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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot AleGood9
Southwark - Nelson SauvinGood2
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby BeerNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer SunNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

23 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Only right to exercise the right for an evening visit for the last midnight close until eternity. Will be interesting how this and many other houses cope with only table service, mandated face coverings for staff and customers, the latter when not seated, and giving tasters, taking payment and giving top ups.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentIn fine form
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
20 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit, extended by lethargy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableThat's real ale for you. This second pint, 20 minutes after the first, was borderline to poor
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Sun4.40Not Tried
18 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief bus change visit across midnight. People can get a bit too close here in being friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Sun4.40Not Tried
13 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
late evening visit, lightly loaded
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00PoorVery poor - a burnt caramel nose and taste which many splashes of lemonade did disguise
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
09 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit for a couple.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodGood creamy pint, as per last night
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
08 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. The barmaid tried to convince me she only had to serve 95% of a pint and then only added a begrudging one squirt pull as a top up. Training lacking here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodGood creamy pint
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
06 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening bus change visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodVery creamy head
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
05 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Just after midnight early morning visit. I have niot seen any micro-brewery ales yet in any 'Spoon's since the end of lockdown. Apart from Old Hooky a week or so ago seems all the corporate brewery beers are their mainstay, at least for now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableDid not seem to be itself
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
31 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Nelson Sauvin5.00GoodAs good as several days ago still
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
28 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Nelson Sauvin5.00GoodCor blimey, a Southwark beer I enjoyed!
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried

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About The Watch House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent127
Good200
Acceptable92
Poor24

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 387 times, seen 719 different beers and tried 314 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP