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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bath Ales - Gem BitterExcellent1
Wantsum - FortitudeExcellent1
Lacons - Falcon AleExcellent1
Broken Drum Home Brew Ales - Broadman PaleGood1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterGood1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfGood1
Breakwater - BestGood1
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildGood1
Slater's - Bavarian SummitGood1
Kent - PaleGood1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Slater's - HakaAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening Acceptable1
Range Ales - Fan DanceAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - Baize of GloryNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Golden AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionNot Tried0
Breakwater - Black EnsignNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Sub ThreeNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Lister's - Westmorland Dark MildNot Tried0
Lister's - Special AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

16 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Communal crossword completion caused some good hearted friction.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening 3.40Acceptable
Range Ales - Fan Dance4.20AcceptableA dry bitterness
Lister's - Special Ale4.60Not Tried
02 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Good
Kent - KGB4.10Not TriedRarely for Kent the ale appeared hazy and with a few bits, so did not sample
Lister's - Westmorland Dark Mild3.70Not Tried
25 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit soon after opening time, we had a good chat with the landlord about beers and micropubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Excellent
Kent - Pale4.00Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
19 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close plus a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90GoodA heavy hitter of a bitter
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
07 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A fortuitous cheese night with some fine examples to complement the ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Good
Broken Drum Home Brew Ales - Broadman Pale3.90GoodHome brewed in the Guv's garage with a pal, gratis here. A fine English hopped pale ale with good hop oil residues on the lips
Cellar Head - Sub Three2.70Not Tried
28 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lacons - Falcon Ale4.20ExcellentIn top form
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not TriedPut on at closing time, needs more time to clear
21 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Ales - Gem Bitter4.10ExcellentIn fine form
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time Mild3.80Good
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
15 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Unusual to have more than 3 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00GoodVery, perhaps too yeasty
Slater's - Haka5.20AcceptableLittle condition so a chore to drink despite most of the tastes being there OK
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Pattern Recognition4.20Not Tried
Breakwater - Black Ensign3.20Not Tried
07 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Thankfully normal Monday hours today so evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Good
Romney Marsh - Golden Ale3.90Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Baize of Glory3.60Not Tried
03 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A superb gratis cheeseboard, crackers, biscuits and bread on a side table and the cheeses were many interesting ones. Part filled my face!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Best4.00GoodI am seeing a lot of Breakwater of late and away from its East Kent homeland too
Slater's - Bavarian Summit5.50GoodTasty one infused with cardamom and orange peel, for a warming tang
Mighty Oak - Baize of Glory3.60Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent71
Good71
Acceptable44
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. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018.

We have visited this pub 102 times, seen 245 different beers and tried 164 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT