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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brockley - IPAExcellent1
Thames Side - Egyptian Goose India Pale AleExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterExcellent1
Reunion - MonroeExcellent1
Whitstable - Native BitterExcellent1
Thames Side - Mallard MildExcellent1
Musket - Ball PullerExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - FalloutExcellent1
Long Man - Long Blonde Excellent1
G2 - Southern CrossGood1
Tankleys - English Golden Strong AleGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Kent - PaleGood1
Musket - MatchlockGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Hobsons - Champion MildGood1
Hobsons - Best BitterAcceptable1
G2 - Plough Acceptable1
Ripple Steam - Classic IPAAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
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
Brentwood - BBC1Not Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - SundancerNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Not Tried0

Visits Details

19 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. I sweltered until well after the second pint had been hatched.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Reunion - Monroe3.60ExcellentNot sure how the lemongrass taste comes about
Thames Side - Mallard Mild3.50ExcellentOld school mild, how Shep's once used to be and with more meat than Harvey's one
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
12 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80ExcellentBest Long Man beer I have had, a match for Dark Star Hophead or Oakham JHB when this good
Thames Side - Egyptian Goose India Pale Ale4.80ExcellentTook a while to discern the taste characteristics, subtle citrus came through towards the end
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
03 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. I was just a bit easier to get out the door than others, only just though!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Ball Puller4.00ExcellentGrew on me, moreish dry aftertaste
Musket - Matchlock3.80GoodTasty dark mild
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
15 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Quiet Monday evening visit until close. The pub now has some wooden chairs and tables to put out on the pavement in fine weather.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80ExcellentVery good indeed
G2 - Plough 4.40Acceptable
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Sundancer3.70Not Tried
03 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Excellent
G2 - Southern Cross4.80Good
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
26 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Excellent
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50AcceptableNo great lover of RS beers
Brentwood - BBC11.50Not TriedHad a taster, very floral nose and good bitterness but I suspect most of the cask will eventually be thrown away
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

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent42
Good47
Acceptable29
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 63 times, seen 162 different beers and tried 109 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT