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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Branscombe Vale - Summa ThatExcellent1
Humpty Dumpty - Broadland SunriseExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Founder'sExcellent2
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Phipps NBC - Midsummer MeadowGood1
Iron Pier - BitterGood1
Green Jack - JesterGood1
1648 - Choc Orange MildGood1
Daleside - Sea FeverGood1
Signature Brew - NightlinerGood1
East London (ELB) - RascalGood1
Phipps NBC - IPAGood1
Malt, The Brewery - VoyagerGood1
Upham - TipsterAcceptable1
Phipps NBC - Farthing AleAcceptable1
Iron Pier - Perry St PorterAcceptable1
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Reedley Hallows - New Laund DarkNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Hambleton - IcedNot Tried0
Grafton - Hayloft BitterNot Tried0
Blindmans - Mine BeerNot Tried0
RedWillow - HeadlessNot Tried0
Tring - EnigmaNot Tried0
Ayr - Otto & GriseldaNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Strathaven - Claverhouse Red AleNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Old GrowlerNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Fine FettleNot Tried0
Branscombe Vale - Anniversary AleNot Tried0
Great Newsome - Sleck DustNot Tried0
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)Not Tried0
Northern Whisper - Soft MickNot Tried0
Franklins - LawlessNot Tried0
Saltaire - South Island PaleNot Tried0
Elland - Overlord BitterNot Tried0
Ilkley - BlondeNot Tried0
Robinsons - Hoppy Wan KenobiNot Tried0
Bank Top - Lunar HaloNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - Crafty MildNot 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

Visits Details

20 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
10 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The pub is basking in the sunlight of a column all about it in today's Sunday Telegraph.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Jester4.40GoodNew cask on today
Iron Pier - Perry St Porter3.70AcceptableExtra pale in colour and slight citrus, not my bag
Bank Top - Lunar Halo3.80Not Tried
Signature Brew - Nightliner5.70Not Tried
Malt, The Brewery - Voyager5.00Not Tried
Elland - Overlord Bitter4.30Not Tried
08 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Signature Brew - Nightliner5.70GoodThe coffee favours were fortunately not overpowering
Malt, The Brewery - Voyager5.00GoodI could feel the alcohol hit
Saltaire - South Island Pale3.50Not Tried
Elland - Overlord Bitter4.30Not Tried
Ilkley - Blonde3.90Not Tried
Robinsons - Hoppy Wan Kenobi4.00Not Tried
03 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Daleside - Sea Fever4.30Good
Upham - Tipster3.60AcceptablePretty lifeless and head soon dissipated. Guv concerned too how this could be, from a newly broached cask that had been fobbing earlier
Branscombe Vale - Anniversary Ale4.60Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)6.00Not Tried
Franklins - Lawless3.80Not Tried
31 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentKent quality in motion
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Excellent
Branscombe Vale - Anniversary Ale4.60Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Broadland Sunrise4.20Not Tried
Great Newsome - Sleck Dust3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Victorian Mild (collaboration with The Kernel)6.00Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Soft Mick3.80Not Tried
27 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good debrief from a customer as to how this year's Kidbrooke Beer Festival went - some 900 through the door.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Humpty Dumpty - Broadland Sunrise4.20ExcellentNicely rounded orange citrus on rye
Phipps NBC - Farthing Ale3.50AcceptableTiring, been on 4 days
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Strathaven - Claverhouse Red Ale4.50Not Tried
Nethergate Growler - Old Growler5.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Great Newsome - Fine Fettle4.10Not Tried
20 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Midsummer Meadow3.90GoodNicely rounded flavour
1648 - Choc Orange Mild3.60GoodHad kept its head and condition and flavour despite being on a few days by now
Blindmans - Mine Beer4.20Not Tried
RedWillow - Headless3.90Not Tried
Tring - Enigma3.80Not Tried
Ayr - Otto & Griselda4.60Not Tried
13 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Some sadness here after Charlton Athletic's play offs failure today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80ExcellentFull in body, full in flavour
East London (ELB) - Rascal3.80GoodGinger infused
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not Tried
Reedley Hallows - New Laund Dark4.40Not Tried
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
Hambleton - Iced4.20Not Tried
Grafton - Hayloft Bitter3.90Not 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
Excellent33
Good69
Acceptable30
Poor-

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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 65 times, seen 320 different beers and tried 121 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ