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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Comet, Columbus, Sorachi AceGood1
Bexley - Golden AcreGood1
Binghams - Twyford TippleGood1
Branscombe Vale - Hells BellesGood1
Burton Bridge - Bridge BitterExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Golden DeliciousGood1
Canopy - Scotch AleGood1
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutGood1
East London (ELB) - Three KingsExcellent1
Elgood's - Golden NewtGood1
Exeter - TomahawkAcceptable1
Ghost - ToshioGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goody Gum DropsGood1
Green Jack - Ole Cock Old AleGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum PuddingGood1
Mauldons - Mid-Winter GoldExcellent1
Muirhouse - Shopping for Hops!Excellent1
Phipps NBC - Steam RollerGood1
Skinner's - GTAExcellent1
Springhead - Drop o' The Black StuffExcellent1
Titanic - Magnum PI(A)Excellent1
360° - APANot Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince PorterNot Tried0
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Not Tried0
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 14 Mosaic IPANot Tried0
Bexley - Session Ruby AleNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Rok India Pale AleNot Tried0
Box Steam - Golden BoltNot Tried0
Box Steam - Piston BrokeNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Brakeman American Brown AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Dandy Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Elland - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Not Tried0
Mauldons - Mole TrapNot Tried0
Mordue - Five BridgesNot Tried0
Naylor's - Toffee MildNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - 3 Sisters Scottish Ale (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)Not Tried0
Partners - American Craft AleNot Tried0
Peerless - Knee-Buckler IPANot Tried0
Purple Moose - Snowdonia AleNot Tried0
RedWillow - FecklessNot Tried0
Rudgate - Innovation Ales Brew No. 28 Cry WolfNot Tried0
Rudgate - York Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Southwark - CitraNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Springhead - ExodusNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Old SmokeyNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Tring - Tea Kettle StoutNot Tried0
Triple fff - Citra SonicNot Tried0
Truman's - Docker's TannerNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Twisted - Three and SixpenceNot Tried0
Westerham - Alt EgoNot Tried0

Visits Details

18 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Becoming a Sunday evening habit, until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ghost - Toshio4.10GoodSingle hopped with Idaho hop
Exeter - Tomahawk3.50AcceptableAmusingly says Chop-Chop on the pumpclip too
Orkney (Sinclair) - 3 Sisters Scottish Ale (Atlas range)4.20Not Tried
Stonehenge - Old Smokey5.00Not Tried
Partners - American Craft Ale4.50Not TriedNot fair to mark this gratis very very last half out before the lees emerged. Quite drinkable still
360° - APA5.00Not Tried
11 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Disgusted to hear the bar counter charity collection tin had been stolen.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Magnum PI(A)4.00ExcellentGood old English bitter but we could not quite work out the meaning of the initials in the name
Branscombe Vale - Hells Belles4.80Good
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50Not Tried
Peerless - Knee-Buckler IPA5.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Brakeman American Brown Ale4.20Not Tried
08 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Surprisingly busy for mid-week plus warm and cosy too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Springhead - Drop o' The Black Stuff4.00ExcellentA nourishing heavy beer
Burton Bridge - Golden Delicious3.80Good
Elgood's - Golden Newt4.10Not TriedRan out
Elland - Beyond the Pale4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Alt Ego4.00Not Tried
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
04 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Golden Newt4.10Good
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Comet, Columbus, Sorachi Ace4.00Good
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale3.60Not Tried
Triple fff - Citra Sonic4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Mordue - Five Bridges3.60Not Tried
Truman's - Docker's Tanner3.00Not TriedIn celebration of the London Docks Strike of 1889 over a demand for payment of 6d an hour
28 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mauldons - Mid-Winter Gold4.50Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goody Gum Drops4.30GoodNew flavours but not what I expected
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)5.00Not Tried
Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red3.80Not Tried
Springhead - Exodus3.70Not Tried
21 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Muirhouse - Shopping for Hops!3.90ExcellentA real hop smack
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Box Steam - Golden Bolt3.80Not Tried
Bexley - Crook Log Winter Ale5.20Not Tried
Naylor's - Toffee Mild4.20Not Tried
13 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - GTA3.80Excellent
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80GoodA heady brew indeed
Mauldons - Mole Trap3.80Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80Not Tried
Southwark - Citra5.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Innovation Ales Brew No. 28 Cry Wolf4.00Not TriedInfused with lemongrass
07 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. The Guv has introduced some later opening times midweek to reflect emerging business patterns,
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Steam Roller4.40GoodLots of mouth zing - perhaps fresh
Green Jack - Ole Cock Old Ale4.40GoodNice dry bitterness
RedWillow - Feckless4.10Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Porter4.60Not Tried
Titanic - White Star4.50Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Rok India Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
31 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening and then beyond the bewitching hour. Good family feel with gratis champers, fruit cake and a visit from a piper. I left for whatever buses were running well before 2am's alleged closure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Bridge Bitter4.20ExcellentRather fruity notes
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Excellent
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum Pudding4.80GoodEvery time I have tried this the early intense plum notes dissipate then disappear later
Tring - Tea Kettle Stout4.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Bexley - Session Ruby Ale3.70Not Tried
Twisted - Three and Sixpence3.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Dandy Extra Pale Ale3.80Not TriedExtra Pale Ale, ran out
Canopy - Scotch Ale6.90Not TriedIn its dying days
Bexley - Howbury 14 Mosaic IPA5.00Not Tried
29 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings late evening visit until 11pm close. Conversation varied and tangential as usual here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Binghams - Twyford Tipple3.70Good
Canopy - Scotch Ale6.90GoodTiring but still moreish
Tring - Tea Kettle Stout4.70Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Session Ruby Ale3.70Not Tried

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About The River Ale House

The pub sign. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent21
Good41
Acceptable17
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Website.

The pub is found in East Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 0RJ.

Micropub in former street corner lingerie and hosiery business premises and which opened on 13th September 2017. Comprises a front room with bar counter and with real ales and ciders served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the bar, and a rear room down one step. Bare-board flooring throughout and all seating at wall mounted high settles and hand made wooden high tables. CAMRA card holders' discount on pints and halves of real ale and cider. Pork pies and scotch eggs with all the trimmings are available. 4 pint take-home containers can be supplied.

We have visited this pub 38 times, seen 190 different beers and tried 74 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ