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Star & Garter (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
North Riding Brewery - Walnut StoutExcellent1
Brew York - A Problem Shared (collaboration with McColl's Brewery Evenwood)Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood1
Arundel - SmashGood1
RedWillow - WeightlessGood1
Hammerton - City of CakeGood1
Marble - Manchester BitterGood1
Buxton - Axe Edge Double IPAGood1
Vocation - Naughty & NiceGood1
Burning Sky - AuroraGood1
Dark Revolution - Good StuffAcceptable1
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa BereAcceptable1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsAcceptable1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur NoirAcceptable1
Good Chemistry - Storms PassAcceptable1
New Bristol - My Citra RomanceAcceptable1
New Bristol - Bristol BitterAcceptable1
Stewart - Cauld Reekie Stout (Superior)Poor1
Sureshot - Small Man's WetsuitNot Tried0
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Moor - Buckwheat MildNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BowieNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Rooster's - Variation on a ThemeNot Tried0
Track - SonomaNot Tried0
360° - Session IPANot Tried0
Little Critters - Nutty AmbassadorNot Tried0
Lost and Grounded - Spring ProtagonistNot Tried0
Pentrich - Make No BonesNot Tried0
Left Handed Giant - Golden MildNot Tried0
Elusive - The WestieNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - RocketmanNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - AstrydNot Tried0
360° - Volks ESBNot Tried0
Siren Craft - MementoNot Tried0
Verdant - LightbulbNot Tried0
RedWillow - HeadlessNot Tried0
Buxton - Double BackNot Tried0
UnBarred (brewed at Two Tribes then later at Missing Link) - Pale Ale – Azacca & CitraNot Tried0
Left Handed Giant - Galaxy PaleNot Tried0
Verdant - Future YouNot Tried0
Buxton - DeepdaleNot Tried0
Marble - Turing TestNot Tried0
Good Chemistry - Inspire InclusionNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Suspended in StrataNot Tried0
Salopian - BauhausNot Tried0
Cloudwater - The Pleasure of Finding Things OutNot Tried0
RedWillow - DoubtlessNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HirundoNot Tried0
Rooster's - Impractical Ideas (collaboration with Fyne)Not Tried0
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Star & Garter, Bromley, Greater London
Picture 2. Star & Garter, Bromley, Greater London
Picture 3. Star & Garter, Bromley, Greater London

Visits Details

13 Jul 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Several Red Lion emigrées in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Riding Brewery - Walnut Stout5.50ExcellentDid not suffer from being pulled through the 6th handpump. Full bodied and full of flavour
Buxton - Axe Edge Double IPA6.80GoodA heavy nightcap but poured almost flat with no head or lacing. Pleased I only had a half
New Bristol - Bristol Bitter4.00AcceptableHighly malty, rather wet dog. Quite a chore to finish
Track - Sonoma3.80Not Tried
Marble - Turing Test3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Bauhaus4.20Not Tried
06 Jul 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur Noir5.90AcceptableI mark it as served and handed to me with 3* being generous. Absolutely flat in the glass. This is how the 6th handpump line here serves, being defective. Once decanted between 2 pint glasses a number of times it came alive, was superb with a 4* or maybe 4½* and I had a second which was also multiple decanted into being superb
Arbor Ales - Rocketman6.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not Tried
360° - Volks ESB5.50Not Tried
Verdant - Lightbulb4.50Not Tried
Buxton - Double Back4.60Not Tried
Left Handed Giant - Galaxy Pale4.40Not Tried
01 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Entranced to stay by the intense bitterness of the ales tried.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew York - A Problem Shared (collaboration with McColl's Brewery Evenwood)5.80ExcellentOutstanding extreme bitterness in a tongue rasping way and a full bodied ale to boot. Forced to have a second by its very bitter appeal
Arundel - Smash4.50GoodA light coloured ale with tongue rasping hop bitterness but some haze that was not pre-warned of
360° - Session IPA4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not Tried
Lost and Grounded - Spring Protagonist4.40Not Tried
Left Handed Giant - Golden Mild3.40Not Tried
25 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. I look round and smile at how many are drinking flat cloudy keg - however did this trend come about.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stewart - Cauld Reekie Stout (Superior)6.20PoorI mark as it was presented to me. Ruined by being pulled through the one defective handpump which needs to be repaired or not used. It pours a flat pint. After I had multiple decanted it between two glasses it came alive to what would have been a mark of 3½*
Track - Sonoma3.80Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80Not TriedNo indication of brewer's name on hand made pumpclip, luckily another customer elucidated me
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Bowie3.40Not TriedDuty reducer beer
Rooster's - Variation on a Theme4.30Not Tried
18 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentIn peak condition. Can't wait to try some when brewed in the ex Marston's Union Sets
Vocation - Naughty & Nice5.90GoodChocolate stout poured through the duff handpump but some multiple decantings between two glasses brought this up to scratch
New Bristol - Bristol Bitter4.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Suspended in Strata4.00Not Tried
Buxton - Deepdale4.00Not Tried
RedWillow - Doubtless4.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Impractical Ideas (collaboration with Fyne)4.70Not Tried
11 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10AcceptableHad the bitterness but soon went absolutely flat in the glass making it a chore to finish
RedWillow - Headless3.90Not Tried
Track - Sonoma3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not TriedOn the duff pump so did not bother
UnBarred (brewed at Two Tribes then later at Missing Link) - Pale Ale – Azacca & Citra4.80Not Tried
Buxton - Deepdale4.00Not Tried
04 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60GoodIn good condition, just that I don't remember it being a cloudy ale before
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50GoodPouring from this defective handpump never helps. Full of flavour but even multiple decantings between 2 glasses brought little head or lacing
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Scapa Bere4.20AcceptableBrewed with Orkney barley. Little condition and virtually no head or lacing
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Memento3.80Not Tried
27 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Manchester Bitter4.20GoodPossibly Marble's best ale, perfect clarity and perhaps a tad sweet aftertaste
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hirundo4.50Not Tried
Track - Sonoma3.80Not Tried
Little Critters - Nutty Ambassador6.00Not Tried
Pentrich - Make No Bones4.80Not Tried
Elusive - The Westie5.20Not Tried
20 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RedWillow - Weightless4.20GoodA ubiquitous beer style these days so rather a bore
Hammerton - City of Cake5.50GoodOverwhelmingly cakey! Took some getting used to
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hirundo4.50Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
New Bristol - My Citra Romance4.50Not Tried
Sureshot - Small Man's Wetsuit3.90Not Tried
Moor - Buckwheat Mild3.40Not Tried
10 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Just saved an old work colleague from leaving early!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Good Chemistry - Storms Pass4.30AcceptableDrank it without really noticing. Seemed tired to me
New Bristol - My Citra Romance4.50AcceptableLittle life in this, disappointing
Dark Revolution - Good Stuff4.20AcceptableNo pre-warning of haze. Best of a poor lot tried here tonight
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Verdant - Future You4.50Not Tried
Good Chemistry - Inspire Inclusion4.70Not Tried
Cloudwater - The Pleasure of Finding Things Out4.00Not Tried

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About the Star & Garter

The pub sign. Star & Garter, Bromley, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent69
Good46
Acceptable23
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Bromley, Greater London, BR1 1NZ.

An exceptionally attractive external fascia (on all three storeys) on a High Street pub that re-opened in November 2016 after a period of closure. 16 prominent keg taps face the doors but there are 8 handpumps on the left hand side of the bar counter. The front doors and windows glass and woodwork are original. Run by the same operators as Stormbird in Camberwell. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. Competitive cask ales pricing here.

We have visited this pub 80 times, seen 306 different beers and tried 127 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR1 1NZ