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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua BlondeAcceptable1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Broadman PaleGood1
Brumaison - BeulterAcceptable1
Brumaison - BullionAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleGood1
Cellar Head - Amber AleGood1
Cellar Head - Festival PaleExcellent1
Cellar Head - Session BestGood1
Cellar Head - Summer Pale AleGood1
Northdown - Merry MargateGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopGood1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Good1
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - WokkaNot Tried0
Brockley - Pale AleNot Tried0
Brockley - Summer XPANot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Guinea GuzzlerNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Mighty Oak - WormholeNot Tried0
Musket - Matchlock MildNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
Weltons - Finest HourNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Whitstable - Shucker's SessionNot Tried0
XT Brewing - 3 West Coast IPANot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing HummingbirdNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

09 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Drum Home Brew - Broadman Pale3.40GoodYet another abv for this very suppable brew. Did lose head and lacing as pints went down
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Hummingbird4.60Not Tried
04 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua Blonde4.50AcceptableNearing end of cask and with loss of condition, still tasty however
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
XT Brewing - 3 West Coast IPA4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Wormhole4.10Not Tried
26 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close, as all left!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Session Best4.00GoodIn good condition but was a wet dog bitter, one was enough
Musket - Matchlock Mild3.80Not Tried
Brew Buddies - Wokka4.80Not Tried
20 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Two large Rott pups held court around the bar so I sat at a table for the first time here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80GoodSomething has changed on this beer. This tasted of caramel bit the crisp bitterness of old
Cellar Head - Amber Ale4.00Good
Brew Buddies - Wokka4.80Not TriedThe taster was as opaque as a Scrumpy cider so given a miss
12 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Discussions galore about butter brands past and present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Festival Pale4.80ExcellentZesty is the one word to describe this, mouth tingling is two
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50GoodMalty chestnut ale
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
05 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20GoodProves this beer is intended to be quite clear, unlike elsewhere over the weekend
Cellar Head - Summer Pale Ale3.70Good
Brockley - Summer XPA3.60Not Tried
22 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Merry Margate3.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Good
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
15 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Good
Brumaison - Beulter4.60AcceptableVery malty, needed more condition
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not TriedRan out
Whitstable - Shucker's Session3.90Not TriedNew cask broached
02 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Local Keith celebrating his 65th tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90GoodNew cask on, good but a little fresh
Brumaison - Bullion4.50AcceptableSlight haze, almost last out of cask
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Guinea Guzzler3.70Not TriedRan out
25 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80GoodRefreshing
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90GoodHop bittering was not too harsh
Weltons - Finest Hour4.50Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

The pub sign. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent95
Good123
Acceptable61
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Blackfen, Greater London, DA15 9PT.

Bexley Borough's 3rd Micropub shop conversion in Westwood Lane planned to open in Spring 2015 sometime just after Eastertide. Finally opened on Friday 17th April 2015. Named after an inn in a Terry Pratchett novel. Formerly a nail salon called Simply Nails. Real ales and ciders sold under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room visible through its glazed door. 2 level wooden stillage holds up to 10 casks. A settle in each bay window and low tables and chairs provide the seating. Unisex toilet. Has a small bar counter in one corner. Note that last sales are 30 minutes before the advertised closing time. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2018. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018. Cash only, no card payments permitted.

We have visited this pub 153 times, seen 347 different beers and tried 228 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT