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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cairngorm - WildcatExcellent1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderExcellent1
Tring - Colley's DogExcellent1
Black Sheep - Rye MildExcellent1
Truman's - Two HalvesGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Starry NightGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleAcceptable1
Beartown - Bruins RuinAcceptable2
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Milestone - Classic Dark MildNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Roosters - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartNot Tried0
Caledonian - First DawnNot Tried0
Adnams - RegattaNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Portobello - Summer BlondeNot Tried0
Weltons - American Graffiti AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Devils Backbone Four Point BlancNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

09 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Generally acknowledged as the best 'Spoon's in sarf London. A regular and indeed current GBG entry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cairngorm - Wildcat5.10ExcellentSmooth and naturally malt dominated. A mad snip at £1.99pp
Truman's - Two Halves4.20GoodWhy do they call this an IPA at 4.2% and with lemon juice overtones. Not the stuff that would have gone to India. I also wish Trumans would brew beer styles true to its roots, rather than its one-dimensional use of newer hop types. This one in good condition but a total chore to drink
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Hook Norton - Devils Backbone Four Point Blanc4.00Not Tried
31 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.Some of the best staff you'll find behind a 'Spoon's bar anywhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Rye Mild4.10Excellent
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Starry Night5.40GoodGood dry bitter, it ran out after a further several pints pulled
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableOnce a King of beers now a Knave. Quite unexceptional
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
23 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit to partake of dogends of JDW cider festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Regatta4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
Portobello - Summer Blonde4.20Not Tried
Weltons - American Graffiti Ale4.50Not Tried
16 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Tried a couple of ciders from the JDW festival too. This is one of the best 'Spoon's for beer care.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tring - Colley's Dog5.20ExcellentIn lovely nick and gently cooled
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Roosters - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - First Dawn3.70Not Tried
23 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Seemed to be attentive, well motivated staff behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20ExcellentReally superb, full bodied
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Milestone - Classic Dark Mild4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
12 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown - Bruins Ruin5.00ExcellentFresh pint was excellent with lingering bitterness
Beartown - Bruins Ruin5.00UndrinkableI was suspicious of the quick fill and shuffling. I had a wander and could see several Icebergs sitting below counter too. I challenged if this was a top up of some stale beer below deck and this was acknowledged. Replaced
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

About The Brockley Barge

The pub sign. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Brockley, Greater London, SE4 2RR.

Formerly Breakspear Arms until closed in 1994. Re-opened by Wetherspoon in October 2000. Wedge shaped on a large prominent corner spot. Usual Wetherspoon features. 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR