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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - AdhoptionExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExcellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent2
Wantsum - ImperiumExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Stockport - CascadeGood1
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterGood1
Pig & Porter - WibbleGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green HopAcceptable1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)Not Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Under PressureNot Tried0
Whitstable - Winkle PickerNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Challenger)Not Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Whitstable - AmarilloNot Tried0
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus PaleNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' PorteredNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Weltons - WencesleglessNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Thief of TimeNot Tried0
Weltons - Xmas IPANot 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

14 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close, on a Goacher's 1066 hunt which was successful.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Excellent4½* To me the very best of the winter old ales
Weltons - Wenceslegless4.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Thief of Time4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Weltons - Xmas IPA4.10Not Tried
07 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Warned to expect the Goacher's 1066 to be on by the middle of next week.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentBest I have had of this beer in a long time
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
30 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Delighted to see Guv Mike has ordered 2 tubs of Goacher's 1066 and they sit menacingly in the corridor.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Excellent3rd excellent ale on tonight's journey
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
16 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00ExcellentSuperbly hoppy, I forgot it was 5%
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20Not Tried
10 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Adhoption4.20ExcellentFirst out of a new cask and in excellent nick with an intriguing hop taste
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20GoodAlmost last one out of a cask that had sold in one day, rather thin which the barman put down to being end of cask and dribbling out of the tap
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
27 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stockport - Cascade4.00GoodGood condition but did not excite
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Whitstable - Amarillo4.40Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus Pale4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Wibble4.70Not TriedGreen hopped saison
19 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The Green Giant was gone for 2018 here, leaving me distinctly downcast!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Wibble4.70GoodGreen hopped saison tasting more like a wheat beer
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Challenger)4.00Not TriedRan out as I ordered
18 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit lured by the Green Giant once more.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentSpot on once more. Whether exceeds 6% who knows
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Challenger)4.00Not Tried
17 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close, having been given the tip off that THE Green Giant was on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentThe very best tasting of the 2018 version, held back here for about 4 weeks. Had developed flavours not experienced elsewhere with younger versions
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
Mad Cat - Under Pressure4.70Not Tried
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

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent80
Good55
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 80 times, seen 221 different beers and tried 109 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT