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The Great Harry (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Everards - Sudwerk InbetweenExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Kentish Saison with Elderflower (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Good1
Adnams - Sixpoint Bengali (previously Bengali Tiger)Good1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions AleGood1
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzGood1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark MatterGood1
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable1
Brewster's - RutterkinAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - PeacemakerAcceptable1
Everards - NutcrackerAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars ImperialAcceptable1
Tonbridge - CoppernobPoor1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Poor1
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal StoutUndrinkable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Heineken Flying Dutchman Spiced AleNot Tried0
Otter - Silver OtterNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot 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
Picture 1. The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

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
21 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until and shortly after midnight. Kent & Sussex Beer Festival here as in other local 'Spoon's.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00GoodPerfectly clear and condition OK but more of a lemon juice than I recall from past drinking of this beer
Rockin Robin - Peacemaker4.40AcceptableFestival beer brewed with JDW staff involvement
Hop Stuff - Oatmeal Stout4.80UndrinkableAwful. Metallic smell and tang and sharp bitterness. As I took it back another customer had just ordered one and upon being warned he spluttered on a trial sip. Clip turned round, hope taken off sale and not put back on later
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
18 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards - Sudwerk Inbetween4.80Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedRan out
Otter - Silver Otter4.00Not Tried
01 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Sixpoint Bengali (previously Bengali Tiger)6.40GoodBetter condition than the other night here
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Heineken Flying Dutchman Spiced Ale4.40Not Tried

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About The Great Harry

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good12
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 28 times, seen 68 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6PQ