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The Gate Clock (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - AbbotGood7
Mauldons - Cherry PorterGood1
Banks's - Young Henrys Real AleAcceptable1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey DarkAcceptable1
By The Horns - Lambeth WalkNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Wolf of the WoodsNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Saltaire - BanquetNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Butcombe - MihiNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the VillageNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Malt CrushNot Tried0
Sambrook's - TomahawkNot Tried0
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)Not Tried0
Hook Norton - Red RyeNot Tried0
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - The JesterNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - DragonheadNot Tried0
Elgood's - Patron SaintNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Visits Details

23 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. "Sorry no real ales tonight. We have run out and there will be none on until tomorrow". YET all pumpclips still displayed, not removed or turned round. Monday Club priced Draught Guinness was the distress purchase. Then hassle from a floor walker trying untimely early eviction for everyone, justified by "staff want to get home".
BeerABVScoreNotes
10 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. Strange habit of pulling back pump handles towards staff (and leaving them in that position) to denote ales not available. Limited range tonight indeed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
03 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Acceptable
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey Dark4.80Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10Not TriedOrdered as clip showing but it was not available a la normal Spoon's trick nor was clip then turned round or removed
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Wolf of the Woods4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
25 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. I don't drink from plastic so a reference to the manager when it was the only option offered resulted in a glass being filled.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dragonhead4.00Not Tried
24 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodApparently new cask put on earlier. Could not have been pulled through when attached as first pint pulled full murk, second half murk, third clear and drinkable and good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dragonhead4.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Patron Saint4.30Not Tried
17 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight but did not avail myself of the 1am extension tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mauldons - Cherry Porter4.80GoodNice dry mouthfeel
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Red Rye4.70Not Tried
Liberation (formerly called Jersey) - The Jester4.80Not Tried
12 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. Very limited ale range - lots of pump handles tilted backed back to staff side, as some sort of sign understood by few.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Young Henrys Real Ale4.00AcceptableOnce again not a patch on the first one I had at festival start elsewhere that had set a high bar
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
10 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. No trying to force plastic glasses on late arrivals this week - how inconsistent can customer service be?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the Village5.00Not TriedWas it on or off, one pumpclip showing, one turned round
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Malt Crush3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Tomahawk4.20Not Tried
03 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knocking visits until close. Took much effort to not be served in plastic. Server said she wanted everyone out by 5 past midnight. What an encouragement towards irresponsible drinking for someone served at 2359! I noticed most people left around 15 minutes past as usual here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableMuch better has been had
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Butcombe - Mihi4.50Not Tried
30 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. Very poor selection of real ales for day one of the JDW beer festival. As usual a festival beer pump clip was showing but turned out to be either sold out (already!!) or simply not available. This poor practice constantly damages the JDW brand.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodThank goodness the previous poor Abbot cask had been replaced here
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Saltaire - Banquet3.80Not TriedThe only festival ale on on day one

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About The Gate Clock

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent47
Good99
Acceptable54
Poor8

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. 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 5 more in the upstairs bar which has more limited opening hours.

We have visited this pub 174 times, seen 240 different beers and tried 81 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 9RB