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The Furze Wren (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Heights of OblivionExcellent1
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedExcellent1
Westerham - Family StoutExcellent1
Hook Norton - Crafty FoxExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Four GrainsExcellent1
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Enefeld London Pale AleExcellent1
Hopdaemon - RedGood1
Westerham - Single Hop English-Grown CascadeGood1
Arundel - TridentGood1
Portobello - Stiff LipGood1
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic DarkGood1
Hook Norton - Big Shed Kol SchíselGood1
Otter - Otter Pale Ale (OPA)Good1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood2
Purple Moose - Glaslyn AleGood1
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleAcceptable1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RiptideAcceptable1
Nelson - Friggin in the RigginAcceptable1
Evan Evans - Hop PickerAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Yeovil - RubyNot Tried0
Titanic - Black IceNot Tried0
BRÚ - Red AleNot Tried0
Coach House - ElderflowerNot Tried0
Banks's - Grapes & Gratification Old World New England IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Heritage Suffolk Pale Ale (Chevallier Series)Not Tried0
Lancaster - RedNot Tried0
Naylor's - Black & TanNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Truman's - Bow BellsNot Tried0
Salopian - Hop TwisterNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney SessionNot Tried0
Rooster's - 24/7 Twenty Four SevenNot Tried0
Robinsons - Freddy BrewgerNot Tried0
Nelson - SpankerNot Tried0
Portobello - Home Turf PaleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Last DropNot Tried0
Wooha - Off-KilterNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Wychwood - Dirty TackleNot Tried0
Portobello - Chestnut AleNot Tried0
Rooster's - Distant SunNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Truman's - Knees UpNot Tried0
BRÚ - Pale AleNot Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Portobello - APANot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Sambrook's - ScrumdownNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Choc & Orange StoutNot Tried0
Fyne - HideawayNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Darling Gypsy Mask RedNot Tried0
Saltaire - Amarillo (was Amarillo Gold)Not Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Parallax IPANot Tried0
Wadworth - Elderberry IPANot Tried0
Banks's - Boxing Cat Contender EPANot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Bowman - YumiNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Purity - Bunny HopNot Tried0

Visits Details

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
26 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late night extended stay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Glaslyn Ale4.20Good
Hopdaemon - Red4.20Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Portobello - APA5.00Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Scrumdown4.00Not Tried
18 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Four Grains4.50ExcellentClean to the palate, good enough to stick on for the session here
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Knees Up4.20Not Tried
BRÚ - Pale Ale4.30Not TriedAn Irish outfit
12 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Good launch pad for a fast bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Family Stout4.50ExcellentNourishing look and taste
Portobello - Stiff Lip5.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wychwood - Dirty Tackle4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Chestnut Ale4.50Not Tried
Rooster's - Distant Sun3.90Not Tried
05 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit and wow didn't the bus back home go fast with no one else but the driver on board.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Enefeld London Pale Ale5.00ExcellentFirst rate and most flavoursome
Westerham - Single Hop English-Grown Cascade4.50Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nelson - Spanker4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Home Turf Pale4.30Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Last Drop4.00Not Tried
Wooha - Off-Kilter4.00Not Tried
17 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit, but shy of closing time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic Dark5.90GoodDark wheat beer not really to my taste, so lemonade splashes helped it down
Evan Evans - Hop Picker4.50AcceptableNothing more than OK
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Orkney Session3.80Not Tried
Rooster's - 24/7 Twenty Four Seven4.70Not Tried
Robinsons - Freddy Brewger4.30Not Tried
17 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. A smaller crowd tonight was well lost in this massive house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arundel - Trident5.00GoodOrdered immediately after another customer to avoid a stale in line pint. Quite good as a result
Nelson - Friggin in the Riggin4.50AcceptableDisappointing, suggest was served from "stale in line" and a tad too warm as a result
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Lancaster - Red4.80Not Tried
Naylor's - Black & Tan4.40Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Reunion - Beardtongue4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Bow Bells4.20Not Tried
20 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. I only saw 2 other pints of real ale sold in the hour I was there.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Acceptable
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Riptide4.30AcceptableClearly first out for a while
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Yeovil - Ruby4.50Not Tried
Titanic - Black Ice4.10Not Tried
BRÚ - Red Ale4.20Not Tried
Coach House - Elderflower4.10Not Tried
Banks's - Grapes & Gratification Old World New England IPA5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Heritage Suffolk Pale Ale (Chevallier Series)5.00Not Tried

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About The Furze Wren

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent11
Good14
Acceptable9
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 21 times, seen 122 different beers and tried 35 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 7DY