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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot ReserveExcellent1
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle DoorGood1
Truman's - ScorcherGood1
Acorn - Old Moor PorterGood1
Three Castles - SaxonGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red AleGood1
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeGood1
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterGood1
Wychwood - HobgoblinAcceptable1
Sixpoint - Resin (can)Acceptable1
Hook Norton - Old HookyPoor1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerUndrinkable1
Beartown - Bearskinful (aka Premium or SB)Undrinkable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Old BuzzardNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Ilkley - RombaldNot Tried0
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

18 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Skin of the teeth in the door before midnight close, perhaps better if the clock had been fast!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50AcceptableMy distress purchase swap out for the Bishops Finger. An awful beer being overly malty at the best of times and tonight was no different
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00UndrinkableJust plain rank. Strong metallic smell and battery acid taste. Another customer alleged he had been forced to buy his replacement for one and another was grimacing in the corner and sticking with it. To be fair mine was swapped with good grace.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
15 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60PoorStale taste and smell, lemonade splashes helped it down
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Battersea Rye4.50GoodAcceptable to good, head broke up as the pint went down
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red Ale3.80Not Tried
06 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
In through the door to be the last served and stayed until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red Ale3.80GoodA reincarnation of Grasshopper as a red ale it seems
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedBack again replacing a period of Greene King IPA here as the cheapie
Three Castles - Saxon4.00Not Tried
02 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Not my originally planned pub, hobson's choice after public transport delays, so evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Good
Three Castles - Saxon4.00GoodLight brown bitter, kept a good head
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - A.P.A.4.50Not Tried
01 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until 1am close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Sixpoint - Resin (can)9.10AcceptableHazy, worth a try once
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle Door5.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Not Tried
Sambrook's - A.P.A.4.50Not Tried
30 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle Door5.00GoodOverly malty
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Not Tried
28 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Not Tried
22 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. No Abbot or Doom Bar tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50ExcellentShould I or should I not? Went for it, just the one. Smooth drinking but distinctly headbanger stuff
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
06 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Scorcher4.20Good
Beartown - Bearskinful (aka Premium or SB)4.20UndrinkableThe clip described this as Premium Bitter Malty & Toffee. What came through was unadulterated acetic sharp. It was changed with good grace and the barman agreed it was ugh. Would bet it is left on sale as discussions behind the bar gave at least one "nothing wrong with it" observation.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Cotleigh - Old Buzzard4.80Not Tried

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About The Watch House

The pub sign. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent120
Good170
Acceptable64
Poor20

Website.

The pub is found in Lewisham, Greater London, SE13 6JP.

A busy pub that's small by Wetherspoon's standards. Bookshelves around internal pillars make views across the floor difficult. A bit like a chameleon it changes clientele during the day attracting market folk whilst the street market is open then a mixed group of faces later on. Here staff do get to know their customers. Sports 2 banks each of 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 325 times, seen 667 different beers and tried 290 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP