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The Great Harry (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions AleGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark MatterGood1
Wickwar - BOBGood1
Shepherd Neame - Kentish Saison with Elderflower (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Good1
Mordue - IPAGood1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartGood1
Goffs - Jouster AleAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable1
Caledonian - Deuchars ImperialAcceptable1
Brewster's - AromanticaPoor1
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale AleUndrinkable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - 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
Jennings - Hop CommotionNot Tried0
Upham - Fields of GoldNot Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

05 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit, felt a tad feral here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mordue - IPA5.10Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Otter - Bright4.30Not Tried
01 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief after midnight early morning post local Tesco shopping visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70AcceptableNot my favourite beer at all but this was with rather acidic bittering
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale Ale4.20UndrinkableServed with an intense murkiness compared with total clarity of same beer in Gravesend earlier. Replaced with some reasonably good grace and taken off sale
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
28 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goffs - Jouster Ale4.00AcceptableUnexceptional
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
19 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Aromantica4.20PoorReaching a new low here. Underhand decanting from a glass below the bar counter. As no other real ale was sold during my visit once assumes the decant was of aged stale beer. Most unappetising and the barmaid thought there was nothing wrong with doing it
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Upham - Fields of Gold3.80Not Tried
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
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans Clout4.50Not 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 (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Afro Caribbean Hopsession4.30Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - British Autumn Ale4.10Not Tried

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About The Great Harry

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good15
Acceptable14
Poor5

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 35 times, seen 80 different beers and tried 38 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6PQ