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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mr Grundy's - 1918Excellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The PorterExcellent1
Pheasantry - Dancing DragonflyExcellent1
Malt, The Brewery - Winter AleExcellent1
Phipps NBC - Gold StarExcellent1
Five Points - Green Hop FugglesExcellent1
Five Points - Brick Field BrownExcellent2
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Wild Beer Co. - Antler & Talon (collaboration with Fuller's)Good1
Beatnikz Republic - 2AM PoetGood1
Elgood's - Plum PorterGood1
Mordue - Workie TicketGood1
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale AleGood1
Phipps NBC - SnowploughGood1
Bank Top - Bad To The BoneGood1
Windswept - 1806Good1
Heavy Industry - Diawl BachGood1
Canopy - Hoots & Shoots Sloe PorterGood1
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus PaleAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer Green-hopped Dark Ale Acceptable1
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
Brockley - Golden AleNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Sorachi PilsNot Tried0
Franklins - LawlessNot Tried0
Acorn - PhantasmNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Green Hopped Dark AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle MorningNot Tried0
Elland - Lanky JackNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
RedWillow - EffortlessNot Tried0
Wolf - Sirius Dog StarNot Tried0
Brew York - JarsaNot Tried0
Robinsons - TrooperNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Under PressureNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - Belma YakimaNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Tripod IPANot Tried0
Poachers - Shy Talk BitterNot Tried0
Milestone - Cromwell's GoldNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Tring - Pale FourNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother RabbitNot Tried0
Sambrook's - JunctionNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Lytham - Bavarian BlondeNot Tried0
Hammerpot - SeasprayNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentWell balanced brew with Citra and Mosaic hops
Mordue - Workie Ticket4.50Good
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Lytham - Bavarian Blonde3.90Not Tried
Hammerpot - Seaspray3.70Not Tried
14 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Malt, The Brewery - Winter Ale4.40ExcellentA superb and authentic winter ale, dark, superb head and full of warming flavour
Beatnikz Republic - 2AM Poet3.80GoodGood condition but not much more than a pure lemon juice taste, how very one dimensional
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brother Rabbit4.00Not Tried
Sambrook's - Junction4.50Not Tried
Tring - Pale Four4.60Not Tried
Windswept - 18065.00Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - 19184.50Not Tried
11 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Generally chatty all round here as always.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mr Grundy's - 19184.50ExcellentExcellent red ale, a style I am not usually a fan of
Windswept - 18065.00GoodWell balanced stout
Poachers - Shy Talk Bitter3.70Not Tried
Milestone - Cromwell's Gold4.00Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
Tring - Pale Four4.60Not Tried
06 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A CAMRA branch meeting was taking place in the rear room and I got involved in some beer scoring discussions.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Plum Porter4.50Good
Phipps NBC - Snowplough4.50GoodCalled a winter ale but to me a strong bitter
Wolf - Sirius Dog Star4.40Not Tried
Brew York - Jarsa3.70Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper4.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Under Pressure4.70Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Belma Yakima4.00Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Tripod IPA5.20Not Tried
28 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Porter6.70ExcellentA heavy hitter and all the better for having been kept for a month or so after delivery here
Wild Beer Co. - Antler & Talon (collaboration with Fuller's)3.80GoodIntriguing tastes but not really sure what this beer purports to be
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Effortless3.70Not Tried
24 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The Guv Trevor is delighted to have been awarded SPBW's London Pub of the Year 2019.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heavy Industry - Diawl Bach3.80Good
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40GoodStill good after 5 days on tap
East London (ELB) - Green Hopped Dark Ale4.50Not Tried
Harviestoun - Sorachi Pils4.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jingle Jangle Morning5.50Not Tried
Elland - Lanky Jack4.60Not Tried
21 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Much talk and hilarity about an Iceland hottest ever curry and its warning packaging!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Excellent
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer Green-hopped Dark Ale 4.50AcceptableVery full tasting but flat
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Harviestoun - Sorachi Pils4.40Not Tried
Franklins - Lawless3.80Not Tried
Acorn - Phantasm4.50Not Tried
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

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About The River Ale House

The pub sign. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional1
Excellent60
Good108
Acceptable35
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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. Card payments accepted. SPBW London Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 100 times, seen 468 different beers and tried 181 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ