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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Long Man - Old Man Excellent1
Reunion - MonroeExcellent1
Thames Side - Mallard MildExcellent1
Musket - Ball PullerExcellent1
Cellar Head - Single Hop PaleExcellent1
Long Man - Long Blonde Excellent1
Thames Side - Egyptian Goose India Pale AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Musket - MatchlockGood1
Cellar Head - Session Bitter (unfined)Good1
Reunion - TalwarGood1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawGood1
Oakham - CitraAcceptable1
Reunion - Opening GambitAcceptable2
Old Dairy - Gold TopAcceptable1
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Not Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Dorking - Pacific GoldNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra PaleNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0

Visits Details

14 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Just two others in so conversation to all corners of the room. A Turners Rhubarb cider was also quaffed.
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80AcceptableInitial promise dissipated as the pint went down
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
08 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. As always conversation is obligatory but one never knows what it will be about.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Good
Oakham - Citra4.20AcceptableNot as crisp as usual
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
02 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Good
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale3.90Not Tried
25 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale4.60ExcellentVery flavoursome and moreish
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
10 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Good
Cellar Head - Session Bitter (unfined)3.50GoodBasic traditional English mid brown bitter
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
03 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The Carlsberg takeover of London Fields "Brewery", announced today, was much discussed.
Long Man - Old Man 4.30ExcellentVery good example of an old ale style
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Acceptable
Dorking - Pacific Gold3.80Not Tried
27 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm. All others left just after I arrived!
Reunion - Talwar4.50GoodSpicy notes in this, for taste intrigue
Reunion - Opening Gambit3.80AcceptableVery average, a bit hazy
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
19 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. I sweltered until well after the second pint had been hatched.
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.
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!
Musket - Ball Puller4.00ExcellentGrew on me, moreish dry aftertaste
Musket - Matchlock3.80GoodTasty dark mild
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores



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 70 times, seen 174 different beers and tried 116 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT