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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua BlondeExcellent1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon BitterExcellent1
Bexley - Alcock and BrownGood1
Dark Revolution - AtomicGood1
Tonbridge - RusticGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Romney Marsh - Modern BritishGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Range Ales - Spring LoadedGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Gaspode MildAcceptable1
Iron Pier - BitterAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - Shine OnNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Spring AleNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Harwich Town - Bathside BatteryNot Tried0
Billericay - Norsey GoldNot Tried0
Billericay - Chilli PorterNot Tried0
Harwich Town - S.S. Brussels BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

12 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Nearly missed last orders with train and bus cancellations.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Sambrook's - Lavender Hill (originally exclusively for Nicholson's)4.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50Not Tried
03 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Busier than a usual Monday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Good
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Good
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
30 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. The Tankleys brewer had brought along some taster Beerblefish bottled beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentSparkling ale in every respect
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Harwich Town - S.S. Brussels Bitter3.80Not Tried
20 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua Blonde4.40Excellent4½* One of those beers you can't sip but want to gulp down. Lovely floral hop perfume. A great credit to the brewer
Harwich Town - Bathside Battery4.20Not Tried
Billericay - Norsey Gold4.20Not Tried
Billericay - Chilli Porter5.90Not TriedOthers complained of throats and bellies afire!
06 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Excellent
Broken Drum Home Brew - Gaspode Mild3.40AcceptableTasty old style mild but did go flat in the glass
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
29 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Range Ales - Spring Loaded4.40Good
Bexley - Alcock and Brown4.00Good
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Spring Ale4.40Not Tried
24 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 1opm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon Bitter4.40ExcellentBest brew so far from this outfit. A real old fashioned beer smell and taste with intriguing use of malt and hops. Certainly good enough to have a second one.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Grandstand Bitter3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Shine On4.00Not Tried
15 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. 2 or 3 in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00AcceptableAcknowledged as past its best
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Lively full house with someone's birthday celebrations and a lot of beer being sunk as a consequence.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Dark Revolution - Atomic3.80GoodHazy tasty ale, the brewery does not warn of the haziness on the pumpclip and really ought to
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
01 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70ExcellentHeavily flavoured very dark stout
Romney Marsh - Modern British3.80GoodGood basic English bitter
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent94
Good110
Acceptable57
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 142 times, seen 328 different beers and tried 219 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT