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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Banks's - Ballistic Short Fuse IPAExcellent1
Westerham - 15Excellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey DarkGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood8
Truman's - Knees UpGood1
Southwark - Single Hop Series JarryloGood1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaGood1
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red AleAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions AleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Last DropNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Truman's - BlindsideNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Southwark - Potters' Fields PorterNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

30 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close, arriving at the very height of the last orders queue and at the back of it! Being no lover of Dorking ales I was left with a closed book of choice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodAt the sharper end of its taste range
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Dorking - DB Number One4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Black Noise4.50Not Tried
06 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Southwark - Single Hop Series Jarrylo5.00GoodFirst Southwark beer I have enjoyed in a very long time
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Potters' Fields Porter4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
31 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Truman's - Blindside4.30Not Tried
10 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Ballistic Short Fuse IPA6.50ExcellentBuzzing with hop nose and taste. An anaesthetic!
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions Ale4.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA5.00Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Last Drop4.00Not Tried
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent32
Good27
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 38 times, seen 125 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR