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The Broken Drum (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
By The Horns - Stiff Upper LipExcellent1
Lister's - SummertimeExcellent1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua BlondeExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As LarryExcellent1
Tonbridge - CountrymanGood1
Goacher's - Special House AleGood1
Whitstable - Native BitterGood1
Constellation - Indus Good1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua BlondeGood1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Gaspode MildGood1
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Good1
Northdown - Bitter SeasGood1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleGood1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleGood1
Brockley - Blueprint Best BitterAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisAcceptable1
Cellar Head - Single Hop PaleAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthAcceptable1
Yorkshire Heart - Silverheart I.P.A.Acceptable1
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon BitterAcceptable1
Tonbridge - TraditionalAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleAcceptable1
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Three Daggers - Daggers BlondeNot Tried0
Whitstable - Shucker's SessionNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Golden AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Session BestNot Tried0
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Giggle and TitterNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Mild DisobedienceNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Eton BoatmanNot Tried0
By The Horns - SunsetNot Tried0
By The Horns - HopadelicNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Picture 2. The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

21 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Light footfall with all sitting well apart so made for louder cross floor conversations, exactly what micropubs are for.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Stiff Upper Lip3.80ExcellentExcellent and zingy but too citrus for me
Lister's - Summertime4.00ExcellentReally excellent balance and I really enjoyed this after the Stiff Upper Lip sharpness
By The Horns - Hopadelic4.30Not Tried
15 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00GoodUnfined but with good head and condition
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80AcceptableAlas unfined but OK
By The Horns - Sunset4.50Not TriedRed ale so not for me
31 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Getting ready for the Jubilee with a range of royal ales in readiness.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Acceptable
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Acceptable
Windsor & Eton - Eton Boatman4.30Not TriedRan out
09 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00GoodNew on today, very zesty
Constellation - Indus 3.90GoodStill quite new to me are Constellation ales
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60AcceptableTired and flat, bar Guv agreed with me
26 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Pretty much all seats taken.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Good
Northdown - Bitter Seas4.20Good
Mad Cat - Mild Disobedience4.00Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
04 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Seems I was discovered in all my several alter egos tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Broken Drum Home Brew - Angua Blonde4.00GoodPreview as put on late for tomorrow, best of the bunch here tonight
Yorkshire Heart - Silverheart I.P.A.4.00AcceptableRan out
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60AcceptableThin and flat
Brockley - Blueprint Best Bitter4.50Acceptable
19 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good chat catching up 2 years with the Top Guv Andy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As Larry4.60ExcellentSuperb beer. Wonder if it emanates from an old rekindled recipe.
Broken Drum Home Brew - Gaspode Mild4.20Good
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Not Tried
31 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Seemed all back to pre pandemic normal here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Good
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Good
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Giggle and Titter3.80Not Tried
06 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit until last orders. People and place unchanged after 20 months.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale4.60AcceptableCloying, felt like an incomplete brew
Broken Drum Home Brew - Errol the Dragon Bitter3.90Acceptable
Romney Marsh - Golden Ale3.90Not Tried
Cellar Head - Session Best4.00Not Tried
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

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About The Broken Drum

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent106
Good160
Acceptable76
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 accepted.

We have visited this pub 183 times, seen 397 different beers and tried 267 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA15 9PT