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Orpington Liberal Club (Liberal Club)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPAExceptional2
Triple fff - JabberwockyExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 4.8% version)Excellent1
Westerham - Puddledock PorterExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleExcellent1
Clarence & Fredericks - Golden AleExcellent2
Tonbridge - RusticExcellent1
Westerham - Alsace BlondeExcellent1
Green Jack - Summer DreamExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Cronx - Mad-Ass Entire Chilli PorterExcellent1
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Black IPAExcellent2
Westerham - Bohemian RhapsodyExcellent1
Adnams - American Style IPAExcellent2
Saltaire - Cascade Pale AleExcellent1
Clarence & Fredericks - American Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - Altered StatesExcellent2
Kissingate - Six CrowsExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's GoldExcellent1
Williams Brothers - 80/-Excellent1
Franklins - Pudding StoutExcellent1
Shamblemoose - #10 Smoked PorterExcellent1
Shamblemoose - #4 American Brown AleExcellent2
Ilkley - SiberiaExcellent1
Kissingate - Rosa BlackExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Adnams - Shingle ShellsExcellent1
Kissingate - StorytellerExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PrinceExcellent1
Hastings - Handmade No. 5 Galaxy Pale AleExcellent1
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple MildGood1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - PalaeolithicGood1
Clarkshaws - Strange Brew 1.1Good1
Pitfield's - Hoxton Scotch Bonnet Good1
Portobello - PaleGood1
Tonbridge - Three in a BedGood1
Shamblemoose - #5 Amber RyeGood1
Late Knights - P.I.P.A. (Polish IPA)Good1
Pilgrim - Vulcan AliaGood1
Westerham - Azzurri DoubleGood1
Kissingate - Gardenia MildGood1
Florence - Titfer (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)Good1
Hop Fuzz - VeteranGood1
Baseline - Halcyon Hop HazeNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Blackcurrant StoutNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Underdog Not Tried0
Brightwater - All CitraNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish GoldNot Tried0
Hobsons - MildNot Tried0
Great Orme - Welsh BlackNot Tried0
Leeds - Leeds PaleNot Tried0
Moor - RevivalNot Tried0
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Not Tried0
Otley - OxymoronNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

21 Feb 2014 (oz11)
Evening visit for a well attended beer festival.
Kissingate - Storyteller3.50Excellent
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 4.8% version)5.50Excellent
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Hastings - Handmade No. 5 Galaxy Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Westerham - Alsace Blonde4.00Excellent
Kissingate - Rosa Black4.80ExcellentCollaboration brew with the Liberal club. Stout made with NZ hops and infused with rosewater.
Pitfield's - Hoxton Scotch Bonnet 6.50Good
Late Knights - P.I.P.A. (Polish IPA)5.40Good
Westerham - Azzurri Double5.00Good
Clarkshaws - Strange Brew 1.14.00Good
Shamblemoose - #5 Amber Rye4.50Good
Hobsons - Mild3.20Not Tried
Great Orme - Welsh Black4.00Not Tried
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80Not Tried
Moor - Revival3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout4.50Not Tried
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Otley - Oxymoron5.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Baseline - Halcyon Hop Haze4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Blackcurrant Stout3.80Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Underdog 4.20Not Tried
Brightwater - All Citra4.30Not Tried
26 Aug 2013 (oz11)
Afternoon/evening for a Beer, Cider, Folk and Blues festival.
Triple fff - Jabberwocky5.00ExceptionalPick of the day.
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Excellent
Green Jack - Summer Dream4.00ExcellentThe first beer to run out.
Saltaire - Cascade Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Williams Brothers - 80/-4.20Excellent
Kent - Cobnut4.10Excellent
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Excellent
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Excellent
Westerham - Bohemian Rhapsody4.00Excellent
Kissingate - Six Crows6.60Excellent
Ilkley - Siberia5.90Excellent
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Excellent
Clarence & Fredericks - American Pale Ale4.50Excellent
Shamblemoose - #10 Smoked Porter5.30Excellent
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Palaeolithic3.80GoodThe only beer of the day that was less than excellent. Lacking condition but still pretty good.
22 Feb 2013 (thebrewingman)
Nice little festival. Not as busy as I would have expected in the lunchtime/afternoon period so I hope they had plenty of punters later. Very keen organisers and I hope it is a success. As oz11 has listed all the beers I have only listed those I tried.
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPA6.00ExceptionalPlenty of hops used in this one.
Clarence & Fredericks - Golden Ale3.80ExcellentVery tasty for such a low gravity beer.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Black IPA5.00Excellent5.0% in tasting notes.
Westerham - Puddledock Porter4.00Excellent
Kent - Altered States4.70ExcellentAmerican style brown ale with plenty of hops. Most enjoyable.
Shamblemoose - #4 American Brown Ale5.30ExcellentFor a first brew very good.
Cronx - Mad-Ass Entire Chilli Porter5.20ExcellentThey have got the balance just right. Tastes only of porter to start and then the chillies kick in with a very subtle warmth.
Franklins - Pudding Stout4.20Excellent
Adnams - American Style IPA4.80GoodDistinctly lacking in the clasical American IPA hop flavour.
Florence - Titfer (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)3.50GoodMuch as you would expect from a dinner ale.
Portobello - Pale4.00GoodAverage pale/golden beer.
Kissingate - Gardenia Mild4.50GoodA nice light mild but the Rosemary and rose petals passed me by.
22 Feb 2013 (oz11)
Here for the beer festival. Two beers served from the bar, the others on stillage set up in the adjoining room. Well attended, all beers £2.60 per pint. Opening time on Sunday has been extended to 10.30pm. There are several reserve beers including Adnams Oyster Stout, Kissingate First Kiss and Cronx Kotchin. Three ciders also on sale.
Late Knights - Hairy Dog Black IPA6.00ExceptionalSaved the best for last. Served from on the bar.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Excellent
Adnams - American Style IPA4.80Excellent
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Man's Gold4.00Excellent
Clarence & Fredericks - Golden Ale3.80Excellent
Shamblemoose - #4 American Brown Ale5.30Excellent
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple Mild3.70Good
Hop Fuzz - Veteran4.20Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Black IPA5.00GoodMarked as 5.0% here.
Kent - Altered States4.70Good
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Three in a Bed3.60Not TriedOn sale on the bar, and called Orpington Buff for this venue.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Gold4.60Not Tried
Florence - Titfer (branded as A Head In A Hat Brewing)3.50Not Tried
Westerham - Puddledock Porter4.00Not Tried
Cronx - Mad-Ass Entire Chilli Porter5.20Not Tried
Portobello - Pale4.00Not Tried
Franklins - Pudding Stout4.20Not Tried
Kissingate - Gardenia Mild4.50Not Tried
01 Dec 2012 (oz11)
Evening, celebrating the 100th real ale sold here. Also the newish Bromley branch of CAMRA were having a little social gathering here.
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20ExcellentReplaced the Adnams.
Adnams - Shingle Shells3.90ExcellentVery nice but a winter ale? I long for winter/festive ales that are strong and chewy. This was neither.
Tonbridge - Three in a Bed3.60GoodSold here as "Orpington Buff".
Pilgrim - Vulcan Alia4.30Good

About the Orpington Liberal Club

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Orpington, Greater London, BR6 0RZ.

Orpington Liberal Democrats' club in Station Road. Allows CAMRA members in on presentation of membership card. Changing selection of, mainly LocAle, real ales on three handpulls. Occasional beer festivals are also held.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 62 different beers and tried 46 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR6 0RZ