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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAExcellent1
Brockley - Golden AleGood1
Brumaison - BeulterGood1
Brumaison - BullionExceptional1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green HopExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleExcellent1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' FakirsGood1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarGood1
Goacher's - Green HopExcellent1
Kent - Green DwarfExcellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Mad Cat - Red AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Ripple Steam - Classic IPAExcellent1
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterAcceptable1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleExcellent1
Brockley - Pale AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Curiously DarkNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden WobblerNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Hopping Mad Green HoppedNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Weltons - Horsham OldNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

12 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Bit of a dogs' night here tonight ending with a playful young Rottweiler tearing one of the Guv's tea-towels as a game.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentA foaming head
Brumaison - Beulter4.60Good
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
05 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Lots of fireworks outside locally, breaking up the low hubbub of oonversations. Ended with a Firespice Ginger Kentish Pip cider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80GoodThin gruel
Weltons - Horsham Old4.50Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Curiously Dark3.60Not Tried
29 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. I was Green Giant hunting, knowing it had been on here over the weekend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brumaison - Bullion4.50ExceptionalAn excellent English style bitter
Kent - Green Giant6.00Excellent4½* Almost perfect. Help back for over a month since it was delivered it has developed some bittersweet flavours and become as drinkable as a session beer. SO FAR the very best example of this year's version
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Curiously Dark3.60Not Tried
22 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Aha a Kent Green Giant here still, to go on at the weekend. Guv was interested to hear of the new local BritHop Brewery!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Excellent
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
11 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv, who is now fully licensed to brew and vend beer, was sitting customer side tonight. My taste buds were tested to identify what turned out to be a green-hopped cider from Dudda's Tun.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Green Hop3.90Excellent
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
02 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80ExcellentCask fresh on, gave a lot of mouthfeel
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green Hop4.00Excellent
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Hopping Mad Green Hopped4.20Not TriedRan out
24 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Significant debate about Brexit, the Labour Party, forthcoming economic crashes and the subsequent recovery after a period of Brexit pain.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Kent - Green Dwarf3.70ExcellentLittle bruv of Green Giant. I liked this green hopper but the Guv and others here did not. Oh well
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' Fakirs4.30Not Tried
17 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodEver reliable
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' Fakirs4.30Good
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden Wobbler4.10Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50ExcellentAllegedly a hazy wheat beer, this was clear and citrussy!. Not to my taste but condition was excellent
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
03 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Good
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10AcceptableNearing wend of cask, flat
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Ripple Steam - American Pale Ale4.50Not TriedRan out

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent84
Good83
Acceptable48
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 118 times, seen 274 different beers and tried 184 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT