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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Kent - Yule LogExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent2
Wolf - Timber WolfGood1
Phipps NBC - Becket's Honey AleGood1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleGood1
Kent - KGBGood2
Tonbridge - India Pale AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As LarryGood1
Canopy - Three SheetsGood1
Kent - Christmas PuddingAcceptable1
Phipps NBC - Black StarAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Stour Valley GoldAcceptable1
Cross Bay - HaloAcceptable1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Special Edition Best Single Hop FugglesAcceptable1
Wantsum - Five Gold GrainsNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Three KingsNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - AmarilloNot Tried0
Saltaire - South Island PaleNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Ilkley - Fireside PorterNot Tried0
Exeter - Santa's SackNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - OrbitalNot Tried0
Slater's - HakaNot Tried0
Kew - CamelliaNot Tried0
Kent - Centennial Single Hopped PaleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Kew - Join the Kew IPANot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BramberNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Great Oakley - EgretNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #11 Chinook, Ekuanot, MotuekaNot Tried0
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPANot Tried0
Phipps NBC - IPANot Tried0
Salopian - AlarisNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

16 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit for SPBW London Pub of the Year 2019 presentation for which the pub was packed to the gunnels. Several Phipps beers provided in wooden casks for the occasion. Became uncomfortably stuffy so I left after a couple.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Becket's Honey Ale4.50GoodServed from a wooden cask which gave the beer its soured taste profile. Needed more condition I felt
Phipps NBC - Black Star4.80AcceptableServed from a wooden cask which gave the beer its soured taste profile. Needed more condition as it was pouring out flat, making it a chore to finish off
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Not Tried
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #11 Chinook, Ekuanot, Motueka4.60Not TriedRan out
Salopian - Alaris3.70Not TriedRan out
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As Larry4.60Not Tried
13 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As Larry4.60GoodHave had fuller bodied Heritage brews
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Great Oakley - Egret3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #11 Chinook, Ekuanot, Motueka4.60Not Tried
09 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Stour Valley Gold4.20AcceptableDon't think it should be hazy, not as hazy as this anyway
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Special Edition Best Single Hop Fuggles4.10AcceptableFirst out of new cask, rather wet dog
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not TriedRan out
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Not Tried
06 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellent
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentFull on fruit tastes
Canopy - Three Sheets7.50GoodGood hit but going flat
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50Not Tried
31 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until past midnight to bring 2019 into view. The Scots piper appeared at ten to one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Yule Log4.50ExcellentNicely spiced winter job
Cross Bay - Halo3.60AcceptableLittle condition although fresh on
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not TriedRan out
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Kew - Join the Kew IPA5.90Not Tried
Canopy - Three Sheets7.50Not Tried
30 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Kent - Christmas Pudding5.80Acceptable
Slater's - Haka5.20Not Tried
Kew - Camellia4.00Not Tried
Kent - Centennial Single Hopped Pale4.50Not Tried
24 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. An orderly shutdown for Christmas.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10GoodMatured a tad since yesterday
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70GoodRather think gruel
Ilkley - Fireside Porter4.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Exeter - Santa's Sack5.10Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not Tried
23 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Good
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80Good
Itchen Valley - Pure Gold4.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Fireside Porter4.20Not Tried
Exeter - Santa's Sack5.10Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not TriedWith Citra, Mosaic, Equinox hops. No indication on clip it was as murky as a smoothie, why not? One smell of it from another customer immediately told me this was replicating lemon juice
18 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentFirst rate stronger bitter
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Excellent
Saltaire - South Island Pale3.50Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Not Tried
16 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentSuperb head, condition and strength hit
Wolf - Timber Wolf5.20GoodWinter Ale, went down without being noticed much
Wantsum - Five Gold Grains5.00Not TriedRan out
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Walthamstow Beer - Green Hopped Pale Ale4.40Not TriedApparently a cask found still at the brewery
Kent - Amarillo4.50Not 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
Excellent73
Good126
Acceptable41
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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 118 times, seen 524 different beers and tried 208 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ