Hope (Free) | Carshalton, Greater London
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Hope (Free)
Exceptional based on 4 ratings
Type: Bar

48 West Street
Carshalton, Greater London England SM5 2PR [ print map ]
020 8240 1255

hopecarshalton.co.uk

Hours: Mon-Sat 12-11.00pm, Sun 12-10.30pm


Mayor: Scopey (1) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: 40


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Beer Available At Hope (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Hacker-Pschorr (Hefe) Weisse 94
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4 reviews for Hope (Free)
 Ambiance  100%
 Service  90%
 Selection  87%
 Food  85%
 Value  85%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  81%


98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
molyneux  (1) Wallington, England | March 14, 2013
Real Ale Haven with no TVs, wide selection of bottles listed in the book of Drink
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kwik-lime  (43) London, England | March 3, 2013
Great local pub with a good selection of cask ales and a lovely atmosphere.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76  (133) , England | November 29, 2012| Updated November 30, 2012
Lovely old characterful pub. Truly part of our pub heritage that should be treasured forever. Fantastic homely atmosphere with both staff and locals warm and engaging. There are a few taps here with a very good selection of beers. On my visit, Arbor, Brodies and even a Mikkeller beer! From the pump clips on the wall its clear that Arbor, Raw, Dark Star, Marble and Brodies are favourites. There has also been beers from Oakham, Titanic and many other quality brewers. They are not afraid to take beer from new breweries either. The folk of Carlshalton are well looked after here! On my visit there was a great mini beer fest in a tent put out the back. The beers were in excellent condition. One of those rare places where casks are a real joy. The food was laid on free by a local cheese merchant and it was great (this part of meet the brewer - Arbor) When it got a little chilly in the tent there was a lovely open fire back in the pub to warm your cockles. Truly a lovely pub. There are only two things wrong with it - too many barstools and the fact that this pub is not my local!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Scopey  (388) Croydon, England | March 27, 2012| Updated July 10, 2012
Iím surprised this place was not on Ratebeer before! Itís located right next to Carshalton station. You could easily walk past it, as it looks like a fairly standard pub from the outside. Inside itís traditional and cosy, with lots of period features - fireplace, old signage and pictures of boats. There is even a billiards room in the back and a small patio area! There are 12 beers on tap - 7 cask beer, 3 cider and 3 keg. The tap focus is on microbreweries such as Ascot, Darkstar, Hardknott, Windsor & Eaton to name but a few. No crap on tap, so the keg beers include Williams Bro Ceildh and Hacker-Pschorr Munchener Hell instead of Fosters. The website actually has a "Beer-Cam", which is continually updated. They also have an ever changing contemporary bottle list, which included Kernel, Magic Rock, Bristol Beer Factory, Orval.... Food is traditional and good value, but still very tasty - we went for the gigantic ploughman "salad". Friendly staff. This place is spot-on - the perfect balance between traditional pub and modern, interesting beer selection. One of my new favourite pubs!

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