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The Opera House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Mateo & Bernabé Birra ArmadaExcellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent2
Hook Norton - Brew Moon Real Antipodean AleExcellent1
Banks's - Two Birds Golden AleExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzExcellent2
Surrey Hills - Albury RubyGood1
Bath Ales - Prophecy (superseded by 3.8% version)Good1
Weltons - She's A Diamond GalGood1
Exe Valley - Devon GloryAcceptable1
Weltons - This EnglandAcceptable1
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Summer AleAcceptable1
Weltons - Ho' Ho' Ho'Acceptable1
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Portobello - VPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Hoppy HenNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Ian Ramsay's Village ElderNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Bklyn BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Abbaye Du Val-Dieu Abbaye BlondeNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Grainstore - Rutland BeastNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Visits Details

15 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon for a late lunch. Pub not very busy at this time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exe Valley - Devon Glory4.70AcceptableA very tangy, copper-coloured, traditional Bitter.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Beast5.30Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
25 Sep 2016 (Alenomore)
Lunchtime visit for Chai. None too busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent
22 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
15:00 visit. Nice to see the old place again. Busy with diners all over.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExcellentVfm coffee as ever.
19 Jan 2015 (thebrewingman)
Normal sort of weekday lunchtime. I have only listed those beers I had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Mateo & Bernabé Birra Armada4.80ExcellentVery nice beer. Definitely had the right taste.
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50GoodThis is what is said on the pumpclip but it was another Rockin Robin brew.
15 Jan 2015 (thebrewingman)
Pub number two in the mini crawl. Lunchtime. A few guest beers including a some "coming soon" clips. A voice in my ear said the Tring was on last week so avoided. Nice to see two Rockin Robin beers. I've only listed the beer I had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50ExcellentMy first try of this beer. We all agreed it was excellent.
19 Oct 2014 (Stephen Harris)
When I arrived here in the early evening there was just one member of staff valiantly trying to serve an increasingly impatient throng, and I nearly walked straight back out. But one chap loudly demanded to speak to the manager, and, miraculously, four more bar staff instantly appeared from somewhere and cleared the backlog in double-quick time. A splendid pub by the way.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Brew Moon Real Antipodean Ale4.00ExcellentAnother very tasty session bitter enhanced by Southern Hemisphere hops.
Banks's - Two Birds Golden Ale4.40ExcellentGolden, quite light in body (some wheat in the mix), and nice citrusy hops. Really enjoyed this one.
Bath Ales - Prophecy (superseded by 3.8% version)3.90GoodA dry Pale Ale.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Portobello - VPA4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Hoppy Hen4.20Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Ian Ramsay's Village Elder3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Bklyn Bitter5.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Abbaye Du Val-Dieu Abbaye Blonde6.00Not Tried
21 Mar 2014 (thebrewingman)
Most tables taken with the usual JDW cliental. Disappointing beer selection. The three I have listed were the only ones on apart from the usual suspects. A lot of pump clips turned around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Surrey Hills - Albury Ruby4.60Good
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
16 Dec 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weltons - Ho' Ho' Ho'4.40AcceptableBilled as a chocolate and clove stout but rather disappointing on all fronts. Rather thin and bitter with a tangy finish. My score 14/20.
31 Jul 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Early evening on a Tuesday and reasonably well filled.
BeerABVScoreNotes
King Beer (formerly W.J. King) - Summer Ale4.00AcceptableAmber bitter rather dominated by crystal malt giving a bitterweet and rather cloying taste. Very dry finish. My score 14/20.
05 Jun 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Jubilee Bank Holiday Tuesday finds this pub fairly quite at late breakfast time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weltons - She's A Diamond Gal4.60GoodStrong golden ale with quite a sweetish character, full bodied with toffee malt flavours. My score 15/20.
Weltons - This England3.50AcceptableRather thin, dry bitter with a bitter hop character and a dryish finish. My score 13/20.

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About The Opera House

The pub sign. The Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent14
Good16
Acceptable10
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1RT.

Former Opera House which still stages occasional performances courtesy of Wetherspoon. Otherwise it is a below average outlet with all the usual problems associated with this chain.

We have visited this pub 31 times, seen 63 different beers and tried 40 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN1 1RT