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The George Staples (Stonegate Pub Co)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Kodiak GoldGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Southwark - Bermondsey BestAcceptable1
Banks's - Amber (was Amber Bitter)Acceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideAcceptable9
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brentwood - GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Banks's - Amber (was Amber Bitter)Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Robinsons - TrooperNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Nelson's BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Botanist's BatchNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Nelson - Admiral IPANot Tried0
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood)/ XT Brewing Collaboration - Buzz LightbeerNot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleNot Tried0
Nelson - SiriusNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Colchester - Flaming GunNot Tried0
Brentwood - Super OverNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldNot Tried0
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple MildNot Tried0
Brentwood - LumberjackNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Found out the hard way that the CAMRA discount has been reduced from 20% to 10%.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Kodiak Gold4.00GoodIn fine form
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70GoodGood bitter
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple Mild3.70Not Tried
Brentwood - Lumberjack5.20Not Tried
23 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening. Very sparsely populated tonight. Wassup with Mondays?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableA degree or two too chilled
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
Colchester - Flaming Gun4.80Not Tried
Brentwood - Super Over4.40Not Tried
19 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodTasting as I suppose it probably should
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Brentwood - Gold4.30Not Tried
Colchester - Flaming Gun4.80Not Tried
Brentwood - Super Over4.40Not Tried
09 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Almost empty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableTemperature good, usual variable Pride taste
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Nelson - Sirius3.70Not Tried
04 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Nelson - Sirius3.70Not Tried
20 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableWho knows what London Pride should taste like anymore, so very variable. Death of a once great beer?
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not TriedNew round clip with colourful graphics
Nelson - Admiral IPA4.00Not Tried
Elephant School (sub-brand of Brentwood)/ XT Brewing Collaboration - Buzz Lightbeer4.50Not Tried
02 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableWhat should London Pride taste like, it is so variable from pub to pub and brew to brew?
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Woodforde's - Nelson's Bitter4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Botanist's Batch4.40Not Tried
18 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Interesting to see a line of Lilley's ciders in minipins selling very well, albeit uncooled on the barback shelving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Acceptable
Banks's - Amber (was Amber Bitter)3.80AcceptableRather thin, lacking flavour
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10UndrinkableOne sip tasted of nothing but caramel. Swapped out but left on sale and several customers after me were glugging the stuff down
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedAnother customer commented this was coming up like sludge
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper4.70Not Tried
12 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Acceptable
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Gold4.30Not Tried
Banks's - Amber (was Amber Bitter)3.80Not Tried
03 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodReplacement beer
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10UndrinkableLast out of cask. So murky it was returned and replaced with good grace and taken off sale
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Gold4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried

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About The George Staples

The pub sign. The George Staples, Blackfen, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good11
Acceptable15
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Blackfen, Greater London, DA15 8PR.

A rambling building formerly the Woodman, it was built in 1845 but was demolished and rebuilt in 1931 by Reffells Brewery when large-scale building began in the area. Recently renamed after the original landlord. Used by many in the old days as a sliproad roadhouse just off the A2 Rochester Way. Very large inside and a major emphasis on TV screens for sport. An honest boozer with a Wetherspoon's style. 6 handpumps. A 10% discount on real ales for card carrying CAMRA members plus a buy 5 get 6th one free loyalty card on ales, the latter for everyone. Refurbished and relaunched in December 2018. Large TV screens showing sport in all parts of the pub.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 8PR