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The Long Pond (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExceptional2
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)Excellent1
Musket - MuzzleloaderExcellent1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Excellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent1
Mad Cat - Unsinkable SamExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeExcellent1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleGood1
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde Ale (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Good1
House Beer - Pond LifeGood2
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
Hop Fuzz - FalloutGood1
Musket - Ball PullerGood1
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Long TailNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Wantsum - Five Gold GrainsNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Christmas JumperNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Tonbridge - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot 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
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

08 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Long chat with Guv Mike catching up on local beer and pub news.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10ExcellentIn fine form - all come together nicely
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Excellent2nd great pint here tonight from Goody's
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
29 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Only a couple of other customers in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentIn the fine form expected in this house
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00GoodHolding up well for a well emptied cask, a good nightcapper
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
13 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. Only one in by then.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalAs perfect as on Saturday and, if anything, just a little more woody
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
Wantsum - Five Gold Grains5.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Christmas Jumper4.40Not Tried
11 Dec 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Well packed with a big group in The Dorchester Room. I had received an email on Friday saying simply "It's on - Nuff said".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalGlorious for taste, condition and encroaching numbness
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
Wantsum - Five Gold Grains5.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello4.40Not Tried
29 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Light load - one repeated mobile phone offender.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Excellent4½* Near perfect head, lacing, temperature and condition. Superb dry bitterness
Musket - Powder Burn5.00ExcellentLower strength than Ravening but full taste came through
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
09 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Good conversation about beers from other European countries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00ExcellentBest green hopper I have so far this year
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello4.40Not Tried
02 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Only customer left with half an hour to go.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50ExcellentLots of life in this one
House Beer - Pond Life3.60GoodAlways consistent
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Mad Cat - Long Tail3.70Not Tried
20 Sep 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Later than planned early evening visit friendly welcome just a couple of groups in, pity the atmosphere was spoilt with the continous loud false laughter (more of a tedious cackle) from a female of one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Ball Puller4.00GoodAlmost a BBQ bourbon sweetness with a smoky twist.
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde Ale (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20GoodDry hoppy with a long lingering citrus malty taste
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Not Tried
14 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Small crowd in. Caught up on news with the Guv.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Unsinkable Sam5.20ExcellentMellow full bodied traditional English
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60GoodGood zing to this ale
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
24 Jul 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. 2 others in then just 1.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00ExcellentDistinctive full hop flavour
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Good
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Good
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional9
Excellent169
Good86
Acceptable16
Poor-

Website.

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 long 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 runner-up in 2016 and 2020 and local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017 too. The house beer Pond Life is Tonbridge Traditional. There is a limited range of cold snacks available in the form of pork pies, ploughman's and platters. No dogs, no children and card payment only, no cash accepted.

We have visited this pub 162 times, seen 302 different beers and tried 158 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT