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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Challenger)Excellent1
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)Excellent1
Wantsum - ImperiumExcellent1
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)Excellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Kent - Green DwarfGood1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleGood1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleGood2
Kent - Green GiantGood1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutGood1
Mad Cat - Under PressureGood1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutGood1
Rockin Robin - RPAGood1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerGood1
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green HopGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green HopAcceptable1
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince Porter RumNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Total Kaos Green Hop Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra Not Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle MorningNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Stoutly RobinNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Plum Source PorterNot Tried0
Stockport - Avant Garde Cutting EdgeNot Tried0
Whitstable - Bullion BestNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Green Hop Good LifeNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot 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
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Visits Details

12 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good crowd in until the last bell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green Hop4.80AcceptableSome haze, disappointingly cloying when I hoped for crispness and cleanness of taste
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)4.00Not Tried
06 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Last two other customers left as I walked in so could not be something I said.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Challenger)4.00Excellent4½* Every bit the match of the Goldings version in The Door Hinge a bus journey ago. Superb but time ran out to drown in it
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Plum Source Porter4.30Not Tried
Stockport - Avant Garde Cutting Edge3.80Not Tried
Whitstable - Bullion Best4.80Not Tried
04 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good chat with the Guv about things brewery and beer. Feeling rather bloated so it was a slow drinking session for me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)4.00ExcellentVery palatable
Mad Cat - Under Pressure4.70GoodGreen hop beer, darker than I expected, strong hop nose, slightly cloying
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Green Hop Good Life3.90Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Stoutly Robin4.50Not Tried
28 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit, rewarding local chores completed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green Hop4.20GoodDarker brown than I anticipated. Unusual taste
Kent - Green Dwarf3.70GoodExtra pale green hop beer really rather lacking taste. Soon ran out after I arrived
Wantsum - 13813.80Not TriedNew cask on then taken off as not right
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle Morning5.50Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Stoutly Robin4.50Not Tried
21 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The lure of Kent Green Giant was too strong to go elsewhere tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00ExcellentGreat head, condition and green hop oils giving bitterness
Kent - Green Giant6.00GoodThe Guv warned me to expect to be a bit disappointed. Came across to me as too fresh and lacking bitterness and body. He will certainly be keeping his second cask for a few weeks before broaching it and I implore other licensees to hold back on this one for several weeks too
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Mad Cat - Total Kaos Green Hop Pale Ale3.70Not Tried
20 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Teased to be told that the Kentish green hop beers all come on tomorrow, many tapped and waiting, including the revered Kent Green Giant. Can I resist the lure?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50GoodGood one to sip on as I failed on The Times 2 crossword
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80AcceptableDid not excite this time round
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashcan Rantings Citra 4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
12 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00ExcellentFirst rate for a nourishing stout
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50GoodSession beer, good session starter
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not TriedNearing end of cask
07 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The Guv Mike was in top form after a day at the Oval Test match with a very good lunch there.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Imperium4.00ExcellentDark to mid brown English bitter, just what I wanted. Held a good head and condition throughout
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90GoodNewly on cask, rather fresh I thought, did not hold head or glass lacing but had a good zing taste
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20Not Tried
01 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExcellentGlorious condition with a very hop floral nose and taste
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20GoodA new beer for me. Proves how versatile Kent Brewery is. The promised citrus notes did not become evident
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
30 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Good
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent73
Good52
Acceptable13
Poor-

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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 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 local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017 too. The house beer Pond Life is Tonbridge Traditional.

We have visited this pub 71 times, seen 210 different beers and tried 103 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT