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The River Ale House (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent2
Big Trip - Psychedelic Coping MechanismGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Marble - Manchester BitterGood1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutGood1
Chapter - 17. Taller Than a HouseGood2
Siren Craft - Liquid MystiqueGood1
Kent - Session PaleGood1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellGood1
Bexley - Black Prince Vanilla PorterGood1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Good1
Redemption - Urban DuskGood1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Devils Dyke PorterGood2
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask AgedGood3
Bexley - Bursted Session BitterGood1
Oakham - White DwarfGood1
Goacher's - Silver StarAcceptable1
Siren Craft - LuminaNot Tried0
Oakham - SuperdelicNot Tried0
Redemption - KazbekNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Beyond the TowerNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - LumiNot Tried0
Church End - Spiders have feelings tooNot Tried0
Iron Pier - South Pacific PaleNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Paper RoomNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Flying SaucerNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Bow CreekNot Tried0
Siren Craft - MesmeristNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Vocation - Red IPA (collaboration with New Bristol)Not Tried0
Church End - Irish CoffeeNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - HyperfocusNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - PupaNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Soundwave IPANot Tried0
Redemption - Revolver Series MosaicNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Siren Craft - MementoNot Tried0
Redemption - HopspurNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Little KingNot 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

13 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Local London CAMRA royalty in situ.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80GoodA very good drop
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged6.00GoodA stalwart heavy job, slightly hazy this time
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Church End - Irish Coffee4.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Bow Creek4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Liquid Mystique4.40Not Tried
12 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Really last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Bursted Session Bitter3.80GoodCould have done with more natural carbonation
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20AcceptablePoured quite flat and remained so
East London (ELB) - Bow Creek4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Liquid Mystique4.40Not Tried
Church End - Spiders have feelings too3.40Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Paper Room4.80Not Tried
Bexley - Black Prince Vanilla Porter4.60Not Tried
09 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Manchester Bitter4.20GoodClear and with many flavours
Siren Craft - Liquid Mystique4.40GoodNot a style really to my liking but in good condition
Bexley - Black Prince Vanilla Porter4.60GoodNeeded a bit more natural carbonation to carry off the vanilla-ing
East London (ELB) - Beyond the Tower3.80Not Tried
Church End - Spiders have feelings too3.40Not TriedAnother duty reduction jobbie - ugh
Vibrant Forest - Paper Room4.80Not Tried
06 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until a late kick-out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - White Dwarf4.30GoodSeems to have morphed from being a wheat beer in the past. Good condition with sour hopping
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Devils Dyke Porter5.00AcceptableOn a few days, getting tired with loss of condition. Soon went flat in glass
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not TriedOthers who had tasters said it was hazy and flat and best taken off sale yet only put on this evening
Siren Craft - Soundwave IPA5.60Not Tried
Siren Craft - Memento3.80Not Tried
Vibrant Forest - Little King3.40Not Tried
Oakham - Superdelic4.20Not Tried
02 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodA healthy balance of malt and hops. Would have liked more condition, yet this was a fresh cask on today
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Devils Dyke Porter5.00GoodTasty but not much life until multiple decanted between two pint glasses when it came alive
Vibrant Forest - Pupa4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Soundwave IPA5.60Not Tried
Redemption - Revolver Series Mosaic3.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Hyperfocus4.10Not Tried
30 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Two visits in evening until close, with a brief split between. CAMRA presentation evening of three certificates with ales and ciders at £3.50pp / £1.80 per half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50GoodWell rounded and a popular ale here tonight
Kent - Session Pale3.70GoodCame on towards end of evening
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged6.00GoodLosing some condition on 4th day on
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lumi6.20Not TriedRan out
Big Trip - Psychedelic Coping Mechanism4.50Not Tried
Castle Rock - Hyperfocus4.10Not Tried
29 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged6.00GoodAlways reliable and full on taste
Big Trip - Psychedelic Coping Mechanism4.50GoodA hazy job, fairly mellow but not the "mayhem" taste promised
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Vocation - Red IPA (collaboration with New Bristol)5.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lumi6.20Not TriedSeems to be have been on forever
26 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60GoodOne of Oakham's best ale brands
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60GoodGood to compare with same at Euston Tap earlier. Not quite there
Vibrant Forest - Flying Saucer4.30Not Tried
Siren Craft - Mesmerist3.40Not Tried
Vocation - Red IPA (collaboration with New Bristol)5.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lumi6.20Not Tried
23 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Packed and very noisy - possibly politicking folk preparing their General Election local canvassing strategies.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentAs yesterday - top form and bursting with flavour
Chapter - 17. Taller Than a House3.90GoodAs yesterday - exceedingly dry bitterness
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Lumina4.20Not Tried
Redemption - Kazbek4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - South Pacific Pale4.20Not TriedOthers' poured flat and a murk though one lady said she enjoyed it, others left it for slops
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lumi6.20Not Tried
22 May 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentIntense flavouring made this moreish
Chapter - 17. Taller Than a House3.90GoodGreat foil to the Kent Brewers Reserve. Very dry bitterness
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Lumina4.20Not Tried
Redemption - Kazbek4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lumi6.20Not 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
Exceptional11
Excellent560
Good959
Acceptable318
Poor26

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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, 2022 and 2024 Pub of the Year and its Cider Pub of the Year too in 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 and 2024. CAMRA Greenwich District Pub of the Year 2024.

We have visited this pub 884 times, seen 1544 different beers and tried 853 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ