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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dorset Brewing Company - Durdle DoorGood1
Acorn - Old Moor PorterGood1
Three Castles - SaxonGood1
Long Man - Old Man Good1
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red AleGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Sambrook's - Battersea RyeGood1
Wychwood - HobgoblinAcceptable1
Green Jack - Mandarina OrangeAcceptable1
Sixpoint - Resin (can)Acceptable1
Daleside - Morocco AleAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Old HookyPoor1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerUndrinkable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Ilkley - RombaldNot Tried0
Sambrook's - A.P.A.Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Ossett - ExcelsiorNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Loch Lomond - Southern SummitNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Portobello - Westway Pale AleNot Tried0
Evan Evans - Hop PickerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

28 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Daleside - Morocco Ale5.50AcceptableGentle spicing, could have done with more condition
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Evan Evans - Hop Picker4.50Not Tried
25 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Good
Green Jack - Mandarina Orange4.20AcceptableAn average brew in average condition
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
13 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit. A JDW festival Broadoak Premium Perry sufficed to slake my remaining thirst.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Ossett - Excelsior5.20Not TriedRan out as I ordered. Barmaid turned the clip round too, that's a recent JDW first
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Loch Lomond - Southern Summit4.00Not Tried
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

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About The Watch House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent120
Good171
Acceptable66
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 328 times, seen 673 different beers and tried 293 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP