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The Park Tavern (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Portobello - Platinum Pale AleExcellent1
Bexley - Golden AcreExcellent1
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - TrunkExcellent2
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - BranchExcellent2
West Berkshire - Screaming EagleExcellent1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaGood1
Wadworth - HorizonGood1
Wadworth - Espirito De CarnavalGood1
Woodforde's - Nelson's BitterGood1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Acceptable1
Exmoor - GoldAcceptable1
St Austell - TributeAcceptable1
Otter - AmberAcceptable1
St Austell - TrelawnyPoor1
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Not Tried0
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime BitterNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - SwiftNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Good Old BoyNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)Not Tried0
Bexley - Ernest English PaleNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Portobello - Lovely JubblyNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Loddon - HullabalooNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Exmoor - AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Flack Manor - Flack's Double DropNot Tried0
Butcombe - Citra BlondeNot Tried0
Upham - PunterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - FirestarterNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPANot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Vale - WychertNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Park Tavern, Eltham, Greater London
Picture 2. The Park Tavern, Eltham, Greater London

Visits Details

27 Sep 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid afternoon visit after local chores
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Nelson's Bitter4.50GoodGood condition but seemed on the fresh side
Vale - Wychert3.90Not Tried
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
08 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit hoping for the perfection of last week.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20AcceptableMy replacement ale
St Austell - Trelawny3.80PoorOne of the barmaids saw me struggling with this as was slight haze and tasted all wrong and offered me an alternative. Top form practice that
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50Not Tried
01 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Old style pub layout, would like to see the more old style licensees' service of the past to match.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Branch4.20ExceptionalJust perfect, that rare combination of taste, condition and all that makes an ale great
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not TriedSeemed to be the fastest mover here
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Citra Blonde4.00Not Tried
24 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Service seemed somewhat disorganised and still rather corporate but a better range of ales that I have seen here before.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - Surrey Nirvana4.00GoodRather thin but a first refreshing pint
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Trunk3.80GoodFirst time I have had this on handpump, quite creamy
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
22 Jun 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Mid to late afternoon, fairly busy but with the right kind of clientele made for a pleasant and relaxed stay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Trunk3.80ExcellentMalty yet bitter with hints of toffee for this complex tastebuds treat
Portobello - Platinum Pale Ale4.30ExcellentDry and thin ale that packed a hoppy spicy kick
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Branch4.20GoodLight bitter and refreshingly hoppy
Portobello - Lovely Jubbly4.50Not Tried
20 Sep 2021 (Magnus Greel)
A eureka moment as I remembered this pub on the way to the bus stop for The Long Pond. Late afternoon in this underrated proper drinkers pub, quiet relaxed atmosphere to enjoy one's pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00ExcellentToasty peppery with a buttery hint for this perfect golden breakfast ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40Not Tried
19 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
I had planned to take lunch here but was surprised to find the pub very busy at Tuesday lunchtime with no tables available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Horizon4.00GoodAn easy-drinking Golden Ale with some nice hops.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)4.20Not Tried
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter3.70Not Tried
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Swift3.90Not Tried
West Berkshire - Good Old Boy4.00Not Tried
24 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Never really taken by this place - a corporate feel to service with what seems to be a pubco type ale range. Where is something from the several hundred London, Kent and Sussex breweries, except for the heavily marketed Truman's?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30AcceptableThe fobbing on initial pump pulls and the metallic taste imply this had been in the pipes a while
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Loddon - Hullabaloo4.20Not Tried
Exmoor - Ale3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not TriedClip shows Mr Nisbet as Young's brewmaster when it will be a Marston's one. They jest or deceive!
Flack Manor - Flack's Double Drop3.70Not Tried
Upham - Punter4.00Not Tried
Big Penny (formerly Truman's) as of late 2022 contract brewed - Firestarter4.20Not Tried
13 Aug 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Cycled past here many times on my Chopper in the 70's. Now I'm old enough to drink here I have. Relaxed and fairly quiet mid evening atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
West Berkshire - Screaming Eagle4.60ExcellentHop flavour dominates with notes of citrus, spice and pine.
Wadworth - Espirito De Carnaval4.30GoodSpicy and peppery with a hoppy bitter finish.
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)4.20Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
07 Jul 2014 (Edbeck)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Gold4.50Acceptable
Otter - Amber4.00Acceptable

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About The Park Tavern

The pub sign. The Park Tavern, Eltham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent7
Good7
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Eltham, Greater London, SE9 5DA.

Very attractive traditional pub sitting behind the High Street in Passey Place. Historic Burton Ales green tiled exterior. Sympathetically and warmly refurbished interior with an impressive all-wood bar. Relaxed atmosphere with classical or smooth jazz background music. 8 handpumps, usually 5 or 6 cask ales usually from the larger regional end of the brewing spectrum. Food served Monday to Saturday lunchtimes. Distinctive light wood constructed bar counter and overhead awning.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 53 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5DA