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The Furze Wren (JD Wetherspoon), Bexleyheath

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Broadway Square, 6 Market Place
Phone: 02082982590

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J D Wetherspoon

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Aqualung . left this review about The Furze Wren (JD Wetherspoon)

This is a modern built large Spoons that consists of a long narrow curved room. It's part of what looks like a new shopping centre. It looked busy when I passed it earlier on the bus at around 11:00 and was busy with mostly shoppers when I arrived around midday.

There were definitely more than seven pumps, I didn't count them but I think it was twelve. sadly the Ruddles was doubled up, there were three uninvited guests (two Marston's and a Theakston Beer) plus two Ciders. This left Deuchar's IPA, boring Hobgoblin or Bishop's Finger to choose from. I went for the Bishop's Finger (£2.15) which was OK but not fully clear.

I can see no reason for this being a GBG entry. You would expect it to have beers on from local micros or interesting ones from the current list rather than entirely products of major regionals or offshoots of the global abominations. I have to say I preferred the Wrong 'Un down the road.

On 9th August 2013 - rating: 6
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Roger Button left this review about The Furze Wren (JD Wetherspoon)

The larger of the 2 Wetherspoons that bookend the shopping area of Bexleyheath, the Furze Wren is a large and spacious but quite cavernous and souless place even by ‘Spoons standards. Named in honour of the Dartford Warbler (that as all good ornithologists will know was first discovered on nearby Dartford Heath), the pub does try and break up the open plan nature with a few divides but intimacy isn’t a major feature. One end is partly divided by free standing bookcases and there is also a large area put aside for families during the daytime hours. The middle section in front of the bar is sofa dominated and make the bar area doesn’t seem to be the most intelligent bit of layout planning as it makes the bar a bit inaccessible when things get busy. The floor to high ceilings and full height window frontage makes it quite light and airy and the curvature of the pub (it is situated on a shallow road bend) does at least take away the feel of being in a giant shoe box. There are 2 flatscreen TVs which seema bit inadequate for a pub of this size although I can’t really get to grasp of why Wetherspoons have TV’s in the first place when they are so underused. There are 7 hand pumps with a varying number of guest beers (usually 3 or 4) but even the least fussy ale fan will note that they are generally served too cold which does raise questions as to the pub’s appearance in the 2010 Good Beer Guide. Overall, nothing too memorable but its sheer size usually means you can guarantee a seat and table even at peak periods and whatever its shortcomings, it is still one of the better options in town.

On 20th February 2010 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Furze Wren (JD Wetherspoon)

Very large, but strangely elongated, bar with plenty of window seats to watch the world (generally buses) go by. Decent selection of real ale festival beers on at a very reasonable £1.69. Not particularly busy when I went in mid-afternoon, but the clientele was distinctly more up-market than in the other nearby 'spoons - the rather horrible Wrong 'Un up the road (whose name is probably more fitting than originally intended).

On 11th November 2009 - rating: 6
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Graham Smith left this review about The Furze Wren (JD Wetherspoon)

Its a Wetherspoon pub-clean-in central town centre location-great place to take a break when shopping in Bexleyheath town centre.

On 11th July 2009 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3 recommendations about 3 pubs]