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The Furze Wren (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Portobello - JPAGood1
Portobello - Stiff LipGood1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bruins RuinGood1
Portobello - Market PorterGood1
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Good1
Exmoor - BeastAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonAcceptable1
Nelson - SpankerAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleAcceptable5
Theakston - Old PeculierAcceptable1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn RedAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Mauldons - Silver AdderNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Smiler's AleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Danish DynamiteNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Exmoor - StagNot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Rooster's - London ThunderNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - IndependenceNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Portobello - Summer BlondeNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Portobello - Tropical CrushNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Old BuzzardNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Small Batch Coffee StoutNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Crooked HookerNot Tried0
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0

Visits Details

03 Mar 2020 (Magnus Greel)
This place served its purpose as a PNB stop whilst changing buses just opposite.
BeerABVScoreNotes
11 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bruins Ruin5.00GoodGreat dry bitterness made this repeatedly moreish
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Crooked Hooker4.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Beast6.60Not Tried
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
23 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exmoor - Beast6.60AcceptableNo oooooooomph
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00AcceptableInitial promise soon dissipated
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Cotleigh - Old Buzzard4.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Small Batch Coffee Stout4.70Not Tried
07 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit tempted by bus change. Amazingly a two tier wooden stillage racking has been built and casked up (with jacket cooled casks on gravity dispense) so that on Thursday's beer festival launch all 40 ales will be on sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Market Porter4.60GoodHeavy with burnt malt
Portobello - JPA4.20GoodThis time themed around the Rugby World Cup in Japan. A sweetish brew
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn Red4.40AcceptableTiring I thought
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00PoorMurky then the next customer's pint made the pump run out. Swapped with good grace
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Portobello - Tropical Crush4.50Not Tried
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 Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not 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

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About The Furze Wren

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent12
Good26
Acceptable15
Poor1

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 32 times, seen 163 different beers and tried 47 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 7DY