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The Gate Clock (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brains - SAExcellent1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood7
Summerskills - Westward Ho!Good2
Flack Manor - Flack CatcherGood1
Greene King - IPAAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Rooster's - YankeeNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Wolf - Howlin' WolfNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Strathaven - EbonyNot Tried0
Portobello - Tropical CrushNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Visits Details

17 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight. Overflowing when other pubs in the area have closed for the night or just ticking by. Lessons to be learnt - - I expect not.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
16 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close accompanied by several Swansea Welsh émigrés from The River Ale House. Pumpclip display all a mess, some half turned round, some showing but beer not available when we asked. Easy to sort with thought and care.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not TriedWe think this was on
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not TriedBoth the visitors drank this and thought it was undistinguished
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Packed to the gunnels. Once again no Abbot and a sadly reduced real ale range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - SA4.20ExcellentDespite feeling conned by lack of proper brewing provenance at point of sale this was in fine form with a very distinct lip smacking bitter lingering
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
08 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Wot no Abbot still!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Flack Manor - Flack Catcher4.40GoodI think I detected an orangey flavour
Summerskills - Westward Ho!4.10Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Tropical Crush4.40Not TriedGuess on ABV - none shown on pumpclip
06 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Looks like the students are back. Nothing more annoying than pump clips showing but beer not available. Abbot not available and another pump clip was showing but under line cleaning. They will never learn here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Summerskills - Westward Ho!4.10AcceptableFar too cold in the glass. The taste only came though towards at the very of the glass as the liquid had warmed
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Strathaven - Ebony4.40Not Tried
18 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA3.60AcceptableTasted of absolutely nothing at all
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00PoorSlight caramel notes and a nasty backtaste, no traditional off tastes so not sure what was wrong here
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not TriedWhy this pump pursues the habit of displaying a pumpclip when a beer is not available I shall never understand
Wolf - Howlin' Wolf3.90Not Tried
06 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight. Despite forms available by the door the doorman said no need whatsoever to complete Test and Trace documentation. Old Rosie pumpclip showing but none such for sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentIn fine form
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
06 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Only one queue for serving at the bar which seemed to form rather too close to where I was sitting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodGood malty, sharp bitter balance
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Yankee4.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not TriedNever my choice
16 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Acceptable
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
09 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Latish evening visit. Seemed as if Covid precautions here were pretty much voluntary.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableTasted run of the mill, Had the strength, but little depth of flavour
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not TriedNothing learnt here. Clips all showing but beer was off
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried

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About The Gate Clock

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent31
Good53
Acceptable23
Poor4

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 84 times, seen 179 different beers and tried 50 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 9RB