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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hop WeaverExcellent2
Marston's - Old Empire IPAExcellent1
Bishop Nick - DivineExcellent1
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotGood1
Batemans - Steel & Oak Easy StoutGood1
Lancaster - HarlequinGood1
Mauldons - Black AdderGood1
Greene King - AbbotGood4
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Four GrainsGood1
Hogs Back - Three HogsGood1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterGood1
Banks's - Brombeer Freddy ExportAcceptable1
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Acceptable1
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)Not Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
Milestone - Pacific IslanderNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow PaleNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Not Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Vanilla Cream PaleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Night ShiftNot Tried0
Sambrook's - ScrumdownNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

10 Jul 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Still exceedingly good footfall from earlier England Euro football semi-final on TV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodBasic good condition
Hogs Back - Three Hogs4.50GoodVery lively with lasting head and lacing and a lot of bitterness
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)4.20Not TriedUsual old JDW trick, clip showing but run out
25 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hop Weaver5.40GoodFull in your face hopping
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
17 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodGood enough to add a late half to a pint
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Dorking - Pilcrow Pale4.00Not Tried
10 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70ExcellentSuperb last half out of the cask, barman was not going to serve it to me!
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Four Grains4.50GoodIn very bitter shape
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Pacific Islander5.00Not Tried
05 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Hop Weaver5.40Excellent4½* seriously bordering on a 5 with intense bittering and substantial head and lacing to the bottom of the glass
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10Not Tried
Otter - Bright4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
28 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20GoodFoaming head and good lacing
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50GoodTasty dark nightcap
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
08 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bishop Nick - Divine5.10ExcellentBy far the best example of this I have had whilst it is a current quarter Spoon's guest
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30GoodBordering on a 4*. Spot on and a great nightcap pint
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
11 Oct 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Spoke to a customer who remembered the pub's more infamous Breakspear Arms days as a regular user.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Batemans - Steel & Oak Easy Stout4.00GoodJDW festival ale. Lots of fobbing on pouring - seemed a tad fresh
Lancaster - Harlequin5.00GoodJDW festival ale that was drunk without really noticing but condition was good
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Scrumdown4.00Not Tried
05 May 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late night across midnight visit. Nearly misjudged last bus time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40AcceptableBasic uninspiring stuff
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableWatery
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Night Shift3.50Not Tried
11 Apr 2023 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00AcceptableOne of those not right tasting Abbots. Caramelly
Banks's - Brombeer Freddy Export4.60AcceptableFestival ale dogend - fobbed a lot, tasted either very fresh or end of cask, not sure which
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Vanilla Cream Pale4.00Not Tried

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About The Brockley Barge

The pub sign. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent42
Good43
Acceptable13
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Brockley, Greater London, SE4 2RR.

Formerly Breakspear Arms until closed in 1994. Re-opened by Wetherspoon in October 2000. In Brockley Road, wedge shaped on a large prominent corner spot. Usual Wetherspoon features but rarely all on the one ground floor location. 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5.

We have visited this pub 58 times, seen 160 different beers and tried 68 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR