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The Bankers Draft (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Long Man - Copper HopExcellent1
Elgood's - Cambridge GoldExcellent1
Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) - Pale RiderGood1
Oakham - InfernoGood1
Greene King - AbbotGood4
Banks's - WainwrightAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Glaslyn AleNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale AleNot Tried0
Southwark - EmperorNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Telemark RavNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0

Visits Details

28 Aug 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit - first since new operators had taken over from Spoon's. Now dog friendly, TV sport and background music playing. Whilst new beer lines being installed cask ales on gravity from rear cellar room and no keg beer but bottles and cans. All national brands whatever.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Wainwright4.10AcceptableDistress purchase, just a half, thin gruel
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
18 Aug 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening - homage as is closing on Sunday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodAt the very bitter end of this beer's taste spectrum
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
03 Jul 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Did not intend staying so long. These things happen.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableDid not expect the sweetish aftertaste
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
02 Jun 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Very last knockings visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Cambridge Gold3.90ExcellentCould not fault this very enjoyable golden
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
14 Oct 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. I had forgotten it was 'Spoon's beer festival time until I saw all the bunting here zigzagged across the ceiling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodExceedingly fruity with only subdued bitterness
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Telemark Rav5.00Not Tried
24 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableFar sharper bitterness than I expected
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Emperor5.00Not Tried
02 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening and faced with Ruddles or a Southwark pair, no go so skedaddled.
BeerABVScoreNotes
24 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20ExcellentThis made it a hat trick of pubs with all ales sampled being excellent tonight
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
19 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A brief lunch stop. At this time the pub is popular with horse racing enthusiasts.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Inferno4.00Good
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Purple Moose - Glaslyn Ale4.20Not Tried
17 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Just a quick one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island (probably brewed by Thornbridge now) - Pale Rider5.20Good
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried

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About The Bankers Draft

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent9
Good13
Acceptable8
Poor-

The pub is found in Eltham, Greater London, SE9 1BW.

Located in the High Street of Eltham on a traffic- lighted corner opposite Eltham Church. Allegedly the smallest Wetherspoon pub adorned with 7 handpumps. Opened in May 1993 in a former Barclays Bank branch. The usual upstairs trek to toilets. Placed up for sale by Wetherspoon September 2022 with 31 others. Sold and closed on Sunday 20th August 2023. Future use was unknown but reopened on Saturday 26th August 2023 under new operator SJ Leisure London Ltd, selling cask national brand beers.

We have visited this pub 32 times, seen 85 different beers and tried 27 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1BW