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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - 15Excellent1
Acorn - Admiral IPAExcellent1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaGood1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - San FranciscoGood1
Camerons - Old Sea DogGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey DarkGood1
Wadworth - Elderberry IPAGood1
Truman's - Knees UpGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood7
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red AleAcceptable1
Portobello - JPAAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Brown Dog RiotNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Dorking - Washington GoldNot Tried0
Southwark - Amarillo GoldNot Tried0
Portobello - Westway Pale AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick DarkNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

05 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodStaple diet when all around is mediocre
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
24 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey Dark4.80GoodKept excellent head and lacing throughout. Rather sweet but suppose the honey in the name meant I should have expected that
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Gothick Dark4.60Not Tried
16 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodNot at the peak it can be at this house
Hogs Back - Surrey Nirvana4.00GoodClear as a bell, good condition but unexciting
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 - Runner4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
17 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Grossly understaffed for what was a busier Monday than I have seen here before. Dead glass clearance off tables did not start until after closing time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - 154.50ExcellentExceptionally dry bitter. Celebrates the brewery's 15th anniversary with a 15 hop ale
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hogs Back - Surrey Nirvana4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent31
Good23
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 34 times, seen 115 different beers and tried 46 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR