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The Furze Wren (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Flack Manor - Hedge HopExcellent1
Woodforde's - Nelson's RevengeExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Cellar Head - FlapjackExcellent1
Oakham - 12 Monkeys Cask AgedExcellent1
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleExcellent1
Magpie - Jay IPAExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - ArabicaExcellent1
Greene King - AbbotGood4
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - SkinfulGood1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Three Acre - Best BitterGood1
Bowman - Black DropGood1
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster MashGood1
Dorset Brewing Company - JurassicGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Loddon - DragonflyGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter StarAcceptable1
Sambrook's - Black ForestAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Old HookyPoor1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Cellar Head - India Pale AleNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game OnNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Last DropNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red SkyNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Great Newsome - EmperorNot Tried0
Southwark - Borough Market Brown AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Siren Craft - MementoNot Tried0
Portobello - Chestnut AleNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - Bermondsey PaleNot Tried0
Portobello - White CityNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Bow CreekNot Tried0
Portobello - Sauce on the Side Cranberry Sauce StoutNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Table BeerNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Nottingham - CenturionNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Lancaster - BlondeNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutNot Tried0
Portobello - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Loch Lomond - Bonnie & Blonde (was Bonnie N’ Blonde)Not Tried0
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Wild Card - Pale AleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special AleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Visits Details

27 Feb 2024 (Magnus Greel)
A bonus with this website is finding inspiration for a pub to visit and given the regular and favourable reviews it's been on my 'to do list' far too long.A relaxed mid afternoon atmosphere to enjoy my beers and revel in the love and joy this pub imbues.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80ExcellentPale coloured dry and tropical
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60GoodThin and watery lacking the smooth silky creaminess I was craving.
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Last Drop4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
Cellar Head - Flapjack4.70Not Tried
Southwark - Borough Market Brown Ale4.50Not Tried
26 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until an emergency evacuation and closure with blue light presence.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Flapjack4.70ExcellentFull bodied and well flavoured. Enjoyment curtailed by emergency evacuation of the pub
Three Acre - Best Bitter4.00GoodInitial promise dissipated a little
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
12 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magpie - Jay IPA5.20ExcellentA superb dry English proper IPA
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodBitterness rightly overriding the plumminess
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Skinful4.20GoodGreat clarity
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60PoorNo off flavours but a dark haziness so not right. Swapped with good grace
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedNew cask came on late
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.00Not TriedRan out
Nottingham - Centurion4.90Not Tried
09 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus home. Pretty much a packed and noisy venue tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodBest ale I had tonight
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60GoodNot the hit I expected
Bowman - Black Drop4.60GoodA nice drop of dark ale
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Blonde4.00Not Tried
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Not TriedRan out before I could order
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Loch Lomond - Bonnie & Blonde (was Bonnie N’ Blonde)4.00Not Tried
29 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until last bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Arabica5.00ExcellentNo great lover of MS ales but this had a great head and lasting lacing
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
Sambrook's - Black Forest4.50AcceptableA rather failed attempt at a bitter with added cherry purée. Real chore to finish
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Siren Craft - Memento3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - Bermondsey Pale3.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Bow Creek4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Table Beer3.40Not Tried
Nottingham - Centurion4.90Not Tried
22 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - 12 Monkeys Cask Aged5.00ExcellentStrong on flavour
Cairngorm - Nessie's Monster Mash4.10GoodGood, malty. Spoon's accompaniment for Burns Night I assume
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game On4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Great Newsome - Emperor5.00Not Tried
16 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, venue chosen for good lighting for newspaper crossword solving. Lacklustre beer range however once more curtailed stay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodRather sweetish aftertaste
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Star4.40Not Tried
Wild Card - Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
15 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief evening visit. The ale range was stuffed with too many lacklustre brands to stay long.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Star4.40AcceptableRather lacklustre but no off flavours. Sealed my early departure
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
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Portobello - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Wild Card - Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
10 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentJaipur is going through a good stage everywhere at the moment and this was no exception
Flack Manor - Hedge Hop4.90ExcellentIn very fine form
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic4.20GoodA fine drop
Loddon - Dragonfly5.20GoodI liked the strong flavour and full body but just some minor haze
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Chestnut Ale4.50Not Tried
Portobello - White City4.50Not Tried
02 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until last bus time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Nelson's Revenge4.50ExcellentA fine brew, full bodied and faultless condition
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodPerhaps a teeny bit too frothy
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic4.20Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Chestnut Ale4.50Not Tried
Portobello - White City4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Sauce on the Side Cranberry Sauce Stout5.20Not Tried

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About The Furze Wren

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent60
Good86
Acceptable50
Poor9

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 98 times, seen 364 different beers and tried 145 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 7DY