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The Old Mill (Tavern Propco Ltd.)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Stuff - FusilierGood1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterGood2
Robinsons - CrusoeGood1
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleGood1
Caledonian - Road to RioGood1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's WaggledanceNot Tried0
Caledonian - 2.8Not Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brains - The Young Rev.Not Tried0
St Austell - Cornish BestNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Not Tried0
Banks's - Lancaster BomberNot Tried0
Marston's - Saddle TankNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldNot Tried0
Skinner's - LushingtonsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Mill, Plumstead, Greater London
Picture 2. The Old Mill, Plumstead, Greater London
Picture 3. The Old Mill, Plumstead, Greater London

Visits Details

11 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Good chat with Guv about IOW pubs - my favourite, The Simeon Arms, is near to where he used to live.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Lushingtons4.20Not Tried
18 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, a good locals' feel to the place, a beacon of bright light on the Common. Pity no micro-brewers' local ales on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Acceptable
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Banks's - Lancaster Bomber4.40Not Tried
Marston's - Saddle Tank3.80Not Tried
23 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
Pub number two on a tour of Plumstead and Woolwich. Good value bar food here, we shared a bowl of chips in curry sauce.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Road to Rio4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Cornish Best3.50Not Tried
23 Aug 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime a few locals at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Road to Rio4.00GoodMalty with a bitter finish.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Cornish Best3.50Not Tried
25 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Quite crowded - there had been a book signing earlier for J.J. Irwin's Once a Boy. Not quite the 10,000 for Alex Ferguson's autobiography earlier this week but creditable. Any talk on blogs and other websites that Fuller's is taking over the pub are denied here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50GoodTad hazy but good bitterness
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not TriedRan out for the evening
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - The Young Rev.3.70Not Tried
26 May 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Quiet evening - small crowd outside enjoying the late May balmy evening. Friendly welcome as always. Would love to see a picture of how it was inside during Beasley's Brewery days
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Crusoe3.90GoodWho'd have expected Robinsons so far from its home
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Waggledance5.00Not Tried
Caledonian - 2.82.80Not Tried

About The Old Mill

The pub sign. The Old Mill, Plumstead, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Good5
Acceptable1
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The pub is found in Plumstead, Greater London, SE18 1QG.

Located in Old Mill Road right in the middle of Plumstead Common this is an historic pub. Photographs show it was once tied to the Cannon Brewery then to Beasley's Plumstead brewery, which was just down the road, until 1963 when taken over by Courage. The pub developed from an 18th century windmill, the core of which still remains and towers over the pub building. Quite sparsely furnished inside it still has the feel of the 60s except one suspects the multi-rooms have long had their partitions removed to make one L shaped bar. For many years the pub has been dedicated to real ales and has often been in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Often you will find characterful and conversational locals in residence. Bus 53 passes right outside and the 51 and 291 buses run nearby. A steep hill, Griffin Road, leads to and from Plumstead railway station. The publican has collected some historical photographs and papers about the pub which you might ask if you could look through. This Plumstead Common area has not been devastated with pub closures in the way that, say, Woolwich Town Centre or the lower Plumstead area has. The Old Mill is traditionally known as one of the 5 Plumstead Common Idlers - in its case as it had never ground the corn but, of course, one might argue it had or least part of its building had. But who'd argue with such an old tale now! Leave it be. 6 handpumps sported on the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 1QG