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Lock & Barrel (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Penny RedGood1
Lister's - Best BitterGood1
Beerblefish - S.M.A.S.H.Acceptable1
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Kent - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Moor - IlluminationNot Tried0
Marlix - SPGNot Tried0
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Thirst for KnowledgeNot Tried0
Vocation - Karate Kiwi (collaboration with Overtone)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Lock & Barrel, Bromley, Greater London
Chris Excell

Visits Details

22 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Poor choice of cask ale types, all three being murky pale ales. Cmon there are other styles too. Fair dues to the barmaid for prompting me for CAMRA discount.
Beerblefish - S.M.A.S.H.5.20AcceptableHad no head, lacing nor condition but tasted OK. No beer board pre-warning it would be murky. Initially had an off-putting broken yeasty scummy head that very soon dissipated
BritHop (originally cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Thirst for Knowledge4.30Not Tried
Vocation - Karate Kiwi (collaboration with Overtone)5.50Not Tried
25 Aug 2021 (ChrisE)
My final pub of a tour of South East London pubs, a good micropub.
Lister's - Best Bitter3.90Good
Kent - Southern Cross4.80Not Tried
Moor - Illumination4.30Not Tried
Marlix - SPG4.20Not TriedDescribed as a vanilla milk shake porter.
19 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
My first visit here, very welcoming and CAMRA discount offered immediately. Just time for one quick pint before heading off to meet some friends in the nearby Star & Garter (see Magnus's entry for 19 July for details). There was a beer from Moor available as well as the two ales that I have listed, I did not make a note of which one it was.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Penny Red3.90Good
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried

About the Lock & Barrel

The pub sign. Lock & Barrel, Bromley, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bromley, Greater London, BR1 3QR.

Shop conversion in London Road, opposite the law courts, along micropub lines, this pub offers a range of cask ales on gravity dispense from the rear chilled room visible from the bar counter, keg beers through 6 wall keg taps, ciders and wines. CAMRA discount is available. It was previously used as an ironmongers and the pub name reflects it previous existence. Opened Friday 3rd May 2019.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BR1 3QR