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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter WarmerExcellent1
Wibblers - Hop BlackExcellent1
East London (ELB) - WolfExcellent1
Greene King - Abbot AleExcellent3
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Portobello - Stiff LipExcellent1
Portobello - Sauce on the SideExcellent1
Coach House - Christmas Stocking Excellent1
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Excellent1
Portobello - Chestnut AleExcellent1
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Iron BrewExcellent1
Dorking - Buffalo Buffalo v.2Good1
Portobello - APAGood1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
White Horse - Village IdiotGood1
Branscombe Vale - BranocGood1
Wood's - Christmas CrackerAcceptable1
Strathaven - Winter GlowAcceptable1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Dorking - Smokestack Lightnin'Not Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
Hogs Back - HBBNot Tried0
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Starry NightNot Tried0
Yeovil - Star GazerNot Tried0
Portobello - White CityNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Down UnderNot Tried0
Adnams - Sprucy Banger (collaboration with Northern Monk)Not Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Truman's - TreasonNot Tried0
Truman's - Knees UpNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys RavensbeerNot Tried0
Portobello - JPANot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Banks's - Young Henrys StayerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

14 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20ExcellentOn true form
Portobello - Chestnut Ale4.50ExcellentNightcap winter warmer
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
Banks's - Young Henrys Stayer3.80Not Tried
06 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentTotal clarity and a proper traditional bitter taste
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Iron Brew4.20ExcellentHeavily malted and unusual floral hop bittering
White Horse - Village Idiot4.10GoodSharp bitterness
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Treason4.50Not Tried
29 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Worth the trip for the best 'Spoon's locally for consistent beer quality.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Wolf4.10ExcellentDelicious subtle hopping
Portobello - Sauce on the Side5.20ExcellentFar West Project FWP-003. Cranberry sauce stout, a smooth full-bodied jobbie
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Knees Up4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Ravensbeer4.80Not TriedNot an ounce of true brewing provenance at point of sale, but give Wetherspoon's its due as it does declare it in its London Beer Festival tasting notes programme
Portobello - JPA4.20Not Tried
24 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentIn top notch form here again
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00GoodA particularly sharp bitterness
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Summer Down Under3.90Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
Dorking - Buffalo Buffalo v.25.10Not Tried
Adnams - Sprucy Banger (collaboration with Northern Monk)4.30Not Tried
22 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentNo great lover of Abbot but this was superb, a proper bitter
Dorking - Buffalo Buffalo v.25.10GoodEasy drinking
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
17 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Warmer5.20Excellent
Strathaven - Winter Glow5.00AcceptableHad the spicy warming but came up with a broken scummy yeasty head and was rather sickly
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
15 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Inferno4.00ExcellentSuper pint with superb clarity
Portobello - APA5.00Good
Hogs Back - Surrey Nirvana4.00PoorPoured out cloudy, swapped with good grace, left on sale. I eventually turned the clip round myself
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
02 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wibblers - Hop Black4.00Excellent
Branscombe Vale - Branoc3.80Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Yeovil - Star Gazer4.00Not Tried
Portobello - White City4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Warmer5.20Not Tried
03 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Coach House - Christmas Stocking 4.30ExcellentSurprisingly good for Coach House
Wood's - Christmas Cracker6.00AcceptableIn your face ruby red style
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - HBB3.70Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Starry Night5.40Not Tried
27 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Stiff Lip5.50ExcellentBy far the best Portobello beer I've had, full bodied bitterness, got stuck into it with no need to try any other tonight
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Dorking - Smokestack Lightnin'4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not TriedIf only Truman's did beers now from the original owner of the name's original range
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not TriedIf only Truman's did beers now from the original owner of the name's original range

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent22
Good8
Acceptable3
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. 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 19 times, seen 75 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR