PubsandBeer

History: Home > The River Ale House

The River Ale House (Freehouse)

[More Visits]

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Muirhouse - Shopping for Hops!Excellent1
East London (ELB) - Three KingsExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Skinner's - GTAExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Bridge BitterExcellent1
Acorn - CrackerGood1
Daleside - R&BGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleGood1
Bexley - Golden AcreGood1
Phipps NBC - Steam RollerGood1
Canopy - Scotch AleGood2
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Simcoe RedGood1
Green Jack - Ole Cock Old AleGood1
Binghams - Twyford TippleGood1
Kew - Falling Leaves Hoppy Red AleGood1
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Plum PuddingGood1
Kent - Dark HorseGood1
Kew - Richmond RyeAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleAcceptable1
Saltaire - White Christmas AleAcceptable1
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Kew - Petersham PorterNot Tried0
Butcombe - Big GeoffNot Tried0
Hepworth - Hiver The Honey IPANot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Nethergate Growler - GB Growler BitterNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Itchen M'BaublesNot Tried0
Settle - North Pole Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Winter's WobbleNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - BeatnikNot Tried0
Grainstore - Rutland OspreyNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot Tried0
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Not Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 13 Oat StoutNot Tried0
Peerless - Ice-BreakerNot Tried0
Tring - Tea Kettle StoutNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Ruby AleNot Tried0
Twisted - Three and SixpenceNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - DandyNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 14 Mosaic IPANot Tried0
RedWillow - FecklessNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince PorterNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - Rok India Pale AleNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Mauldons - Mole TrapNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Not Tried0
Southwark - CitraNot Tried0
Rudgate - Innovation Ales Brew No. 28 Cry WolfNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Box Steam - Golden BoltNot Tried0
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleNot Tried0
Naylor's - Toffee MildNot Tried0

Visits Details

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) - Dandy3.80Not 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
24 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 1am closing. Rude to not avail oneself of what must have been the latest closing in the area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Acorn - Cracker4.10Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Good
Canopy - Scotch Ale6.90GoodPreview pints. A fine after midnight nightcapper
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 13 Oat Stout5.30Not Tried
Peerless - Ice-Breaker4.70Not Tried
17 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentIn fine form
Saltaire - White Christmas Ale4.50AcceptableBilled to have orange and spice notes but I found this more toffee caramel and rather flat. A second would not be called for
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Beatnik3.80Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Osprey4.00Not Tried
Kew - Richmond Rye4.30Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
13 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Lots of talk about how single malts might be introduced here and what glassware was best for them and for the gins already on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Simcoe Red4.60Good
Kew - Richmond Rye4.30AcceptableNot quite conditioned out
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Kent - Dark Horse4.90Not Tried
Daleside - R&B4.00Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Winter's Wobble3.40Not Tried
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

[More Visits]

About The River Ale House

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent18
Good35
Acceptable16
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 33 times, seen 161 different beers and tried 64 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ