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The Edmund Halley (Wetherspoon)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Orkney (Sinclair) - Clootie DumplingExcellent1
Peerless - Jack Frost BlondExcellent2
Signal - SoloExcellent2
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old GrowlerExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Yakima Valley ABAExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter StarGood1
Greene King - AbbotGood2
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Small Batch Vanilla Coffee StoutGood1
Daleside - Santa's ProgressGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum PuddingGood1
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanGood1
Windsor & Eton - Green GoldAcceptable1
Signal - Absolutely FuggledUndrinkable1
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Golden BootNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Three Wise GuardsmenNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red SkyNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RedNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Windsor KnotNot Tried0

Visits Details

30 Dec 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit on the pub's last day before permanent closure. Packed with locals and bar staff working like Trojans to cope and all very friendly and efficient. Where these locals will go now I do not know given the other local pubs here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Old Growler5.00ExcellentGood Beer Guide pub quality. It soon ran out
Orkney (Sinclair) - Clootie Dumpling4.30ExcellentIn lovely nick
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
17 Dec 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief evening visit after local shopping.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Daleside - Santa's Progress4.20GoodGood basic bitter but nothing really seasonal about it
Signal - Absolutely Fuggled4.00UndrinkableServed as a thick murk soup - must be end of cask. No argument - swapped with good grace
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Three Wise Guardsmen4.20Not Tried
10 Dec 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Small Batch Vanilla Coffee Stout4.70GoodVery good but one was enough, helps greatly only usually having 2 guests on here
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
03 Dec 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Yakima Valley ABA4.80ExcellentTop form, kept a fine head and lacing until the last sip
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Star4.40GoodVery good condition
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum Pudding4.80Not Tried
02 Dec 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00Good
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum Pudding4.80GoodRather thin when compared to the full flavour of Titanic Plum Porter
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Winter Warmer5.20Not TriedRan out just before I was about to order
26 Nov 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening re-visit until midnight close. Had to come back to check the earlier beer quality had not been a dream or mirage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - Jack Frost Blond4.10Excellent4½* bordering on a 5 max score, faultless
Signal - Solo4.60Excellent4½* bordering on a 5 max score, faultless
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Golden Boot4.00Not Tried
26 Nov 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Intended one pint intentions extended several times owing to ale quality.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - Jack Frost Blond4.10Excellent4½* bordering on a 5 max score, faultless
Signal - Solo4.60Excellent4½* bordering on a 5 max score, faultless. Second ale here tonight this good
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Golden Boot4.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot5.00GoodGood condition but lacking the full Abbot flavour, not the pub's fault as far as I can see
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
12 Nov 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Green Gold4.00AcceptableVery disappointing with slight haze. Poor attempt at a green hopped beer
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot4.00Not Tried
05 Nov 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20GoodGood but a little fresh
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Red Sky4.10Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Red4.30Not Tried

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About The Edmund Halley

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent39
Good49
Acceptable34
Poor5

The pub is found in Lee Green, Greater London, SE12 8SS.

In Leegate on the edge of the very dated Leegate shopping centre, standard smalltown Wetherspoon's fayre. Dark inside and toilets a good half mile away from the bar up a baronial hall style staircase. Outside seating provides a real hidden suntrap. 8 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 4. This Wetherspoon pub bears the name of one of England's greatest astronomers. Pub named after Edmund Halley, who gave his name to a now famous comet, and who lies buried in St Margaret's graveyard. Edmund Halley was born in 1656. His studies in astronomy and mathematics led him to be appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society, at the age of 22. Closed Friday 30th December 2022, specific immediate reason unknown but future of pub in existing guise uncertain as long standing plans for the redevelopment of the Leegate Centre, of which it is an integral part is always bubbling away.

We have visited this pub 91 times, seen 224 different beers and tried 103 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE12 8SS