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The Crown (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Excellent2
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood4
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood2
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good2
Shepherd Neame - Christmas AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)Not Tried0

Visits Details

16 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. The bar counter was awash and could have done with a wipe down.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodTrad bitter
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not TriedThe 2 pump clips no longer carry the Faversham Steam Brewery "sobriquet", indeed no brewing provenance at all - how odd
06 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not TriedRan out as mine was being poured. The barman then immediately turned round the two clips before serving me an alternative. He should become JDW's bar staff training manager
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
02 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Blagged a glass amidst a sea of plastic tumblers, it being Blackheath fireworks display night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
26 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Thriving with all tables bar one taken.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
06 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Friday night raucous.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20ExcellentCouldn't fault it
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
01 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90AcceptableNot right, toffee flavour and loss of the lovely hop nose from the last one I had here. Replaced from same pump by the Guv, marginally better perhaps
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
24 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Good atmosphere albeit a tad poncy
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90ExcellentClassic mid brown English bitter, seemed quite a match to the Shep's bitter of old with its floral hop nose
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
31 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Unintended visit from just before midnight to whenever, provoked by a serendipitous meeting with someone of high regard indeed who called me over to the front yard seating as I trudged past.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Christmas Ale5.00Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
29 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50AcceptableNot exciting
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
15 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until a slow closedown.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50GoodLast ¾ pint out of the cask. Had some semblance of a distinctive taste
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableBland
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not TriedBland
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried

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About The Crown

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good6
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Blackheath, Greater London, SE3 0BS.

Large pub slightly set back from the street in the heart of Blackheath Village. Once a Courage house then with the John Barras Pub Company and latterly with Shepherd Neame. Recently facelifted with pastel shades and bare floorboarded. Extra seating upstairs. Has a function room for hire. Large front yard for outdoor drinking. Semi-circular bar counter with 5 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE3 0BS