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The Park Tavern (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
West Berkshire - Screaming EagleExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent1
Portobello - Platinum Pale AleExcellent1
Bexley - Golden AcreExcellent1
Koomor - TrunkExcellent2
By The Horns - Stiff Upper LipGood1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaGood1
Wadworth - HorizonGood1
Wadworth - Espirito De CarnavalGood1
Koomor - BranchGood1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Acceptable1
Exmoor - GoldAcceptable1
Otter - AmberAcceptable1
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
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Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0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
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Flack Manor - Flack's Double DropNot Tried0
Upham - PunterNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Truman's - FirestarterNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Hepworth - Pullman First Class AleNot Tried0
West Berkshire - Good Old BoyNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter (please use other original entry in future)Not Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Bexley - Ernest English PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Park Tavern, Eltham, Greater London
Picture 2. The Park Tavern, Eltham, Greater London

Visits Details

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter (please use other original entry in future)4.00Not 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 - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter3.70Not Tried
Truman's - 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
Truman's - 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 - 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
22 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief visit. Most pleasant bar staff. Wonder if beer range will be shaken up by the opening ot the Eltham GPO pub opposite.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Stiff Upper Lip3.80Good
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Hepworth - Pullman First Class Ale4.20Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
13 Jul 2009 (Dubbel)
After a manic rush from work to reach Argos before it closed, the OH and I decided to chill out with a pint in the evening sun. This really is a lovely smart town centre boozer and feels like you could be a million miles away.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentAwesome. They serve a consistently great pint of Landlord in here. The best I've had anywhere.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
13 Apr 2009 (Dubbel)
Hiked along the Green Chain Walk to Eltham Palace. Seemed only right to stop in here for a pint before strolling back home. Sat out front on the wall in the evening sunshine. Must have been a busy bank holiday for them as sadly the TT Landlord, Harveys and Leffe had all run dry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableI used to really rate this beer, not quite so much nowadays. Mahogany, cool and refreshing with a Burtonesque malty tail - but I was really craving some ballsy hops.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried

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About The Park Tavern

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

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good6
Acceptable4
Poor-

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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. 7 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 11 times, seen 44 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5DA