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The Seven Stars (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood2
Whitstable - Native BitterGood2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Sambrook's - WandleAcceptable1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Sambrook's - SessionNot Tried0
Greene King - YardbirdNot Tried0
The Brew Shack - 8 Grain PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Seven Stars, Aldwych, Central London
Picture 2. The Seven Stars, Aldwych, Central London

Visits Details

29 Nov 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon fairly busy with most folk seated, we stood at the bar until a table became vacant in the right side bar. Many years since my last visit and pleased to see no obvious changes dare I say it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50AcceptableSharper than the usual creamy flavour
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Yardbird4.00Not Tried
The Brew Shack - 8 Grain Porter5.00Not Tried
15 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit while the pub was still quiet. I had a chat with Roxy who told me she had been at the helm of the Seven Stars for seventeen years.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentTop quality pint.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Session3.40Not Tried
16 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, my first for yonks. I can see why the pub's cat in ruff, currently Peabody, gets customers talking.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableSurprised to have to ask for a top up here. This was Harvey's Best at the fruity end of its highly variable taste range
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
30 Apr 2015 (ChrisE)
Unusually quiet, we sat and had a good chat with Roxy. Beer list as already entered by Michael Croxford.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Good
30 Apr 2015 (HSB)
14:45 Very quiet. We sat and chatted to Roxy about various North London pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
23 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and lots of different nationalities drinking in here tonight, it was nice to see Japanese, Italians and Americans all drinking cask ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
16 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet during the afternoon. I had a chat with Roxy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodA well kept pint.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
03 Feb 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. We were honoured by a brush-past with pub cat Ray Brown, resplendent in his lawyers’ ruff. Look on the wall here for the charming framed poem by Tony Nash in honour of his predecessor Tom Paine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80AcceptableThis pint a little past its prime.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
17 Dec 2013 (HSB)
16:30 Our party was spilt over three pubs and we re-met here. Heaving but we managed to get a seat. I didn't note all the beers. I had a very good porter but can't read my notes of the brewery name.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
08 Jul 2012 (Stephen Harris)
A couple of hours hard grind around the Courtauld Gallery had worked up a thirst, which was dealt with here. Always an interesting crowd in. The young couple on the next table were comparing notes on which of their respective families were the bigger Yorkshire landowners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentPeople say Hophead is not what it was. This tasted pretty fine to me.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About The Seven Stars

The pub sign. The Seven Stars, Aldwych, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good7
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Aldwych, Central London, WC2A 2JB.

Located in Carey Street right behind the Royal Courts of Justice this is a smallish pub split into 3 rooms. The main bar isn't very wide with rooms for eating/drinking at either end. It has a good feel to it and is somewhere you can imagine losing an afternoon. Beware the steep flight of stairs up to the toilets. 5 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: WC2A 2JB