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The Great Harry (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elgood's - GSB (Greyhound Strong Bitter)Excellent1
Inveralmond - DarachaExcellent1
Otter - AleGood1
Greene King - AbbotGood2
Rudgate - Vanilla MildGood1
Wychwood - King GoblinGood1
Purple Moose - Dark Side of the MooseGood1
Salopian - Darwin's OriginGood1
Acorn - 2 DecadesAcceptable1
Banks's - Zululand Zulu BlondeAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Joe's Garage Bohemian Pale AleAcceptable1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandAcceptable1
Arundel - Sussex GoldAcceptable1
Adnams - Yazoo Dos PerrosAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Rebel FlameNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Oakham - Winter WispNot Tried0
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - BuffaloNot Tried0
Hook Norton - New Realm HoptropolisNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

15 Jul 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit for a JDW sponsored photoshoot to celebrate local CAMRA branch's 50th anniversary this very day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Dark Side of the Moose4.60GoodEnjoyable enough
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - Buffalo4.60Not Tried
Hook Norton - New Realm Hoptropolis6.00Not Tried
12 Nov 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodBordering close to 4*. Pretty much Abbot as it should be
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Winter Wisp4.10Not TriedUsual appalling old Wetherspoon trick - clip displayed but staff knew it had run out. THEY will never change this anti-punter habit
05 Nov 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60AcceptableFar too creamy to have been correctly served
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
29 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Old JDW trick of 2 Abbot clips showing but it was not available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Zululand Zulu Blonde4.50AcceptableJDW festival ale after festival has closed a week ago. Not sure on this one either
Shepherd Neame - Joe's Garage Bohemian Pale Ale5.00AcceptableJDW festival ale after festival has closed a week ago. Not sure on this one
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
22 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Yazoo Dos Perros4.80AcceptableToo cold, even cupping hands around the glass failed to warm it up to allow the full flavours to come through
Acorn - 2 Decades4.00AcceptableOK but very thin gruel, could have expected something with much more body for a 20th anniversary of the brewery
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
15 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Vanilla Mild3.60GoodJDW festival ale. A bit thin but condition good
Wychwood - King Goblin6.60GoodJDW festival ale. Full bodied and very malty
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
08 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Business ticking over in a relaxed venue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - GSB (Greyhound Strong Bitter)5.20ExcellentIn superb condition and quite an alcohol hit too
Otter - Ale4.50GoodGood but a slight scummy yeasty head
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
12 Sep 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening thwarted visit after DLR rush. Now no new admissions after 11pm 7 days a week. No use to me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
06 Feb 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30GoodVery creamy and enjoyable but not how I expect it to be served
Arundel - Sussex Gold4.20AcceptableRather sharp, a half sufficed
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
28 Oct 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight, everything well thriving here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Inveralmond - Daracha5.20ExcellentCould not fault this full flavoured, full bodied, dark ale
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodRather woody
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Rebel Flame4.50Not Tried

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About The Great Harry

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent5
Good33
Acceptable29
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Woolwich, Greater London, SE18 6PQ.

Large, corner plot Wetherspoon's. Stone's throw from Woolwich Arsenal Bus/Mainline Railway/DLR terminus by walking across the paved and grassed General Gordon Square into Wellington Street. Woolwich first came to prominence in the early 16th century, when King Henry VIII established a dockyard here to build the Great Harry, the flagship of his new navy. This yard, where many famous ships were built, including the Sovereign of the Seas (in 1637), saw many royal visits and departures of voyages of exploration. Seriously damaged by fire in the early August 2011 riots and closed for the rest of the year and into 2012. A race was on to renovate and re-open by time of the 2012 Olympics as Woolwich was a venue for shooting events. The deadline was met and a new look and brighter and more shiny Great Harry arose. 10 handpumps, in 2 banks each of 5, adorn the bar counter which extends across almost all the width of the pub.

We have visited this pub 65 times, seen 143 different beers and tried 66 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6PQ