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Star & Garter (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wiper and True - KaleidoscopeExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - MoonrakerExcellent1
Marble - PintExcellent1
Buxton - Low TorExcellent1
Cloudwater - Happy!Excellent1
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Ilkley - WestwoodExcellent1
Fallen Acorn (formerly Oakleaf) - AwakenExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - NotoriousExcellent1
Brew York - Tiramoosu TonkokoExcellent1
London Beer Lab - Pale Ale Mosaic & EkuanotExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - RattlesnakeExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - CarlotaExcellent1
Play - Cherry Cola Float Ice Cream Milkshake Pale AleExcellent1
Vocation - Fruit Bat Ninja (collaboration with Verdant)Excellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Siren Craft - Maiden 2019Excellent1
Arbor Ales - C BombGood1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood1
Rooster's - ScoundrelGood1
Brew York - Calmer ChameleonGood1
Only With Love - High FivesAcceptable1
Cloudwater - Man of Tod Stockport MildNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Future ProofNot Tried0
Brew By Numbers - 11 Session IPA MosaicNot Tried0
Saltaire - Harbor Lights (collaboration with Vocation)Not Tried0
Cloudwater - It's a Mild!Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Saint Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout Not Tried0
360° - TacomaNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Odyssey - Our Captain CallsNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Striding EdgeNot Tried0
Brew York - Haze of ThunderNot Tried0
Cloudwater - PaleNot Tried0
Cloudwater - Simcoe In Your HeartNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Fortress (collaboration with Roosters)Not Tried0
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Twisted Oak - Ghost TownNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Block IslandNot Tried0
RedWillow - MirthlessNot Tried0
Good Chemistry - Full CircleNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Ordinary BitterNot Tried0
Fallen Acorn (formerly Oakleaf) - One and 19 MoreNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Track - SonomaNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - West Coast PaleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Star & Garter, Bromley, Greater London

Visits Details

03 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good educational chat with barman about chef-ing in restaurants.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew York - Tiramoosu Tonkoko7.50ExcellentJust a half sufficed - heady and so full flavoured
Play - Cherry Cola Float Ice Cream Milkshake Pale Ale5.00ExcellentI liked this a lot even though it had been initially ordered with some trepidation
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
Brew York - Haze of Thunder4.20Not Tried
Cloudwater - Simcoe In Your Heart4.40Not Tried
22 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Pint3.90ExcellentBest condition ale of the evening by a long chalk. Even then there was the slightest haze
Rooster's - Scoundrel7.40GoodSlow anaesthetic with lots of flavour but rather too dead in the glass for best enjoyment. The promised nut flavour was very heavily disguised!
360° - Tacoma3.90Not Tried
Odyssey - Our Captain Calls3.80Not Tried
15 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Alas had just missed the DDH Jaipur.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wiper and True - Kaleidoscope4.20ExcellentCondition superb but I just can't get on with these lemonjuicer beers so did not enjoy it
Brew By Numbers - 11 Session IPA Mosaic3.80Not Tried
Cloudwater - It's a Mild!3.50Not Tried
06 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Veritably virtually a beer paradise here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Rattlesnake6.50Excellent4.5½* Superb ale in superb condition. Full of flavour but in a well balanced not harsh hopped way
Brew York - Calmer Chameleon3.70GoodTasty enough but suspect was first out of pump for a while
Track - Sonoma3.80Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - West Coast Pale4.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - Man of Tod Stockport Mild4.50Not Tried
02 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Only tangible benefit of this bank holiday so far is this house open later than its usual 11pm Thursday close. 1am would have better.
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Moonraker6.50ExcellentAt last back to a traditional beer from a traditional brewer. Tastes sooooo innocent
Cloudwater - Happy!3.50ExcellentConvinced by another customer to try it despite being my usually eschewed hazy job. Impressed by the flavours that came through - nice foil to the Lees Moonraker
Fallen Acorn (formerly Oakleaf) - Awaken4.50ExcellentPerhaps mislead by a thimble taster this turned out to be in excellent condition albeit a thick murk of tastelessness and cloying with it. Suppose someone one must want this near beer. Marked here as served as the brewer intended it
Anspach & Hobday - The Ordinary Bitter3.70Not Tried
Fallen Acorn (formerly Oakleaf) - One and 19 More4.80Not Tried
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

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About the Star & Garter

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent29
Good10
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 25 times, seen 108 different beers and tried 40 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR1 1NZ