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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Stonehenge - RudolphExcellent2
Truman's - TreasonExcellent1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderGood1
Elgood's - North Brink PorterGood1
Truman's - Roll Out The BarrelGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerAcceptable1
Truman's - FirestarterAcceptable1
Wibblers - GenesisAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeAcceptable1
Otter - Otter ClausPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldNot Tried0
Banks's - Lancaster BomberNot Tried0
Banks's - Wainwright Fusion 4Not Tried0
Jennings - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Bitter WinterNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Daleside - Santa's ProgressNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - MandarinNot Tried0
Truman's - Original PorterNot Tried0
Woodforde's - Tinsel ToesNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

14 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit. Judged by all present as a grim beer range tonight, noting Greene King Ruddles now replaced by Greene King IPA!! Thistly Cross cider sufficed as a thirst quencher.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
01 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableA shadow of what Pedigree once was
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
26 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Rudolph5.00ExcellentFirst one was delightfully hopped with a flowery nose
Stonehenge - Rudolph5.00GoodHow odd. Second pint was oh so different. Flowery nose and hoppy taste had disappeared. Was I really served the same beer?
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Original Porter4.50Not Tried
Woodforde's - Tinsel Toes4.40Not Tried
16 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit until 1am close. Nowt on the beer menu attracted so Thistly Cross cider slaked my remaining thirst.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Elgood's - North Brink Porter5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Daleside - Santa's Progress4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Mandarin4.50Not Tried
14 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - North Brink Porter5.00GoodOne had travel to Cambridgeshire to get anywhere near Elgoods beer 30 years ago; now it is all over the JDW estate
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Daleside - Santa's Progress4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Mandarin4.50Not Tried
10 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit as respite from a local A&E visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20GoodA sourer hop bitterness than I recall before
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
06 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodQuite good for Abbot. Floral hop notes came through which is unusual most times this beer is tried
Otter - Otter Claus5.00PoorA developing acetic backtaste which needed several large slugs of lemonade to cover up. "On the way". Little interest from staff when I told them
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Caledonian - Bitter Winter4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
03 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Roll Out The Barrel4.20GoodTasty enough but allegedly a Vanilla Cream Ale which I could not discern
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
11 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wibblers - Genesis4.20AcceptableBrewed with US Columbus hops - initial promise soon dissipated
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
Banks's - Wainwright Fusion 44.00Not TriedOne to firmly avoid until proper brewing provenance is declared but don't hold your breath
05 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Treason4.50ExcellentIn fine form
Truman's - Firestarter4.20AcceptableIrish style red ale which needed more condition
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not TriedNot a snip of this beer's true Wychwood provenance on the pumpclip
Banks's - Lancaster Bomber4.40Not TriedAnother pumpclip hiding any details of any true brewing provenance
Banks's - Wainwright Fusion 44.00Not TriedBrewed on the moon? Not a mention of true brewing provenance on the pumpclip

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About The Watch House

The pub sign. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent118
Good140
Acceptable54
Poor18

Website.

The pub is found in Lewisham, Greater London, SE13 6JP.

A busy pub that's small by Wetherspoon's standards. Bookshelves around internal pillars make views across the floor difficult. A bit like a chameleon it changes clientele during the day attracting market folk whilst the street market is open then a mixed group of faces later on. Here staff do get to know their customers. Sports 2 banks each of 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 286 times, seen 631 different beers and tried 264 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP