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The Gate Clock (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London PorterExcellent1
Marston's - Saddle TankExcellent1
Brains - SAExcellent1
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotExcellent2
JW Lees (see also Lees) - MoonrakerExcellent1
Camerons - Old Sea DogExcellent1
Wickwar - A Christmas Tall TaleExcellent1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Good1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood3
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Shingle ShellsNot Tried0
Wood's - Christmas CrackerNot Tried0
Milestone - CometNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Rooster's - Distant SunNot Tried0
Oakham - Heights of OblivionNot Tried0
Elgood's - Hen in BlackNot Tried0
Banks's - Boxing Cat Contender EPANot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Black Dragon MildNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Mary's Ruby MildNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Spring AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Wolf of the WoodsNot Tried0
Banks's - Lancaster BomberNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Southwark - Calypso Single HopNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Father ThamesNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Saltaire - Saltaire BlondeNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Visits Details

09 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close with usual drinking up time arguments which totally sour a good beer and friendly staff venue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodBest beer of my evening
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)4.40Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Saltaire - Saltaire Blonde4.00Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
29 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50ExcellentAs excellent as yesterday, lovely lip bitterness in an ABA
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Father Thames4.80Not Tried
Southwark - Calypso Single Hop5.00Not Tried
28 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. On the bus here heard some Americans bemoaning early closure of pubs in Greenwich so invited them here which they took up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50ExcellentA rare good 'un from Sambrook's
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Calypso Single Hop5.00Not Tried
08 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. The annoying feature here is the aggressive tactics used to get everyone out before even the usually expected 20 minutes drinking up time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Saddle Tank3.80ExcellentSuperbly quaffable. Who could ask for more than today's mid brown bitter offering? Closing time came far too early
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Spring Ale4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Wolf of the Woods4.70Not Tried
Banks's - Lancaster Bomber4.40Not TriedWhy DO they hide the true brewing provenance of this beer, with none stated on the pumpclip?
25 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Black Dragon Mild4.30Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Mary's Ruby Mild4.50Not Tried
19 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Acceptable
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Banks & Taylor (B&T) - Black Dragon Mild4.30Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Mary's Ruby Mild4.50Not Tried
18 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight closed. Absolutely packed, a madhouse of sound and drinking. How come just one handpump serving one ale left for sale?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
04 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Very busy tonight. Still too much emphasis on nagging urging to leave after closing time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Moonraker6.50ExcellentGood to see such a professionally brewed strong one here
Camerons - Old Sea Dog4.30ExcellentNourishing brown ale
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Oakham - Heights of Oblivion3.90Not Tried
Elgood's - Hen in Black4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Boxing Cat Contender EPA4.90Not Tried
16 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - SA4.20ExcellentIn peak condition
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Distant Sun3.90Not Tried
09 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close. Uncleared mucky tables and bar counter plus overzealous plastic glasses wielding staff pressurising for a 15 minutes past midnight all out (instead of the 20 past usual in every other SE London Spoon's) ruined what was otherwise friendly bar staff and excellent ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wickwar - A Christmas Tall Tale4.50Excellent
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London Porter5.30Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Shingle Shells3.90Not Tried
Wood's - Christmas Cracker6.00Not Tried
Milestone - Comet4.20Not Tried

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About The Gate Clock

The pub sign. The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent11
Good9
Acceptable5
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Website.

The pub is found in Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 9RB.

Located in the very heart of central Greenwich in Creek Road. It is effectively part of the Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich Docklands Light Railway Station complex. Advertises some of the latest Wetherspoon closing times anywhere. This Wetherspoon pub takes its name from the clock fixed to the gate of the Greenwich Observatory, in 1851, which is known throughout the world for telling Greenwich Mean Time. 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5 downstairs, and 4 more in the upstairs bar which has more limited opening hours.

We have visited this pub 18 times, seen 72 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 9RB