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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - PaleExcellent2
Great Oakley - HarpersExcellent1
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterExcellent1
Wantsum - FortitudeExcellent1
Lister's - Best BitterGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardGood1
Billericay - Sex & Drugs & Rock & RollGood1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Vibrant Forest - SummerlandsGood1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfGood1
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Good1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - FireflyGood1
Humpty Dumpty - Let The Sunshine InAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening Acceptable1
Range Ales - Fan DanceAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleAcceptable1
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
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Range Ales - Double TapNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Billericay - Billericay DickieNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0

Visits Details

27 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Excellent
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Good
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
21 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Billericay - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll5.00GoodStrong with a dry bitterness
Humpty Dumpty - Let The Sunshine In4.10Acceptable
Billericay - Billericay Dickie4.20Not Tried
13 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60Acceptable
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00Acceptable
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
09 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv here is very near to obtaining his commercial brewing licences.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Good
Vibrant Forest - Summerlands3.50GoodGood condition but not to my taste being a near lemon juicer
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
31 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Oakley - Harpers4.30Excellent
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Range Ales - Double Tap4.10Not Tried
23 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit visit until 10pm. On another balmy night quite tolerable inside. Three men from the same school recalled teachers' names and habits. Another of Guv's homebrewed ales available from tomorrow, his ales are named after Terry Pratchett characters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Firefly3.70Good
Lister's - Best Bitter3.90Good
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
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

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent84
Good83
Acceptable48
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. Cash only, no card payments permitted.

We have visited this pub 118 times, seen 274 different beers and tried 184 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT