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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
East London (ELB) - WolfExcellent1
Portobello - Sauce on the SideExcellent1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleExcellent1
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Excellent1
Portobello - Chestnut AleExcellent1
Hook Norton - Crafty FoxExcellent1
Exmoor - BeastExcellent1
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Iron BrewExcellent1
Elgood's - Hen in BlackGood1
Weltons - ChurchilianGood1
Camerons - Old Sea DogGood1
Wadworth - Elderberry IPAGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood5
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood1
White Horse - Village IdiotGood1
Goddards - Wight SquirrelAcceptable1
Portobello - JPAAcceptable1
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Truman's - TreasonNot Tried0
Truman's - Knees UpNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys RavensbeerNot 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
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Nelson - Cat O' Nine TailsNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RRIPANot 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
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

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
25 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentWhy can't other local 'Spoon's keep their Abbot as well as here?
Exmoor - Beast6.60ExcellentForgot it was 6.6% when I ordered, great nightcap winter beer though, albeit on the warmest February day on record!
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
Nelson - Cat O' Nine Tails4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RRIPA4.50Not TriedRan out
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent27
Good14
Acceptable6
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 26 times, seen 97 different beers and tried 40 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR