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The London & Rye (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Yazoo Dos PerrosPoor1
Greene King - AbbotAcceptable7
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Four GrainsAcceptable1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Banks's - Ringwood FortyninerNot Tried0
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Lough Gill - AndersonsNot Tried0
Maxim - Slovenian Pale AleNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Portobello - StarNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Sambrook's - TomahawkNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Joe's Garage Bohemian Pale AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red SkyNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Down UnderNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The London & Rye, Catford, Greater London

Visits Details

12 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight bus change visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Four Grains4.50AcceptableOK in basic condition, uninspiring
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
24 Mar 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight bus change visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60AcceptableOK but uninspiring
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not TriedClip still shows 3.6%
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Lough Gill - Andersons4.00Not TriedDog ends of JDW St Patrick's Day ale
29 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Yazoo Dos Perros4.80PoorJDW festival ale long past its best. Prior taster did not pick it up but was a sharp slightly acidic taste, hardly disguised by added multiple sloshes of lemonade. Ugh!
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Maxim - Slovenian Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Joe's Garage Bohemian Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
17 Sep 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not TriedSeemed to be the manager's featured special beer of the week
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
06 Aug 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableDrank rather without really noticing
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Down Under3.90Not Tried
26 Jun 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Really last knockings visit (2 minutes to last bell) until close, made possible by chance excellent tram, train and bus connections.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Tomahawk4.20Not Tried
11 Jun 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until 1am close. Apparently a new manager here who introduced herself and a big noisy crowd in til close to boot.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableOK but had better
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Portobello - Star4.30Not Tried
28 May 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Bus change early morning after midnight visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableVery creamy - had much better
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
21 May 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight bus change visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableHad better
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Banks's - Ringwood Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
14 May 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableHad very much better
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried

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About The London & Rye

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good14
Acceptable27
Poor3

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 (Sussex). No standing at the bar, after being served a drinks order, is permitted.

We have visited this pub 48 times, seen 98 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE6 4AF