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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brockley - IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Caveman - NeanderthalGood2
Tankleys - English Golden Strong AleGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
360° - StoutGood1
Hop Stuff - Spiced Chai RedGood1
Kent - PaleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Rockin Robin - Portly RobinGood1
Hobsons - Champion MildGood1
Hobsons - Best BitterAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Reliant RobinAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
Rockin Robin - Ruckin RobinNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Really RockinNot Tried0
Brockley - Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Woodforde's - Norfolk NogNot Tried0
Kent - Summit Single Hopped Pale AleNot Tried0
Ossett - Silver KingNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

19 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Only one in until a real late-later came in for a swifty.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tankleys - English Golden Strong Ale5.60GoodBrewed at UBREW. For a pint that came up quite flat it was flavoursome and had good mouthfeel
Hobsons - Best Bitter3.80AcceptableBit tired, very near end of cask
Ossett - Silver King4.30Not Tried
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
13 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60GoodStill good yet nearly last out of cask
Hobsons - Champion Mild3.20GoodInitial excellent promise dissipated to good
Kent - Summit Single Hopped Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
04 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Kent - Pale4.00Good
Woodforde's - Norfolk Nog4.60Not Tried
21 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - IPA5.20ExcellentThe strongest I have had from Brockley so far, good dry slow drinking IPA
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableLast, definitely last out of cask. Nowt wrong but far from its best
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
07 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodIn good nick despite cask being well down towards empty
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodMost flavoursome
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
27 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
360° - Stout4.50Good
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin3.70AcceptableFlat, must be end of a dying cask
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not TriedBeing sold at £2.50pp to clear
23 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. A dog looked so doe eyed after it had pooped on the carpet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Excellent
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin3.70Not Tried
360° - Stout4.50Not Tried
15 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Also had a Magic Bus Pudding Bus cider which seemed to have had a clove dipped into it!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Good
Rockin Robin - Portly Robin5.00Good
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00Not Tried
06 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Only one in throughout.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40ExcellentJolly good old English bitter
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Spiced Chai Red5.40Not Tried
31 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The Guv and one of his regular barmen were holidaying here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Spiced Chai Red5.40GoodNot just brewed for the Spoon's London Beer Festival it would seem. Reddish in colour and distinctly teaey
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40AcceptableOK and a bit flat. Earlier this had been an explosive cask before broaching!
Rockin Robin - Ruckin Robin3.70Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

The pub sign. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent34
Good45
Acceptable27
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Blackfen, Greater London, DA15 9PT.

Bexley Borough's 3rd Micropub shop conversion in Westwood Lane planned to open in Spring 2015 sometime just after Eastertide. Finally opened on Friday 17th April 2015. Named after an inn in a Terry Pratchett novel. Formerly a nail salon called Simply Nails. Real ales and ciders sold under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room visible through its glazed door. 2 level wooden stillage holds up to 10 casks. A settle in each bay window and low tables and chairs provide the seating. Unisex toilet. Has a small bar counter in one corner. Note that last sales are 30 minutes before the advertised closing time.

We have visited this pub 57 times, seen 148 different beers and tried 97 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT