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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAExcellent3
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Excellent1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent3
Hop Fuzz - Old American PaleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeGood1
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck PorterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Percy Percy Green Hop DubbelNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Weltons - WencesleglessNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Whitstable - Christmas SpiritNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Kölsch BlondeNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st StateNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 23 New Zealand PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London
Picture 2. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London
Picture 3. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London
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Visits Details

26 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close, lured by the 1066 temptations.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Excellent4½* as near perfect as you can get and astounding to find another beer of the same quality here tonight too
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90Excellent4½* as near perfect as you can get and astounding to find another beer of the same quality here tonight too
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 23 New Zealand Pale4.30Not Tried
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st State3.70Not Tried
24 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close, of my own free will!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentHalf a mark up from Saturday's. This had that delicious sweetness and floral hoppiness similar to that I recall from its time when brewed at M&B in the early 1980s
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st State3.70Not Tried
22 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close having sort of been subpoenaed to attend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50Good
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st State3.70Not Tried
01 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Kölsch Blonde4.30Not Tried
25 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Old American Pale4.20ExcellentAnother easy drinking beer in magnificent condition
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentVery downable indeed. IPA moved a lot between breweries in the 70s and 80s but this reminded me of the version I often drank in the 80os
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not TriedInformed it was very near end of cask
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
13 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Door Hinge Guvs in residence on their day off.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50GoodRefreshingly cool. Seen at 4.8% and 5.5% it seems, even P&P website is confused
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
21 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Excellent4½* As glorious as yesterday
Weltons - Wenceslegless4.60Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
Whitstable - Christmas Spirit4.60Not Tried
20 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Very pleased to see the 1066 gracing the cellar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Excellent4½* Simply superb
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Weltons - Wenceslegless4.60Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
22 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good chat with Guv about how little trouble he has ever had here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentSlight haze but a lovely rounded easy drinker
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Percy Percy Green Hop Dubbel6.00Not TriedTaster tried
15 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00ExcellentExcellent condition but not really to my taste having a somewhat citrus edge
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

The pub sign. The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent125
Good72
Acceptable14
Poor-

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The pub is found in Eltham, Greater London, SE9 1UT.

Micropub located in a former plumbing supplies shop in Westmount Road in the parade of shops adjacent to the former entrance to the now closed Eltham Park railway station. An area previously devoid of pubs at the wish of the estate builder at the time. Expected to open in December 2014 and did, in fact, open on cue on Friday 12th December 2014 at 5 pm. Named after the Long Pond in Eltham Park North, a short walk away. There are 4-6 local real ales and cider served on gravity dispense from a chilled stillage room which may be viewed through a window behind the bar counter. There is also real cider and perry. At the front seating is on high wall mounted benches and high tables. To the left rear is a low tables and chairs seated area called "The Dorchester Room". A corridor leads to the toilets at the very back and is usually packed with full and empty casks. Local CAMRA branch runner-up Pub of the Year 2016. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017 and local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017 too. The house beer Pond Life is Tonbridge Traditional.

We have visited this pub 128 times, seen 284 different beers and tried 142 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT