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The Baring Hall Hotel (Antic)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Otley - O-Ho-HoExceptional1
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Excellent1
Late Knights - By the Dawn's Early Light American PaleExcellent1
Irwell Works - Mad Dogs & Englishmen IPAExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Brighton Bier - West PierGood1
Pitfield's - Baring AleGood1
XT Brewing - No. 5 American AmberGood1
Hastings - Hastings BlondeGood1
Pitfield's - Hoxton Scotch Bonnet Good1
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPAGood1
Arbor Ales - ArtisanAcceptable1
Adnams - LighthouseAcceptable1
Wadworth - HorizonAcceptable1
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Acceptable1
Adnams - American Style IPANot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Blonde Pale AleNot Tried0
Hastings - Best BitterNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - The Vader ShuffleNot Tried0
Otley - O9 BlondeNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - ZoolNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RingmasterNot Tried0
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla StoutNot Tried0
Otley - OxymoronNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Underdog Not Tried0
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - CreationNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park, Greater London
Picture 2. The Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

22 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Time to try this pub again, so an evening visit until 11pm close. Everything as it was, with the addition of an open-to-view kitchen and a garden facility, A pretty grim beer range on the pumps. So sad to see Watneys Pale Ale on keg here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Horizon4.00AcceptableLast half out of a cask, given gratis
Sambrook's - A.P.A.4.50AcceptableLacklustre, asked for and received some lemonade shots to help this down. Long time since I have had a truly enjoyable Sambrook's I fear
Volden - Session (or Session Ale)3.80Not Tried
17 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50ExcellentBlimey £4.10 pp. Premium Central London price in suburban Grove Park. Supped quickly then off to cheaper climes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
Hastings - Hastings Blonde3.90Not Tried
06 Apr 2014 (Edbeck)
Early lunchtime. Very quiet
BeerABVScoreNotes
Late Knights - By the Dawn's Early Light American Pale4.00Excellent
XT Brewing - No. 5 American Amber5.50Good
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60Good
16 Mar 2014 (Edbeck)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Good
Arbor Ales - Artisan4.80AcceptableA bit past its best
23 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Midday visit and trade was beginning to build up whilst I was here. A chilli and lime Scotch Egg did me for lunch. Anticís hallmarks of dilapidated surroundings and charming staff are both very evident here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Irwell Works - Mad Dogs & Englishmen IPA5.50ExcellentA nicely mellow type of IPA.
Hastings - Hastings Blonde3.90GoodCrisp and golden.
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Otley - Oxymoron5.50Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Underdog 4.20Not Tried
Altarnum (formerly Penpont) - Creation4.20Not Tried
31 Dec 2013 (Edbeck)
Early evening. Quiet before the rush
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pitfield's - Baring Ale3.70Good
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40AcceptableWell served. Just not to my taste
21 Dec 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Recognised bar staff from other Antic houses. Security on door. Friendly feel inside. An amazing range of beers on. Uncovered patched plasterwork and can still see evidence of fire damage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otley - O-Ho-Ho5.00ExceptionalNormally never get on with Otley but this lightly blackberry infused pale ale was truly moreish extraordinaire
Pitfield's - Hoxton Scotch Bonnet 6.50GoodCherry Chocolate Chilli Beer. A pint would be too much
Adnams - American Style IPA4.80Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Blonde Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Hastings - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - The Vader Shuffle6.50Not Tried
Otley - O9 Blonde4.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Zool4.80Not Tried
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90Not Tried
Pitfield's - Baring Ale3.70Not TriedHouse ale bitter

About The Baring Hall Hotel

The pub sign. The Baring Hall Hotel, Grove Park, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent4
Good6
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Grove Park, Greater London, SE12 0DU.

Imposing building located pretty much opposite Grove Park railway station it was built in 1882 and designed by Ernest Newton and became Grade II listed in 2018. It is the last remaining part of the original estate of the Earl of Northbrook, Lord Baring and since its conception has been though many changes. Most recently it survived the threat of demolition and then a fire. Renovated by Antic and due to open 21st November 2013 but date not met so now early December 2013 is being quoted. Eventually opened on Wednesday 18th December 2013. Equipped with 8 handpumps. Typical Antic style of shabby chic furnishings but in this case the decorations, upon opening, were very much (and remain so) unfinished business including obvious evidence still extant of fire damage. Security on the door initially but that seems to have stopped now. Open-to-view kitchen (added later) and restaurant seating area towards the rear.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE12 0DU