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Star & Garter (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BeerkeepersExceptional1
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickExceptional1
Marble - PintExcellent1
Burning Sky - PorterExcellent1
Marble - Table BeerExcellent1
Burning Sky - AuroraExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NegroniExcellent1
Five Points - AgadooExcellent1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Desert Sessions Rye IPAExcellent1
Wiper and True - EquanimityGood1
Tiny Rebel - Cherry BombGood1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood1
Westbrook - Key Lime Pie GoseAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not 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
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
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pale Ale No. 2Not 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
Adnams - Tally-HoNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Cold BloodedNot Tried0
Magic Rock - ConjurerNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - MillionaireNot Tried0
Wylam - MacchiatoNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - LushNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Dexter Milk Stout Series CoconutNot Tried0

Visits Details

10 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close followed by a relaxed, as it should be, drinking up phase.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 Stout6.50GoodCould 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 - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Gun - Parabellum Milk Stout4.10Not Tried

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About the Star & Garter

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

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 and 2019.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 48 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR1 1NZ