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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Church End - Goats MilkExcellent1
Wantsum - MontgomeryExcellent1
Blue Monkey - NUTSExcellent1
Lacons - AffinityGood1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeGood1
Westerham - Single Hop MinstrelGood1
Sambrook's - WandleGood1
Canopy - Sunray Pale AleGood1
Slater's - Top TottyGood1
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPAGood1
Kent - Session PaleGood1
Goddards - Starboard !Good1
Canopy - Green Hop Pale AleAcceptable1
Dukeries - Bess HardwickAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Über BrewAcceptable1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest AleAcceptable1
Hadrian and Border - Farne Island Pale AleAcceptable1
Slater's - Maravilla Raspberry BeerAcceptable1
Ghost - Mango ReaperAcceptable1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleNot Tried0
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Not Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince PorterNot Tried0
North Yorkshire - Cereal KillerNot Tried0
Slater's - Queen BeeNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Rudgate - Jorvik BlondeNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Ruby AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
Hadrian and Border - Northumbrian GoldNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 12 Bullion IPANot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Bowman - Wallops WoodNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green HopNot Tried0
Poynton - Viaduct Golden AleNot Tried0
Canopy - Everyday Oyster StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

16 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Where did 2 hours go?
Blue Monkey - NUTS4.60ExcellentDark, malty, nourishing
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Good
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20GoodBoring lemon juice
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green Hop4.20Not TriedRan out
Poynton - Viaduct Golden Ale4.10Not Tried
Canopy - Everyday Oyster Stout5.00Not Tried
10 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Patronage on the up and up with every visit.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Good
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80AcceptableVery tasty but served flat
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
Canopy - Green Hop Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
08 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. A Meantime Brewery employee was enjoying cask here! Guv said he had started with 11 casks on at opening time.
Sambrook's - Wandle3.80GoodGood condition but a wishy washy taste
Canopy - Green Hop Pale Ale3.60AcceptableA hazy distinctly average example of the green hopped genre
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not TriedRan out
Bowman - Wallops Wood4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
01 Oct 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale4.00AcceptableTired near end of cask feel
Ghost - Mango Reaper4.40AcceptableDon't think this worked very well, heavy murk OK but flat
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Northumbrian Gold4.50Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Goddards - Starboard !4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 12 Bullion IPA4.80Not Tried
29 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Catching on locally now, felt like it had always been here.
Church End - Goats Milk3.80ExcellentSuperb nick. Could understand how, in this condition, it won CAMRA's CBOB competition this year
Dark Star - Green Hopped IPA6.50GoodCondition good but felt it lacked the usual intense hopping
Goddards - Starboard !4.00Good
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale4.00Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Bexley - Session Ruby Ale3.70Not Tried
24 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Some Newcastle United supporters had found the place, after a match at Crystal Palace.
Lacons - Affinity4.80Good
Hadrian and Border - Farne Island Pale Ale4.00AcceptableA bit tired and few distinctive flavours
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
18 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Listening to the Guv this venture is clearly a labour of love. Learnt much about how a working dog helps a diabetic person by sniffing and sensing potentially dangerous changes in glucose levels and watched him in action, seemed never really relaxed.
Westerham - Single Hop Minstrel4.50Good
Slater's - Maravilla Raspberry Beer4.50AcceptableThe fruit addition did not really work on this one but it left a nicely dry aftertaste, generally felt wishy washy
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Porter4.60Not Tried
14 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit after a long bus ride locally which impressed on me how many pubs have been lost in that area so a new one is a blessing. This one did its usual micropub trick of making conversation mandatory, in this case extended on the meaning of kudos, caboodle, hubris and palaver. Time sped on for nearly 3 hours!
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Excellent
Slater's - Top Totty4.00Good
Dukeries - Bess Hardwick5.70AcceptableA most odd tasting caramelly APA, summat not quite right
North Yorkshire - Cereal Killer4.50Not Tried
Slater's - Queen Bee4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried

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About The River Ale House

The pub sign. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in East Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 0RJ.

Micropub in former street corner lingerie and hosiery business premises and which opened on 13th September 2017. Comprises a front room with bar counter and with real ales and ciders served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the bar, and a rear room down one step. Bare-board flooring throughout and all seating at wall mounted high settles and hand made wooden high tables. CAMRA card holders' discount on pints and halves of real ale and cider.

We have visited this pub 18 times, seen 89 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ