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The Ninth Life (formerly Black Horse & Harrow) (Laine Pub Company (now part of Patron Capital))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Laine - Mosaic GoldExcellent1
Brockley - Red AleGood1
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldAcceptable1
Laine - Brighton (North Laine) - DoubloonAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideUndrinkable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
By The Horns - Stiff Upper LipNot Tried0
Laine - BreakerNot Tried0

Visits Details

10 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Odd lighting here, dim at front and a lightish blue white in much of the back room.
Laine - Brighton (North Laine) - Doubloon4.20AcceptableCloying to the palate and seemed rather tired
By The Horns - Stiff Upper Lip3.80Not TriedTaster had signs of being on the way out
Laine - Breaker4.10Not Tried
11 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit to this newly re-opened and re-named pub. I think the prices (£4.55pp for cask) will have the effect of deterring previous customers for newly enriched ones.
Laine - Mosaic Gold4.00ExcellentNot sure from which Laine's brewery site, certainly the clip does not divulge this
Brockley - Red Ale4.80GoodA very rich tasting, perhaps too rich tasting ale
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
27 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20AcceptableHazy but OK to drink
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10UndrinkableAs Blackadder might say, this was an unholy liaison between Mr Sarson and Mrs Murk. Replaced without question
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

About The Ninth Life (formerly Black Horse & Harrow)

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Catford, Greater London, SE6 4BD.

Recently called the Goose on the Green and then Goose Catford which reverted back to its original name after refurbishment and a re-opening in late November 2014. It is located in Rushey Green opposite the town hall and The Broadway Theatre. One main front bar and a semi-circular bar counter with 3 handpumps facing the front windows. Large rear room area with a stage for live music. Impressive bar back which is probably not original. Period of closure then relaunched by the Laine Pub Company, a Brighton based outfit now owned by one of the big boy companies, with its new name too in early February 2019 and having an eclectic range of tables and seating. Function room on the 1st floor and a 9 room "immersive theatre experience" is planned for the 2nd floor as a separate entrance chargeable enterprise.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE6 4BD