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The Great Harry (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wickwar - BOBGood1
Shepherd Neame - Kentish Saison with Elderflower (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Good1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions AleGood1
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark MatterGood1
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable1
Brewster's - RutterkinAcceptable1
Everards - NutcrackerAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars ImperialAcceptable1
Tonbridge - CoppernobPoor1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Poor1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Roosters - CreamNot Tried0
Everards - Afro Caribbean HopsessionNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - British Autumn AleNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Adnams - New Realm American Pale Ale Not Tried0
Roosters - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans CloutNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Jennings - Hop CommotionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

19 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close, trying out the JDW festival ciders.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans Clout4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Jennings - Hop Commotion4.10Not Tried
09 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Just after midnight early morning visit. The JDW cider festival was taking up half of the handpumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Roosters - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
24 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Just after midnight early morning visit. pretty well packed out still here and people still arriving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wickwar - BOB4.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - New Realm American Pale Ale 5.20Not Tried
13 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Near midnight visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptableDistinctly average
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
01 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions Ale4.70GoodA red rye IPA with lots of flavour
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark Matter4.40Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
20 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit either side of midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Kentish Saison with Elderflower (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.50Good
Caledonian - Deuchars Imperial5.50AcceptableAverage
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Everards - Afro Caribbean Hopsession4.30Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - British Autumn Ale4.10Not Tried
09 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit. Half the handpumps in use for the JDW cider festival but saw none pulled during my stay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Rutterkin4.60AcceptableThe only real choice here and made a bad one too. First sip told me it was lemon juice not beer so had it topped with lemonade to make it drinkable. Quickly downed and out into the twilight
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Roosters - Cream4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
22 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Other beers details lost in this website's server crash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00PoorA travesty. Sweetish and hazy, not as Timothy Taylor intended
29 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
28 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. More poor beer experience here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards - Nutcracker5.00AcceptableNone of the winter fruits implied on the clip could be detected
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80PoorHazy (never had a hazy Tonbridge before), scummy yeasty head and poor condition. Left a third, told the staff and turned the clip round myself as little interest shown
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

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About The Great Harry

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good14
Acceptable12
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Woolwich, Greater London, SE18 6PQ.

Large, corner plot Wetherspoon's. Stone's throw from Woolwich Arsenal Bus/Mainline Railway/DLR terminus by walking across the paved and grassed General Gordon Square. Woolwich first came to prominence in the early 16th century, when King Henry VIII established a dockyard here to build the Great Harry, the flagship of his new navy. This yard, where many famous ships were built, including the Sovereign of the Seas (in 1637), saw many royal visits and departures of voyages of exploration. Seriously damaged by fire in the early August 2011 riots and closed for the rest of the year and into 2012. A race was on to renovate and re-open by time of the 2012 Olympics as Woolwich was a venue for shooting events. The deadline was met and a new look and brighter and more shiny Great Harry arose. 10 handpumps, in 2 banks each of 5, adorn the bar counter which extends across almost all the width of the pub.

We have visited this pub 31 times, seen 74 different beers and tried 33 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6PQ