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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cross Bay - ZenithExceptional1
Bexley - Howbury 7 Odo's Oat PorterExcellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent1
Tonbridge - India Pale AleExcellent1
Cross Bay - VesperExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent2
Revolutions - HexExcellent1
Whitstable - CometExcellent1
Kent - SimcoeExcellent1
Cross Bay - HaloExcellent1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Lytham - GoldGood1
Rockin Robin - Really RockinGood1
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian CardinalGood1
House Beer - Pond LifeGood2
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerGood1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleGood1
Old Dairy - Summer TopAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - Lost ColonyAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Barn Owl BitterNot Tried0
Flipside - Sterling PaleNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Kent - Old JamaicaNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Secrets We ShareNot Tried0
Flipside - Full CrownNot Tried0
Yeovil - Star GazerNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Shiny - Strong PailNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot Tried0
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn AleNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaNot Tried0
Whitstable - Christmas SpiritNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London
Picture 2. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London
Picture 3. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

04 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Opening time doors after Eltham chores. Good to watch a couple of hours of comings and goings as the evening got into gear.
Kent - Porter5.50Excellent
Cross Bay - Vesper3.80ExcellentSour bittered NWA - New World Ale. Ran out a couple of pints later
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90GoodFirst time I have picked up some of this beer's taste characteristics. Perhaps a tad fresh
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Christmas Spirit4.60Not Tried
18 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Revolutions - Hex6.00Excellent4½* A superbly balanced six hop IPA
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80AcceptablePoured pretty flat, tasted good but little mouthfeel
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not TriedPost closing time taster was superb
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
02 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit as a reward for Eltham chores. Several hours soon passed.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80GoodDid not hold the superb poured head
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00GoodOld fashioned acidic bitterness
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70GoodVery sour bitternsss
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Pattern Recognition4.20Not TriedBrewed using Experimental EXP431 hops
19 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Kent - Simcoe4.50ExcellentCouldn't get much better
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Shiny - Strong Pail5.00Not Tried
07 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentFirst out of new cask, heady stuff
Whitstable - Comet4.40ExcellentSuperb single hopper
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
05 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Relaxed end of day atmosphere here.
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80ExcellentLovely full bodied ale, best of this version I have had to date. Punching above its abv
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian Cardinal4.40GoodBeautifully clear and tasty hops with no harshness
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
01 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon post Eltham chores visit. 2 top notch beers here could have extended the visit until closing time but self-restraint ruled eventually!
Cross Bay - Zenith5.00ExceptionalSuperb, one can tell when one big swig after another is followed by another
Cross Bay - Halo3.60Excellent4½* - truly glorious and only eclipsed by its stronger brother
Yeovil - Star Gazer4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
03 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon after chores in Eltham. Good early doors comings and goings.
House Beer - Pond Life3.60GoodTonbridge Traditional by any other name. When it is time for a mid brown session English bitter this is one to go for
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60AcceptableLost its head and condition before a sip or two
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra 4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Secrets We Share5.20Not Tried
Flipside - Full Crown4.30Not Tried
22 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunch time visit and we were the only customers at first, we shared four pint jugs of beer.
Lytham - Gold4.20GoodOne of our group asked me if this was a Kentish brewery, well I suppose we do have a Preston and a Leeds in Kent but not a Lytham.
House Beer - Pond Life3.60GoodAdvertised as being brewed by Tonbridge Brewery, a good traditional session bitter.
Cotleigh - Barn Owl Bitter4.50Not Tried
Flipside - Sterling Pale3.90Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10Not Tried
13 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Proudly displaying its CAMRA SE London Branch Pub of the Year certificate on the bar counter.
Bexley - Howbury 7 Odo's Oat Porter5.50ExcellentA dark nourishing meal
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10GoodBit watery I thought
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

The pub sign. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Eltham, Greater London, SE9 1UT.

Micropub located in a former plumbing supplies shop in Westmount Road in the parade of shops adjacent to the former entrance to the now closed Eltham Park railway station. An area previously devoid of pubs at the wish of the estate builder at the time. Expected to open in December 2014 and did, in fact, open on cue on Friday 12th December 2014 at 5 pm. Named after the Long Pond in Eltham Park North, a short walk away. There are 4-6 local real ales and cider served on gravity dispense from a chilled stillage room which may be viewed through a window behind the bar counter. There is also real cider and perry. At the front seating is on high wall mounted benches and high tables. To the left rear is a low tables and chairs seated area called "The Dorchester Room". A corridor leads to the toilets at the very back and is usually packed with full and empty casks. Local CAMRA branch runner-up Pub of the Year 2016. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017 and local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017 too. The house beer Pond Life is Tonbridge Traditional.

We have visited this pub 38 times, seen 143 different beers and tried 60 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT