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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Magic Rock - Off-Grid (collaboration with Fyne)Excellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerGood1
Kernel - Export India Porter Good1
Arbor Ales - Dunning-KrugerGood1
Siren Craft - Yu LuGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesGood1
Siren Craft - Sound WaveGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchGood1
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstGood1
Brockley - Spring AleGood1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveAcceptable1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleAcceptable1
Mad Cat - WIPA SnappaAcceptable1
Brockley - Golden AleNot Tried0
Brockley - Red AleNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Black PerleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Wylam - GalatiaNot Tried0
Northern Whisper - YammerhouseNot Tried0
Wylam - CascadeNot Tried0

Visits Details

11 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. A customer treated me to try Black Sheep 5 Barrel Project Hazelnut & Salted Caramel Imperial Stout at 8.8% on keg, to 2/3rds.
Magic Rock - Off-Grid (collaboration with Fyne)4.50Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not Tried
Wylam - Cascade4.10Not Tried
07 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The lady Guv was ribbed for doing too much tidying. The Guv has started trialling his race spile on his first cask.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00GoodNew on today
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Not Tried
05 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Good
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Not TriedTaster was a bit tired
28 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Arbor Ales - Dunning-Kruger4.80Good
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00AcceptableDisappointing, came across as fresh and with the lack of the usual clean bitterness
Wylam - Galatia3.90Not TriedRan out
21 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until 11pm close. Good chat with a fellow planning a Micropub in Falmouth. Also tried a Kernel keg 2.7% Table Beer.
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Good
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
15 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The ceiling noise baffles have been installed and hang in all their glory.
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Good
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Not Tried
11 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Got the thumbs up at the door for a late evening entry. Sound absorbing panels are on site and ready to be fixed. Hearing rave reviews from others here "treated" myself to a 33cl canned Brick Brewery Citrus Sour but at four sovs fifty. Massive citrus notes making it just a sharp palate curling citrus fruit drink not a beer. Pity the can labelling is light light blue on light light light blue.
Siren Craft - Sound Wave5.60Good
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
07 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Good to see normal Monday hours here today so evening visit until 11pm close.
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Good
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10AcceptablePerhaps getting tired, some unexpected sharpness
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
25 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. very friendly house with a growing emphasis on keg and bottled beer experimentation by younger drinkers.
Brockley - Spring Ale4.50Good
Kernel - Export India Porter 6.10GoodOn KeyKeg, not too gassy
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
16 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, my first visit here. A pleasing conversion of a pub that could have been lost forever. Enthusiastic friendly bar staff who are very aware that something needs to be done about the echoing sound patterns here. Interesting small walk-in cooled cellar room, a halfway between a chilled cabinet and a full blown cellar room.
Mad Cat - Jester4.00Good
Mad Cat - WIPA Snappa4.40Acceptable
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80Not Tried

About The Rusty Bucket

The pub sign. The Rusty Bucket, Eltham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Eltham, Greater London, SE9 5PR.

In Court Yard just off the High Street the former Crown pub has been part transformed following a wider development of the entire premises. A small bar, along the lines of the Micropub style, which opened in April 2018 selling cask ales and ciders / perries served on gravity dispense from a cooled small walk-in cellar room behind the bar counter and with 11 keg beer taps on the back wall too. Seating is at trestle style tables and low chairs. The original ground floor pub frontage has been retained.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR