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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Exmoor - BeastExcellent1
Acorn - Admiral IPAExcellent1
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Excellent1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleExcellent2
Portobello - Chestnut AleExcellent1
Hook Norton - Crafty FoxExcellent1
Elgood's - Hen in BlackGood1
Weltons - ChurchilianGood1
Camerons - Old Sea DogGood1
Wadworth - Elderberry IPAGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood5
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - San FranciscoGood1
Goddards - Wight SquirrelAcceptable1
Portobello - JPAAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Weltons - Equinox GoldNot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Naylor's - Velvet Premium MildNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

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
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent29
Good16
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 28 times, seen 104 different beers and tried 42 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR