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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Mallinsons - Bramling CascadeExcellent1
Branscombe Vale - Summa ThatExcellent1
Mordue - 5PAExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Founder'sExcellent2
Naylor's - MashedExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Three Castles - Court JesterExcellent2
Iron Pier - BitterGood1
Goose Eye - Pommie's RevengeGood1
Oakham - CitraGood1
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Good1
Phipps NBC - IPAGood1
Hop Back - Summer LightningGood1
Big Smoke - Solaris Session PaleGood1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAAcceptable1
Elgood's - Putin The Boot In!Acceptable1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Bank Top - Lunar HaloNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - Crafty MildNot Tried0
Green Jack - JesterNot Tried0
Iron Pier - American PaleNot Tried0
Loddon - N.O.T.U.SNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Golden MildNot Tried0
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)Not Tried0
Grafton - Caramel StoutNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Born FreeNot Tried0
Great Heck - ChopperNot Tried0
Bosun's - Down The HatchNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Naylor's - Whitfield Pale AleNot Tried0
Goose Eye - Barm PotNot Tried0
Peerless - Lottie DodNot Tried0
Wantsum - MooreNot Tried0
Salopian - HarbingerNot Tried0
Hawkshead - La'al LagerNot Tried0
Hambleton - Stud BlondeNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Windermere PaleNot Tried0
Pheasantry - BB Best BitterNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Elderflower AleNot Tried0
Wolf - Russian WolfNot Tried0
Mauldons - Pickwick BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Bexley - Five ArchesNot Tried0
Box Social - Hybrid TheoryNot Tried0
Daleside - G&PNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Mauldons - Christies Golden AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentSuperb head, condition, mouthfeel and bitterness. A professional beer
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80AcceptableBright beer pre-racked for a local event. Condition seemed lacking
Mauldons - Pickwick Bitter4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
Naylor's - Mashed5.50Not Tried
Box Social - Hybrid Theory3.50Not Tried
Daleside - G&P4.00Not Tried
11 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Lots of long faces after they had watched the England World Cup football loss on TV here tonight.
Mordue - 5PA5.00ExcellentFull bodied, its strength was obvious
Three Castles - Court Jester4.50Good
Hambleton - Stud Blonde4.30Not Tried
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Mauldons - Christies Golden Ale3.90Not Tried
Purple Moose - Elderflower Ale4.00Not Tried
Naylor's - Mashed5.50Not Tried
08 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Three Castles - Court Jester4.50ExcellentRefreshing golden ale
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Good
Hambleton - Stud Blonde4.30Not Tried
Hawkshead - Windermere Pale3.50Not Tried
Pheasantry - BB Best Bitter3.80Not TriedRan out
Purple Moose - Elderflower Ale4.00Not Tried
Wolf - Russian Wolf4.20Not Tried
Naylor's - Mashed5.50Not Tried
04 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Naylor's - Mashed5.50ExcellentA heavy brew
Oakham - Citra4.20Good
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
Salopian - Harbinger3.70Not TriedDiscussion across the bar as to whether a harbinger can bring good as well as bad things
Hawkshead - La'al Lager4.00Not Tried
Elgood's - Putin The Boot In!3.90Not Tried
01 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Mallinsons - Bramling Cascade3.80ExcellentUsual Mallinsons high quality
Elgood's - Putin The Boot In!3.90AcceptableA brown ale, regrettably almost completely flat
Goose Eye - Barm Pot3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not TriedRan out
Peerless - Lottie Dod4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Moore4.50Not Tried
27 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentFull bodied with a clever sweetness / bitterness balance
Big Smoke - Solaris Session Pale3.80GoodCloudy cloudy cloudy, too citrus
Goose Eye - Pommie's Revenge5.20Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Born Free4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
Naylor's - Whitfield Pale Ale4.10Not TriedAllegedly everything that is good about June!!
24 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Only 2 other customers in.
Goose Eye - Pommie's Revenge5.20GoodYears since I last had Goose Eye
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Good
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Born Free4.00Not Tried
Great Heck - Chopper3.80Not Tried
Grafton - Caramel Stout4.80Not Tried
Bosun's - Down The Hatch4.00Not Tried
20 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentA great and consistent low gravity beer
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Good
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10Not Tried
Grafton - Caramel Stout4.80Not Tried
Loddon - N.O.T.U.S4.70Not Tried
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30Not Tried
17 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The TV for World Cup football has already got larger!
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Founder's4.50Good
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30Good
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Iron Pier - American Pale3.70Not Tried
Loddon - N.O.T.U.S4.70Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Golden Mild3.50Not Tried
14 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The pub has imported a TV for at least the World Cup Football.
Branscombe Vale - Summa That5.00Excellent
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Founder's4.50ExcellentSuoerb mid brown English bitter, what the doctor ordered, pity it can't be on prescription
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not TriedRan out at last knockings
Bank Top - Lunar Halo3.80Not Tried
Kirkby Lonsdale - Crafty Mild3.60Not Tried
Green Jack - Jester4.40Not TriedRan out

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About The River Ale House

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

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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 as are some filled rolls. 4 pint take-home containers can be supplied.

We have visited this pub 72 times, seen 351 different beers and tried 131 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ