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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - From An Antique LandExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Rye PorterExcellent2
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Special House AleExcellent1
Harwich Town - Lighthouse BitterGood1
Truman's - Roll Out The BarrelGood1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Happy As LarryGood1
Canopy - Three SheetsGood1
Mad Cat - Purple MoggieGood1
Phipps NBC - Becket's Honey AleGood1
Cheddar - Goat's LeapGood1
Pheasantry - ExcitraGood1
Westerham - Audit AleGood1
Goacher's - Gold StarGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Strong PaleAcceptable1
Phipps NBC - Black StarAcceptable1
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Stour Valley GoldAcceptable1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Special Edition Best Single Hop FugglesAcceptable1
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BramberNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Three KingsNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Great Oakley - EgretNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #11 Chinook, Ekuanot, MotuekaNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPANot Tried0
Phipps NBC - IPANot Tried0
Salopian - AlarisNot Tried0
Milestone - HoptimismNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Brockley - Golden AleNot Tried0
Peerless - Boston RedNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Harbour - Daymer Extra PaleNot Tried0
Truman's - Arctic AleNot Tried0
Naylor's - Yorkshire AleNot Tried0
Hop Back - Crop CircleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
1648 - WarrantNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red PollNot Tried0
Brockley - Red AleNot Tried0
Truman's - Knees UpNot Tried0
Milestone - CrusaderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Hop KittyNot Tried0
Pheasantry - 80/- ExportNot Tried0
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)Not Tried0
Milestone - Scotland the BraveNot Tried0
Titanic - White StarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExcellentGood basic English bitter
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Rye Porter5.40ExcellentDark and spicy
Milestone - Crusader4.40Not Tried
Joule's - Pure Blonde (was Blonde)3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Scotland the Brave4.10Not Tried
Titanic - White Star4.50Not Tried
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30Not Tried
Pheasantry - 80/- Export4.70Not Tried
10 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Given the loan of a recent Bruges beer festival programme to peruse, very impressive document.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Rye Porter5.40ExcellentDelicious, indulgent with mild spicing
Cheddar - Goat's Leap5.50GoodWent down without really noticing
Milestone - Crusader4.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Hop Kitty3.90Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Strong Pale5.80Not TriedRan out
Pheasantry - 80/- Export4.70Not Tried
03 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - From An Antique Land6.00ExcellentNicely spiced
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Strong Pale5.80AcceptableDecidedly murky, certainly had a strength hit
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red Poll4.20Not Tried
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Knees Up4.20Not Tried
31 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentNew cask on, lovely condition and head
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Good
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not TriedRan out
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
1648 - Warrant4.80Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Pheasantry - Excitra4.50Not Tried
27 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A new convert to the pub needed to be convinced of the superiority of real ale over lagers. We made a good start to that.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Purple Moggie4.50GoodLiked the warming spicing of this winter ale
Pheasantry - Excitra4.50GoodRun of the mill citrus flavoured beer in good condition
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
Harbour - Daymer Extra Pale3.80Not Tried
Truman's - Arctic Ale5.70Not Tried
Naylor's - Yorkshire Ale3.80Not Tried
20 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Good
Harwich Town - Lighthouse Bitter4.80GoodVery ordinary
Truman's - Roll Out The Barrel4.20GoodThis version advertised as a collaboration with Iron Pier. The promised spicing was certainly not apparent to my palate
Milestone - Hoptimism3.60Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Peerless - Boston Red4.40Not Tried
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

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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
Excellent78
Good133
Acceptable42
Poor-

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.

We have visited this pub 124 times, seen 551 different beers and tried 218 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ