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The Furze Wren (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vale - WychertExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Woodforde's - Volt IPAExcellent1
Lymestone - Ein SteinGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterGood2
Nelson - Admiral IPAGood1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAGood1
Evan Evans - WPAAcceptable1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayAcceptable1
Stonehenge - PigswillAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Copper TopAcceptable1
Nottingham - LegendAcceptable1
Goffs - White KnightAcceptable1
Greene King - AbbotAcceptable5
Ringwood - Old ThumperPoor1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - El Dorado PaleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Lancaster - BlackNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer SunNot Tried0
Portobello - JPANot Tried0
By The Horns - PanowowNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Seven BoroughsNot Tried0
Nottingham - LegendNot Tried0
Portobello - Spring AleNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Lia FailNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey DarkNot Tried0
By The Horns - HopadelicNot Tried0
Portobello - VPANot Tried0
Rooster's - Fort SmithNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Lees (see also JW Lees) - Gold AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red SkyNot Tried0
Portobello - Stiff LipNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0

Visits Details

12 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Packed but with lots of comings and goings observed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vale - Wychert3.90ExcellentGlorious condition, very tempted to mark as 4½*
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Nelson - Admiral IPA4.00Not Tried
Portobello - VPA4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedPumpclip twisting and turning loose so might be on or off
09 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit as you do.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodRisked one after yesterday and the odd thing about cask! Same cask as yesterday but lots of condition that was missing yesterday
Nelson - Admiral IPA4.00GoodRisked one, better than I expected - just an odd tangy bitter flavour
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Portobello - Spring Ale4.00Not Tried
08 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodIn its standard taste format pleasingly
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90AcceptableSoon lost its condition in the glass, making it somewhat of a chore to finish. Not up to scratch
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedCame on later
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
Portobello - JPA4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Seven Boroughs5.50Not Tried
Portobello - Spring Ale4.00Not Tried
02 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableOh dear that burnt caramel smell and taste again
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10AcceptableInitial promise soon dissipated in the glass
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not TriedAt manager's fire-sale price of £1.40pp
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Portobello - Stiff Lip5.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - El Dorado Pale4.20Not Tried
26 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableHad much better
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00AcceptableDisappointing but OK
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Inveralmond - Lia Fail4.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not TriedNo go after yesterday
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
25 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good chat with a Ruddles drinker who worked for Sainsbury's for 30 years but now only shops in Aldi and Lidl.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70GoodA sweet brew
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10PoorNo off flavours but I soon realised it needed slooshes of lemonade to make it tolerable
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Inveralmond - Lia Fail4.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey Dark4.80Not Tried
By The Horns - Hopadelic4.30Not Tried
20 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableFelt tired
Goffs - White Knight4.70AcceptableVery disappointing - lost condition in the glass almost immediately
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedCame on later
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nottingham - Legend4.00Not Tried
Stonehenge - Pigswill4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Lancaster - Black4.50Not Tried
By The Horns - Panowow4.20Not Tried
18 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Pigswill4.00AcceptableVery little nose or taste came through, a bit watery
Nottingham - Legend4.00AcceptableFull bodied with slight haze
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Lancaster - Black4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Sun4.40Not Tried
By The Horns - Panowow4.20Not Tried
12 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Consecutive evenings' visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentTop form for a second evening
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableBit flat, missing something
Evan Evans - WPA4.10AcceptableQuite sweet backtaste. Did not hold condition that well in the glass
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Rooster's - Fort Smith5.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not Tried
Lees (see also JW Lees) - Gold Ale4.50Not TriedRan out
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not TriedCame on late in the session
11 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Sweltering outside, quite tolerable inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentCame on as fresh cask. Very enjoyable
Woodforde's - Volt IPA4.50ExcellentIn great form
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00Good
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedCame on late on
Rooster's - Fort Smith5.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not Tried
Lees (see also JW Lees) - Gold Ale4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Furze Wren

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent19
Good33
Acceptable30
Poor3

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 46 times, seen 215 different beers and tried 70 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA6 7DY