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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Iron Pier - PorterExcellent1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent1
Lacons - Falcon AleExcellent1
3 Piers - Old CockerExcellent1
Stratford upon Avon - Stratford MosaicExcellent1
Bath Ales - Gem BitterExcellent1
Breakwater - BestGood1
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildGood1
Slater's - Bavarian SummitGood1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Thames Side - Black Swan PorterGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Dorking - Black NoiseGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew Ales - Broadman PaleGood1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Slater's - HakaAcceptable1
Iron Pier - BitterAcceptable1
Nelson - Pieces of EightNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleNot Tried0
3 Piers - West Coast BlondeNot Tried0
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

Visits Details

07 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A fortuitous cheese night with some fine examples to complement the ales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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

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About The Broken Drum

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

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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 98 times, seen 238 different beers and tried 160 of them.

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Postcode: DA15 9PT