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Star & Garter (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Buxton - Low TorExcellent1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsExcellent1
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Ilkley - WestwoodExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Desert Sessions Rye IPAExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NotoriousExcellent1
London Beer Lab - Pale Ale Mosaic & EkuanotExcellent1
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Fly CasualExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CarlotaExcellent1
Vocation - Fruit Bat Ninja (collaboration with Verdant)Excellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Siren Craft - Maiden 2019Excellent1
Siren Craft - Suspended in KveikGood1
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Good1
Arbor Ales - C BombGood1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood1
Only With Love - High FivesAcceptable1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterAcceptable1
Good Chemistry - Full CircleNot Tried0
Great Heck - PatrickNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Rainbow RoadNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Caramel LucariaNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - LushNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CortadoNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Dexter Milk Stout Series CoconutNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Future ProofNot Tried0
Fallen - Chew ChewNot Tried0
Saltaire - Harbor Lights (collaboration with Vocation)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Not Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Send MildsNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - Early DoorsNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Striding EdgeNot Tried0
Little Critters - Sleepy BadgerNot Tried0
Cloudwater - PaleNot Tried0
Moor - Deadpunk All Dayer Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Fortress (collaboration with Roosters)Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Whose Lime Is It Anyway (collaboration with New Bristol)Not Tried0
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Fierce - Cranachan KillerNot Tried0
Twisted Oak - Ghost TownNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - Extra Special BitterNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Block IslandNot Tried0
RedWillow - MirthlessNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Picture 1. Star & Garter, Bromley, Greater London

Visits Details

21 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. I am always bemused at how light the late night footfall is here, despite being the best of Bromley with competitive prices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Carlota7.00ExcellentWarming and habit forming, 7 different malts, 4 different chilli types, cocoa husks, cacao nibs, cinnamon sticks, and vanilla. Fermented using a Mexican lager strain of yeast, during the maturation phase added is a prodigious amount of ancho, pasilla and mulato chillies as well as smoky chipotles
Only With Love - High Fives4.20AcceptableServed too chilled to pick up the alleged APA flavours
RedWillow - Mirthless3.90Not Tried
Good Chemistry - Full Circle4.10Not Tried
07 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. Stu from The Rusty Bucket in residence.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Excellent
Bristol Beer Factory - Notorious3.80Excellent
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50GoodJust slightly too chilled to enjoy at its best
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Block Island5.70Not Tried
26 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. With service and beer quality so good no need to go elsewhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Beer Lab - Pale Ale Mosaic & Ekuanot5.00Excellent4½* Astounding condition
Vocation - Fruit Bat Ninja (collaboration with Verdant)4.80ExcellentOnce again an ale in superb condition
Siren Craft - Maiden 201911.00ExcellentUsed a half as a chaser across my other pints. A complex nose and mix of tastes came across. And a heavy sedative too some hours later! Tongue rasping, woody, sweet but dry came to mind
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
Twisted Oak - Ghost Town5.70Not Tried
21 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close but only once I could work out which entrance door opened! All cask ale here is £3pp, £1.50pp per half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buxton - Low Tor3.80ExcellentSuperb balance and condition
Ilkley - Westwood6.50ExcellentConfusingly a white chocolate stout
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout 7.40Not Tried
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
Northern Monk - Striding Edge2.80Not Tried
Cloudwater - Pale4.00Not TriedRan out
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Fortress (collaboration with Roosters)4.00Not Tried
04 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Local people are lucky to have this as their local. Good chat with very knowledgeable barmaid.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentMassive Citra hop hit
Arbor Ales - C Bomb4.70GoodPerhaps slightly more subtle Citra hopping than in the Jarl, very lip smacking although a slight haze
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Future Proof3.30Not Tried
Saltaire - Harbor Lights (collaboration with Vocation)5.90Not Tried
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 has also been 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

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About the Star & Garter

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent21
Good8
Acceptable3
Poor-

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 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, 2019 and 2020. Amazingly competitive cask ales pricing here.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 88 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR1 1NZ