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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent3
Tonbridge - Two 9Excellent1
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleExcellent1
Wantsum - FortitudeExcellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Really RockinExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Gothic Imperial StoutExcellent1
Kent - SimcoeExcellent1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleExcellent1
Ashover - ZooExcellent1
Tonbridge - CountrymanExcellent1
House Beer - Pond LifeExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestExcellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra Acceptable1
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Wantsum - Heart of DarknessNot Tried0
Whitstable - Cockle WarmerNot Tried0
Merrie City (sub-brand of Clark's) - Crystal GoldNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - StaralfurNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Secrets We ShareNot Tried0
Wantsum - First Gold Single HopNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Grim ReaperNot Tried0
Milk Street - Morello BordelloNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Try Time!Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Whitstable - Single Hop MosaicNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale AleNot Tried0
Colchester - MetropolisNot Tried0
Colchester - Sweeney ToddNot 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

20 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close after a brief B16 hop on the bus from The Door Hinge.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentHalf as a nightcap, been on a few days now but a beer like this last ages in great condition. Seemed to help my late night crosswording skills
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00ExcellentLovely dry acidic bitterness
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Colchester - Metropolis3.90Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Colchester - Sweeney Todd4.20Not Tried
17 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late visit until 10pm close and never any hassle to vacate by 20 past too, with such well trained locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Excellent4½* Several days on and near perfect
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40ExcellentTop notch nick
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
24 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The customers are so well trained to leave by kicking out time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Excellent
Tonbridge - Two 92.90ExcellentNew cask on. Surprising hop bitterness for a low abv but little body
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Secrets We Share5.20Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20Not Tried
17 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Crisp snow underfoot when off the B16 bus to visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Gothic Imperial Stout7.40ExcellentInnocent in taste, could have been 5%
Ashover - Zoo5.50Excellent
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Whitstable - Try Time!4.20Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Whitstable - Single Hop Mosaic4.40Not Tried
10 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. So convenient to get to on the B16 popper from The Door Hinge.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Crook Log Winter Ale5.20ExcellentI had hoped for some spicing but it was still excellent without
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra 4.20AcceptableDisappointing, not the clean taste of many Citra single hoppers
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
01 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit, drinking slow and easy and not looking forward to going out again into the bitter wind.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentIdeal seasonal beer for a bitter cold night
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
16 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close. Chance to deliver, belatedly sorry, latest CAMRA London Drinker mags.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Simcoe4.50ExcellentSuch a contrast to the Countryman, all hop forward
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00ExcellentRather thin but there is a malt and yeast dominance over the hops
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Grim Reaper5.50Not Tried
Milk Street - Morello Bordello5.20Not Tried
09 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close after a quick hop from The Door Hinge on the B16 bus.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Excellent
Musket - Powder Burn5.00ExcellentNourishing full bodied porter nightcap
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Secrets We Share5.20Not Tried
Wantsum - First Gold Single Hop4.20Not Tried
03 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentSome nightcaps are born nightcaps!
Whitstable - Cockle Warmer4.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Merrie City (sub-brand of Clark's) - Crystal Gold4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Staralfur3.20Not Tried
30 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon two hour stay after completing Eltham chores.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Excellent4½* Superb from first sip to wanting to lick to remaining froth from the bottom of the glass
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Excellent
Wantsum - 13813.80Not TriedNew cask on during session
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Heart of Darkness4.40Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent43
Good29
Acceptable10
Poor-

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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 41 times, seen 149 different beers and tried 63 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT