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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Whitstable - Single Hop ChinookExcellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Gothic Imperial StoutExcellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Really RockinExcellent1
Ashover - ZooExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestExcellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent2
Tonbridge - Two 9Excellent1
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent3
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberGood1
Rockin Robin - Jester Session PaleGood1
Pig & Porter - Elusive Pig (collaboration with Elusive)Good1
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra Acceptable1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot 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
Pig & Porter - Secrets We ShareNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale AleNot Tried0
Colchester - MetropolisNot Tried0
Colchester - Sweeney ToddNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Crispin AmberNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Kent - ĒostreNot 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

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
28 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
B16 from The Door Hinge brought me here for last knockings until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentGood nourishing stuff
Pig & Porter - Elusive Pig (collaboration with Elusive)5.70GoodFunny whiff when first poured, typical example of the Black IPA style
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
25 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit as a reward for completing Eltham chores.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00GoodStill rolling along after 10 or so days, how long can it last
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50GoodUnfined and hazy
Rockin Robin - Jester Session Pale3.60GoodRecently on, a rather thin bland single hopper
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not TriedRan out
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Mad Cat - Crispin Amber4.00Not Tried
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

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent47
Good33
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 45 times, seen 160 different beers and tried 68 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT