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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 BitterGood7
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Acceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)Not Tried0

Visits Details

24 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Got a good seat with good lighting for the big Friday crossword.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableRather wet dog
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
11 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
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
14 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit partly to shelter from torrential rain and partly due to a cancelled train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
29 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm. One shouty person dominated one corner of the pub.
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
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

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About The Crown

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good8
Acceptable6
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 17 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE3 0BS