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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - MandarinaExceptional1
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterExcellent2
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent2
Oakham - Khyber PassExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleExcellent1
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Liquid HighwayExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefGood1
Milestone - Eagle Pale AleGood1
Redemption - Urban DuskGood1
Weird Beard - ZombieGood1
Redemption - HopspurGood1
Cross Bay - SunsetAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleAcceptable1
Beerblefish - Blackbeerble StoutAcceptable2
Siren Craft - LuminaAcceptable1
Bexley - Howbury 32 West Coast PaleAcceptable2
Westerham - British BulldogAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - NZ PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jumping FrogNot Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Milestone - ChocoholicNot Tried0
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Dreamland (collaboration with Elusive)Not Tried0
Oakham - Black Hole PorterNot Tried0
Goacher's - Silver StarNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Brewsmith - MosaicNot Tried0
Oakham - Endless SummerNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

06 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. The forehead temperature checker here has not so far detected anyone with danger levels since the pub's re-opening to sit ins.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Liquid Highway4.50ExcellentExcellent condition with each sip receiving a full hoppy zest, however no back taste just as if it had evaporated into thin air
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60GoodOverly malty, quite a dark brown ale
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50GoodLoss of condition since Friday but full in taste
Cross Bay - Sunset4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - NZ Pale3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jumping Frog4.20Not Tried
04 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Busiest I have found it since end of lockdown.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentIn fine form, a heavy brew
Cross Bay - Sunset4.20AcceptableCross Bay calls this The Blonde. Had some notes of a Belgian yeast taste but is brewed with Fuggles
Oakham - Endless Summer3.40Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
31 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Hopspur4.50GoodBetter balanced than I expected
Beerblefish - Blackbeerble Stout5.20AcceptableLacking natural carbonation, making it a bit of chore
Bexley - Howbury 32 West Coast Pale4.40AcceptableBasic stuff
Oakham - Khyber Pass5.50Not TriedRan out
Brewsmith - Mosaic3.50Not Tried
30 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until a prompt close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Khyber Pass5.50ExcellentCask aged version
Beerblefish - Blackbeerble Stout5.20AcceptableNeeded more natural carbonation and condition
Bexley - Howbury 32 West Coast Pale4.40AcceptableDrank without rather noticing
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Brewsmith - Mosaic3.50Not Tried
28 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentAlmost as good as you will ever get
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Good
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - Zombie4.50Not Tried
26 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Lightly loaded evening session until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Excellent4th day on and as good as on day 1
Weird Beard - Zombie4.50GoodMeant to taste of cranberry infusion but I could not find it
Siren Craft - Lumina4.20AcceptableDisappointing hazy beer which had the tropical notes but not any bitter aftertaste giving it a soft drink feel
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not TriedRan out
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Milestone - Eagle Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
23 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Grief to find yesterday's Kent Mandarina had already sold out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20ExcellentBest ELB I have had in a long time
Milestone - Eagle Pale Ale4.50GoodVery good dry bitter. Clip said 4% and used name APA, paperwork and blackboard said 4.5%, cask label says 4.5% so is than an upgraded Eagle APA or a new beer?
Oakham - Black Hole Porter5.50Not Tried
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
22 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mandarina4.50ExceptionalSuperb moreish bitter sweet orange tang. No need to consider any other beer here tonight
Oakham - Black Hole Porter5.50Not Tried
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
16 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10ExcellentFirst two out of new cask, delicious rather fruity mid brown bitter
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10AcceptableVery last out of cask and suffered for it
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Milestone - Chocoholic4.80Not Tried
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Dreamland (collaboration with Elusive)4.40Not Tried
15 Aug 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentIn fine flavoursome form
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30AcceptableNothing exciting in the taste
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Milestone - Chocoholic4.80Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Dreamland (collaboration with Elusive)4.40Not 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
Exceptional2
Excellent147
Good278
Acceptable101
Poor5

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 as are some filled rolls. 4 pint take-home containers can be supplied. Card payments accepted. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2019. Local CAMRA branch 2019 Pub of the Year and its Cider Pub of the Year too in 2019 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 259 times, seen 886 different beers and tried 399 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ