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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Mr Hyde IPA Cask AgedExcellent2
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent2
Oakham - El Dorado / Simcoe Cask AgedExcellent3
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Rakau + Excellent1
Three Sods - Dark Magus Excellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Rooster's - Golden StateGood1
Stroud - Budding Pale AleGood3
Iron Pier - Challenger Joined at the Green HopGood1
Stockport - JesterGood1
Grey Trees - Drummer Boy BitterAcceptable1
Moor - Nano Cask Faram FuggleAcceptable1
Beerblefish - 1820 PorterAcceptable1
Oakham - JHBAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Manchester - CordNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Milestone - West Coast IPANot Tried0
Milestone - Eagle Pale AleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good as GoldNot Tried0
Milestone - Maid MarionNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Oakham - Elephant in the KanhaNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

30 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last half hour until evening close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70ExcellentFirst rate well balanced nourishing stout upon which to end the evening
Rooster's - Golden State4.30GoodNo Rooster's lover but this was good although not exciting
Moor - Nano Cask Faram Fuggle3.80AcceptableUnnecessarily hazy I thought. A beer one can drink but not notice
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Manchester - Cord4.00Not Tried
28 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. A good number in tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - El Dorado / Simcoe Cask Aged5.00Good
Stroud - Budding Pale Ale4.50AcceptableFlat, no condition so a chore to finish and became apparent, as another customer tried to order it, mine was last out of the cask. Bordering on poor
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Challenger Joined at the Green Hop3.80Not TriedRan out
Rooster's - Golden State4.30Not Tried
Manchester - Cord4.00Not Tried
27 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Very quiet in tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - El Dorado / Simcoe Cask Aged5.00Excellent
Stroud - Budding Pale Ale4.50GoodWaning a little
Iron Pier - Challenger Joined at the Green Hop3.80GoodQuite good for what must be last year's hops
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Manchester - Cord4.00Not TriedAnother customer described this as having teeth jangling dryness
25 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Just three of us in by 11pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stroud - Budding Pale Ale4.50ExcellentStroud is always consistent
Oakham - El Dorado / Simcoe Cask Aged5.00ExcellentAnother Oakham fully flavoured cask aged jobbie
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
23 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until an initially confused closing time but we all settled on 11pm eventually!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentThe classic Citra pale ale
Oakham - Mr Hyde IPA Cask Aged6.50ExcellentAn unadulterated nightcapper
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
22 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentEverything near perfect
Oakham - Mr Hyde IPA Cask Aged6.50ExcellentA powerful hitter
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
19 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentAs top 'ole as on Monday
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Rakau + 5.00ExcellentTop notch yet the cask was apparently best by January 2021
Milestone - Maid Marion4.30Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Beerblefish - 1820 Porter6.60Not Tried
17 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. My first to a pub for 5 months as I don't do pre-booking or outside drinking. Good to see pretty much every usual old face in tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodReally lovely nick
Beerblefish - 1820 Porter6.60AcceptableHeady brew
Milestone - Maid Marion4.30Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Oakham - Elephant in the Kanha5.20Not TriedOff sale for rest of evening as seemed to have been knocked in the cellar room
04 Nov 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit almost missed as a 286 bus flew past my stop at Eltham station with not stopping. A 132 and 129 just saved the day. Good Auld Lang Syne turnout before tomorrow's return to Lockdown.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Acceptable
Grey Trees - Drummer Boy Bitter4.20Acceptable
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not TriedRan out
Milestone - Eagle Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good as Gold4.10Not Tried
02 Nov 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Everyone counting down until lockdown. Fury and incredulity from all at possible ban on pub take-aways during forthcoming lockdown.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentMy palate or what? Back to excellent
Stockport - Jester4.20GoodCould have done with more head
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Milestone - West Coast IPA5.60Not 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
Excellent196
Good315
Acceptable115
Poor7

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 303 times, seen 937 different beers and tried 443 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ