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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Slater's - HakaExcellent1
Ayr - Rabbies PorterExcellent1
Slater's - PremiumExcellent1
Slater's - 1 HopExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Viva La ResoultionExcellent1
Naylor's - CitrasGood1
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Single HeaderGood1
Ilkley - Fireside PorterGood1
Coach House - St PatricksGood1
Iron Pier - AmberGood1
Loddon - Winter RaysGood1
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPAGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - FrogbitGood1
Naylor's - Leprechaun StoutGood1
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug PorterGood1
Brentwood - Winter WarmerGood1
Nelson - SpankerAcceptable1
Wantsum - FortitudeAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow AleNot Tried0
Dorking - Washington GoldNot Tried0
Brentwood - LegacyNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Slater's - Neon KissNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

18 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A micropub at its best, just a small group around the bar with constant conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Naylor's - Leprechaun Stout4.10Good
Naylor's - Citras4.40Good
Coach House - St Patricks4.70GoodA fair sized taster, very much better than was my expectation
12 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50GoodGood condition but same old same old lemon juice
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Frogbit4.40GoodGood old English mid brown bitter, who needs more
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug Porter4.50Not Tried
Slater's - Neon Kiss6.00Not Tried
05 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The masses of glasses for washing told of a record breaking day's sales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Old Slug Porter4.50Good
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Single Header4.50GoodFreshly tapped and spiled but excellent as second out of the cask
Iron Pier - Amber3.90GoodOh no, a boring citrus juice job. Aptly this on Pancake Day!
26 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm. The Guv seated and quaffing our side of the bar tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Premium4.40Excellent
Slater's - 1 Hop4.00ExcellentDelicious Goldings single hopper in prime nick
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
19 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. A tin of Nitromors was at the ready for some table top varnish removing after we left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Haka5.20ExcellentFull bodied hit
Loddon - Winter Rays3.90Good
Brentwood - Legacy4.00Not Tried
04 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brentwood - Winter Warmer4.70GoodNice warming stronger beer
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70AcceptableNot what it was, thin gruel with little distinctive taste
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00Not Tried
28 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. All the talk was of the weekend's FA Cup matches and tonight's next round draw.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ayr - Rabbies Porter4.30ExcellentBeen on a few days but still a very tasty porter in excellent nick
Hop Fuzz - English4.00GoodFirst out of a new cask
Dorking - Washington Gold3.80Not Tried
15 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Fireside Porter4.20Good
Nelson - Spanker4.20AcceptableBland
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00Not Tried
14 Jan 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon early evening, one other chap in who was fascinated by our itinerary today and another chap arrived with a friendly Rottie not long after. Possibly the most basic Micropub I've visited - no frills furniture decor & lighting here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Viva La Resoultion4.00ExcellentEasy drinking flavoursome session beer
Nelson - Spanker4.20Not Tried
Ilkley - Fireside Porter4.20Not Tried
31 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Good
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Acceptable
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent89
Good99
Acceptable54
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 131 times, seen 303 different beers and tried 205 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT