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Royal Standard (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers) )

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sambrook's - JunctionExcellent1
Brockley - Golden AleExcellent1
Clarence & Fredericks - Oat Milk StoutExcellent1
Slater's - HakaGood1
Southwark - GoldGood1
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterGood1
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops 2015Acceptable1
Clarkshaws - Hellhound IPAAcceptable1
Plain Ales - Inn The SunAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideAcceptable4
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Elsie MoPoor1
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper Light BrigadeNot Tried0
Plain Ales - InnocenceNot Tried0
Cottage - ForeNot Tried0
Cottage - Rev'd Finnerty's Christmas TEANot Tried0
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%Not Tried0
Cottage - Old HookerNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Cottage - JungaNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Clarence & Fredericks - Best BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Puddledock PorterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Standard, Blackheath, Greater London

Visits Details

02 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief 10pm bus change visit. All pumpclips turned round. Bar staff did not know when real ale would next be available. Turned tail at speed.
03 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Felt very sorry for a fellow who came in for a pint of full fat Coke and a packet of crisps and the price of 2 small bottles plus the crisps was £6.35. Must help keep pubs empty.
Castle Rock - Elsie Mo4.70PoorNo head, flat, unappetising with sour after-taste
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper Light Brigade4.10Not Tried
31 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Last port of call for 2015.
Great Yorkshire (see also Cropton) - Top of the Hops 20154.50AcceptableBoring, nowt to commend it so happy to drink up quickly and spin
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10PoorIn awful nick. Looked OK but far too sharp - swapped out with good grace but left on sale!!
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
10 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Since re-opening the CAMRA discount has been withdrawn and prices upped too.
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableOK that's all
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
18 Feb 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Best range of real ales I have seen here. There are plans to close in the spring for some weeks in order to make major changes to enhance the food side of the business.
Slater's - Haka5.20GoodSlight caramel nose
Southwark - Gold5.20Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Clarence & Fredericks - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Puddledock Porter4.00Not Tried
30 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Sambrook's - Junction4.50ExcellentBest Sammy's I have ever had I think. Just annoyed to see lazy measures abound
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
08 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableVery caramelly head on first pouring. Caramel notes came back to haunt towards the end too
Clarkshaws - Hellhound IPA5.50AcceptableClip said naturally hazy and the barman warned too. More murky I'd say
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Not Tried
Cottage - Junga4.00Not Tried
11 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Good
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableLacks zest
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Cottage - Old Hooker4.30Not TriedYET another Cottage beer
25 Nov 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80ExcellentHead very yeasty and added to the experience
Clarence & Fredericks - Oat Milk Stout5.00Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Cottage - Rev'd Finnerty's Christmas TEA4.40Not TriedNever bother with Cottage as one never sees the same beer twice
04 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Plain Ales - Inn The Sun4.60AcceptableOrangey zesty but rather sickly
Plain Ales - Innocence4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Fore4.20Not Tried

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About the Royal Standard

The pub sign. Royal Standard, Blackheath, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Blackheath, Greater London, SE3 7JQ.

Long established landmark pub in Vanbrugh Park, by a large roundabout which has given its name to the locality and has, in the past, been used on bus destination blinds. For a long time was a Courage pub. One U shaped bar serves a large floor area. 5 handpumps. Reported sold to Mitchells & Butlers by Orchid Pub Company in Summer 2014 and incorporated into its Castle brand. Refurbished to meet Castle Brand requirements in Spring 2015 which has further opened up the interior and been decorated in pastel coloured contemporary style. Walls are adorned with old framed advertisements, mainly for non-alcoholic products. Card payment only here - cash not accepted.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 27 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE3 7JQ