PubsandBeer

History: Home > The Gate Clock

The Gate Clock (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - LighthouseExcellent1
Banks's - Harpoon Brewery Harpoon IPAExcellent1
By The Horns - Mick the MillerExcellent1
Evan Evans - Celt Castro MosaicGood1
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Good1
Hogs Back - Hop Garden GoldGood1
Black Sheep - BighornGood1
Lancaster - Chestnut RedGood1
Jennings - Sneck LifterAcceptable1
Wychwood - 21st Amendment Brewery American Bitter RedAcceptable1
Brains - PhonicsAcceptable1
Batemans - Hazelnut BrownieAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Adnams - GunhillNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - White MistNot Tried0
Titanic - CappuccinoNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Cambridge Brewing Sgt. PepperNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Pumpkin AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
By The Horns - Stiff Upper LipNot Tried0
Weltons - Ale & HeartyNot Tried0
Weltons - St George's SpecialNot Tried0
Weltons - MagogNot Tried0
Weltons - Topper MildNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Batemans - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Pale AleNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Caledonian - Vienna RedNot Tried0
Hydes - BrugesNot Tried0
Marston's - Irish Peated AleNot Tried0
Little Beer Corporation - Little KahunaNot Tried0
Caledonian - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Oatmeal PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Visits Details

28 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight. A madhouse of Halloween made up faces and bar chaos.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10AcceptableHonestly not sure on this, smelt alright but a highly acidic backtaste
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
13 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Another un-planned Wetherspoon Festival-ticking venture. Early evening and not very busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lancaster - Chestnut Red4.50GoodSweet redcurrant flavours. Chestnut flavour more elusive. Some spice.
Evan Evans - Celt Castro Mosaic3.90GoodA golden beer in the APA style. Added lemon juice gives a very citrusy pint.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Little Beer Corporation - Little Kahuna3.90Not Tried
Caledonian - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Oatmeal Porter5.50Not Tried
15 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening. The clientele tonight seems mostly to consist of students.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Bighorn4.50GoodGolden and full-bodied. In an IPA style, with both UK and US hop flavours on a solid malt background.
Brains - Phonics4.10AcceptableA slightly odd mixture of caramel malt and citrus hop tastes. Lingering lemony bitter finish.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Caledonian - Vienna Red4.10Not Tried
Hydes - Bruges4.30Not Tried
Marston's - Irish Peated Ale4.30Not Tried
27 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning, couple of minutes after midnight, visit. Rammed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - Hop Garden Gold4.40GoodA snip at £1.99 pp
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
Batemans - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
02 Jun 2015 (HSB)
13:30 Lunch stop in my travels around the DLR. First visit here. An absolutely typical Spoons. Good prices, £4.39 for a pulled pork wrap and a pint. Bargain! Nice to see some local beers on sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Weltons - Magog4.10Not Tried
Weltons - Topper Mild4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
30 Mar 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Not seen so many people come up for drinks after time had been called.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Mick the Miller4.00ExcellentBest beer of a Docklands crawl
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
By The Horns - Stiff Upper Lip3.80Not TriedRan out
Weltons - Ale & Hearty3.50Not Tried
Weltons - St George's Special4.60Not Tried
20 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Not a pub I would normally visit, but I am persevering for now with the Wetherspoon Festival list. Sunday evening and the full array of local life is present. We twice move tables; once to an area where the air is less blue, the second time after somebody from one table pinches a plate of food from a neighbouring table and a confrontation flares up. Perhaps I’m just too sensitive?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Harpoon Brewery Harpoon IPA5.90ExcellentReally good, traditional-style IPA I thought.
Wychwood - 21st Amendment Brewery American Bitter Red4.40AcceptableRed/brown in colour. Disappointingly thin. I couldn’t taste the US hops in this at all. But over-chilled here and possibly near to barrel end. I don’t think I was tasting it at its best.
Batemans - Hazelnut Brownie6.30AcceptableDark, strong and over-flavoured. The Tasting Notes promise ‘subtle flavours of cinnamon and Belgian chocolate’. This is a use of the word ‘subtle’ with which I am not familiar.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Moorhouse's - White Mist4.20Not Tried
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Cambridge Brewing Sgt. Pepper4.20Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Pumpkin Ale3.80Not Tried
06 Aug 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2200 hours visit to Greenwich to see how it is coping with Olympics equestrian events. What a chance for 'Spoon's to showcase the wide range of UK real ales but what did I find but, of the 10 handpumps, 5 either with no clip or a clip strangely quarter-turned to indicate no go. See below for the otherwise exciting range offered to an international audience.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40ExcellentIn good nick and flavoursome for this 3.4%er
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedAvailable on 2 of the 5 active handpumps
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried

About The Gate Clock

The pub sign. The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good5
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 9RB.

Located in the very heart of central Greenwich in Creek Road. It is effectively part of the Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich Docklands Light Railway Station complex. Advertises some of the latest Wetherspoon closing times anywhere. This Wetherspoon pub takes its name from the clock fixed to the gate of the Greenwich Observatory, in 1851, which is known throughout the world for telling Greenwich Mean Time. 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 9RB