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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Lost ColonyExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Northern StarExcellent1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAExcellent1
Tonbridge - CountrymanExcellent1
Whitstable - Single Hop ChinookExcellent1
Tonbridge - Weald AmberExcellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveExcellent1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Rockin Robin - Really RockinGood1
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberGood1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Good1
Wantsum - MooreAcceptable1
Kent - PorterNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Elusive Pig (collaboration with Elusive)Not Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Kent - ĒostreNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Silver TopNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Whitstable - Single Hop MotuekaNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - RPANot Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Bexley - Five ArchesNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Colchester - Sweeney ToddNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle MorningNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot 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
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Visits Details

13 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Weald Amber4.00ExcellentLovely tangy bitterness
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50GoodMix up with order got me lumbered with a beer I don't really like because of its heavy raw citrussy notes. Condition very good though
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80Not Tried
12 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. This house has long been a certainty for real ale in excellent condition come rain or shine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00ExcellentMagnificent refreshing pint on another balmy night
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
07 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentTop notch condition, and temperature for this balmy night
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
Colchester - Sweeney Todd4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle Morning5.50Not TriedWhatever is a California Common???
30 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Moore4.50AcceptableDisappointing murky beer, unfined plus. Odd for Wantsum to use such a style for a FIFA World Cup celebratory beer
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
28 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A gratis half of the local Eltham dry cider, light yellow green hue, was supped, the effect was faster than expected. Wow!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50ExcellentIn superb refreshing nick
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Good
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Moore4.50Not Tried
Whitstable - Single Hop Motueka4.40Not TriedRan out
23 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Lucky lift from The Door Hinge added crucial extra drinking opportunities.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Northern Star4.40ExcellentSuperb condition, mid brown bitter as the moment craved
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodSlight haze, I do not seem to enjoy OD beers as in the days of their early incarnation
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
11 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00ExcellentSuperb head and condition. Cannabis type nose until the glass was quite a way down. Proves the link between Humulus lupus and Cannabis sativa?
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00GoodPerhaps a slight lack of clarity. Tasty enough
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
02 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm visit nearly thwarted by closure of local B16 bus stop for roadworks.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00ExcellentNot seen or tried this beer before. In prime condition
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
11 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. A light load for this time of the night made for a promptish chuck out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Excellent
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentOnly a half but a powerful taste hit
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Kent - Ēostre4.20Not Tried
05 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Single Hop Chinook4.40ExcellentNo need to move over to another beer after this one
Kent - Porter5.50Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Elusive Pig (collaboration with Elusive)5.70Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent56
Good37
Acceptable11
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 53 times, seen 174 different beers and tried 78 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT