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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green BlackExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Mad Cat - Timber Batts Green Hop AleExcellent1
Bexley - Hukins Challenger Kent Green Hop PaleExcellent1
Wantsum - DynamoExcellent1
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)Excellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening Good1
Goacher's - Silver StarGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsGood1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleAcceptable1
Reunion - Opening GambitAcceptable1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterAcceptable1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Peddler's BestAcceptable1
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPAPoor1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford WobblerNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

17 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green Black4.10Excellent
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Peddler's Best4.00AcceptableAn OK beer, no more than that
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
09 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close although as I arrived the lights were being switched off and the Guv kindly re-illuminated and put up with my custom.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00ExcellentTop form and delicious nick
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30Not Tried
05 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close plus a lot, local CAMRA branch chairman was in after all!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Timber Batts Green Hop Ale3.90ExcellentFirst rate, apparently using wild hops from around the Timber Batts pub in Kent. An intensely raw bitterness
Bexley - Hukins Challenger Kent Green Hop Pale4.30Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
25 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Good
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20AcceptableUnfined and seemed exceedingly too fresh to me with carbonation bubbles all over the inside of the glass
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
20 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Good
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Acceptable
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
13 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening 3.40GoodCan't recall having Goody's dark mild before
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
06 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
30 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening 9.10pm shutters down, lights off, no sign of life. Maybe in respect to Terry Pratchett's hard drive, steamrollered earlier today??
BeerABVScoreNotes
21 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30ExcellentRefreshing
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60PoorHazy which it should not be and a strange taste, not right
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent51
Good56
Acceptable36
Poor1

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 79 times, seen 190 different beers and tried 128 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT