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The Furze Wren (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot AleGood6
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedExcellent1
Hook Norton - Crafty FoxExcellent1
Oakham - Heights of OblivionExcellent1
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special AleGood1
Hook Norton - Big Shed Kol SchíselGood1
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Good1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandGood1
Otter - Otter Pale Ale (OPA)Good1
Portobello - Stiff LipGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Nelson - SpankerAcceptable1
Theakston - Old PeculierAcceptable1
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Banks's - Boxing Cat Contender EPANot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Choc & Orange StoutNot Tried0
Bowman - YumiNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Parallax IPANot Tried0
Exmoor - StagNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Fyne - HideawayNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Mauldons - Silver AdderNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Portobello - Summer BlondeNot Tried0
Purity - Bunny HopNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleNot Tried0
Reunion - True ZealNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Rooster's - London ThunderNot Tried0
Saltaire - Amarillo (was Amarillo Gold)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Darling Gypsy Mask RedNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Danish DynamiteNot Tried0
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Smiler's AleNot Tried0
Wadworth - Elderberry IPANot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - IndependenceNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0

Visits Details

12 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Great for bus changes with so many routes passing by in full view
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Nelson - Spanker4.20AcceptableAn acquired taste perhaps, in which case one I have clearly not acquired
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Summer Blonde4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Stiff Lip5.50Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
05 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodMore tongue raspingly bitter than usual
Purity - Mad Goose4.20GoodPretty innocuous
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Stag5.20Not Tried
Brains - SA Gold4.30Not Tried
Rooster's - London Thunder4.20Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Independence4.00Not Tried
22 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening extended bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Good
Portobello - Stiff Lip5.50Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
15 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableMetallic
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60AcceptableOK no more, probably slow selling
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Stonehenge - Danish Dynamite5.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
25 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit, good launch point for buses away afterwards.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodNot the beer it was. Charged £2.15 for the first, then the premium guest £2.85 for the second
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not TriedRan out as I ordered
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Smiler's Ale4.80Not Tried
06 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Mauldons - Silver Adder4.20Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
29 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentVery palatable indeed
Arkell's - Kingsdown Special Ale5.00Good
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nelson - Spanker4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
Reunion - True Zeal4.30Not Tried
15 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Intriguing to watch one diner emptying several Colmans mustard dispensers on his meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Heights of Oblivion3.90ExcellentExcellent condition and perfect clarity
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80AcceptableJury's out on this one's condition
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Bowman - Yumi3.90Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Portobello - Stiff Lip5.50Not Tried
Purity - Bunny Hop3.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. A busy house for midweek.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Otter - Otter Pale Ale (OPA)4.90GoodBasic bitterness, total clarity
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Saltaire - Amarillo (was Amarillo Gold)4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Parallax IPA4.50Not Tried
Wadworth - Elderberry IPA4.60Not Tried
Banks's - Boxing Cat Contender EPA4.90Not Tried
01 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Total madness to see people being turned away from 11pm on a quiet Monday night with must be a minimal chance of trouble. Impressively all 10 pumps in use carrying 10 different beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80ExcellentFormer CAMRA award winning beer on excellent form here tonight
Hook Norton - Crafty Fox4.40Excellent
Hook Norton - Big Shed Kol Schísel4.20GoodReally not sure what this beer was trying to be
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Choc & Orange Stout5.00Not Tried
Fyne - Hideaway3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Darling Gypsy Mask Red4.00Not Tried

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About The Furze Wren

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent12
Good23
Acceptable12
Poor-

Website.

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

Opened June 2002. Another huge 'Spoon's. 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 28 times, seen 150 different beers and tried 41 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 7DY