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The Commercial Hotel (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers) )

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hilden - Number FourExcellent1
Vocation - Welcome to CaliforniaExcellent1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Picture 2. The Commercial Hotel, Herne Hill, Greater London

Visits Details

31 Jul 2018 (Stephen Harris)
A much poshed-up version of the pub I used to know in the mid-1980s. Quiet and relaxed in mid-afternoon, with most of the small number of customers out in the garden enjoying the sunshine.
Vocation - Welcome to California4.50ExcellentHazy gold. Smooth and fruity.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. An extreme example of gentrification.
Hilden - Number Four4.40ExcellentIn fine form but at £4.15 pp they jest if expecting my return business
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried

About The Commercial Hotel

The pub sign. The Commercial Hotel, Herne Hill, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Herne Hill, Greater London, SE24 0JT.

A curved fronted pub at the extreme southerly end of Railton Road right opposite the main entrance to Herne Hill railway station. Recently refurbished into shabby chic style of interior which is intermingled with many original dark wood and glass features. Only one bar counter serving the left hand bar only with further seating behind this on the right. A mixture of styles and heights of tables and chairs. Clear food orientation. "Secret" rear garden looks as if it is primarily for smokers' use. 4 handpumps on the bar counter. Generally expensive.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 6 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE24 0JT