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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Slater's - Autumn RedExcellent1
Tonbridge - Countryman Green HopExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck PorterExcellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent3
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Bexley - Love Lane Goldings Kent Green HopExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarGood1
Wantsum - Vacay in CaliGood1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAGood1
Mad Cat - Syndale Green Hop Pale AleGood1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince PorterNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - VentureNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green HopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Oatrageous Green Hop Oat Pale AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Snow TopNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2019)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Hop Buzz Hythe Green Hop BeerNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - EnglishNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Slater's - PremiumNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Bexley - Black Prince Porter RumNot Tried0
Slater's - HakaNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Slater's - 1 HopNot 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

08 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Chastised by the Guv for my Shepherd Neame drinking.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Autumn Red5.00ExcellentEasy drinking and full bodied
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00ExcellentA gorgeous porter which I thought was the first of this style from P&P. The Guv will document others for my next visit
Slater's - Haka5.20Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Slater's - 1 Hop4.00Not Tried
05 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Very good crowd in tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00Excellent4½* again tonight. Every bit as good as yesterday's
Slater's - Premium4.40Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Not Tried
04 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 10pm close. Pre-advised the Green Giant was on!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00Excellent4½* Stored on site for at least 6 - 8 weeks and all the better for it. A classic green-hopper
Slater's - Premium4.40Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Not Tried
25 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Gently berated by the Guv for not describing every visit on here to his house with the embroidery of experience I can be known for.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Love Lane Goldings Kent Green Hop4.30ExcellentGreat green hopper that went down with no effort at all
Wantsum - Vacay in Cali7.00GoodA murky anaesthetic
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
18 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Here having caught a bus from The Door Hinge with a Long Pond émigrée who cried off going back to his spiritual home for last knockings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentStrong flavours always in this ale
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Hop Buzz Hythe Green Hop Beer4.00Not Tried
11 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentIt is that time of year again. Pub has not stored this cask for too long but it is wholeheartedly nicely rounded although comparatively fresh
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2019)3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red Ale4.50Not Tried
04 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Countryman Green Hop4.00ExcellentThat extra bitterness that green hopping gives
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00Not TriedIf only there had been time eh
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Oatrageous Green Hop Oat Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
27 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. This house is featuring green hopped beers over the next few weeks.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Syndale Green Hop Pale Ale4.30GoodSharp edge to this green hopper
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green Hop4.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Venture3.70Not TriedRan out at last knockings
21 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The recently introduced gins are selling well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80GoodSlight haze
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Venture3.70Not Tried
13 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10GoodA sweetish brew
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not TriedHere after a special request from a customer
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Porter4.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent115
Good70
Acceptable14
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 118 times, seen 280 different beers and tried 140 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT