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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestGood1
Romney Marsh - American PaleGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon BitterGood1
New River - London TapGood1
Kent - ZingiberGood1
Slater's - 1 HopGood1
No Frills Joe - Candy Soup Good1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Broadman GreenGood1
Black Dog - Whitby AbbeyGood1
Titsey - Gresham HopperGood1
Dorking - Winter's ComingGood1
Dorking - Pilcrow AleGood1
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Green HopGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Constable Bluejohn BitterGood1
Tonbridge - Countryman Green HopGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Gaspode MildGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialGood1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterAcceptable1
Iron Pier - BitterAcceptable2
Titsey - Gower WolfAcceptable1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua BlondeAcceptable1
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Sky Without SunNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy BearsNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Titsey - Leveson BuckNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
New River - Five-Inch DropNot Tried0
New River - Riverbed RedNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Citris ParadisiNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

02 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Dog - Whitby Abbey3.80GoodOne of those beers drunk without really noticing
Broken Drum Home Brew - Constable Bluejohn Bitter4.40GoodFirst out of a new cask, fresh but had all the tastes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
New River - Riverbed Red4.20Not Tried
26 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Good
Slater's - 1 Hop4.00Good
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00PoorRare duff one here. Last out of cask it turned out to be. Barely drinkable, ugh
New River - Riverbed Red4.20Not Tried
Cellar Head - Citris Paradisi4.00Not TriedThe very full pump clip description reeked of citrus so no go there, no not ever!
18 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close with no rush to leave.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Good
Broken Drum Home Brew - Gaspode Mild3.60GoodGood condition even with the cask well down, but too bitter for me for a mild
New River - Five-Inch Drop4.60Not Tried
11 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Windows steamed up with heating on and sweating bodies inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New River - London Tap3.80GoodAnother one too citrussy for me
No Frills Joe - Candy Soup 5.00GoodA 5 hopper with slight haze, but one that gave me a heavy sugar rush
Dorking - Winter's Coming4.50Good
28 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dorking - Pilcrow Ale4.00GoodWell presented
Titsey - Gower Wolf4.00Acceptable
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua Blonde4.10AcceptableGood sour hop bittering but no head, lacing, condition
21 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Zingiber4.10GoodRefreshing
Broken Drum Home Brew - Broadman Green3.70GoodA highly distinctive hop nose - resembling skunk odour from someone passing you on a bus. Strong hop bitterness too, a good effort
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
15 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Countryman Green Hop4.00GoodClean tasting
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00Good
Titsey - Leveson Buck3.70Not Tried
07 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titsey - Gresham Hopper3.70GoodOrange citrus notes
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Green Hop4.50GoodOne of the better green hoppers
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
23 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. 2 or 3 in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter4.30AcceptableBasic bitter
Pig & Porter - Sky Without Sun4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy Bears4.40Not Tried
19 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80GoodA whole heap of mouth zing in this brew
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon Bitter4.00GoodNicely smooth and well balanced
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent95
Good141
Acceptable64
Poor2

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. Card payments now accepted.

We have visited this pub 163 times, seen 366 different beers and tried 242 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT