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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAExcellent3
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent2
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeExcellent2
Slater's - Neon KissExcellent2
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Victoria Pale AleExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Old American PaleExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Excellent1
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeExcellent1
Slater's - PremiumExcellent1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutExcellent1
House Beer - Pond LifeGood1
Bexley - Howbury 23 New Zealand PaleNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st StateNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Kölsch BlondeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot 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

19 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Probably my last for what I hope is a short time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00ExcellentA heavy porter with excellent head and lacing
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Victoria Pale Ale3.80ExcellentReally zingy mouthfeel
Slater's - Neon Kiss6.00ExcellentHeavy hitter, soon felt
Slater's - Premium4.40Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30Not Tried
17 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm with only one other in by then. Some despair but plans here for some beer deliveries. Good luck in that venture Mike.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Premium4.40ExcellentIn great condition
Slater's - Neon Kiss6.00ExcellentA heavy hitter that soon takes effect
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30ExcellentTop notch
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
13 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close and a bit. Lightly loaded here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50ExcellentGood one to end a session on
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50ExcellentSuperb hop aroma
House Beer - Pond Life3.60GoodGood starter session ale
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
05 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Surprised but delighted to see the 1066 still going strong. Should be every pub's session ale!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentOn a week and as good as ever. Just the one today thanks as it was not helping my crossword prowess
Bexley - Crook Log Winter Ale5.20Excellent
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
26 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close, lured by the 1066 temptations.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Excellent4½* as near perfect as you can get and astounding to find another beer of the same quality here tonight too
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90Excellent4½* as near perfect as you can get and astounding to find another beer of the same quality here tonight too
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 23 New Zealand Pale4.30Not Tried
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st State3.70Not Tried
24 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close, of my own free will!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentHalf a mark up from Saturday's. This had that delicious sweetness and floral hoppiness similar to that I recall from its time when brewed at M&B in the early 1980s
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st State3.70Not Tried
22 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close having sort of been subpoenaed to attend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50Good
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Republic of Liverpool (cuckoo at Stamps) - 51st State3.70Not Tried
01 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Kölsch Blonde4.30Not Tried
25 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Old American Pale4.20ExcellentAnother easy drinking beer in magnificent condition
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentVery downable indeed. IPA moved a lot between breweries in the 70s and 80s but this reminded me of the version I often drank in the 80os
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not TriedInformed it was very near end of cask
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
13 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Door Hinge Guvs in residence on their day off.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50GoodRefreshingly cool. Seen at 4.8% and 5.5% it seems, even P&P website is confused
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent135
Good73
Acceptable14
Poor-

Website.

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 runner-up in 2016 and 2020 and local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017 too. The house beer Pond Life is Tonbridge Traditional.

We have visited this pub 132 times, seen 286 different beers and tried 145 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT