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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hook Norton - Devils Backbone Four Point BlancGood1
Southwark - Harvard APAGood1
Purple Moose - Madog's AleGood1
Truman's - Bow BellsGood1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveGood1
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPAGood1
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleGood1
Titanic - IcebergGood1
Southwark - Bermondsey BestAcceptable1
Greene King - IPAAcceptable2
Ringwood - Old ThumperAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleAcceptable1
Cairngorm - WildcatPoor1
Sambrook's - WandleUndrinkable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Truman's - ScorcherNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Truman's - Two HalvesNot Tried0
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

12 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA3.60Acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not TriedRan out well after another customer had opined it was too poor quality to sell
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)4.40Not TriedClip fitted, not sure if line cleaned and yet available
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
10 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Two Halves4.20Not Tried
01 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Iceberg4.10GoodPretty thin extra pale ale
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Scorcher4.20Not Tried
28 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Frustration with the beers soon led to a Thistly Cross cider nightcap.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Devils Backbone Four Point Blanc4.00GoodGood condition but a weak insipid brew
Cairngorm - Wildcat5.10PoorTaster was warmish and had very strong caramel off flavours so no go
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
26 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10AcceptableManager's beer of the day, premium at usual bargain price, why I wondered
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Cairngorm - Wildcat5.10Not Tried
Hook Norton - Devils Backbone Four Point Blanc4.00Not Tried
12 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptableRather cloying
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Banks's - Maui Brewery Tropical Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
27 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until 1am close. Violent thunder and lightning outside and the rain could be seen bouncing back from the pavement maybe 9 inches or so.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50GoodLast out, tasty enough
Truman's - Bow Bells4.20Good
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80UndrinkableSharp tasting, appley off tastes. Swapped with good grace but was not so sure it was going to be taken off sale
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
08 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10GoodNow with a heavy, superbly made metal pumpclip
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40AcceptableNot very pleasant wet-dog ale with little condition or mouthfeel making it a chore to finish
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
28 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
One pint early morning after midnight visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50GoodA total stranger bought several of us a drink at the bar for no apparent reason then walked off
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
23 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Local public transport difficulties in seemingly all directions made this one a venue of distress purchase tonight until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Madog's Ale3.70GoodA snip at Monday Club £1.99pp
Greene King - IPA3.60AcceptableTruly a par for average and acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried

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About The Watch House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent119
Good161
Acceptable61
Poor19

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 311 times, seen 655 different beers and tried 280 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP