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The Long Pond (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent2
Musket - MuzzleloaderExcellent1
Musket - Ball PullerExcellent3
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)Excellent1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Excellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Hop Fuzz - Old American PaleExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithExcellent1
Mad Cat - Unsinkable SamExcellent1
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde Ale (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Good1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleGood1
House Beer - Pond LifeGood5
Hop Fuzz - FalloutGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleAcceptable1
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnNot Tried0
Slater's - HakaNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Long TailNot 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

09 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Good conversation about beers from other European countries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00ExcellentBest green hopper I have so far this year
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50Not Tried
02 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Only customer left with half an hour to go.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50ExcellentLots of life in this one
House Beer - Pond Life3.60GoodAlways consistent
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Mad Cat - Long Tail3.70Not Tried
20 Sep 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Later than planned early evening visit friendly welcome just a couple of groups in, pity the atmosphere was spoilt with the continous loud false laughter (more of a tedious cackle) from a female of one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Ball Puller4.00GoodAlmost a BBQ bourbon sweetness with a smoky twist.
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde Ale (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20GoodDry hoppy with a long lingering citrus malty taste
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Not Tried
14 Aug 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Small crowd in. Caught up on news with the Guv.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Unsinkable Sam5.20ExcellentMellow full bodied traditional English
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60GoodGood zing to this ale
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
24 Jul 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. 2 others in then just 1.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00ExcellentDistinctive full hop flavour
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Good
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Good
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
17 Jul 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Sat with a CAMRA pioneer, with stories told of the campaign's early days in SE London.
BeerABVScoreNotes
House Beer - Pond Life3.60GoodGood but overly yeasty head and taste
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70AcceptableLacked head and lacing, seemed rather lacking condition
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Unsinkable Sam5.20Not Tried
10 Jul 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Half a dozen singletons in as I arrived, some left shortly afterwards on my late visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Old American Pale4.20Excellent
House Beer - Pond Life3.60ExcellentBasic English mid brown bitter
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Excellent
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
28 Jun 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon not long after 17.00 opening until 20.00ish departure, friendly welcome for my first and long overdue visit. Fairly quiet just a small group and one other upon arrival however many folk came and went during my stay. Regular scribes can only share my anguish on not finding Doom Bar available here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExcellentRefreshing hints of citrus made for a perfect summer session ale
House Beer - Pond Life3.60ExcellentToasty peaty and subtle molasses
Musket - Ball Puller4.00ExcellentSlight sweetness lead to a bitter yet smoky hoppy finish for this complex ale, I treated myself to another before departure
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
26 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good chat with the Guv on subjects pubs and beer, various.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Excellent
Musket - Ball Puller4.00ExcellentTasted above its strength
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
19 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
A cool and breezy walk up from Eltham railway station for an evening visit until close. Only customer at first but someone else came in for a whisky and conversation turned to religion!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentMy favourite Goacher's ale
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00ExcellentHoppy hoppy
Musket - Powder Burn5.00ExcellentExcellent but rather rushed down
Slater's - Haka5.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional5
Excellent155
Good82
Acceptable15
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 long 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. No dogs, no children and card payment only, no cash accepted.

We have visited this pub 147 times, seen 295 different beers and tried 151 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT