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Oaka at the Mansion House (Oaka Group)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Green Devil IPAExcellent2
Oakham - CitraExcellent7
Oakham - InfernoExcellent3
Oakham - AttilaExcellent1
Oakham - Eugene's LairExcellent1
Oakham - JHBExcellent3
Oakham - Jester's FerretGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood3
Oakham - Black Hole PorterNot Tried0
Oakham - DreamcatcherNot Tried0
Oakham - Midnight MildNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Oakham - Export Inferno Not Tried0
Oakham - Elephant In The WhirlpoolNot Tried0
Picture 1. Oaka at the Mansion House, Kennington, Greater London
Picture 2. Oaka at the Mansion House, Kennington, Greater London

Visits Details

24 Sep 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon to early evening visit, fairly quiet in this modern but not too trendy bar, this might change if the area becomes more gentrified.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Inferno4.00ExcellentComplex dry non citrus fruity bitter
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Elephant In The Whirlpool5.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2015 (HSB)
17:15 Been meaning to come here for some time. Smaller than I expected. Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentI have recently been disappointed by this beer I felt it had been dumbed down. This example was as it should be.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Black Hole Porter5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
14 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Further respite from wind and rain.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Attila7.50ExcellentAs I arrived with seconds before closing time I thought this would take all of drinking up time to sip but its innocence lead to a much quicker end. Only an hour later did its anaesthesia become apparent though
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
04 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon visit to celebrate a friend's birthday. This was my first visit here although I had been meaning to come for some time. My only disappointment was that there did not appear to be any dark beers available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Good
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60GoodGood but slightly hazy.
Oakham - Inferno4.00Good
Oakham - Citra4.20Good
12 Sep 2013 (Edbeck)
Enthusiastic staff. Tasters offered to my partner
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Excellent
Oakham - Inferno4.00Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentWonderful fresh tasting pint
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00ExcellentGood one for a nightcap
22 Aug 2013 (Judy G Garland)
Early Lunch time session before attending 2nd day of the 5th test between England v Australia at the Oval
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20Exceptional
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
03 Aug 2013 (Ian)
Sat outside enjoying the sun and the bicycles going past as it's bike take over London day. Love this place. Takes a bit of getting used to but then the beer and the relaxed feel kick in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80ExceptionalAs good as i have ever had it
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentIntense hop and excellent
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60AcceptableNot on top form.
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
03 Jul 2013 (Stephen Harris)
A quick early evening pint with Kevin. We watched a little of the tennis on TV and then headed down the road to watch real, live cricket at the Oval.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Eugene's Lair4.30ExcellentA very tasty golden beer featuring fruity (peachy) US hops.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00Not Tried
27 May 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Very impressed by the enthusiasm and knowledge about Oakham beers by bar staff, one of whom had served his apprenticeship at Peterborough's Brewery Tap. Watched the chef working hard cleaning his kitchen on the large TV screen. Had my first ever two thirds of a pint glass of beer - the Citra.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentThe first and the best Citra on the market I reckon
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Midnight Mild4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Oakham - Export Inferno 4.40Not TriedA stronger version of Inferno
17 Apr 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet in the early evening. Bar staff were receiving a briefing on Oakham beers from a brewery representative which made interesting listening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentPossibly the best of the Citra single-hop beers currently available? Certainly very nice indeed.
Oakham - Jester's Ferret3.60GoodPale golden beer in an ‘American Blonde’ style. Lightly hoppy and quaffable.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Black Hole Porter5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Dreamcatcher6.90Not Tried

About the Oaka at the Mansion House

The pub sign. Oaka at the Mansion House, Kennington, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent13
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Kennington, Greater London, SE11 4RS.

Established as the Mansion House by the 1860s, this pub closed in 2006 and there were almost immediately rumours that it had been acquired from Shepherd Neame by the Oakham Brewery of Peterborough. It then lay resolutely empty for six and a half years whilst the upper floors were converted to residential use, until re-opening as an Oakham house in March 2013. There is a modernised, single-bar layout. Turn right as you go in if you are only there for the beer, left for the dining area. The decor includes some salvaged brewing equipment from the former Highgate Brewery. Sells a wide range of Oakham beers – rather quirkily only available in third, two-thirds or pint measures. Large TV screen shows the kitchen in full live action whether cooking or cleaning. 2 banks each of 5 handpumps plus a singleton pump for Oakham own brand cider.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE11 4RS