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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESBGood1
Kent - PekkoGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthGood1
Kent - Key Lime RyeGood1
Hambleton - Black ForestGood1
Stonehenge - Great BustardGood1
Pheasantry - Ringneck Amber AleGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Franklins - Thr33 point 5iveGood1
Lytham - GoldGood1
Goacher's - Silver StarGood1
Bank Top - Draymans DraughtGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian PaleGood1
Kew - Mr BrownstoneGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked BrownGood1
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - Cherryon TopAcceptable1
Isle of Skye - BlavenAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Acceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderAcceptable1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Poor1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Spring TopNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Great Newsome - The ChairmanNot Tried0
Acorn - DarknessNot Tried0
Ayr - Complicated MaisieNot Tried0
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPANot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Batting PracticeNot Tried0
Gloucester - GoldNot Tried0
Kew - 85/15 Coffee StoutNot Tried0
Turning Point - SoothsayerNot Tried0
Goffs - Cheltenham GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Kent - Cain & AbelNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Pheasantry - Mikado MildNot Tried0
Wensleydale - PaleNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - MonumentalNot Tried0
Milestone - AzaccaNot Tried0
Bank Top - Palomino RisingNot Tried0
Bosun's - Tell No TalesNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Ayr - Rabbies PorterNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The IPANot Tried0
Rooster's - WeakenderNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Slater's - Queen BeeNot Tried0
Rudgate - Jorvik BlondeNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee StoutNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

23 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Failing memories of closed pubs in the Forest Hill / Sydenham area abounded, including mine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Great Bustard4.80GoodOverly malty, obviously by design
Lytham - Gold4.20Good
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Slater's - Queen Bee4.20Not Tried
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80Not TriedFresh on
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee Stout5.50Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
16 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Bus stops outside the pub closed due to road works, making for a minor hassle.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pekko4.50GoodNice zingy hop flavour
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30AcceptableLacking condition
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Ayr - Rabbies Porter4.30Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The IPA6.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Weakender3.00Not Tried
09 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bank Top - Draymans Draught3.60GoodA relief after the Goacher's
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10PoorUgh. Totally flat and overly bitter sharp, not the Goacher's Best Dark I know and love. Very nearly did not finish it
Kirkby Lonsdale - Monumental4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Azacca4.20Not Tried
Bank Top - Palomino Rising5.00Not Tried
Bosun's - Tell No Tales3.80Not Tried
02 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60GoodNewly on - not even on the blackboards
Pheasantry - Ringneck Amber Ale4.10Good
Pheasantry - Mikado Mild5.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not Tried
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30Not Tried
Wensleydale - Pale3.50Not Tried
29 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close. All the talk was of eye hospitals old and present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodVery downable
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not Tried
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30Not Tried
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - Cherryon Top6.00Not Tried
Kent - Cain & Abel3.30Not TriedRan out
26 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Late extension until 1am due to Charlton Athletic Wembley play off final pre-planned celebrations. Good job they won.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20GoodRan out shortly after I ordered
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Good
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - Cherryon Top6.00AcceptableFull on flavour but needed more natural carbonation to make it good
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30Not Tried
Kent - Cain & Abel3.30Not Tried
19 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Much elation at Charlton Athletic's impending Wembley appearance and plans afoot for long extension hours next Sunday night here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Good
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30GoodHazy. Pre-warned it would be limey, and so it was
Gloucester - Gold3.90Not Tried
Kew - 85/15 Coffee Stout8.50Not Tried
Turning Point - Soothsayer4.00Not Tried
Goffs - Cheltenham Gold4.50Not Tried
12 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kew - Mr Brownstone5.00GoodBrown IPA, like Black IPA hocus pocus naming
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80AcceptableRather flat on pour
Acorn - Darkness4.20Not Tried
Ayr - Complicated Maisie4.30Not Tried
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Batting Practice3.50Not TriedRan out
08 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Lots of talk about Spurs's earlier Champions League victory tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hambleton - Black Forest5.00GoodVery easy drinking smooth coffee and toffee tastes
Franklins - Thr33 point 5ive3.50GoodSharp farmhouse saison style beer not really to my liking
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked Brown6.00Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
Great Newsome - The Chairman4.80Not Tried
05 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked Brown6.00Good
Isle of Skye - Blaven5.00AcceptableLast out of cask, flattish and cloying
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not TriedWas on then off after being knocked in cask when tilting, back on tomorrow
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not 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
Exceptional1
Excellent85
Good168
Acceptable53
Poor1

Website.

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. Local CAMRA branch 2019 Pub of the Year and its Cider Pub of the Year too.

We have visited this pub 151 times, seen 653 different beers and tried 260 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ