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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Portobello - Chestnut AleExcellent1
Exmoor - BeastExcellent1
Enfield (branded as Enefeld) - Iron BrewExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter WarmerExcellent1
East London (ELB) - WolfExcellent1
Greene King - Abbot AleExcellent5
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Portobello - Sauce on the SideExcellent1
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Excellent1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleExcellent2
White Horse - Village IdiotGood1
Weltons - ChurchilianGood1
Dorking - Buffalo Buffalo v.2Good1
Portobello - APAGood1
Strathaven - Winter GlowAcceptable1
Goddards - Wight SquirrelAcceptable1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot 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
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Nelson - Cat O' Nine TailsNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RRIPANot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop English-Grown CascadeNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

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
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent26
Good9
Acceptable4
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 22 times, seen 84 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR