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The Long Pond (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - ImperiumExcellent1
Wantsum - HengistExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Hop Fuzz - FalloutExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishExcellent3
Hop Fuzz - MartelloExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As LarryExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnExcellent1
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenExcellent3
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - MasterpieceExcellent1
Constellation - Indus Good1
Constellation - AquilaGood1
Pig & Porter - Forever LostNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
House Beer - Pond LifeNot Tried0
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Not Tried0
Wantsum - HurricaneNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleNot 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 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - English4.00ExcellentJust a basic mid brown bitter
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50ExcellentExcellent condition but the sour hopping not to my taste
Constellation - Indus 3.90Good3rd of the three Constellation regular ales stocked here recently. Rather yeasty
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
09 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Pretty much last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Martello4.40ExcellentFull bodied with good bitterness to boot
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
Constellation - Aquila4.60Not Tried
08 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60ExcellentCool and refreshing
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20ExcellentWell balanced with no harshness
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not TriedRan out as I walked in
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Constellation - Aquila4.60Not Tried
06 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Constellation - Aquila4.60GoodPub had made the best in cellar care it could of a rather cloying ale with scummy broken yeasty head and slight haze
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
02 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Imperium4.00ExcellentExcellent small bubbled head remained until the end. A rarity
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20ExcellentIn fine form
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Not Tried
30 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. A Tonbridge take-over of the beer board tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00ExcellentNo great fan of Tonbridge but this was in excellent condition which will always make a big difference. Perhaps Tonbridge ales not looked after so well elsewhere!
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20ExcellentNice nightcap half
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Not Tried
26 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close, foreshortened unsuccessfully trying to help two people at Eltham station to contact staff for help.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentRecently striking me that a woodier taste is coming out in this ale
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentOnly a half but in fine form
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
20 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Hengist5.00ExcellentI soon felt its strength
Hop Fuzz - English4.00ExcellentMid brown English bitter was just what I wanted
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Hurricane4.50Not Tried
18 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close. Enough time for 2 pints of a most refreshing snorter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Masterpiece5.60ExcellentAbsolute delight for temperature and condition
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
11 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. A sweltering night outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - English4.00ExcellentA credit to cellarmanship to dispense this in this condition in today's heat
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As Larry4.60ExcellentA credit to cellarmanship to dispense this in this condition in today's heat
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
House Beer - Pond Life3.60Not Tried
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Masterpiece5.60Not TriedRan out as I walked in

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About The Long Pond

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional9
Excellent187
Good88
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 173 times, seen 308 different beers and tried 165 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 1UT