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The River Ale House (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExceptional2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask AgedExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Brew York - Maris the OtterGood1
Oakham - Lord Maximus Cask AgedGood1
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand ReserveGood1
Southwark - Borough Market Brown AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleGood2
Tonbridge - TraditionalGood1
Hammerton - City of CakeGood1
Kent - Brewers ReserveGood1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsGood2
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye PorterGood1
Oakham - Vista (collaboration with St Austell)Good1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Good1
Bexley - Spike IslandGood1
Iron Pier - Bullion & Eldorado Joined at the HopAcceptable1
Disruption IS Brewing (sub-brand of Ascot) - Shadow of Darkness - BiscoffAcceptable1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - OttoNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Bexley - Idaho 7Not Tried0
Southwark - Nelson's GoldNot Tried0
Brew York - Calmer Chameleon (was 3.7%)Not Tried0
Elusive - Cat to the FutureNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Park - Saw PitNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Whispering GrassNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Titanic - GodivaNot Tried0
Chiltern - Pale Ale (formerly Ale)Not Tried0
Tonbridge - Winter SolaceNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Kent - NectaronNot Tried0
Southwark - Top Drop Pale AleNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Southwark - Single Hop Series Dr RudiNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - CaravanNot Tried0
Dorking - Pilcrow PaleNot Tried0
Oakham - Citra Haze Cask AgedNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Cosmic JiveNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Funky Claude PorterNot Tried0
Elusive - TimerunNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Picture 2. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Picture 3. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
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Visits Details

29 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60GoodBasic English bitter, perhaps slightly fresh
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye Porter5.00GoodTasty but a bit flat
Oakham - Vista (collaboration with St Austell)4.50GoodVery much an Oakham influence, one wonders what St Austell added
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Nelson's Gold4.40Not Tried
Elusive - Cat to the Future4.50Not Tried
25 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Another visit from a nearby micropub Guv was evident.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged6.00ExcellentSpot on, Always a reliable strong ale from a professional brewery
Brew York - Maris the Otter3.90GoodSecond out of a new cask. A very flavoursome pint but one was enough for me
Southwark - Borough Market Brown Ale4.50GoodA malty brew and toffee nose
Pig & Porter - Cosmic Jive3.40Not TriedWrongly on board and daily menu sheet as 3.6%, check of cask label confirmed 3.4% ABV
Elusive - Timerun3.80Not TriedRan out
Vibrant Forest - Otto4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye Porter5.00Not Tried
22 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentStill excellent but slight loss of edge after 2 days
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodA Best Dark in fine form, enough to have 2
Chiltern - Pale Ale (formerly Ale)3.70Not Tried
Southwark - Top Drop Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Dorking - Pilcrow Pale4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Single Hop Series Dr Rudi5.00Not Tried
20 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalExceptional condition and flavours, alas only time for two
Chiltern - Pale Ale (formerly Ale)3.70Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Top Drop Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Single Hop Series Dr Rudi5.00Not Tried
15 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentFirst rate Gadds' quality
Hammerton - City of Cake5.50GoodPremium priced flavoured rich milk stout
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
11 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Spike Island5.30GoodGood, needed just a tad more condition
Oakham - Lord Maximus Cask Aged5.50GoodHeavily flavoured and hop oily
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Bexley - Idaho 74.40Not Tried
Brew York - Calmer Chameleon (was 3.7%)3.40Not Tried
08 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00GoodExcellent head and lacing, bloated me a little, perhaps over-carbonated
Iron Pier - Bullion & Eldorado Joined at the Hop3.80AcceptableThin gruel with little taste or condition - a rare Iron Pier two hopper failure
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Caravan3.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra Haze Cask Aged4.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Funky Claude Porter5.00Not Tried
04 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged6.00ExcellentAs expected for this Oakham classic, top form
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodSlight caramelly backtaste
Titanic - Plum Porter Grand Reserve6.50GoodA heady brew with emphasis on bitterness
Tonbridge - Winter Solace4.80Not Tried
Kent - Nectaron4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bullion & Eldorado Joined at the Hop3.80Not Tried
01 Feb 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60GoodIn good nick as yesterday
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10GoodA good zingy light bitter
Disruption IS Brewing (sub-brand of Ascot) - Shadow of Darkness - Biscoff5.00AcceptableFlavoursome but little life in the glass. Quite flat
Park - Saw Pit4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Whispering Grass5.50Not Tried
Titanic - Godiva4.00Not TriedRan out
31 Jan 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Even later on a local CAMRA branch local crawl ended up here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60GoodLow gravity ale in very good condition
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10GoodProbably Five Points's most consistent product. Reliable
Park - Saw Pit4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Whispering Grass5.50Not Tried
Titanic - Godiva4.00Not Tried
Disruption IS Brewing (sub-brand of Ascot) - Shadow of Darkness - Biscoff5.00Not 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

 Total
Exceptional11
Excellent547
Good896
Acceptable313
Poor26

Website.

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

Micropub in Woolwich Road in a 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. Each day a pre-prepared paper ale menu sheet, with tasting notes, is provided to every table. 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. Card payments accepted. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2019. Local CAMRA branch 2019 and 2022 Pub of the Year and its Cider Pub of the Year too in 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023.

We have visited this pub 850 times, seen 1487 different beers and tried 825 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ