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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExceptional2
Wantsum - UXB?Excellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Wantsum - Five Gold GrainsExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithExcellent1
Kent - ZingiberExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent1
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Old Dairy - Dark SnowExcellent1
Kent - CitraExcellent1
Wantsum - Red RaddleGood1
Wantsum - HurricaneGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithGood1
Weltons - Xmas OldGood1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentGood1
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPANot Tried0
Wantsum - Little Ships CitraNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale AleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Not Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Southwark - Jester Single HopNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Southwark - Top Drop Pale AleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Try Time!Not Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden IPA NZ Rakau WhisperNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Colchester - MetropolisNot Tried0
Colchester - No. 88Not Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Not 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

12 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentSmooth and a delight to drink
Kent - Citra4.50ExcellentAlmost a match for Oakham's as King of the style
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90Not Tried
05 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The tub of Goacher's 1066 remains unbroached and still used to tease.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00ExcellentGood basic bitter
Musket - Powder Burn5.00ExcellentGood one to finish on, pity time forced me to rush it
Colchester - Metropolis3.90Not Tried
Colchester - No. 884.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
23 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - UXB?4.60ExcellentA Marmite beer I fancy, more a bitter plum than a sweet plum flavouring. I liked it but one would be enough
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50GoodLike many Whitstable beers seems to have lost the bitterness levels of before
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Crook Log Winter Ale5.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
15 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodGood ale for a long session
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20GoodGood one to end the night on
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Golden IPA NZ Rakau Whisper4.20Not Tried
08 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentThe strength soon hits
Wantsum - Hurricane4.10GoodMuch better than the previous example of this ale I encountered
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Whitstable - Try Time!4.20Not Tried
23 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Pure serendipity to find Goacher's 1066 still on sale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentStill on top form despite being on for more than a week and nearing end of cask, little loss of condition was apparent
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Southwark - Top Drop Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
16 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. I had a premonition that the 1066 might be on!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalKept for just shy of 3 months before serving. An absolute No. 1 delight
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Jester Single Hop5.00Not Tried
02 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Dark Snow6.50ExcellentLovely nightcap despite planning to visit one more pub afterwards
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
19 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Zingiber4.10ExcellentGreat stuff for clarity and taste
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExcellentNice for a nightcap
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
04 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. 9s of Kent Amarillo and Bexley Red House had already been emptied from start to finish here today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Five Gold Grains5.00ExcellentLovely balance of dry bitterness
Weltons - Xmas Old4.50GoodGratis half from the Guv as I have often spoken of eschewing Weltons beers. This was a good one I had to admit
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Good
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Little Ships Citra2.40Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent92
Good61
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 91 times, seen 238 different beers and tried 121 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT