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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Itchen Valley - Hampshire RoseExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Mandarina Session PaleExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPAExcellent2
Great Oakley - Abbey StoutExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Battle BrewExcellent2
Stonehenge - Heel StoneExcellent1
Mr Grundy's - BulletExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Black Hole - CyborgGood1
Leeds - Leeds PaleGood1
Peerless - Mandarina BavariaGood1
Burton Bridge - Damson PorterGood2
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale AleGood1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAAcceptable1
Beatnikz Republic - Spring PaleAcceptable1
Mauldons - Pickwick BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Bexley - Five ArchesNot Tried0
Naylor's - MashedNot Tried0
Box Social - Hybrid TheoryNot Tried0
Daleside - G&PNot Tried0
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Ilkley - Ruby JaneNot Tried0
Maxim - Time LordNot Tried0
Hambleton - Summer SimcoeNot Tried0
Three B's - Bee HappyNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer SessionNot Tried0
Strathaven - Festival AleNot Tried0
Harviestoun - Sorachi PilsNot Tried0
Corvedale - Pax AleNot Tried0
Salopian - AcceleratorNot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale AleNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - In the MoodNot Tried0
Great Oakley - HarpersNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Barbed Wit Rhubarb Wheat BeerNot Tried0
Tyne Bank - Lemon PaleNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
Green Jack - Summer DreamNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Root ThirteenNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

16 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Heel Stone4.30ExcellentGreat stuff, aaaaaaaaah a traditional English bitter, mid brown in hue
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40GoodLight coloured with little body, unexciting taste
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
Green Jack - Summer Dream4.00Not TriedElderflower infused
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Root Thirteen3.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Barbed Wit Rhubarb Wheat Beer4.60Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Lemon Pale2.80Not Tried
12 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A regular Sunday evening crew in evidence.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Oakley - Abbey Stout5.00ExcellentRecommended by others and quite rightly so
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPA5.00ExcellentCentennial, Dana, Enigma and Olicana hops in a strong subtle brew
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - In the Mood4.30Not Tried
Great Oakley - Harpers4.30Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Barbed Wit Rhubarb Wheat Beer4.60Not Tried
Tyne Bank - Lemon Pale2.80Not Tried
12 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early-evening, when I spotted this pub out of the bus window on my way home from Bexleyheath. It seemed a fine place, and my old friend John W was ensconced at one of the high tables. Other beers as listed by PP.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPA5.00ExcellentA golden IPA. Smooth and full-bodied. A really good hop blend.
07 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Itchen Valley - Hampshire Rose4.20ExcellentBasic English style bitter
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Good
Burton Bridge - Battle Brew5.00Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
05 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Little birthday feast here for a 52nd birthdayer with the most superb piece of quiche I have ever tasted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Battle Brew5.00ExcellentHad improved on yesterday's condition, as real ale may do
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50Good
Strathaven - Festival Ale4.50Not Tried
Harviestoun - Sorachi Pils4.40Not Tried
Corvedale - Pax Ale4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Accelerator3.90Not Tried
04 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Several customers regaled stories of Leigh-on-Sea visits earlier in the day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Battle Brew5.00Good
Burton Bridge - Damson Porter4.50GoodLacking something in the fruit dominance
Strathaven - Festival Ale4.50Not Tried
Harviestoun - Sorachi Pils4.40Not Tried
Corvedale - Pax Ale4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Accelerator3.90Not Tried
29 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A new set of Double 6 dominoes was being baptised.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Hole - Cyborg5.50Good
Beatnikz Republic - Spring Pale3.60AcceptableMurkily hazy, not sure what this beer is trying to be
Mr Grundy's - Bullet4.30Not Tried
Three B's - Bee Happy4.20Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session3.80Not Tried
26 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm. Main aim to stock up the venue with London Drinker mags.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mr Grundy's - Bullet4.30ExcellentA delightfully refreshing dark ale
East London (ELB) - Mandarina Session Pale4.10Excellent
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Maxim - Time Lord4.00Not Tried
Hambleton - Summer Simcoe4.00Not Tried
22 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leeds - Leeds Pale3.80GoodA basic pale bitter, the stuff for long sessions
Peerless - Mandarina Bavaria4.70GoodHeld a poor head
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Ilkley - Ruby Jane4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
15 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentSuperb head, condition, mouthfeel and bitterness. A professional beer
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80AcceptableBright beer pre-racked for a local event. Condition seemed lacking
Mauldons - Pickwick Bitter4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
Naylor's - Mashed5.50Not Tried
Box Social - Hybrid Theory3.50Not Tried
Daleside - G&P4.00Not 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
Exceptional1
Excellent47
Good83
Acceptable33
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 81 times, seen 382 different beers and tried 145 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ