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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Black HoneyExcellent3
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck PorterExcellent3
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent3
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good2
Northern Whisper - OppenchopsGood2
Abbeydale - MoonshineExcellent1
Abbeydale - DeceptionGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic GoldGood1
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPAGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardGood1
Oakham - Endless SummerGood1
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnGood1
Blackjack - British Pub AleAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanAcceptable1
Goacher's - Gold StarAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensAcceptable1
Kent - Wai-ItiAcceptable1
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Franklins - Blurred LimesNot Tried0
Milestone - HoptimismNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

30 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Big debate about closed SE18 pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00ExcellentHolding up superbly
Oakham - Endless Summer3.40GoodA beer one hardly notices drinking
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Oppenchops4.00Not TriedRan out just after I arrived
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic Gold3.80Not Tried
Kent - Wai-Iti4.50Not Tried
29 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Well managed Covid precautions here, policed well by the Guv.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00ExcellentStill top form after a few days on
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00GoodFull on citrus job not really to my liking, I had rather predicted it would be!
Northern Whisper - Oppenchops4.00GoodSlight burnt caramel taste had developed
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic Gold3.80Not Tried
Kent - Wai-Iti4.50Not Tried
27 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00ExcellentLiked this one, unusually for P&P
Northern Whisper - Oppenchops4.00GoodLots of hop oiliness on the lips but lacking bitterness
Kent - Wai-Iti4.50AcceptableDisappointing, flat and little condition
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not TriedPopular tonight with one bus spotter local
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic Gold3.80Not Tried
25 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Lighter load than an average Friday. The local council licensing officer came in at 9.45 and gave the place a clean bill of health.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbeydale - Deception4.10Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic Gold3.80Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
Kent - Black Honey4.70Not Tried
24 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Lone Ranger visits to loo now mandatory.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80GoodMuch cooler than previous beer, very fresh and refreshing, clean on the palate
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10AcceptableBit of a chore, slight haze and cloying
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50Not Tried
Kent - Black Honey4.70Not Tried
22 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until, as always!, close. Lots of debate of past local railway accidents and the causes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodLosing some condition as cask empties
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50GoodGood condition but knew I would not like it, as I rarely do with P&P, too many golden citrus jobbies from them and often indistinguishable one from the next
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Kent - Black Honey4.70Not Tried
Blackjack - British Pub Ale4.00Not Tried
20 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. The large Greenwich Time Clock replica having stopped did not help judging last pints but we got by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Kent - Black Honey4.70GoodSlight loss of edge from yesterday
Blackjack - British Pub Ale4.00AcceptableQuaintly named ale but wet dog in nose and flavour. I imagine this is how many local breweries' ales in the 50s and 60s used to taste and people were happy for them to pass
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Franklins - Blurred Limes4.50Not Tried
19 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Several regulars had had a day's drinking in other venues beforehand.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Kent - Black Honey4.70Excellent
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Milestone - Hoptimism3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Franklins - Blurred Limes4.50Not Tried
18 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30ExcellentRare for this to come down south, a well respected brewery up north
Kent - Black Honey4.70ExcellentNew cask on
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50GoodRather sweet and cloying
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Milestone - Hoptimism3.60Not Tried
16 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Light load here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10AcceptablePerhaps my least favourite of the Goacher's range
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50AcceptableAn Irish red sort of style not really to my liking
Milestone - Hoptimism3.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not TriedWarned off as nearing end of cask
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not 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
Exceptional2
Excellent150
Good282
Acceptable102
Poor5

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 in 2019 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 262 times, seen 888 different beers and tried 403 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ