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The Gate Clock (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - Saddle TankExcellent1
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotExcellent2
Greene King - Abbot AleGood6
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Good1
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable1
Titanic - Capt. SmithsAcceptable1
Brains - SAPoor1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot 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
Marston's - 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
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Coronado West Coast Session IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - FireflyNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - IndependenceNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Visits Details

21 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Brains - SA4.20PoorTasted sour bitter but I was not sure (long time since had SA) until the barmaid saw me struggling, fair does she tasted it and agreed it was wrong and offered an alternative and took it off sale
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
13 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Much less hassle to eject evident tonight - much more welcoming and still all just about everyone left "on time".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodHow to mark this one? Fobbed a lot on the pour, suspicion of slight haze but a very tasty pint
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Firefly4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Independence4.00Not Tried
11 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Firefly4.00Not Tried
29 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Odd how 150 yards away a pub in Greenwich Market had closed early having had no customers for two hours but this place was thriving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Titanic - Capt. Smiths5.20AcceptableDisappointing
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Coronado West Coast Session IPA5.00Not TriedRan out
01 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
Busy and with a disappointing beer range we decided to move on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Marston's - Saddle Tank3.80Not Tried
30 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. How much longer that Marston's Saddle Tank clip will be displayed when the beer is not available is a question for the Gods.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Acceptable
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptableOverly fruity, bordering on sickly
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
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
Marston's - 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
Marston's - 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?

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About The Gate Clock

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent11
Good13
Acceptable8
Poor1

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 24 times, seen 82 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 9RB