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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Portobello - All Saints AleExcellent1
Tring - Colley's DogExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterExcellent1
Adnams - T DropExcellent1
Black Sheep - Rye MildExcellent1
Orkney (Sinclair) - CelebrationExcellent1
Cairngorm - WildcatExcellent1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderExcellent1
Truman's - Two HalvesGood1
Adnams - Nut BrownGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Starry NightGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleAcceptable1
Beartown - Bruins RuinAcceptable2
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Milestone - Classic Dark MildNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Rooster's - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartNot Tried0
Caledonian - First DawnNot Tried0
Adnams - RegattaNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - FusilierNot Tried0
Portobello - Summer BlondeNot Tried0
Weltons - American Graffiti AleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Devils Backbone Four Point BlancNot Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow AleNot Tried0
Nelson - Purser's Pussy PorterNot Tried0
Dorking - Buffalo Buffalo v.2Not Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Nelson - Pieces of EightNot Tried0
Upham - Autumn LeavesNot Tried0
Inveralmond - FortingaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

01 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close but marred by masses of uncleared tables and clutter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - All Saints Ale4.20ExcellentGood traditional bitter with exceptional clarity, the latter so rare these days
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not TriedThe twinkling Halloween pumpclip enticed me not one jot
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nelson - Pieces of Eight3.80Not TriedFor some reason being served through a vicious sparkler
Upham - Autumn Leaves4.30Not Tried
Inveralmond - Fortingale4.00Not Tried
10 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. First day of latest JDW beer festival - looks like a slow start to providing a wider range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orkney (Sinclair) - Celebration4.60ExcellentGood smoked malt notes. A beer to celebrate 30 years of Orkney Brewery's founding
Adnams - Nut Brown4.00GoodLimited head and glass lacing. Only really got to like this one with the last sloosh around the mouth of the last drops
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Nelson - Purser's Pussy Porter4.80Not TriedTaster meant no go
Dorking - Buffalo Buffalo v.25.10Not Tried
17 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Excellent
Adnams - T Drop4.00ExcellentNot a taste to my liking but condition excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00Not Tried
09 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Generally acknowledged as the best 'Spoon's in sarf London. A regular and indeed current GBG entry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cairngorm - Wildcat5.10ExcellentSmooth and naturally malt dominated. A mad snip at £1.99pp
Truman's - Two Halves4.20GoodWhy do they call this an IPA at 4.2% and with lemon juice overtones. Not the stuff that would have gone to India. I also wish Trumans would brew beer styles true to its roots, rather than its one-dimensional use of newer hop types. This one in good condition but a total chore to drink
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Hook Norton - Devils Backbone Four Point Blanc4.00Not Tried
31 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close.Some of the best staff you'll find behind a 'Spoon's bar anywhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Rye Mild4.10Excellent
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Starry Night5.40GoodGood dry bitter, it ran out after a further several pints pulled
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableOnce a King of beers now a Knave. Quite unexceptional
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
23 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit to partake of dogends of JDW cider festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Regatta4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Not Tried
Portobello - Summer Blonde4.20Not Tried
Weltons - American Graffiti Ale4.50Not Tried
16 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close. Tried a couple of ciders from the JDW festival too. This is one of the best 'Spoon's for beer care.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tring - Colley's Dog5.20ExcellentIn lovely nick and gently cooled
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Rooster's - YPA (Yorkshire Pale Ale)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - First Dawn3.70Not Tried
23 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Seemed to be attentive, well motivated staff behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20ExcellentReally superb, full bodied
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Milestone - Classic Dark Mild4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80Not Tried
12 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown - Bruins Ruin5.00ExcellentFresh pint was excellent with lingering bitterness
Beartown - Bruins Ruin5.00UndrinkableI was suspicious of the quick fill and shuffling. I had a wander and could see several Icebergs sitting below counter too. I challenged if this was a top up of some stale beer below deck and this was acknowledged. Replaced
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent9
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

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. Wedge shaped on a large prominent corner spot. Usual Wetherspoon features but all on the one ground floor location. 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR