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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
Acorn - Admiral IPAExcellent1
Truman's - Knees UpGood1
Southwark - Single Hop Series JarryloGood1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - San FranciscoGood1
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaGood1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Honey DarkGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood7
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red AleAcceptable1
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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
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
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

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
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent32
Good26
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 37 times, seen 125 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR