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Star & Garter (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BeerkeepersExceptional1
Five Points - AgadooExcellent1
Marble - PintExcellent2
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)Excellent1
Marble - Table BeerExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Cherry BombGood1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood1
Westbrook - Key Lime Pie GoseAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Dry Stone StoutNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Gun - Parabellum Milk StoutNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPANot Tried0
Fallen - Chew ChewNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Suspended in EnigmaNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale Ale No. 2Not Tried0

Visits Details

01 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close. The landlady and I agreed that the taste of Oakham Citra has changed to be far too rounded, losing its clean Citra edge (change of hop supplier or recipe?).
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.00GoodCould have been cooler, perhaps first out for a while. Full bodied delight as always though
Oakham - Citra4.20Not TriedTasters only for debating purposes!
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale Ale5.00Not TriedRan out
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale Ale No. 23.80Not Tried
21 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Latish evening visit, A gem of a place for both cask and keg beer lovers.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Beerkeepers5.30ExceptionalEverything just right, temperature, taste balance, the lot. A superb beer in peak condition
Tiny Rebel - Cherry Bomb5.00GoodA cherry sour that could easily strip the tongue. Would have been better to have been cooler (suspect first out for a while). I chased it with the Beerkeepers as intriguing opposites
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Suspended in Enigma4.00Not Tried
05 Sep 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly quiet. My last pub today on the recommendation of P&B luminary Phillip Pirrip I can see why at £1.50 a half.
Marble - Pint3.90ExcellentEarthy malty and flavoursome. Perfect finish for the evening.
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Not Tried
Fallen - Chew Chew6.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A very impressive pub, where 50 or 60 Leyton Orient supporters had gathered ahead of tonight’s match at Bromley FC. Many of my real ale drinking friends were marvelling at the interesting range of keg and key-keg beers and as a group we spent way too much money on them when we should have focussed on the £3 a pint cask beers.
Marble - Table Beer2.70ExcellentAnother very good low-strength beer – I’m really getting a taste for them. The only fault here was over-chilling.
Five Points - Agadoo6.50ExcellentThe second of the two London Beer City special brews – this one representing north London and brewed collaboratively with Pressure Drop and One Mile End.
Westbrook - Key Lime Pie Gose4.00AcceptableFrom a keg. Lime flavour way over the top to the point that this was barely recognisable as beer.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried
06 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Had heard very good things about this place and they were all true. Really knowledgeable manager and all real ales fixed at £3 a pint. Running to the same ethos as Stormbird in Camberwell.
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)4.80Excellent
Marble - Pint3.90GoodFull of flavour but honestly too chilled
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50Not Tried

About the Star & Garter

Summary of Beer Scores


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.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR1 1NZ