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The Great Harry (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Maxim - Double MaximGood1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveGood1
Nottingham - Rock MildGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood2
Bath Ales - ProphecyGood1
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special AleGood1
Roosters - Twenty-Fifth AnniversaryAcceptable1
Bowman - Wallops WoodAcceptable1
Peerless - Lottie DodAcceptable1
Elland - White PrussianUndrinkable1
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)Not Tried0
Cronx - Yallah MildNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - GunhillNot Tried0
Wadworth - Green Beacon 3 Bolt Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Lo-ResNot Tried0
Otter - AmberNot Tried0
Quantock - Wills NeckNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Unfiltered PilsNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Mary's Ruby MildNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Holderness DarkNot Tried0
Acorn - DarknessNot Tried0
Adnams - Beer Here, Tejn, Anti HipsterminNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Great Harry, Woolwich, Greater London

Visits Details

05 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Interesting chat with another customer who had been drinking around in Glasgow in the very early days of CAMRA in the 70s.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50GoodNightcap that did its job
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port Stout4.80Not Tried
09 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Roosters - Twenty-Fifth Anniversary4.30AcceptableLacking much hop bitterness. Was brewed with Citra and Rakau (but not much??)
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Beer Here, Tejn, Anti Hipstermin5.00Not Tried
17 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special Ale5.00GoodRather one dimensional very dry bitter tasting ale
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Darkness4.20Not Tried
14 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close after a Tesco shop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Ales - Prophecy3.80Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Great Newsome - Holderness Dark4.30Not Tried
30 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bowman - Wallops Wood4.00Acceptable
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Mary's Ruby Mild4.50Not Tried
11 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit straight off the DLR, until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80GoodGood nutty taste, no real nightcap but refreshing nevertheless
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Quantock - Wills Neck4.30Not Tried
08 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight entry refused due to new policy of no admissions after 11pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. If only its website and opening hours signs were in any sort of accord!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
04 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Maxim - Double Maxim4.70Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Otter - Amber4.00Not Tried
Quantock - Wills Neck4.30Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Unfiltered Pils5.00Not Tried
28 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late night visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableUsual Greene King yeast traits dominated
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried
Wadworth - Green Beacon 3 Bolt Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Lo-Res4.50Not Tried
06 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Peerless - Lottie Dod4.20Acceptable
Elland - White Prussian3.90UndrinkableUgh for the jolly old acetics. Swapped with good grace and clip turned round. Just hope someone does not try to carry on selling it later
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)4.00Not Tried
Cronx - Yallah Mild3.60Not Tried

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About The Great Harry

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good23
Acceptable20
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. 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 49 times, seen 111 different beers and tried 50 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE18 6PQ