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Star & Garter (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickExceptional2
Bristol Beer Factory - NegroniExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Desert Sessions Rye IPAExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Fly CasualExcellent1
Burning Sky - PorterExcellent1
Burning Sky - AuroraExcellent1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Good1
Wiper and True - EquanimityGood1
Siren Craft - Suspended in KveikGood1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterAcceptable1
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Wylam - Hickey the RakeNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Turn Table BeerNot Tried0
North - Pale Topaz + ColumbusNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPANot Tried0
Siren Craft - Suspended in BlancNot Tried0
Pomona Island - StoutNot Tried0
North - PiñataNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HirundoNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - Tally-HoNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Cold BloodedNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Fallen - Chew ChewNot Tried0
Magic Rock - ConjurerNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireNot Tried0
Wylam - MacchiatoNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - LushNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Dexter Milk Stout Series CoconutNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Send MildsNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Early DoorsNot Tried0
Little Critters - Sleepy BadgerNot Tried0
Moor - Deadpunk All Dayer Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Whose Lime Is It Anyway (collaboration with New Bristol)Not Tried0
Fierce - Cranachan KillerNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - Extra Special BitterNot Tried0
Great Heck - PatrickNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Rainbow RoadNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Caramel LucariaNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CortadoNot Tried0

Visits Details

14 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magic Rock - Hat-Trick3.70Excellent4½* superbness in a glass and very gluggable. Now described as a blonde on the clip - suspected change of recipe
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Great Heck - Patrick4.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Rainbow Road4.20Not TriedDescribed as Sicilian Lemon Sorbet Sour - an immediate put off. I wonder if Tiny Rebel is capable of brewing a good old mid brown English bitter - I fear not but I dare them to try
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Caramel Lucaria4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Cortado4.90Not TriedDescribed as a Flat White Pale Ale but a taster was full of coffee flavour just to confuse
03 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentA slow drinking nightcap
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Whose Lime Is It Anyway (collaboration with New Bristol)6.00Not Tried
Fierce - Cranachan Killer5.50Not Tried
Brew Buddies - Extra Special Bitter5.90Not Tried
19 Jul 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening fairly quiet when I arrived joining a few of our Friday Evening Group already here. Busier as expected as the evening progressed. Much more civilised atmosphere here than noted on passing the Wetherspoons a few doors down.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40GoodToo malty for my taste however in good condition.
Siren Craft - Suspended in Kveik4.00GoodFruity mosaic hopped unfiltered broth. Very good it was too.
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter4.30AcceptableRather lifeless and metallic, lacking the spice and citrus depicted by the pump clip.
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Little Critters - Sleepy Badger4.50Not Tried
Moor - Deadpunk All Dayer 3.50Not Tried
14 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. A classy relaxed drinking venue commended to all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Fly Casual5.00ExcellentViciously hop bittered, almost too much for me
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Fallen - Chew Chew6.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Send Milds3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Early Doors4.50Not Tried
10 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close followed by a relaxed, as it should be, drinking up phase.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10ExcellentSlight haze did not detract from this really tasty bitter, with great head and significant lacing
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Desert Sessions Rye IPA5.70ExcellentGloriously refreshing, only closing time stopped a second purchase
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Lush4.00Not Tried
Kirkstall - Dexter Milk Stout Series Coconut4.50Not Tried
22 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. The Guv from The Rusty Bucket was "using the facilities".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60ExcellentA heady pint (or two)
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Millionaire4.70Not Tried
Wylam - Macchiato6.50Not Tried
26 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings evening visit until midnight close. Anyone who has this as a local is a lucky person.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wiper and True - Equanimity3.80GoodA bitter style beer with just a bit more citrus than I like
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not TriedThe nightcap I should have wanted if I had seen it earlier on the pumpclips at the other end of the bar. Ho hum
Fallen - Chew Chew6.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Conjurer3.50Not TriedDefinitely the spelling on the pump clip
17 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
A first visit for me, and one to do again sometime. A good pub with a good selection of cask ales all currently priced at £3 per pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Porter4.80ExcellentSuperb, I had two of these.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hirundo4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20Not TriedI did not try this, but others in my group who could not resist Tally Ho at £3 per pint said it was superb.
Siren Craft - Cold Blooded5.00Not Tried
26 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magic Rock - Hat-Trick3.70ExceptionalFull stop 5* no arguments. Credit to brewery and the pub. Had me sucking and licking my lips and chewing a wasp all the way through a pint and a half
Siren Craft - Half Mast QIPA2.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Suspended in Blanc4.00Not Tried
Pomona Island - Stout4.50Not TriedRan out as I ordered
North - Piñata4.50Not Tried
22 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. An award winner for service, friendliness and real ale quality at sincerely value prices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Negroni4.60ExcellentBlood orange and juniper infused, nice autumnal feel
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Wylam - Hickey the Rake4.20Not TriedRan out
Tiny Rebel - Turn Table Beer3.20Not Tried
North - Pale Topaz + Columbus4.10Not Tried

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About the Star & Garter

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent12
Good6
Acceptable2
Poor-

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 with 6 on one side leg of the bar and 2 on the other. 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 and 2019. Amazingly competitive cask ales pricing here.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 65 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR1 1NZ