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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Church End - Goats MilkExceptional1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Signature Brew - NightlinerExcellent2
Lymestone - Flag StoneGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Big Hand - Havok American BitterGood1
Cairngorm - WildcatGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Bushy's - TriskelionGood1
Ainsty - Bantam BestGood1
Signature Brew - Progressive (Motueka & Chinook)Good1
Hambleton - Alpha AleGood1
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #7Acceptable1
Tonbridge - CoppernobAcceptable1
Torrside - Yellow PeakAcceptable1
Spey Valley - Sailor TerryAcceptable1
Pheasantry - Single Hop AuroraAcceptable1
Tonbridge - TraditionalAcceptable1
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #1Acceptable1
Black Hole - TitanAcceptable1
Loddon - HoppitNot Tried0
Exe Valley - Silverton RubyNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Amber NeckerNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #2Not Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #3Not Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #5Not Tried0
Summerskills - Whistle Belly VengeanceNot Tried0
Pheasantry - PA (Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys RavensbeerNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale AleNot Tried0
Strathaven - Drookit GoldenNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Salopian - Half LifeNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Spring TopNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Roosters - FranklinNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Bradfield - Farmers Steel CowNot Tried0
Milestone - ChocoholicNot Tried0
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPANot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Black StarNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Haggis HunterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Two 9Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - Peacock English Pale AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Roosters - Highway 51Not Tried0
Harviestoun - Vienna LagerNot Tried0
Black Tor - New Zealand IPANot Tried0

Visits Details

22 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Earlier today the 40,000+ London Marathon runners had passed right outside with no evidence that any came in for a quick half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lymestone - Flag Stone4.20GoodAmber covered, easy drinking
Black Hole - Titan4.40AcceptableCame out flat with little condition
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Roosters - Highway 513.70Not Tried
Signature Brew - Nightliner5.70Not Tried
Harviestoun - Vienna Lager4.80Not Tried
Black Tor - New Zealand IPA5.20Not Tried
15 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Good
Signature Brew - Progressive (Motueka & Chinook)4.80Good
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Harviestoun - Haggis Hunter4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Two 92.90Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Peacock English Pale Ale4.20Not TriedRan out
12 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Front room all seats taken, thriving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Good
Torrside - Yellow Peak4.20AcceptableGratis half, last knockings of the cask
Bradfield - Farmers Steel Cow4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Chocoholic4.80Not Tried
Signature Brew - Roadie - All Night IPA4.30Not TriedWith Citra
Phipps NBC - Black Star5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
08 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The promised Goats Milk was on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Church End - Goats Milk3.80ExceptionalSuperb, one to drown in. Say no more
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Not Tried
Roosters - Franklin4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
05 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until 11pm close, mainly to deliver a healthy stock of latest London Drinker CAMRA magazines.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Nightliner5.70GoodSome edge lost since yesterday
Pheasantry - Single Hop Aurora4.80Acceptable
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Salopian - Half Life3.70Not Tried
Bushy's - Triskelion4.00Not Tried
04 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Nightliner5.70ExcellentPacked with coffee flavours
Bushy's - Triskelion4.00Good
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Acceptable
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Ravensbeer4.80Not Tried
Pheasantry - Single Hop Aurora4.80Not Tried
01 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hambleton - Alpha Ale3.70Good
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Acceptable
Summerskills - Whistle Belly Vengeance4.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale Ale4.20Not TriedNo true brewing provenance shown on pumpclip
Ainsty - Bantam Best4.20Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Ravensbeer4.80Not TriedNo true brewing provenance shown on pumpclip
Strathaven - Drookit Golden4.00Not Tried
30 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90ExcellentBitterness and fruitiness slaps around the face
Big Hand - Havok American Bitter5.00Good
Ainsty - Bantam Best4.20Good
Summerskills - Whistle Belly Vengeance4.70Not Tried
Pheasantry - PA (Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Amber Necker3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Ravensbeer4.80Not TriedNo true brewing provenance on pumpclip
28 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close. Hoped for and found the 5 Westerham trial brews which had been showcased here on Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #14.50AcceptableBlander of the two I tried and soon lost its taste characteristics
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #74.50AcceptableFruitier of the two I tried, coconut notes described on the tasting paper did come through
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Amber Necker3.80Not Tried
Exe Valley - Silverton Ruby5.40Not Tried
Spey Valley - Sailor Terry6.10Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #24.50Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #34.50Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #54.50Not Tried
25 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. Range deliberately depleted to make way for a Westerham Brewery tap takeover tomorrow with tasting opportunities of a number of new experimental hop varietal beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cairngorm - Wildcat5.10Good
Spey Valley - Sailor Terry6.10AcceptableMulti spiced dark beer, lacking much carbonation
Loddon - Hoppit3.50Not Tried
Exe Valley - Silverton Ruby5.40Not 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
Exceptional1
Excellent25
Good54
Acceptable27
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 52 times, seen 261 different beers and tried 100 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ