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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Slater's - 1 HopExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon BitterExcellent1
Slater's - HakaExcellent1
Slater's - PremiumExcellent1
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - FrogbitGood1
Naylor's - Leprechaun StoutGood1
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug PorterGood1
Romney Marsh - Modern BritishGood1
Naylor's - CitrasGood1
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Single HeaderGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Coach House - St PatricksGood1
Iron Pier - AmberGood1
Loddon - Winter RaysGood1
Dark Revolution - AtomicGood1
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPAGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleGood1
Iron Pier - BitterAcceptable1
Bowman - Meon Valley BitterAcceptable1
Brentwood - LegacyNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Slater's - Neon KissNot Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - Shine OnNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

24 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 1opm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon Bitter4.40ExcellentBest brew so far from this outfit. A real old fashioned beer smell and taste with intriguing use of malt and hops. Certainly good enough to have a second one.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Shine On4.00Not Tried
15 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. 2 or 3 in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00AcceptableAcknowledged as past its best
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Lively full house with someone's birthday celebrations and a lot of beer being sunk as a consequence.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Dark Revolution - Atomic3.80GoodHazy tasty ale, the brewery does not warn of the haziness on the pumpclip and really ought to
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
01 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70ExcellentHeavily flavoured very dark stout
Romney Marsh - Modern British3.80GoodGood basic English bitter
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
26 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale4.20Good
Bowman - Meon Valley Bitter3.90AcceptableRather a wet dog brew
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
18 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A micropub at its best, just a small group around the bar with constant conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Naylor's - Leprechaun Stout4.10Good
Naylor's - Citras4.40Good
Coach House - St Patricks4.70GoodA fair sized taster, very much better than was my expectation
12 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50GoodGood condition but same old same old lemon juice
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Frogbit4.40GoodGood old English mid brown bitter, who needs more
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug Porter4.50Not Tried
Slater's - Neon Kiss6.00Not Tried
05 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The masses of glasses for washing told of a record breaking day's sales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug Porter4.50Good
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Single Header4.50GoodFreshly tapped and spiled but excellent as second out of the cask
Iron Pier - Amber3.90GoodOh no, a boring citrus juice job. Aptly this on Pancake Day!
26 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm. The Guv seated and quaffing our side of the bar tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Premium4.40Excellent
Slater's - 1 Hop4.00ExcellentDelicious Goldings single hopper in prime nick
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
19 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A tin of Nitromors was at the ready for some table top varnish removing after we left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Haka5.20ExcellentFull bodied hit
Loddon - Winter Rays3.90Good
Brentwood - Legacy4.00Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent94
Good114
Acceptable60
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 146 times, seen 335 different beers and tried 222 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT