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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Phipps NBC - Gold StarExcellent1
Stonehenge - Danish DynamiteExcellent1
Five Points - Green Hop FugglesExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The IPAExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked BrownExcellent1
Pheasantry - Dancing DragonflyExcellent1
Ainsty - Ainsty AngelGood1
Dunscar (formerly Dunscar Bridge) - Best BitterGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The Citrus WheatGood1
Eastwood & Sanders - NettlethrasherGood1
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale AleGood1
Milestone - Will ScarletGood1
Canopy - Three SheetsGood2
Bosun's - King NeptuneGood1
Bank Top - Bad To The BoneGood1
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Good1
East London (ELB) - The River Ale House 1st Birthday BeerGood1
Moor - RevivalGood1
Canopy - Hoots & Shoots Sloe PorterGood1
Mad Cat - Total Kaos Green Hop Pale AleGood1
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus PaleAcceptable1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla MildNot Tried0
Salcombe (formerly Quercus Devon) - GoldNot Tried0
Windswept - RubusNot Tried0
Truman's - ScorcherNot Tried0
1648 - La BlondeNot Tried0
Canopy - Casino Best BitterNot Tried0
Salopian - High FrequencyNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Canopy - Sunray Pale AleNot Tried0
Dorking - Washington GoldNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Truman's - Bow BellsNot Tried0
Skinner's - PorthlevenNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaNot Tried0
Bradfield - Farmers StoutNot Tried0
Milestone - Green ManNot Tried0
Milestone - Pekko Cask BeerNot Tried0
Beartown - WojtekNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Truman's - AttaboyNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Jester SauvinNot Tried0
Milestone - Rich RubyNot Tried0
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) Not Tried0
Rockin Robin - Stoutly RobinNot Tried0
Harviestoun - SchiehallionNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Bays - Devon DumplingNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Old Engine OilNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinNot Tried0
Little Critters - Little HopperNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - MosaicNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

14 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pheasantry - Dancing Dragonfly5.00Excellent
Five Points - Green Hop Fuggles3.70Excellent
Harviestoun - Old Engine Oil6.00Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50Not Tried
Little Critters - Little Hopper3.60Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
07 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bank Top - Bad To The Bone4.00GoodNew cask on, good head and condition. I sensed some slight metallic after-taste
Canopy - Hoots & Shoots Sloe Porter5.00GoodTasty flavoured porter
Harviestoun - Schiehallion4.80Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Bays - Devon Dumpling5.10Not Tried
30 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20ExcellentStrong flavour and with some ooomph
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale Ale3.80GoodBrewed using locally collected hops. OK but not distinguised
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus Pale4.20AcceptablePink in hue but lacking much condition or taste, a half was enough (tipped off by another customer to seek the smaller measure!)
Milestone - Rich Ruby4.50Not Tried
Hawkshead - ITI (little NZPA) 3.50Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Stoutly Robin4.50Not Tried
27 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ainsty - Ainsty Angel3.60Good
Dunscar (formerly Dunscar Bridge) - Best Bitter4.10GoodGood old English hopped bitter
Bradfield - Farmers Stout4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Green Man4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Pekko Cask Beer3.90Not Tried
Beartown - Wojtek5.50Not Tried
23 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The first Kentish green hop beers have passed through here now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Will Scarlet3.60GoodGood head and condition
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20GoodPicked up none of the promised peppery notes
Mad Cat - Total Kaos Green Hop Pale Ale3.70GoodVery very last half out of cask from this green hopped beer. Rather bland but had a green hop oily feel to it
Bradfield - Farmers Stout4.50Not Tried
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Attaboy4.60Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Jester Sauvin4.00Not Tried
Beartown - Wojtek5.50Not Tried
16 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The IPA6.00ExcellentWell balanced strong one
Canopy - Three Sheets7.50Good
Skinner's - Porthleven4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00Not Tried
13 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 11pm close. 1st birthday celebrations tonight so packed out, showing the esteem with which the pub and Guv Trevor are held. All beers, ciders, spirits and wines at £3.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canopy - Three Sheets7.50GoodHeavy Scotch Ale, one to sip on
East London (ELB) - The River Ale House 1st Birthday Beer4.00GoodExtra dry hopping did not seem to come through
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Bow Bells4.20Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Citrus Wheat3.80Not Tried
09 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Danish Dynamite5.00Excellent
Anspach & Hobday - The Citrus Wheat3.80GoodI felt I got quite a sugar rush from this one
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked Brown6.00Not Tried
Canopy - Sunray Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Salopian - High Frequency5.20Not Tried
Dorking - Washington Gold3.80Not Tried
05 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. First year anniversary of pub's opening beckons next week.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked Brown6.00ExcellentA fine beer of the traditional brown ale genre
Moor - Revival3.80GoodTowards end of cask
Truman's - Scorcher4.20Not Tried
1648 - La Blonde4.00Not Tried
Canopy - Casino Best Bitter4.60Not Tried
Salopian - High Frequency5.20Not Tried
29 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eastwood & Sanders - Nettlethrasher4.40Good
Bosun's - King Neptune4.30Good
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Orchid Vanilla Mild3.60Not Tried
Salcombe (formerly Quercus Devon) - Gold4.20Not Tried
Windswept - Rubus3.50Not 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
Excellent55
Good100
Acceptable34
Poor-

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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. Pork pies and scotch eggs with all the trimmings are available as are some filled rolls. 4 pint take-home containers can be supplied.

We have visited this pub 93 times, seen 437 different beers and tried 170 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ