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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooGood1
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutGood1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAGood1
Hook Norton - Old HookyGood2
Nottingham - CenturionGood1
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Good1
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - BuffaloAcceptable1
Greene King - AbbotAcceptable3
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale AleNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Acorn - Brewers GoldNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Bow CreekNot Tried0
Loddon - DragonflyNot Tried0
Stewart - Pentland IPANot Tried0
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - SkinfulNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

25 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80GoodIn good form but lost some creaminess as pint went down
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Stewart - Pentland IPA3.90Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Skinful4.20Not Tried
18 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle Doo4.30GoodFresh enough
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Loddon - Dragonfly5.20Not Tried
11 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight bus change early morning visit. The much better aura and service regime continues here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80GoodGood but that is now twice as a Spoon's guest ale it seems to be quite different from past tastings
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Brewers Gold5.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Bow Creek4.50Not Tried
21 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit. Felt like a new management regime was operating here and atmosphere better for it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Centurion4.90GoodGood but suspect first out of pump for a while
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - Buffalo4.60Not Tried
08 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptablePoor in flavour. I did not recognise it as Old Hooky, plus was too creamy
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
27 Aug 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings after midnight early morning visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60GoodServed with some reluctance near to closing time as all trays had been cleaned out!
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Aug 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Very last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodHaving just won the Champion Beer of Britain silver award today this one was not up there. Bit too creamy to be a higher mark
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
16 Jul 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70GoodGood early morning nightcap after midnight
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - Buffalo4.60Not Tried
04 Jun 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning bus change visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodIn good form but by then perhaps my palate was somewhat jaded
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
30 Apr 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnight early morning visit until 1am close. A melee kicked off with ejections just before close leaving staff to clear up broken glassware.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fire Island (sub-brand of Evan Evans) - Buffalo4.60AcceptableDisappointing being overly yeasty
Greene King - Abbot5.00UndrinkableServed as a soupy murk with comments behind bar would be OK but swapped out after some debate
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not TriedRan out half way through pulling a pint
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

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About The Watch House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent161
Good276
Acceptable118
Poor26

Website.

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

A busy pub in Lewisham High Street 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 its long 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 515 times, seen 776 different beers and tried 342 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP