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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Orkney (Sinclair) - CelebrationExcellent1
Cairngorm - WildcatExcellent1
Wibblers - Hop BlackExcellent1
Portobello - All Saints AleExcellent1
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Portobello - Stiff LipExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterExcellent1
Coach House - Christmas Stocking Excellent1
Adnams - T DropExcellent1
Black Sheep - Rye MildExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Starry NightGood1
Branscombe Vale - BranocGood1
Truman's - Two HalvesGood1
Portobello - APAGood1
Adnams - Nut BrownGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleAcceptable1
Wood's - Christmas CrackerAcceptable1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - RegattaNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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
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
Yeovil - Star GazerNot Tried0
Portobello - White CityNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

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
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good5
Acceptable2
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 13 times, seen 56 different beers and tried 21 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR