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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bexley - Simcoe PaleExcellent1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAExcellent2
Tonbridge - Weald AmberExcellent1
Wantsum - El Dorado One HopExcellent1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Wantsum - DynamoExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Lost ColonyExcellent1
Kent - Jester : The New LocalExcellent1
Wantsum - HengistExcellent2
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberGood1
House Beer - Pond LifeGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Good1
Wantsum - MooreAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Whitstable - Single Hop MotuekaNot Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Bexley - Five ArchesNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Colchester - Sweeney ToddNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle MorningNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Silver TopNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop MosaicNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer PaleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot 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
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

13 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit after a day of chores and lots of walking
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
Kent - Jester : The New Local4.50ExcellentA sour hop
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
06 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Excellent
Bexley - Simcoe Pale4.10Excellent4½* Truly superb, refreshing, clean tasting, clear as a bell. I nudge towards 5*
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Pale3.40Not Tried
02 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A much longer visit than my usual mad dashes of late!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - El Dorado One Hop4.20ExcellentFirst time I've seen this. Refreshing if a somewhat bland taste profile
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Good
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
30 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late visit until 10pm close. Good chat about the names of ships hulls, keels et al.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Hengist5.00ExcellentFresh on at 5pm opening. In top notch form and very refreshing
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic4.30Not Tried
27 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The balminess of the last few weeks was slowly being subdued. The Guv convinced me the Rose & Crown, Halstead in Kent was well worthy of a future visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30ExcellentVery refreshing
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80Good
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
13 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Weald Amber4.00ExcellentLovely tangy bitterness
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50GoodMix up with order got me lumbered with a beer I don't really like because of its heavy raw citrussy notes. Condition very good though
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80Not Tried
12 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. This house has long been a certainty for real ale in excellent condition come rain or shine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00ExcellentMagnificent refreshing pint on another balmy night
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
07 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentTop notch condition, and temperature for this balmy night
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
Colchester - Sweeney Todd4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle Morning5.50Not TriedWhatever is a California Common???
30 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Moore4.50AcceptableDisappointing murky beer, unfined plus. Odd for Wantsum to use such a style for a FIFA World Cup celebratory beer
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
28 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A gratis half of the local Eltham dry cider, light yellow green hue, was supped, the effect was faster than expected. Wow!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50ExcellentIn superb refreshing nick
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Good
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Moore4.50Not Tried
Whitstable - Single Hop Motueka4.40Not TriedRan out

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent63
Good40
Acceptable11
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 58 times, seen 183 different beers and tried 85 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT