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The Watch House (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Greene King - Abbot AleGood11
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby BeerNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red SkyNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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

16 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentAs it should be - not creamy finished and no caramel taste
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
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
14 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Very rare to see a manual customer ejection here but there was one tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodOnce again good in every way but for a caramel taste which, for example, was missing in Abbot at nearby The Edmund Halley over the last weekend
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
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
11 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Friday night busy. Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodEverything excellent except for the occasional caramel notes that Abbot can sometimes have
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Sun4.40Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
07 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
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
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
03 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Rather disorganised table service this time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableJury out on this, looked good, rather soapy and a faintly apple taste
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
29 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight. Very efficient table service but I did make sure I was in view of the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentVery fine form with great mouthfeel and clarity
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
21 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit across midnight. All seated service so I sat as near the bar as I could and had to go to the bar everytime to make card payment as there are no portable card payment machines here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentSeems very good to me with quite creamy texture but old English bitterness. Stuck to the one selection having seen the alternatives.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer4.50Not Tried
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

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About The Watch House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent130
Good203
Acceptable93
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 394 times, seen 720 different beers and tried 314 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE13 6JP