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The Edmund Halley (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Chimay - BlueExcellent1
Chimay - RedExcellent1
Salopian - OracleGood1
Wimbledon - TowerGood1
Caledonian - Pretty Things Seasoned Traveller Pale AleGood1
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
G2 - Plough Acceptable1
Southwark - Harvard APAAcceptable3
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleAcceptable1
Wood's - Shropshire LadAcceptable1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Red RiverNot Tried0
Cronx - NektarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Weltons - Golden TaffNot Tried0
Banks's - Arcadia Angler's AleNot Tried0
Weltons - St George's SpecialNot Tried0
Greene King - George and the FlagonNot Tried0
Acorn - HoptathlonNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Burning GoldNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - CaliforniaNot Tried0
G2 - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Roosters - True GritNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Caledonian - First DawnNot Tried0
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Warrior VentureNot Tried0

Visits Details

19 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until a couple of minutes before midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chimay - Blue9.00ExcellentA bottled 2016 Vintage in very fine form indeed
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - First Dawn3.70Not Tried
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Warrior Venture5.00Not TriedNot a sniff of true Hydes provenance on the clip so no go for me
23 Feb 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chimay - Red7.00ExcellentA bottle
G2 - Plough 4.40Acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
G2 - Southern Cross4.80Not Tried
Roosters - True Grit3.90Not TriedRan out
26 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. 3 lines in cleaning ready for London Beer Festival tomorrow. Bottled Chimay Red Top and Chimay Blue Top filled the gap for me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Edinburgh Castle4.10AcceptableSpoon's Burns Week offering, a distress purchase and I was distressed by this innocuous brew
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
20 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. 2 of the 4 allocated changing guest ales were available soon, thanks for telling me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Top Dog Stout5.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - California4.40Not Tried
04 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Oracle4.00Good
Caledonian - Pretty Things Seasoned Traveller Pale Ale5.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Hoptathlon4.50Not TriedHow often in a Spoon's is a clip still displayed when the beer has run out?? Answers on a massive postcard
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold4.10Not Tried
27 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wood's - Shropshire Lad4.50Acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Weltons - St George's Special4.60Not Tried
Greene King - George and the Flagon4.50Not Tried
24 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00AcceptableStale
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50PoorHazy and tired, needed more than one shot of lemonade to finish it
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Weltons - St George's Special4.60Not Tried
Greene King - George and the Flagon4.50Not Tried
07 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Good2nd to last out of the cask
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Weltons - Golden Taff4.60Not Tried
Banks's - Arcadia Angler's Ale5.00Not Tried
06 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Weltons - Golden Taff4.60Not TriedPresumably Welton's two millionth beer name - never see the same one twice
Banks's - Arcadia Angler's Ale5.00Not TriedTaster was distinctly no go
01 Feb 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening after nearby Eltham chores. An array of 3 London beer festival offerings
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wimbledon - Tower4.50GoodGood but a pity the early promise of a fine English hop nose faded
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Red River4.80Not Tried
Cronx - Nektar4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

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About The Edmund Halley

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent15
Good24
Acceptable19
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Lee Green, Greater London, SE12 8SS.

Standard smalltown Wetherspoon's fayre. Dark inside and toilets a good half mile away from the bar up a baronial hall style staircase. Outside seating provides a real hidden suntrap. 8 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 4. This Wetherspoon pub bears the name of one of England's greatest astronomers. Pub named after Edmund Halley, who gave his name to a now famous comet, and who lies buried in St Margaret's graveyard. Edmund Halley was born in 1656. His studies in astronomy and mathematics led him to be appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society, at the age of 22.

We have visited this pub 39 times, seen 139 different beers and tried 55 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE12 8SS