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The Edmund Halley (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Chimay - RedExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Festival AleExcellent1
Chimay - BlueExcellent2
Evan Evans - Celt BleddynGood1
Phoenix - Moon ShadowGood1
Otter - HeadGood1
Burton Bridge - Top Dog StoutGood1
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleAcceptable1
Titanic - SteerageAcceptable1
G2 - Plough Acceptable1
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale AleAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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
Wood's - Shropshire Lass (was 4.1%)Not Tried0
Adnams - FreewheelNot Tried0
Truman's - Bow BellsNot Tried0
Caledonian - Golden XPANot Tried0
Coach House - BlondeNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Blond WitchNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Vale - Red KiteNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0

Visits Details

04 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight (not 11.57pm) close. After an early last bell some unpleasantness until the till clock was accepted as gospel. Lousy beer range with just 1 guest one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale Ale4.20AcceptableBeing pushed out for £1.49pp, the barmaid said to clear as near its best by date on the cask
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
30 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until nano seconds before midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Festival Ale5.50ExcellentA heavy ale in surprising fine form
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Vale - Red Kite4.30Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
14 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until just short of midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phoenix - Moon Shadow4.30GoodOrangey citrus notes
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
02 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until near close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Steerage3.80AcceptableSlight haze and far too cold
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
27 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
On a night of torrential rain, a visit until just before midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chimay - Blue9.00Good2016 bottle, very metallic smell and taste
Evan Evans - Celt Bleddyn5.20GoodNo Evans Evans brewing provenance on the clip so it looked like a product from the Celt Experience brewery which closed up last year. Typical Evans Evans brand buy up problem. Good beer with a kick though
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Golden XPA4.30Not Tried
Coach House - Blonde4.10Not Tried
01 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close, after a complete rejig of the evening after the mis-functioning of an ATM elsewhere. Caught up with news with a former night bus co-rider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Head5.80GoodFull bodied, slightly over-yeasty head
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wood's - Shropshire Lass (was 4.1%)4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Freewheel3.60Not Tried
Truman's - Bow Bells4.20Not Tried
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

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About The Edmund Halley

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent16
Good28
Acceptable21
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 45 times, seen 154 different beers and tried 61 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE12 8SS