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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) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - TraditionalExcellent1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent1
Brockley - Winter Golden AleExcellent1
Rockin Robin - RPAExcellent1
3 Piers - Old CockerExcellent1
Kent - ZingiberExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Host'sExcellent1
Four Candles - Cascade Mosaic PaleExcellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Stratford upon Avon - Stratford MosaicExcellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Iron Pier - PorterExcellent1
Thames Side - Black Swan PorterGood1
Dorking - Black NoiseGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Weltons - Xmas OldGood1
Mighty Oak - Due SouthGood1
Bexley - Session Pale AleAcceptable1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleAcceptable1
Brumaison - GBAcceptable1
Iron Pier - BitterAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - That Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzNot Tried0
Weltons - Old CockyNot Tried0
Nelson - Pieces of EightNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleNot Tried0
3 Piers - West Coast BlondeNot Tried0

Visits Details

10 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Good
Mad Cat - Jester4.00GoodSingle hop job, well balanced
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00Not TriedTapped and ready to go
3 Piers - West Coast Blonde4.60Not TriedRan out
03 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. The Guv was on his Tuesday night off crawl behind his own bar!!
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExcellentBest Musket I've had, fresh perhaps but clean tasting
3 Piers - Old Cocker4.30ExcellentTraditional dark brown English bitter
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00Not Tried
26 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Pub has just won local branch CAMRA Pub of the Year.
Stratford upon Avon - Stratford Mosaic4.20ExcellentVery well balanced single hop job
Iron Pier - Porter5.30ExcellentFull bodied, best Iron Pier brew I have had so far
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
08 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Now proudly displaying its corrected SPBW London Pub of the Year certificate dated for **2018**!!
Thames Side - Black Swan Porter4.60Good
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00AcceptableA wet dog sort of bitter which still needs some refinement to endear me
Nelson - Pieces of Eight3.80Not Tried
06 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close plus quite a bit.
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Excellent
Brockley - Winter Golden Ale4.00ExcellentVery refreshing
23 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Now proudly displaying its SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018 certificate, presented last Saturday.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Host's5.20ExcellentA nice surprisingly warming spiced dark ale
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Acceptable
Brumaison - GB4.40AcceptableRather thin
04 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Got there at the dog-ends of cheese night.
Weltons - Xmas Old4.50GoodPromised spiciness was quite distinct
Bexley - Session Pale Ale3.80AcceptableTaste ok but little life or condition
Weltons - Old Cocky4.30Not Tried
14 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening 10pm close. Tales of the Guv's toying with home brewing and plans to commercialise.
Kent - Zingiber4.10Excellent
Four Candles - Cascade Mosaic Pale4.00Excellent
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50Not Tried
21 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60ExcellentFirst rate for condition, nor overly bitter just old fashioned in taste
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Excellent
Mighty Oak - That Old Chestnut4.30Not Tried
14 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Some conversation about what happens to the coffin and contents when it finally goes behind the curtain at a crem.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Excellent
Mighty Oak - Due South3.50Good
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not 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. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.

We have visited this pub 92 times, seen 224 different beers and tried 152 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT