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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Fuzz - FalloutExcellent1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExcellent1
Brockley - IPAExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterExcellent1
Whitstable - Native BitterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Hobsons - Champion MildGood1
G2 - Southern CrossGood1
Tankleys - English Golden Strong AleGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
360° - StoutGood1
Kent - PaleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Ripple Steam - Classic IPAAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
Hobsons - Best BitterAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Reliant RobinAcceptable1
G2 - Plough Acceptable1
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
Brentwood - BBC1Not Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - SundancerNot Tried0

Visits Details

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
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

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent37
Good46
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 60 times, seen 156 different beers and tried 103 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT