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The Long Pond (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExceptional3
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Excellent1
Tonbridge - Te Tau IhuExcellent1
Mad Cat - Crispin AmberExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Classic BitterExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Slater's - PremiumExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent2
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAGood1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As LarryGood1
Musket - MuzzleloaderAcceptable1
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - EnglishNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot 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

22 Jun 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime til shortly after 14.30 close, quiet just a couple of others in and a chap who collected a take out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentAll APA deliciousness boxes ticked for this crisp refreshingly moreish ale
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As Larry4.60GoodFull bodied powerfully hopped golden ale
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50AcceptableSeemed stronger than its ABV for this rather earthy hazy broth
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
13 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. By this time just a couple in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Excellent
Mad Cat - Crispin Amber4.00Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50Not Tried
28 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. No final conclusions drawn on heated discussions about the meaning of the bi in biennial, bi-weekly et al.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentIn top notch zesty form
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50GoodHad better examples, not the usual well balanced taste
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
09 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Truncated last knockings visit until close. Bus there delayed by broken door latch in driver's cab.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Premium4.40ExcellentExcellent dry bitterness
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
02 Apr 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Classic Bitter4.10ExcellentSuperb proper bitter. I had nearly not ordered it as it was described on beer board as a Golden Ale but Heritage's output is so good I took a chance
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Not Tried
05 Mar 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. One or two high spending groups about to leave.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Powder Burn5.00GoodStrong on flavour
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
26 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Nice hubbub of conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Powder Burn5.00ExcellentOnly a half but as it should be
Tonbridge - Te Tau Ihu4.50ExcellentOne of the best Tonbridge ales I have tasted helped by being in excellent condition. Named after the north end of the South Island in new Zealand where most of NZ's hops are cultivated
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
19 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Early visit until close. As I walked in the door teased that the 1066 had all gone.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentHolding up superbly after a week on
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50Not Tried
16 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalAs on Saturday the perfection that is achieved rarely in ale. Lots left in the cask too!
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
12 Feb 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close, on a prior kept promise that 1066 would be on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalA great beer anyway but enhanced to peak condition by being conditioned at the pub for a couple of months before serving. A credit to the brewery and to pub cellarmanship
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional9
Excellent169
Good86
Acceptable16
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. There is a limited range of cold snacks available in the form of pork pies, ploughman's and platters. No dogs, no children and card payment only, no cash accepted.

We have visited this pub 162 times, seen 302 different beers and tried 158 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT