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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ayr - Rabbies PorterExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Viva La ResoultionExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Hop Fuzz - FalloutGood1
Brumaison - BeulterGood1
Ilkley - Fireside PorterGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterGood1
Brockley - Golden AleGood1
Brentwood - Winter WarmerGood1
Brockley - Blueprint No 2 Best BitterAcceptable1
Whitstable - Native BitterAcceptable1
Wantsum - FortitudeAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidAcceptable1
Musket - Powder BurnAcceptable1
Nelson - SpankerAcceptable1
Weltons - Horsham OldNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Curiously DarkNot Tried0
Brockley - Pale AleNot Tried0
Brumaison - BBNot Tried0
Broken Drum Home Brew - Constable Bluejohn BitterNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Old American PaleNot Tried0
Colchester - Table BeerNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow AleNot Tried0
Dorking - Washington GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

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
17 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60GoodFirst out of new cask, very lively and zesty mouthfeel
Brockley - Blueprint No 2 Best Bitter4.20AcceptableRather flat, mid brown beer with malt overpowering any hops
Hop Fuzz - Old American Pale4.20Not TriedRan out as I ordered one
Colchester - Table Beer3.60Not Tried
04 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20GoodLots of zingy mouthfeel
Musket - Powder Burn5.00AcceptableFlattish made it a bit of a chore
Broken Drum Home Brew - Constable Bluejohn Bitter4.20Not TriedWarned it had not come out too well. taster to me had an aniseed flavour
19 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20Good
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70AcceptableI did not recognise this as Native Bitter
Brumaison - BB3.60Not Tried
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

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent86
Good90
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 126 times, seen 289 different beers and tried 194 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT