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RLA’s at The Old Loyal Britons (Freehouse)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
By The Horns - Lambeth WalkExcellent1
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked LadiesGood1
By The Horns - Red HopGood1
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Good1
Windsor & Eton - CanberraGood1
Hop Stuff - Saisonniers Good1
Truefitt - Coffee PorterGood1
Rebel - Sail AleAcceptable1
Late Knights - Crack of Dawn Pale AleNot Tried0
Late Knights - Morning GloryNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Irish ConquerorNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPANot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. RLA’s at The Old Loyal Britons, Greenwich, Greater London
Picture 2. RLA’s at The Old Loyal Britons, Greenwich, Greater London

Visits Details

15 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Apparently closed at short notice with future uncertain for the moment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
05 Sep 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Greenwich was packed this-evening with the Tall Ships visiting and a free firework display to come at 9:15. So it was a surprise to find this pub very quiet. Between three of us we tried all three beers that were available and none were found to be in particularly good nick.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rebel - Sail Ale4.00AcceptableA standard brown bitter, it rather flat condition from gravity dispense.
Hop Stuff - Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60Not Tried
30 May 2014 (Stephen Harris)
No TV here, so it was very quiet on Friday evening whilst the England football friendly was in progress.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Naked Ladies4.40GoodGolden and well-balanced. Some spicy hop flavours.
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80GoodGolden and hazy. US-hop flavours dominate. This pint spoiled a little by being served too warm.
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60Not Tried
23 Mar 2014 (Stephen Harris)
My reward for a lengthy riverside wander from Belvedere to Greenwich was a nice sit down in here and a couple of interesting pints. Very welcoming staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Saisonniers 4.50GoodPale gold, saison-style beer with a slightly sour, herbal, spicy flavour. For me, it was perhaps a little lacking in body – but I noticed that they only squeezed out two more pints after mine, so perhaps it was getting a bit ‘thin’.
Truefitt - Coffee Porter5.80GoodDark and strong. Pretty heavy on the coffee.
Windsor & Eton - Irish Conqueror5.80Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Renegade IPA5.60Not Tried
27 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Welcome addition to Greenwich pub scene as it is otherwise almost impossible to get local London real ales in the town. Apparently on-site brewery is likely to materialise later this Winter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10Excellent
Windsor & Eton - Canberra4.00Good
Late Knights - Crack of Dawn Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Late Knights - Morning Glory4.40Not Tried
20 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The first time I have ever entered this pub, and it turns out to be somewhat larger inside than I was expecting. Early days, but it seems to be a very good addition to the area’s pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
By The Horns - Red Hop5.20GoodRed in colour and a bittersweet experience, with sweet malt and a good hop presence. Perhaps a little towards the end of the barrel though.
By The Horns - Lambeth Walk5.10Not Tried
Late Knights - Crack of Dawn Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Late Knights - Morning Glory4.40Not Tried

About the RLA’s at The Old Loyal Britons

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good6
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 9BX.

This pub was present in Thames Street by the early 1850s as the Loyal Briton, later becoming the Old Loyal Britons. The turn of the 21st century has seen a succession of re-launches, mostly with more of a restaurant feel than as a pub. But October 2013 has seen a return to proper pub values, with four handpumps installed, a tendency towards London-brewed beers and a strong link to the putative East Wickham Brewery. A dining area is planned. The RLA in the name comes from the family of proprietors Richard, Lucy and Amy. Closed at short notice when the owners took back the building from the lessee. All reports point to planning permission being obtained for demolition and rebuild as residential.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 9BX