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Kings Head (Stonegate Pub Co)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Pitfield's - Hewitt's Urbane GorillaGood1
Wentworth - Imperial AleAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - IPA – Ian & Paul’s Ale Acceptable1
Sambrook's - WandleAcceptable1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Wentworth - Bumble BeerNot Tried0
Cottage - Windsor CastleNot Tried0
Cottage - St George's AleNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Robinsons - TrooperNot Tried0

Visits Details

27 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon after a long walk in the forest.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80AcceptableA malty Bitter.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper4.70Not Tried
14 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The CAMRA social group, of which I am part, rolls on to this pub. We are now around 20-strong and we receive a warm welcome from the staff. The pub has a much more modern and upmarket feel to it compared to the last time I was here. We stay until late. 10% CAMRA discount claimed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pitfield's - Hewitt's Urbane Gorilla4.30GoodMy current understanding is that Hewitt’s are brewing their beers at Ha’penny Brewery in Ilford (although I may be wrong on this). A red ale with fruity, but bitter rather than sweet, malt tastes.
Wentworth - Imperial Ale3.80AcceptableMore feeble than you would expect from a beer of this name. A regular, session bitter.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - IPA – Ian & Paul’s Ale 3.50AcceptableAn IPA in the East Anglian-style typified by Greene King. Closer to being a light mild than to being an India Pale Ale. Fruity malt tastes.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Wentworth - Bumble Beer4.30Not Tried
Cottage - Windsor Castle4.80Not Tried
Cottage - St George's Ale4.20Not Tried

About the Kings Head

Summary of Beer Scores

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Acceptable3
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Website.

The pub is found in Chingford, Greater London, E4 7EA.

An historic pub, that was present here by 1732. The pub sold Truman’s beers from the early nineteenth century and by the late-twentieth century was part of the huge Allied Breweries estate, branded as a Taylor Walker pub. Various themes and chains followed in quick succession, until acquisition of the pub by Stonegate in 2011. The olde worlde charm of times past is now replaced by a bright and modern feel to the large, single-room interior. Ivor Novello is listed amongst famous former customers. Today, the pub provides a wide choice of real ales. Unusually for a London pub, most customers enter through the rear door from the car park, rather than through the front door from the street.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 14 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E4 7EA