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The London & Rye (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot ReserveGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London PorterGood1
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the VillageGood1
Shepherd Neame - Sheps Light AleGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood4
Arkell's - 3BGood1
Sambrook's - WandleAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Greene King - FiresideNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Exmoor - ExmasNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Rudolph's Reward (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Not Tried0
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)Not Tried0
Adnams - Uiltje Mr FeathersNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Adnams - Ishii Brewing Minagof Juicy IPANot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Mash Challenger English IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The London & Rye, Catford, Greater London

Visits Details

20 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit until 1am close. The dying embers of the beer festival were evident.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arkell's - 3B4.00GoodA comparatively sweet brew
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Hook Norton - Mash Challenger English IPA4.80Not Tried
13 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Sheps Light Ale4.00GoodWell kept festival ale
Greene King - IPA3.60Not TriedRan out
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Ishii Brewing Minagof Juicy IPA4.50Not Tried
22 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
15 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit to try out the JDW festival ales but just one on so poor show. Visit foreshortened as I smarted after being told the pub does not permit anyone to stand at the bar counter once served. Must be the only pub in the UK and with that anti-social rule made but not justified with a why. Comments thusly sent to Timmy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the Village5.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Uiltje Mr Feathers4.90Not TriedNot a festival ale, been round a while
01 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Very last knockings visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London Porter5.30GoodAfter the first sips became cloying
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Signature Brew - Session N.Z. hopped bitter (Pacifica)4.00Not Tried
20 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until midnight close, primarily for ablutions.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableBland so lemonade splashes added to make it refreshing
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
Exmoor - Exmas5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Rudolph's Reward (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)3.70Not Tried
18 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until midnight close. Firmly told off by the barmaid for standing at the bar, apparently specifically forbidden by the Area Manager.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentAmazingly good for Abbot
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Exmas5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Rudolph's Reward (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)3.70Not Tried
07 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Skin of the teeth last knockings until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50GoodPerhaps smoother tasting than before
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
05 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Unexciting beer range that nearly lead me to partake of a Thistly Cross cider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80AcceptableBlandness in a pint glass, several dashes of lemonade made me want to drink it
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
15 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight. The range of beer was awful and did not inspire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableI found this to be nasty tasting, the twang of all twangs
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedTrue brewing provenance withheld
Greene King - Fireside4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not TriedTrue brewing provenance withheld

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About The London & Rye

The pub sign. The London & Rye, Catford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good10
Acceptable9
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Catford, Greater London, SE6 4AF.

Opened in 2000 as a conversion from a former shop this pub extends a long way back from its frontage to (a rarity for 'Spoon's) ground floor toilets at the very rear. 10 handpumps on the bar counter in 2 banks each of 5. Located in Rushey Green this Wetherspoon pub takes its name from the building's location, on what was once the coaching route between London and Rye (Kent).

We have visited this pub 22 times, seen 65 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE6 4AF