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The Furze Wren (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Loddon - DragonflyExcellent1
Harviestoun - Heaven CentExcellent1
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Good1
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanGood1
Portobello - JPAGood1
Portobello - Stiff LipGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Vale - Jekyll And HydeGood1
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bruins RuinGood1
Portobello - Market PorterGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn RedAcceptable1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterAcceptable1
Exmoor - BeastAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonAcceptable1
Nelson - SpankerAcceptable1
Greene King - AbbotAcceptable5
Marston's - PedigreeAcceptable1
Dorset Brewing Company - JurassicPoor1
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Malt CrushNot Tried0
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Old BuzzardNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Red MountainNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Small Batch Coffee StoutNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Crooked HookerNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier AmberNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutNot Tried0
Portobello - Westway PaleNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Portobello - Spring AleNot Tried0
Exmoor - StagNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Brains - SA GoldNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Rooster's - London ThunderNot Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - IndependenceNot Tried0
Nelson - Nelsons BloodNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Portobello - Summer BlondeNot Tried0
Acorn - Old Moor PorterNot Tried0
Reunion - BeardtongueNot Tried0
Daleside - Morocco AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Mauldons - Cherry PorterNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Portobello - Tropical CrushNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0

Visits Details

09 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Staff seemed to show glee at exactly 11pm, after which time no more new customers are served.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Acceptable
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10AcceptableProbably first out for a while
Dorset Brewing Company - Jurassic4.20PoorDark and murky, no argument behind bar and swapped with good grace and clip turned round
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier Amber4.10Not Tried
Portobello - Westway Pale3.80Not Tried
Portobello - Spring Ale4.00Not Tried
05 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Best range of JDW festival ales that I have seen so far
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harviestoun - Heaven Cent4.60ExcellentFine form - served as clear as a bell
Vale - Jekyll And Hyde5.20GoodGood, slight haze
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Daleside - Morocco Ale5.50Not Tried
Mauldons - Cherry Porter4.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Malt Crush3.70Not Tried
Cairngorm - Red Mountain4.80Not Tried
30 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until a few minutes until midnight close. Amazed to see 10 different ales on the 10 pumps, more so to see comparatively slow sales compared to that of lagers and other gassed up beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loddon - Dragonfly5.20ExcellentGood full bodied brew
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Good1st out of a new cask just pulled through. Good but rather fresh
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableGood bitterness but lacking some condition
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not TriedRan out
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
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 - Abbot5.00Not 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 - Abbot5.00Not 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 - Abbot5.00PoorMurky 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 - Abbot5.00Good
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 - Abbot5.00GoodMore tongue raspingly bitter than usual
Purity - Mad Goose4.20GoodPretty innocuous
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was 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 - Abbot5.00Good
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

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About The Furze Wren

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent14
Good28
Acceptable18
Poor2

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 35 times, seen 181 different beers and tried 54 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 7DY