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The Pommelers Rest (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Loddon - Hocus PocusExcellent1
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Good1
Itchen Valley - Tower BridgeGood3
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - YakimaGood1
Tring - Colley's DogGood1
Springhead - Charlie's AngelGood1
RCH - Steam SluiceGood1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Goodwill Festive AleGood1
Mordue - Radgie GadgieGood1
Nottingham - DreadnoughtAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Acceptable1
Downton - Chimera QuadhopAcceptable1
Loddon - Flight of FancyPoor1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Adnams - Stone Amber AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Vienna RedNot Tried0
Brains - PhonicsNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - O'Hara's JDW Irish RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pommelers Rest, Southwark, Central London

Visits Details

31 Mar 2016 (Stephen Harris)
The recent Wetherspoon beer festival still seems to be in full swing here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Yakima4.00GoodSome kind of red beer with above average hop tastes.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Vienna Red4.10Not Tried
Brains - Phonics4.10Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - O'Hara's JDW Irish Red4.50Not Tried
25 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Just for a change from the CAMRA branch AGM at Southwark Brewery, that I had just left, I had a Southwark beer here too!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Adnams - Stone Amber Ale4.50Not Tried
25 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Dreadnought4.50AcceptableHazy and not clean tasting. Cloying. Perhaps reflects its apparent fire sale price at £2.49 pp
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
16 Jan 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Substitute venue for SE London CAMRA Branch AGM. Just too noisy for business to be satisfactorily transacted but good spread put on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tring - Colley's Dog5.20Good
RCH - Steam Sluice3.80GoodFloral hop taste
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Goodwill Festive Ale5.00GoodO'Hanlon's clip still in use
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
10 Feb 2008 (Ian)
Sunday lunchtime. A beautiful sunny day in London. I had Sunday roast here and then went on to Borough Market to watch the Manchester derby.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loddon - Hocus Pocus4.60ExcellentChestnut colour with thin beige head. Some rather nice fruit and malts with a sour edge. Lovely old style ale. Good roasty dry malts and then this sour finish is excellent.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80AcceptableVery poor pint of this, muddy golden beer.
23 Jun 2007 (Steve)
Me Gail and Dan were doing our Joe Tourist thing in London we met some relatives. It was early afternoon and the Pub was fairly empty some people were smoking outside no smoking policy introduced already Food wasn't up to much
BeerABVScoreNotes
Itchen Valley - Tower Bridge4.50AcceptableMalty wasn't in very good condition but drinkable
21 Apr 2007 (Ian)
Pub number 7 on the SE London crawl. Stopped off for a beer and a burger. Decent line up of UK micros
BeerABVScoreNotes
Springhead - Charlie's Angel4.50GoodCopper with thin white head. It's a bitter. Good yeast, malt, hop mix, but still a bitter. Good fruit, rather drinkable.
Mordue - Radgie Gadgie4.80GoodCopper with lasting off white head. No offence, but this could be a strong bitter from anyone in the UK. Decent heat from the alcohol, but hop profile is very English. Earthy. Heat and nice hop on finish.
Itchen Valley - Tower Bridge4.50GoodRich malt, very good hop, some choc. Hop is English, slightly tart, sharp, tingly. I like it, good English bitter, excellent malt hop balance.
Loddon - Flight of Fancy4.20PoorPale gold, slight haze, thin white head. Cardboard. Smells a bit of stale cereal. Tastes of chewing on cardboard with a bit of an English citrus golden beer behind it. I mean it's a good beer if you got rid of the wheat.
21 Nov 2006 (Ian)
Mid evening on a Tuesday and there were quite a few people in having a drink and a meal. Architecturaly, quite a nice building and I do like the booths in the dining area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Itchen Valley - Tower Bridge4.50ExcellentAmber colour with thick creamy beige head. Lovely bitter. Great malt and then this kick of hop on the end. Aroma of malty fruit. The bitterness on finish is stunning. Great bitter. Fruit verges on stone fruit. But the bitterness is great. Smooth in mouth, lacks just a bit of body
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
08 Oct 2005 (Ian)
Reasonably busy on an early Saturday lunchtime. Staff were friendly. Although badge for Oakham's Bishop's Farewell was on a pump clip, it wasn't quite ready yet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downton - Chimera Quadhop3.90AcceptableNice enuff citrus hop aroma, but malts are stale and dull. Hazy gold colour with white head. Finish has some citrus/hop
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried

About The Pommelers Rest

The pub sign. The Pommelers Rest, Southwark, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good8
Acceptable4
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Southwark, Central London, SE1 2UN.

Multi-room corner pub on the southern approach to Tower Bridge. Each area is distinctive. Child friendly area has booths with red leather seats. Fairly standard Wetherspoon's. 12 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 6.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 2UN