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The Great Harry (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mordue - IPAGood1
Hop Stuff - FusilierGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood3
Peerless - Lottie DodAcceptable1
Goffs - Jouster AleAcceptable1
Brains - SAAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideAcceptable1
Brewster's - AromanticaPoor1
Elland - White PrussianUndrinkable1
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale AleUndrinkable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans CloutNot Tried0
Jennings - Hop CommotionNot Tried0
Upham - Fields of GoldNot Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
Oakham - Raucous ReindeerNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Batemans - Yella Belly GoldNot Tried0
Phoenix - HopsackNot Tried0
Flack Manor - Hedge HopNot Tried0
Redemption - RedNot Tried0
Southwark - Neckinger Amber AleNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)Not Tried0
Cronx - Yallah MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

06 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Peerless - Lottie Dod4.20Acceptable
Elland - White Prussian3.90UndrinkableUgh for the jolly old acetics. Swapped with good grace and clip turned round. Just hope someone does not try to carry on selling it later
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)4.00Not Tried
Cronx - Yallah Mild3.60Not Tried
30 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit. Cask range did not excite so tried a bottled Oakham Green Devil IPA, a beer I adore in cask, but it was overcarbonated and made a metallic back taste so was a poor choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Phoenix - Hopsack3.80Not Tried
Flack Manor - Hedge Hop4.90Not Tried
Redemption - Red4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Neckinger Amber Ale4.80Not Tried
23 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Brains - SA4.20AcceptableSomething not quite right but dashes of lemonade made it more downable
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Batemans - Yella Belly Gold3.90Not Tried
28 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Humorous chat with another punter, he had left a turkey and ham and sausages in a Stratford pub before Christmas but they had "gone" when he went back for them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableSome sort of caramel taste in the background
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Edinburgh Castle4.10Not Tried
19 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Good
Oakham - Raucous Reindeer4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
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

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About The Great Harry

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good18
Acceptable17
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 40 times, seen 95 different beers and tried 43 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6PQ