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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Sprucy Banger (collaboration with Northern Monk)Excellent1
Itchen Valley - Treacle StoutGood1
Long Man - Old Man Good1
Rooster's - Distant SunAcceptable1
Daleside - Morocco AleAcceptable1
Wychwood - HobgoblinAcceptable1
Castle Rock - SnowhiteAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleAcceptable1
Green Jack - Mandarina OrangeAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Old HookyPoor1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerUndrinkable1
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot 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
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - American Red AleNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Hampshire RoseNot Tried0
Strathaven - Winter GlowNot Tried0
Goddards - Wight SquirrelNot Tried0
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Funky Monkey (organic)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Visits Details

09 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
After midnioht early morning visit. Both Abbot and Doom Bar had run out but, as usual, clips not turned round!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rooster's - Distant Sun3.90AcceptableNothing special about this one
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Funky Monkey (organic)4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
24 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early morning after midnight visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableSharper bitterness than usual
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Strathaven - Winter Glow5.00Not Tried
Goddards - Wight Squirrel4.30Not TriedRan out
27 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings after midnight visit until 1am close. Not much of a London Beer Festival range showing here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Snowhite4.20AcceptableThin gruel, livened up with a dash of lemonade
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Hampshire Rose4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
18 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit after local chores. Quite different atmosphere compared to my usual late night visits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Itchen Valley - Treacle Stout4.40GoodVery bitter and no sign of the expected sweetness
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Sprucy Banger (collaboration with Northern Monk)4.30Not Tried
10 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Sprucy Banger (collaboration with Northern Monk)4.30ExcellentDid not like the first few sips but the flavours settled as the pint slowly went down. Spruce tips added the zest
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Sambrook's - American Red Ale4.20Not Tried
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

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About The Watch House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent121
Good172
Acceptable69
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 333 times, seen 677 different beers and tried 296 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP