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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - DynamoExcellent1
Cellar Head - Single Hop PaleExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeExcellent1
Long Man - Old Man Excellent1
Cellar Head - Session Bitter (unfined)Good1
Reunion - TalwarGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Reunion - Opening GambitAcceptable2
Old Dairy - Gold TopAcceptable1
Oakham - CitraAcceptable1
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPAPoor1
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Dorking - Pacific GoldNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra PaleNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0

Visits Details

06 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
30 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening 9.10pm shutters down, lights off, no sign of life. Maybe in respect to Terry Pratchett's hard drive, steamrollered earlier today??
BeerABVScoreNotes
21 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30ExcellentRefreshing
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60PoorHazy which it should not be and a strange taste, not right
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
14 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Just two others in so conversation to all corners of the room. A Turners Rhubarb cider was also quaffed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80AcceptableInitial promise dissipated as the pint went down
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
08 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. As always conversation is obligatory but one never knows what it will be about.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Good
Oakham - Citra4.20AcceptableNot as crisp as usual
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
02 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Good
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale3.90Not Tried
25 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale4.60ExcellentVery flavoursome and moreish
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
10 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Good
Cellar Head - Session Bitter (unfined)3.50GoodBasic traditional English mid brown bitter
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
03 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The Carlsberg takeover of London Fields "Brewery", announced today, was much discussed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Old Man 4.30ExcellentVery good example of an old ale style
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Acceptable
Dorking - Pacific Gold3.80Not Tried
27 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm. All others left just after I arrived!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Talwar4.50GoodSpicy notes in this, for taste intrigue
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80AcceptableVery average, a bit hazy
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

The pub sign. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent56
Good57
Acceptable37
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Blackfen, Greater London, DA15 9PT.

Bexley Borough's 3rd Micropub shop conversion in Westwood Lane planned to open in Spring 2015 sometime just after Eastertide. Finally opened on Friday 17th April 2015. Named after an inn in a Terry Pratchett novel. Formerly a nail salon called Simply Nails. Real ales and ciders sold under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room visible through its glazed door. 2 level wooden stillage holds up to 10 casks. A settle in each bay window and low tables and chairs provide the seating. Unisex toilet. Has a small bar counter in one corner. Note that last sales are 30 minutes before the advertised closing time. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018.

We have visited this pub 83 times, seen 199 different beers and tried 134 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT