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The Phoenix (Castle (Mitchells & Butlers) )

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sambrook's - JunctionGood1
Woodforde's - Bure GoldAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Phoenix, Denmark Hill, Greater London
Picture 2. The Phoenix, Denmark Hill, Greater London
Picture 3. The Phoenix, Denmark Hill, Greater London
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

24 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Wasted visit, the barman said the closing times were temperamental, as in closing early when not enough custom. Tonight was such a case.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
24 Feb 2016 (HSB)
12:00 Having a ride round the southern parts of the Overground and stopped here for a drink. I first came here when the Thameslink service from Kings Cross started in May 1988 when it was part of the Firkin chain. Just a few in, pleasant place for a drink.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50GoodGood standard bitter
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
20 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Just 2 small groups left in. Staff scurrying to do the close down jobs. Amused to see some brown handwritten paper tabs hanging below the fizz fonts with brief description and likening them to celebrities e.g. Beck's Vier to Boris Becker, Heineken to Ruud Gullit, Peroni to Sophia Loren. Goodness gracious me.
Woodforde's - Bure Gold4.30AcceptablePhew £4.30 pp. Too cold with rather scummy head - perhaps too fresh or gassed up
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried

About The Phoenix

The pub sign. The Phoenix, Denmark Hill, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Denmark Hill, Greater London, SE5 8BB.

In Windsor Walk down the side of Denmark Hill railway station, it used to be the ticket hall of the station, burned down in 1980. Opened as a pub in 1984 as the Phoenix & Firkin, the chain was bought in turn by Allied and then Bass and the pub was later renamed O'Neill's for a while. Spacious bare-boarded interior with a long bar made from a mahogany tree, high raftered ceiling, small gallery at one end accessed via a spiral staircase. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE5 8BB