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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleExcellent2
Hook Norton - Crafty FoxExcellent1
Acorn - Admiral IPAExcellent1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - San FranciscoGood1
Weltons - ChurchilianGood1
Elgood's - Hen in BlackGood1
Truman's - Knees UpGood1
Camerons - Old Sea DogGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood6
Wadworth - Elderberry IPAGood1
Portobello - JPAAcceptable1
Goddards - Wight SquirrelAcceptable1
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red AleAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop English-Grown CascadeNot Tried0
Adnams - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Portobello - Central Line RedNot Tried0
Adnams - Topaz GoldNot Tried0
Dorking - Washington GoldNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Darling Gypsy Mask RedNot Tried0
Wadworth - Bagby Asphalt JungleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Portobello - Stiff LipNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Weltons - Equinox GoldNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Naylor's - Velvet Premium MildNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Portobello - APANot Tried0
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Southwark - Amarillo GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

04 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Dorking Brewery meet the brewer and tap takeover tomorrow.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Excellent
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red Ale3.80AcceptableRather fresh and lost head very quickly
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not TriedRan out as I ordered
Dorking - Washington Gold3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Amarillo Gold4.50Not Tried
23 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Truman's - Knees Up4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Portobello - APA5.00Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not TriedRan out
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Brown Dog Riot4.50Not Tried
14 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Acorn - Admiral IPA5.00ExcellentEnglish hopped with full flavour and hard hitter
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - San Francisco5.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Naylor's - Velvet Premium Mild4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
07 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentGreat relief after the Westerham Viceroy
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00GoodVery sour hopping that I found to be bordering on unpleasant
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not TriedRan out
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Weltons - Equinox Gold4.30Not Tried
16 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Portobello - JPA4.20AcceptableShots of lemonade made it quaffable
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Stiff Lip5.50Not Tried
08 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Camerons - Old Sea Dog4.30GoodNot as good as a previous example I have had
Wadworth - Elderberry IPA4.60GoodGood condition but lacking any promised flavours
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wadworth - Bagby Asphalt Jungle4.50Not Tried
02 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Crafty Fox4.40Excellent
Elgood's - Hen in Black4.50GoodNightcap half
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Not Tried
Dorking - Washington Gold3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Darling Gypsy Mask Red4.00Not Tried
25 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodToo chilled
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00AcceptableRather acidic taste, suspect more how delivered than any effect of the pub's handling
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Oyster Stout4.30Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Central Line Red4.40Not Tried
13 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weltons - Churchilian6.60GoodHeavy drinking bitter nightcap
Goddards - Wight Squirrel4.30AcceptableFar from peak condition
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.30Not Tried
11 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentExcellent here yet again
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentSuperb total clarity. Excellent nick indeed
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop English-Grown Cascade4.50Not Tried

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent30
Good18
Acceptable7
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 30 times, seen 109 different beers and tried 44 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR