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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - FortitudeExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent2
Lacons - Falcon AleExcellent1
Great Oakley - HarpersExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew Ales - Broadman PaleGood1
Vibrant Forest - SummerlandsGood1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfGood1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - FireflyGood1
Lister's - Best BitterGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening Acceptable1
Range Ales - Fan DanceAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleAcceptable1
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Sub ThreeNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Lister's - Westmorland Dark MildNot Tried0
Lister's - Special AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Range Ales - Double TapNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60Acceptable
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00Acceptable
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
09 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Guv here is very near to obtaining his commercial brewing licences.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Good
Vibrant Forest - Summerlands3.50GoodGood condition but not to my taste being a near lemon juicer
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
31 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Oakley - Harpers4.30Excellent
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Range Ales - Double Tap4.10Not Tried
23 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit visit until 10pm. On another balmy night quite tolerable inside. Three men from the same school recalled teachers' names and habits. Another of Guv's homebrewed ales available from tomorrow, his ales are named after Terry Pratchett characters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Firefly3.70Good
Lister's - Best Bitter3.90Good
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
16 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Communal crossword completion caused some good hearted friction.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening 3.40Acceptable
Range Ales - Fan Dance4.20AcceptableA dry bitterness
Lister's - Special Ale4.60Not Tried
02 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Good
Kent - KGB4.10Not TriedRarely for Kent the ale appeared hazy and with a few bits, so did not sample
Lister's - Westmorland Dark Mild3.70Not Tried
25 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit soon after opening time, we had a good chat with the landlord about beers and micropubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Excellent
Kent - Pale4.00Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
19 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close plus a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90GoodA heavy hitter of a bitter
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
07 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A fortuitous cheese night with some fine examples to complement the ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Good
Broken Drum Home Brew Ales - Broadman Pale3.90GoodHome brewed in the Guv's garage with a pal, gratis here. A fine English hopped pale ale with good hop oil residues on the lips
Cellar Head - Sub Three2.70Not Tried
28 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lacons - Falcon Ale4.20ExcellentIn top form
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not TriedPut on at closing time, needs more time to clear

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent73
Good75
Acceptable46
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.

We have visited this pub 106 times, seen 252 different beers and tried 169 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT