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The Broken Drum (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - Golden RuleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Session IPAExcellent2
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua BlondeExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
By The Horns - HopadelicExcellent1
Wibblers - Dengie IPAExcellent1
Cellar Head - FiresideExcellent1
Brumaison - GBExcellent1
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Whitstable - Native BitterGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Broadman PaleGood1
Thames Side - Heron AleGood1
Range Ales - Golden ShotGood1
Lister's - Tail Wagger (or Battersea Tail Wagger)Acceptable1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Nanny Ogg's Barley WineAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Fireside GlowAcceptable1
Brunswick - Triple HopUndrinkable1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterNot Tried0
Slater's - Neon KissNot Tried0
Slater's - Autumn RedNot Tried0
Sambrook's - WandleNot Tried0
By The Horns - The Mayor of Garratt London Best BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Three Daggers - Daggers BlondeNot Tried0
Whitstable - Shucker's SessionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
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Visits Details

11 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Unusual to have a choice of five beers, usually three here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua Blonde3.90ExcellentIn lovely nick
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70GoodNative is not the bitter is was when first introduced. This was good but lacking
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Three Daggers - Daggers Blonde3.60Not Tried
Whitstable - Shucker's Session3.90Not Tried
03 Mar 2020 (Magnus Greel)
This was a quick in and out, busy with smelly dogs outnumbering their human owners the foul stench in here was unbearable. I didn't even bother to note the beers on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
02 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wibblers - Dengie IPA3.60Excellent
Brumaison - GB4.40Excellent
By The Horns - The Mayor of Garratt London Best Bitter4.30Not TriedApparently unexpectedly hazy
18 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close plus a short stay-on to avoid torrential rain.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
By The Horns - Hopadelic4.30ExcellentGood balance
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
11 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Range Ales - Golden Shot3.70Good
Westerham - Grasshopper Kent Red Ale3.80Good
Broken Drum Home Brew - Broadman Pale3.70GoodYet another ABV version! Good old basic English bitter
07 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lister's - Tail Wagger (or Battersea Tail Wagger)4.10AcceptableUnexpectedly very hazy, a murk
Mad Cat - Fireside Glow4.40AcceptablePoured flat
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Broken Drum Home Brew - Nanny Ogg's Barley Wine8.50Not TriedStill hanging on
31 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit after local chores.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Session IPA4.30GoodSlight loss of edge since yesterday
Slater's - Autumn Red5.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Broken Drum Home Brew - Nanny Ogg's Barley Wine8.50Not Tried
30 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50ExcellentA subtle contrast with the Canterbury ale and excellent too
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Session IPA4.30Excellent
Slater's - Autumn Red5.00Not Tried
Broken Drum Home Brew - Nanny Ogg's Barley Wine8.50Not TriedSelling slowly
23 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Guv was poorly so his family was subbing for him.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Fireside5.20ExcellentDark and fruity and rich
Brunswick - Triple Hop4.00UndrinkableNewly tapped, should have known from taster. Very hazy, bitsy and acid sharp. Swapped with good grace and taken off sale. I had a rhubarb cider instead
Thames Side - Heron Ale3.70Not Tried
Broken Drum Home Brew - Nanny Ogg's Barley Wine8.50Not Tried
18 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close and a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Good
Thames Side - Heron Ale3.70GoodBest beer of the evening
Broken Drum Home Brew - Nanny Ogg's Barley Wine8.50AcceptableGood attempt at a barley wine with a characteristic sweet aftertaste. Some haze
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Slater's - Neon Kiss6.00Not Tried

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent103
Good151
Acceptable67
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 174 times, seen 379 different beers and tried 254 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT