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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brockley - Pale AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestGood1
Great Heck - ChristopherAcceptable1
Hammerpot - Shirala IPAAcceptable1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Kent - CometGood1
Kent - Key Lime RyeGood1
Kent - PaleGood1
Kent - ZingiberGood1
Mallinsons - ColumbusGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleGood1
Redemption - HopspurGood1
Redemption - Little ChiefPoor1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent2
Surrey Hills - Shere DropGood1
Westerham - British BulldogGood1
Westerham - Single Hop EndeavourGood1
Bays - Summer AleNot Tried0
Bridgehouse - PorterNot Tried0
Brockley - Red AleNot Tried0
Brockley - Summer XPANot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BramberNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Papa JrNot Tried0
Electric Bear - CometNot Tried0
Goose Eye - Goose Eye BitterNot Tried0
Grafton - Coco LocoNot Tried0
Hambleton - Nightmare PorterNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - Branch Line BitterNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - The Fire InsideNot Tried0
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Southwark - PalisadeNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp ShooterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Wantsum - Yellow TailNot Tried0
Wensleydale - Black Dub StoutNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentSpot on
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not TriedSeveral complained this was sour and unexpectedly cloudy
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - The Fire Inside4.30Not Tried
15 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20Good
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Good
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
11 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Hopspur4.50GoodOthers here were loving this one
Kent - Zingiber4.10Good
Redemption - Little Chief4.20PoorFortunately only had a half. Poured flat with no condition and an unusual smell and unpalatable taste. Not much right then!
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Wensleydale - Black Dub Stout4.40Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
08 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30GoodAssume intended to be very cloudy, the lime flavours dominated as expected
Great Heck - Christopher4.50AcceptablePoured flat
Hambleton - Nightmare Porter5.00Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Redemption - Hopspur4.50Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Branch Line Bitter3.90Not Tried
03 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10GoodAlways seems a disappointment to me this beer
Westerham - Single Hop Endeavour4.50Good
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Grafton - Coco Loco5.00Not TriedStill battling on it seems
Southwark - Palisade5.00Not Tried
01 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10GoodA good staple
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10GoodGood zingy mouthfeel but little flavour
Grafton - Coco Loco5.00Not Tried
Hammerpot - Shirala IPA5.20Not TriedStill battling on
Southwark - Palisade5.00Not Tried
28 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00GoodNew cask on today
Hammerpot - Shirala IPA5.20AcceptableDisappointing, lacking mouthfeel or condition
Bays - Summer Ale3.90Not TriedRan out
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Grafton - Coco Loco5.00Not Tried
25 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20GoodGood enough to want a second
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Papa Jr4.40Not Tried
Brockley - Summer XPA3.60Not Tried
Goose Eye - Goose Eye Bitter3.90Not Tried
Electric Bear - Comet3.80Not Tried
21 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Big crowd in after a Charlton Athletic evening home match.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mallinsons - Columbus3.80Good
Kent - Comet4.50GoodGood still despite being very last half out of the cask
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50Not Tried
Bridgehouse - Porter4.50Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50Not Tried
18 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70GoodGood head and lacing
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
Bridgehouse - Porter4.50Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp Shooter3.80Not 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
Excellent89
Good199
Acceptable58
Poor3

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 173 times, seen 716 different beers and tried 295 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ