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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Anspach & Hobday - The American PaleExcellent1
Bexley - Bursted Session BitterGood1
Bexley - Ernest English PaleGood1
Brew York - KayaAcceptable1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood1
Goacher's - Gold StarAcceptable1
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)Excellent1
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)Good4
Hammerton - CacheAcceptable1
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged Excellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterExcellent1
Redemption - HopspurGood1
Redemption - Urban DuskAcceptable1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & HazelnutGood3
Southwark - PekkoGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESBNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Low RiderNot Tried0
Falstaff - DarksideNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Green & GoldNot Tried0
Milestone - Cromwell Best BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - Cromwell Gold ExtraNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Siren Craft - LuminaNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00Excellent
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40GoodQuite zingy on the lips
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90PoorThat's real ale for you. Excellent 4* yesterday but now completely flat and sour tasting. Is this a feature of deteriorating Green Hop ale?
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Not Tried
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90Not Tried
17 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentA good creamy nightcap
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00Not Tried
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40Not TriedFrom the reaction of others - a Marmite ale
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90Not Tried
16 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00ExcellentYou get what you pay for - lovely nightcap
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90ExcellentIf anything better than yesterday
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not TriedRan out
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40Not Tried
Brew York - Kaya5.20Not Tried
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90Not Tried
15 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentStaple basic workhouse English bitter
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90ExcellentTried this and the Challenger version side by side, marginally preferred this one as slightly sweeter. Good game good game
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90ExcellentTried this and the EKG version side by side, marginally preferred the EKG as slightly sweeter than this slightly drier version. Good game good game
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not TriedRan out
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Brew York - Kaya5.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & Hazelnut5.80Not TriedStill hanging on by its fingertips it seems
Southwark - Pekko5.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodAlways reliable
Brew York - Kaya5.20AcceptableVery full on taste (and whatever Pandan leaf is) but soon went as flat as a pancake in glass. Needs more natural condition and carbonation to stop it being a sickly chore and I had ordered two just before closing time too!
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & Hazelnut5.80Not Tried
Southwark - Pekko5.00Not Tried
13 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Pekko5.00GoodI got none of the promised tasting notes offerings so disappointing indeed
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60AcceptablePoured with a small head, soon as flat in the glass as can be
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & Hazelnut5.80AcceptableNow coming across as tired
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
11 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & Hazelnut5.80ExcellentAgreed with several others this was marginally better than yesterday
Redemption - Hopspur4.50GoodWet dog bitter
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Low Rider3.90Not Tried
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40Not TriedRan out
10 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The American Pale4.60ExcellentA good dry bitterness. This version with Simcoe, Amarillo and Columbus hops
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & Hazelnut5.80ExcellentIts strength was immediately apparent
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Low Rider3.90Not TriedSome were pushing this down as if it was going out of fashion
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
08 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10AcceptableCame across as rather thin for its strength
Hammerton - Cache3.50AcceptableThis may have put me off of Hammerton's ale forever. A one dimensional sour tasting murk, to me a near- or non-beer. Worse than a chore to finish
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Bexley - Bursted Session Bitter3.80Not Tried
Mad Cat - Green & Gold4.10Not Tried
07 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Excellent
Bexley - Bursted Session Bitter3.80GoodNoticeable loss of flavour and condition since yesterday
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Falstaff - Darkside6.00Not TriedRan out or expired
Siren Craft - Lumina4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Green & Gold4.10Not Tried
Milestone - Cromwell Gold Extra4.70Not 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
Exceptional2
Excellent269
Good405
Acceptable142
Poor11

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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. 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 in 2019 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 392 times, seen 1022 different beers and tried 516 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ