PubsandBeer

History: Home > The Long Pond

The Long Pond (Freehouse)

[More Visits]

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cross Bay - ZenithExceptional1
Old Dairy - AK 1911Excellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Crafty RobinExcellent1
Cross Bay - HaloExcellent1
Bexley - Howbury 7 Odo's Oat PorterExcellent1
Lytham - GoldGood1
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2016 with Challenger)Good1
Musket - TriggerGood1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentGood1
Tonbridge - India Pale AleGood2
Whitstable - East India Pale AleGood1
Tonbridge - SE Nine X AleGood1
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian CardinalGood1
House Beer - Pond LifeGood3
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Summer TopAcceptable1
Tonbridge - Union PaleAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Ossett - Treacle StoutNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Buzz Wiser Honey AleNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Strangely Brown - Green HopNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Franklins - Smoked Chilli PorterNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Kent - Black MirrorNot Tried0
Ramsbury - GoldNot Tried0
Colchester - No. 1Not Tried0
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla PorterNot Tried0
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
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

05 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Relaxed end of day atmosphere here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
20 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-evening and busy. I managed to squeeze into a table in the back room where I picked up a lot of gossip about teachers at one of the local schools.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Crafty Robin5.00ExcellentAmber. A very nice, English-style IPA.
Musket - Trigger3.60GoodGolden. A nice, crisp, balanced, Pale Ale.
Ramsbury - Gold4.50Not Tried
Colchester - No. 14.10Not Tried
Colchester - Brazilian Coffee & Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
26 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. News of a micropub to come in Greenwich.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - AK 19114.00Excellent
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00AcceptableOK, some haze
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Kent - Black Mirror4.50Not TriedCustomer in front of me had the last pint out
02 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon into early evening. Relaxed atmosphere, all male clientele.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50GoodBest of my three here
Tonbridge - SE Nine X Ale4.40GoodRed ale style. Named via a newspaper competition. Could easily be re-badged Old Chestnut!
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80AcceptableRather sour bitterness and needed more condition
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
Franklins - Smoked Chilli Porter5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
05 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. The SPBW LPoTY judges were in house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentInnocence in a glass!
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2016 with Challenger)4.00GoodBit of a broken yeasty head
Mad Cat - Buzz Wiser Honey Ale3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Strangely Brown - Green Hop4.80Not Tried
09 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit after Eltham based chores. First one in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Excellent
Tonbridge - Union Pale4.70Acceptable
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Ossett - Treacle Stout5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not TriedWarned was near the end
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried

[More Visits]

About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent16
Good24
Acceptable8
Poor-

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 23 times, seen 98 different beers and tried 41 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT