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The Draft House - Tower Bridge (BrewDog)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Sonnet 43 - Bourbon Milk StoutExcellent1
By The Horns - Old SmokeExcellent1
Sambrook's - Hop & RyeExcellent1
Brew By Numbers - 01/20 – Hallertau Blanc & Wai-iti Excellent1
Tiny Rebel - In and Around the Mouth Good1
Alechemy - Rhapsody PaleGood1
Sambrook's - WandleGood2
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleGood1
Firebrand - American IPAGood1
Dark Star - Black Coffee PilsnerGood1
Arbor Ales - Triple Hop Series #19Good1
Bristol Beer Factory - NovaGood1
By The Horns - Mick the MillerAcceptable1
Inveralmond - Duncan's IPAPoor1
Sharp's - Honey GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - OriginalNot Tried0
Pitfield's - Hewitt's Un-hung HeroNot Tried0
Mallinsons - Experimental Citronelle Not Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
360° - Pale #39Not Tried0
XT Brewing - 3 (Three)Not Tried0
Gipsy Hill - SouthpawNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Draft House - Tower Bridge, Bermondsey, Central London

Visits Details

07 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and quite a good Monday night trade. Disappointed to be told that this chain no longer offers a CAMRA discount (although it seems that the bar-person was mis-informed and that a discount should still be available).
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Old Smoke5.00ExcellentI finally got to try this beer in good condition and it is superb. Smokey and tea-flavoured it has an exceptionally long, flavoursome finish.
Brew By Numbers - 01/20 – Hallertau Blanc & Wai-iti 5.30ExcellentServed from a key-keg. Has the colour and appearance of lemonade. Full of the goodness of hops.
By The Horns - Mick the Miller4.00AcceptableA middle-of-the-road, reddish beer.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Southpaw4.20Not Tried
17 Jul 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Bustling with an after-work crowd in here at 8:30-ish.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Triple Hop Series #194.00GoodHop-heavy golden beer with Cascade, Chinook and Galaxy hops. Tasty but somehow not great – slightly tired condition I think was the fault.
Tiny Rebel - In and Around the Mouth 6.00GoodGolden and a bit hazy. By now it’s probably my palate that is a bit jaded rather than the beer itself.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
360° - Pale #393.90Not Tried
XT Brewing - 3 (Three)4.20Not Tried
31 Dec 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Late-afternoon, ahead of the NYE crowds. Good to see that the four handpumps have been moved to a more prominent position on the bar. I was so surprised to see that the Bourbon Stout was only £2:75 a pint, that I forgot to ask for my CAMRA discount.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sonnet 43 - Bourbon Milk Stout4.30ExcellentBlack. Sweet lactose and obvious whisky tastes.
Sambrook's - Hop & Rye4.00ExcellentI like rye beers, and this has an obvious rye presence. Lemony-citrus too.
Firebrand - American IPA6.00GoodGolden, very fruity IPA.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
16 Jan 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Second visit as never been in before. Very much a young up and coming persons' house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alechemy - Rhapsody Pale3.80GoodVery light and very dry bitterness. Slow drinking
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
16 Jan 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. First visit aborted - should have been site of SE London CAMRA Branch AGM but site had double booked the Tasting Rooms venue so we had to move to The Pommelers Rest.
BeerABVScoreNotes
16 Nov 2013 (Judy G Garland)
Lunch Time Session
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Nova3.80Good
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Mallinsons - Experimental Citronelle 3.90Not Tried
16 Mar 2012 (Stephen Harris)
I do like this pub, despite the cringing misspelling of Draught in its name. Crazily expensive though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80GoodDecent session bitter with good body for its strength. Understated hops.
Dark Star - Black Coffee Pilsner4.80GoodA black beer with a creamy head and a smooth, light body. Strong coffee bean aroma and taste.
Dark Star - Original5.00Not Tried
Pitfield's - Hewitt's Un-hung Hero5.00Not Tried
14 Jul 2011 (oz11)
Second pub on crawl, 4:30pm. Quiet with just a couple small groups in. Excellent service from a friendly barman.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80GoodWould have been marked a lot higher but as at the Dean Swift the beer was served too warm.
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20GoodNew beer to me, suffered from being too warm.
Sharp's - Honey Gold4.20Not Tried
26 Feb 2011 (Ian)
Mid Saturday afternoon and there was a good range of 20-40 year olds in enjoying the beer and food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Inveralmond - Duncan's IPA4.40PoorGold lasting white head. Some malt some peachy fruit not much hop not great. Pretty poor

About The Draft House - Tower Bridge

The pub sign. The Draft House - Tower Bridge, Bermondsey, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good9
Acceptable1
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Bermondsey, Central London, SE1 2UP.

Previously The River Bar, a corner pub on Tower Bridge Road between the Bridge House (Adnams) pub and The Pommelers Rest Wetherspoon's. Single bar serves a largish room. 4 handpulls, plenty of taps serving foreign beer and Porterhouse beers with a good bottle selection in the fridges. CAMRA discount for card carrying members.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE1 2UP

This pub was formally know as the The River Bar.