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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Tonbridge - CoppernobExcellent2
Kent - Tangerine DreamGood2
Weird Beard - Black PerleGood1
Hammerton - N7Good2
360° - Double ActGood1
Park - IsabellaGood1
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged Good3
Marble - Manchester BitterGood1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutGood1
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Nelson Sauvin, Ekuanot, ChinookGood1
London Beer Lab - StoutGood1
Kent - ZingiberAcceptable1
Brockley - Winter GoldAcceptable1
Wylam - GoldAcceptable1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - BestPoor1
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Neptune - AbyssNot Tried0
Buxton - Right to RoamNot Tried0
Hammerton - CacheNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchNot Tried0
Green Jack - Red RobinNot Tried0
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)Not Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

13 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80GoodWith just a bit more condition could make this a real winner for its style
Kent - Tangerine Dream5.20GoodMellowing a tad
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
Brockley - Winter Gold4.30Not Tried
Wylam - Gold4.00Not Tried
12 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Left too late for a bus to a usual nightcapper last knockings elsewhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40GoodGood but not a style to my taste
Kent - Tangerine Dream5.20GoodThe tastes profile was as promised
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not TriedHanging on in there
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)5.30Not Tried
Brockley - Winter Gold4.30Not Tried
Wylam - Gold4.00Not Tried
11 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Winter Gold4.30AcceptableUninspiring with a disappearing yeasty head and little condition
Wylam - Gold4.00AcceptableLittle condition, flat
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not TriedAnother well respected customer did not finish theirs - a cloudy murk
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)5.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
Park - Isabella4.30Not TriedSomehow still holding on in there
09 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentOnly a half but best of the evening
Kent - Zingiber4.10AcceptablePoured flat, no condition
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00AcceptableA bitterness had developed nearing end of cask. Good balance lost
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not Tried
Green Jack - Red Robin3.80Not Tried
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)5.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Park - Isabella4.30Not Tried
07 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00ExcellentBeautifully balanced
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Park - Isabella4.30Not Tried
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Nelson Sauvin, Ekuanot, Chinook4.00Not Tried
London Beer Lab - Stout5.20Not Tried
06 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00ExcellentFirst rate, so well balanced too
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80GoodSlight loss of nose since yesterday
Bad Seed - Session I.P.A. Nelson Sauvin, Ekuanot, Chinook4.00GoodHarmless taste
Hammerton - Cache3.50Not Tried
Park - Isabella4.30Not Tried
360° - Double Act4.50Not Tried
London Beer Lab - Stout5.20Not Tried
05 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80ExcellentRather a floral hopping
360° - Double Act4.50GoodHeavy hazy pale which was drunk with hardly noticing, just a relief it was only a fairly subdued lemon juicer job
Hammerton - Cache3.50Not Tried
Park - Isabella4.30Not Tried
London Beer Lab - Stout5.20Not Tried
03 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20GoodA fool mouthful of taste
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Best4.10PoorBeaten into submission about a third way down a pint glass so left it for slops. Over toffee-ish and poured flat and lifeless
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Hammerton - Cache3.50Not TriedHigh priced allegedly due to masses of hops in this so called Micro IPA
Park - Isabella4.30Not Tried
02 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Manchester Bitter4.20GoodPleasant basic bitter, slight haze
London Beer Lab - Stout5.20GoodRarely available sweet stout style, one sufficed
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
Park - Isabella4.30Not Tried
01 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20GoodFull bodied with a rather over-boiled backtaste evident
Park - Isabella4.30GoodRelief to get something not insipidly pale in hue
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Neptune - Abyss5.00Not Tried
Buxton - Right to Roam3.80Not 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
Excellent326
Good473
Acceptable169
Poor15

Website.

The pub is found in East Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 0RJ.

Micropub in Woolwich Road in a 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. 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 469 times, seen 1091 different beers and tried 572 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ