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The Brockley Barge (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesExcellent1
Portobello - StarExcellent1
Lancaster - English IPAExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London PorterExcellent1
Banks's - Ballistic Short Fuse IPAExcellent1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood7
Southwark - Single Hop Series JarryloGood1
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPANot Tried0
Hook Norton - Off the HookNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Last DropNot Tried0
Portobello - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Portobello - WembeerlyNot 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
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Dorking - DB Number OneNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Dorking - Black NoiseNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red SkyNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Portobello - JPANot Tried0
Portobello - Market PorterNot Tried0
Exmoor - Exile Wicked WolfNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruby Abbot (or Abbot Ruby)Not Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Champions AleNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - El CaminoNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brockley Barge, Brockley, Greater London

Visits Details

13 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit extended over midnight. Honoured to have a conversation with the Top Guv here, his venue had apparently just been visited by an Area Manager using the JDW app to place a mystery shopper purchase. I had wondered seeing someone have three drinks delivered to his table then sampled and then departed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Portobello - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Portobello - Wembeerly4.50Not Tried
09 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. Limited range as most handpump lines were under cleaning, but this late at night that is perfectly justified.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentFaultless
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - London Porter5.30ExcellentLovely condition
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
30 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit across midnight. Long chat with a fellow about his failed central heating circuit. 3 handpumps labelled "under line cleaning" tells me the venue cares about beer quality.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lancaster - English IPA5.10ExcellentAs had elsewhere this is an excellent beer
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Exile Wicked Wolf4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Ruby Abbot (or Abbot Ruby)5.20Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - El Camino4.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Off the Hook4.30Not Tried
12 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. The pumps looked a bit like a Portobello tap takeover.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Portobello - Star4.30ExcellentRather sweetish brew
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Not Tried
Portobello - JPA4.20Not Tried
05 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings (whichever bus comes first) visit until close. Disappointed at first to find no Abbot (nor GK IPA) as no deliveries - are people using them as car fuel?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40Excellent4½* I know this venue is renowned for looking after its real ales well but this was superb+
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Autumn Red4.40Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
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

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About The Brockley Barge

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent37
Good29
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. In Brockley Road, 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 43 times, seen 135 different beers and tried 52 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE4 2RR