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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Mr Grundy's - 1918Excellent1
Wantsum - Figgy PuddingExcellent1
Purple Moose - Glaslyn AleExcellent1
Malt, The Brewery - Winter AleExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent2
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent2
Windswept - 1806Good1
Bushy's - Golden OldieGood1
Settle - BlackthornGood1
4T's - Big BroGood1
Beatnikz Republic - 2AM PoetGood1
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPAGood1
Kent - Brewers ReserveGood1
Mordue - Workie TicketGood1
High Weald - Charcoal BurnerGood1
Pomona Island - Chinook PaleAcceptable1
Poachers - Shy Talk BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - Cromwell's GoldNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Tring - Pale FourNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Lytham - Bavarian BlondeNot Tried0
Hammerpot - SeasprayNot Tried0
Milestone - Shine OnNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - LumfordNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Strathaven - Winter GlowNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Iron Pier - English PaleNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley GoldNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Powerhouse PorterNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Kinky BootsNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Strathaven - Craigmill MildNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Midsummer MeadowNot Tried0
Rudgate - Bitter SweetNot Tried0
Spey Valley - Sunshine on KeithNot Tried0
Squawk - Pavo - Pale AleNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Golden DeliciousNot Tried0
Peerless - EkuanotNot Tried0
Saltaire - Wai-ItiNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

09 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentGreat head and condition, a pleasure to imbibe
Wantsum - Figgy Pudding4.50ExcellentAn excellent bitter ale but where were the figs and other Christmasy spicinesses?
Mordue - Workie Ticket4.50Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Golden Delicious3.80Not Tried
Peerless - Ekuanot5.30Not Tried
Saltaire - Wai-Iti3.50Not Tried
05 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Very much a doggie meet up evening here.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentProfessional brew
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90GoodBit too much caramel nose for me, after a few days on sale
Strathaven - Craigmill Mild3.50Not Tried
Spey Valley - Sunshine on Keith3.50Not Tried
Squawk - Pavo - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - Bitter Sweet4.60Not Tried
02 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentHeavy hitting with full flavour
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50GoodGood condition but not an IPA, just a bitter
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Strathaven - Craigmill Mild3.50Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Midsummer Meadow3.90Not Tried
4T's - Big Bro5.00Not TriedRan out
Rudgate - Bitter Sweet4.60Not Tried
29 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close.
Bushy's - Golden Oldie4.00GoodUnusual tasting bitter, grew on me somewhat
4T's - Big Bro5.00GoodVery light coloured, not enough body
Acorn - Barnsley Gold4.30Not Tried
Sambrook's - Powerhouse Porter4.90Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not TriedRan out
Phipps NBC - Kinky Boots4.90Not Tried
25 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Scoffed more than my fair share of gratis sushi.
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Good
High Weald - Charcoal Burner4.30Good
Strathaven - Winter Glow5.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - English Pale3.90Not Tried
22 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Been a very busy day here.
Purple Moose - Glaslyn Ale4.20ExcellentSuperb condition. Only put on today and already the firkin is virtually sold out
Pomona Island - Chinook Pale3.80AcceptableDisappointing one dimensional, hazy, very pale ale
Milestone - Shine On4.00Not TriedRan out
Strathaven - Winter Glow5.00Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Settle - Blackthorn5.00Not Tried
Lytham - Bavarian Blonde3.90Not Tried
20 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentProves the great powers of the Citra hop
Settle - Blackthorn5.00GoodVery dry sloe porter, heavy on the fruit
Mordue - Workie Ticket4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Shine On4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lumford3.90Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Lytham - Bavarian Blonde3.90Not Tried
18 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentWell balanced brew with Citra and Mosaic hops
Mordue - Workie Ticket4.50Good
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Lytham - Bavarian Blonde3.90Not Tried
Hammerpot - Seaspray3.70Not Tried
14 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Malt, The Brewery - Winter Ale4.40ExcellentA superb and authentic winter ale, dark, superb head and full of warming flavour
Beatnikz Republic - 2AM Poet3.80GoodGood condition but not much more than a pure lemon juice taste, how very one dimensional
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Tring - Pale Four4.60Not Tried
Windswept - 18065.00Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - 19184.50Not Tried
11 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Generally chatty all round here as always.
Mr Grundy's - 19184.50ExcellentExcellent red ale, a style I am not usually a fan of
Windswept - 18065.00GoodWell balanced stout
Poachers - Shy Talk Bitter3.70Not Tried
Milestone - Cromwell's Gold4.00Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
Tring - Pale Four4.60Not Tried

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About The River Ale House

The pub sign. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in East Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 0RJ.

Micropub in former street corner lingerie and hosiery business premises and which opened on 13th September 2017. Comprises a front room with bar counter and with real ales and ciders served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the bar, and a rear room down one step. Bare-board flooring throughout and all seating at wall mounted high settles and hand made wooden high tables. CAMRA card holders' discount on pints and halves of real ale and cider. Pork pies and scotch eggs with all the trimmings are available as are some filled rolls. 4 pint take-home containers can be supplied. Card payments accepted. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 107 times, seen 491 different beers and tried 191 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ