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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Truman's - TreasonExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - MoonrakerExcellent1
Adnams - Tally-HoExcellent1
Marston's - Bloody Doors Off!Excellent1
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
Truman's - Belt & BracesAcceptable1
Otter - Otter ClausPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
By The Horns - Lambeth WalkNot Tried0
By The Horns - Mick the MillerNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Nutty HenNot Tried0
Woodforde's - TundraNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - St Eriks Midnight SunNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Truman's - Waterloo SunsetNot Tried0
Ringwood - Wild BoarNot 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
Daleside - Santa's ProgressNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - MandarinNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

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
29 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Bloody Doors Off!4.30ExcellentRefreshing orange citrus
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Waterloo Sunset4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Wild Boar4.00Not Tried
25 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Belt & Braces4.80AcceptableMid brown autumn ale. No great lover of Trumans' beers and this added little to change that
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried3D red flashing eyes pumpclip garishness for a beer I would never drink out of choice
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
17 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20ExcellentTHE nightcapper's nightcap
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Nutty Hen4.50Not Tried
Woodforde's - Tundra4.60Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - St Eriks Midnight Sun4.50Not Tried
09 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Moonraker6.50ExcellentIn great form and a heavy nightcap
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Otter - Bright4.30Not Tried
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10Not TriedNew style pumpclip with no declared abv
By The Horns - Mick the Miller4.00Not TriedNew style pumpclip with no declared abv

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About The Watch House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent117
Good139
Acceptable53
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 282 times, seen 631 different beers and tried 263 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP