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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Revolutions - HexExcellent1
Tonbridge - CountrymanExcellent1
House Beer - Pond LifeExcellent1
Mad Cat - Santa PawsExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent1
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Excellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent1
Wantsum - FortitudeExcellent1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent1
Cross Bay - VesperExcellent1
Kent - SimcoeExcellent1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfGood1
Rockin Robin - Really RockinGood1
Bexley - Howbury 13 Oat StoutGood1
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerGood1
Pig & Porter - Lost ColonyAcceptable1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot Tried0
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn AleNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaNot Tried0
Whitstable - Christmas SpiritNot Tried0
Yeovil - SummersetNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Secrets We ShareNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Educated GuessNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Grim ReaperNot 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
Wantsum - First Gold Single HopNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Milk Street - Morello BordelloNot 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

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
26 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Excellent
Bexley - Howbury 13 Oat Stout5.30GoodTaste there but flattish
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not TriedExactly what a Fife is no one was quite sure
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Grim Reaper5.50Not Tried
12 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. One other customer on the same bus to here from The Door Hinge. 'appen. A taster of a locally made dry cider was proferred and had a superb apple nose but the dryness would make it a slow drinker.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90ExcellentAs dry as a bone, went down well, as did the second
Wantsum - 13813.80Not TriedRan out
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Educated Guess4.70Not Tried
21 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last afternoon post Eltham chores reward visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExcellentAt the fine wine end of the beer spectrum. Sip and swallow
Mad Cat - Santa Paws4.50ExcellentAll customers pre-warned as to the intense spiciness. Did what it said on the tin but one sufficed
Yeovil - Summerset4.10Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Secrets We Share5.20Not Tried
04 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Opening time doors after Eltham chores. Good to watch a couple of hours of comings and goings as the evening got into gear.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50Excellent
Cross Bay - Vesper3.80ExcellentSour bittered NWA - New World Ale. Ran out a couple of pints later
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90GoodFirst time I have picked up some of this beer's taste characteristics. Perhaps a tad fresh
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Christmas Spirit4.60Not Tried
18 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Revolutions - Hex6.00Excellent4½* A superbly balanced six hop IPA
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80AcceptablePoured pretty flat, tasted good but little mouthfeel
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not TriedPost closing time taster was superb
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
02 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit as a reward for Eltham chores. Several hours soon passed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80GoodDid not hold the superb poured head
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00GoodOld fashioned acidic bitterness
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70GoodVery sour bitternsss
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Pattern Recognition4.20Not TriedBrewed using Experimental EXP431 hops

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent33
Good29
Acceptable9
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 35 times, seen 135 different beers and tried 58 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT