits Details

24 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. First visit since they straightened out the former bar counter dog-leg.
DEYA - I'm a Rolling Stone4.60ExcellentTop notch condition brown ale
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Verdant - Penpol3.80Not Tried
Buxton - Hazy Harlequin4.90Not Tried
25 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until 1am close.
Fyne - Jarl3.80PoorShould not have been on sale. Fobbed so it needed 3 glasses to fill a pint and was totally hazy. Either not settled and too fresh or a defective cask.
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Adnams - So Many Different Worlds3.70Not Tried
21 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentSuperb head, condition and flavours. Fobbed a lot when pulled as only a couple left in the cask
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Five Points - Pale4.40Not Tried
04 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Sad to see the imposing dinosaur foot with talons keg pump handle retired on to the bar back.
Wild Beer Co. - River of Darkness (collaboration with Left Handed Giant)3.90GoodSmoked beer with maple and chillied. The chilli came through heavily
Marble - Pint (was 3.9%)3.40Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale3.80Not Tried
23 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after fancying a cheap pint in this excellent venue. Closed and all I could see were carpentry trestles. Hermits Cave pub opposite said just a short term closure to spruce up the toilets.
16 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit and the place was doing good trade still.
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50ExcellentAll real ales still £3 a pint anytime, any day
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
25 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. All real ales are at £3 - barmaid said to balance the high price of many keg beers. I looked with awe at some of the key font motifs and handles. The Kwak font is a work of art and one keg handle was a massive bird's leg with taloned claw.
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentSpot on, had a second
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
21 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. One barmaid working trojanically to serve and do the end of day jobs. I was amused by the name of one craft fizz beer "Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Ale" - stoopid to pay those prices I say.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70AcceptableThe only real ale on. Far too cold so marked down from Good to Acceptable.
01 May 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Very quiet in the early evening. Pleasingly scatty barmaid.
Brooklyn - Sorachi Ace7.60ExcellentSingle hop beer. Available on keg dispense. This beer is yellow in colour with a perfumed hop aroma. Hoppy taste, slightly sweet – hint of sherbet. A bit too heavily carbonated.
RCH - Bristol Brewers United: Smoked Porter Collaboration 20126.00ExcellentA collaboration brew by Arbor, Bath, BBF, GWB, RCH and Zero Degrees (phew!). Complex, black, smokey, bit of liquorice, sweetish malt base, fruity hops. Bit of everything really – I guess when there are six brewers involved, everybody has to throw in a handful of something.
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried

About the Stormbird

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Camberwell, Greater London, SE5 8TR.

This little street corner pub, in Camberwell Church Street, opened in 2011 in the premises formerly called ‘Funky Munky’ and originally the Artichoke. The focus is almost entirely on beer, with a long line of keg taps, six handpumps and a couple of fridges full of bottles. Bare-boarded. A few pavement tables help increase the space available. Run by the same operator as Star & Garter in Bromley.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE5 8TR