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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kew - Join the Kew IPAExcellent2
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh PrideExcellent1
Beat - Glam Rock Lychee IPAExcellent1
Kew - Falling Leaves Hoppy Red AleGood1
Kent - Dark HorseGood1
Kent - OlicanaGood1
Daleside - R&BGood1
Nelson - Nelsons BloodGood1
Windswept - WeizenGood2
Kew - Petersham PorterGood1
Phipps NBC - Green & GoldGood1
Ilkley - Mary JaneGood1
Kew - Snowdrop Winter AleAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleAcceptable1
New Bristol - Oohl Ala Pale AleAcceptable1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Westerham - Family StoutNot Tried0
Sonnet 43 - Abolition Amber AleNot Tried0
Butcombe - PioneerNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Canopy - Casino Best BitterNot Tried0
Ossett - Gold RushNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Crispin AleNot Tried0
Elland - White PrussianNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Music ManNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Grey Trees - Equinox APANot Tried0
Butcombe - GoldNot Tried0
Rudgate - Battle AxeNot Tried0
Nelson - Midshipman MildNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Not Tried0
Tiny Rebel - JuicyNot Tried0
Ainsty - Flummoxed FarmerNot Tried0
Butcombe - Big GeoffNot Tried0
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey IPANot Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Nethergate Growler - GB Growler BitterNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Itchen M'BaublesNot Tried0
Settle - North Pole Pale AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

10 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening. Choices, choices but a 180 bus came along so this visit was mandated by fate.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Dark Horse4.90GoodEven heavier liquorice taste than the last one I had, a Marmite drink but going down well here with one customer taking a 4 pint take home
Daleside - R&B4.00GoodBalance of blackcurrant fruit and hops but little evidence of the infused rum
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - GB Growler Bitter3.90Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Itchen M'Baubles3.80Not Tried
Settle - North Pole Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
03 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kew - Falling Leaves Hoppy Red Ale4.70Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90AcceptableNearing the emptying of the cask
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
Kew - Petersham Porter4.30Not Tried
Butcombe - Big Geoff5.40Not Tried
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey IPA4.90Not TriedNo brewer's name on pumpclip
30 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
Kew - Petersham Porter4.30Good
Ainsty - Flummoxed Farmer4.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Big Geoff5.40Not Tried
Kew - Join the Kew IPA5.90Not Tried
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey IPA4.90Not TriedPumpclip devoid of true brewing provenance
27 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Strange coincidence that the father of a total stranger I had talked to in the Suttons Radio pub in Lewisham earlier was in here! My 5000th visit on this site I am reliably informed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kew - Join the Kew IPA5.90GoodNot quite as good as yesterday's
Kew - Snowdrop Winter Ale4.50Acceptable
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
Nelson - Midshipman Mild4.00Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Juicy4.80Not Tried
New Bristol - Oohl Ala Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
26 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kew - Join the Kew IPA5.90ExcellentExcellent, super balance and full in body
New Bristol - Oohl Ala Pale Ale4.20AcceptableDisappointing. A bit murky and lacklustre. Did not enjoy
Butcombe - Gold4.40Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
Nelson - Midshipman Mild4.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Juicy4.80Not Tried
Kew - Snowdrop Winter Ale4.50Not Tried
23 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh Pride4.00Excellent
Phipps NBC - Green & Gold4.10GoodAnother green hopper
Marble - Pint3.90Not TriedRan out
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Grey Trees - Equinox APA4.40Not Tried
19 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80Excellent
Kent - Olicana4.50Good
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Not Tried
Elland - White Prussian3.90Not Tried
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Music Man4.20Not Tried
Beat - Glam Rock Lychee IPA6.50Not Tried
16 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close with lots of interest shown in first day Beaujolais Nouveau on sale here today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beat - Glam Rock Lychee IPA6.50ExcellentA headier brew than I had expected, soon became moreish
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00Not Tried
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Canopy - Casino Best Bitter4.60Not Tried
Ossett - Gold Rush4.20Not Tried
13 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close with the Guv participating in a radio interview recording afterwards.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Good
Windswept - Weizen5.20AcceptableStill bananary but most condition now gone since yesterday
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00Not Tried
Westerham - Family Stout4.50Not Tried
Sonnet 43 - Abolition Amber Ale3.80Not Tried
12 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00GoodVery bitter and a heady brew
Windswept - Weizen5.20GoodBanana smells and flavours were promised and were delivered. Single hopped with Citra
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Family Stout4.50Not Tried
Sonnet 43 - Abolition Amber Ale3.80Not Tried
Butcombe - Pioneer3.60Not 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

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good24
Acceptable14
Poor-

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 25 times, seen 121 different beers and tried 47 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ