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The Furze Wren (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)Excellent1
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special AleExcellent2
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Wolf of the WoodsGood1
By The Horns - Blue BirdGood1
Greene King - AbbotGood5
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hop WeaverGood1
Stonehenge - Great BustardGood1
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)Good1
Purity - Pure UBUGood1
Elgood's - Patron SaintGood1
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Funky Monkey (organic)Good1
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'ClockGood1
By The Horns - Lambeth WalkGood2
Peerless - Dark ArtsGood1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregorGood1
Batemans - XXXBAcceptable2
Southwark - Single Hop Series Lemon DropAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot ReserveAcceptable1
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanAcceptable1
Southwark - Single Hop Series ClusterAcceptable1
Cellar Head - FiresideAcceptable1
Windsor & Eton - IndependenceUndrinkable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
By The Horns - London Surrey ClassicNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Maxim - Double MaximNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red SkyNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Portobello - Home Turf PaleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - UnityNot Tried0
Portobello - Kensington Pale AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Portobello - England ExpectsNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of AlesNot Tried0
Portobello - Spring AleNot Tried0
Three Acre - Best BitterNot Tried0
By The Horns - Diamond GeezerNot Tried0
Milestone - Pacific IslanderNot Tried0
Saltaire - Saltaire BlondeNot Tried0
Elgood's - Golden NewtNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Valkyrie APANot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Portobello - VPANot Tried0
Three Acre - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Banks's - Ringwood FortyninerNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Visits Details

15 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until around last bus time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10GoodGood condition but rather bland wet dog bitter
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'Clock3.80GoodLiked this for its intense bitterness
Peerless - Dark Arts4.30GoodRather rushed owing to a yipyapper on the next table! Full bodied
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Rudgate - Valkyrie APA5.00Not Tried
Three Acre - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Three Acre - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
13 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)4.20ExcellentTEA as it should be
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hop Weaver5.40GoodAn absolutely foaming pint. Very bitter and perhaps a tad fresh
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10Not Tried
Three Acre - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Pacific Islander5.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Golden Newt4.60Not Tried
06 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Dogend of bank holiday visit until last bus home. Bank holiday invalidates Monday Club prices.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodSmooth with no harshness. Good nightcap
Purity - Pure UBU4.50GoodRefreshing ale
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20AcceptableInitial promise dissipated into a bland ale in mediocre condition
Windsor & Eton - Independence4.00UndrinkableServed like a murk, after some conversation it was replaced as someone had possibly knocked the cask in the cellar. BUT left on sale and I saw at least one other be served it and then rejected it for a swap out too
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
Portobello - Home Turf Pale4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Kensington Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Portobello - England Expects4.00Not Tried
01 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00ExcellentExcellent end of session nightcap
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregor4.00GoodI picked up the bitterness rather than the spiciness
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Wolf of the Woods4.70GoodFull bodied bitterness
Southwark - Single Hop Series Lemon Drop5.00AcceptableNew cask just put on. Tasteless and with no body
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
23 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last feasible bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Patron Saint4.30GoodA good mid brown basic bitter
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50AcceptableVery medicinal and sour bitterness, did not enjoy
Southwark - Single Hop Series Cluster5.00AcceptableWeird and insipid with no condition
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Saltaire - Saltaire Blonde4.00Not Tried
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not TriedRan out
Portobello - VPA4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not TriedCame on late in the session
By The Horns - London Surrey Classic4.20Not Tried
16 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last feasible bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodAcceptable nightcap
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10GoodAs yesterday, a fine pint
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
By The Horns - Diamond Geezer4.90Not Tried
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Portobello - Spring Ale4.00Not Tried
By The Horns - Blue Bird4.50Not Tried
15 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10GoodA tasty drop
By The Horns - Blue Bird4.50GoodFirst out of a new cask just put on. Very fresh
Cellar Head - Fireside5.20AcceptableI would not have ordered this if I had known beforehand that I would hear the barman say as he pulled it that it was running out soon
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Portobello - Spring Ale4.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus home time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodWould be 4* but for a slight caramelly taste sometimes found in Abbot
Stonehenge - Great Bustard4.80GoodGood body to this one
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Funky Monkey (organic)4.00GoodSeemed a little watery, great bitterness
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Independence4.00Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Unity3.80Not Tried
26 Mar 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus home time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodNot far off a 4* score
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special Ale5.00GoodSlight tiring since yesterday's
Batemans - XXXB4.80PoorGreat worsenment since yesterday's. Suspect end of cask, had a haze and a sharpness. Could not finish, told staff but after a confab they left it on sale
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Banks's - Ringwood Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Maxim - Double Maxim4.70Not Tried
Peerless - Dark Arts4.30Not Tried
25 Mar 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus home time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special Ale5.00ExcellentSo good I had a second with no compunction
Batemans - XXXB4.80GoodDistinctive slightly sweet Batemans taste
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Banks's - Ringwood Fortyniner4.90Not TriedFresh on near end of session
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Maxim - Double Maxim4.70Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Peerless - Dark Arts4.30Not Tried

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About The Furze Wren

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent70
Good107
Acceptable55
Poor10

Website.

The pub is found in Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA6 7DY.

Opened June 2002. Another huge 'Spoon's, in Market Place, Broadway Square. Seating is on several levels with ground floor toilets. 10 handpumps all in a row on the long bar counter. No new admittances permitted after 11pm.

We have visited this pub 112 times, seen 391 different beers and tried 168 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 7DY