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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Yu LuGood1
Siren Craft - Sound WaveGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstGood1
Brockley - Spring AleGood1
Kernel - Export India Porter Good1
Mad Cat - WIPA SnappaAcceptable1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleAcceptable1
Brockley - Golden AleNot Tried0
Brockley - Red AleNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Black PerleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The ceiling noise baffles have been installed and hang in all their glory.
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Good
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
11 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Got the thumbs up at the door for a late evening entry. Sound absorbing panels are on site and ready to be fixed. Hearing rave reviews from others here "treated" myself to a 33cl canned Brick Brewery Citrus Sour but at four sovs fifty. Massive citrus notes making it just a sharp palate curling citrus fruit drink not a beer. Pity the can labelling is light light blue on light light light blue.
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Good
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
07 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Good to see normal Monday hours here today so evening visit until 11pm close.
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Good
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10AcceptablePerhaps getting tired, some unexpected sharpness
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
25 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. very friendly house with a growing emphasis on keg and bottled beer experimentation by younger drinkers.
Brockley - Spring Ale4.50Good
Kernel - Export India Porter 6.10GoodOn KeyKeg, not too gassy
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
16 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, my first visit here. A pleasing conversion of a pub that could have been lost forever. Enthusiastic friendly bar staff who are very aware that something needs to be done about the echoing sound patterns here. Interesting small walk-in cooled cellar room, a halfway between a chilled cabinet and a full blown cellar room.
Mad Cat - Jester4.00Good
Mad Cat - WIPA Snappa4.40Acceptable
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80Not Tried

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About The Rusty Bucket

The pub sign. The Rusty Bucket, Eltham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Eltham, Greater London, SE9 5PR.

In Court Yard just off the High Street the former Crown pub has been part transformed following a wider development of the entire premises. A small bar, along the lines of the Micropub style, which opened in April 2018 selling cask ales and ciders / perries served on gravity dispense from a cooled small walk-in cellar room behind the bar counter and with 11 keg beer taps on the back wall too. Seating is at trestle style tables and low chairs. The original ground floor pub frontage has been retained.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR