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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
North Yorkshire - ValhallaExcellent1
Pig & Porter - From An Antique LandExcellent1
Phipps NBC - Bison BrownExcellent1
East London (ELB) - MutinyExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Rye PorterExcellent2
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Goacher's - Special House AleExcellent1
Wantsum - OverlordGood1
Kew - Sheep in Wolf's ClothingGood2
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
Kew - Snowdrop Winter AleGood1
Bexley - RedhouseGood1
Little Valley - Stoodley StoutGood1
Cheddar - Goat's LeapGood1
Peerless - True BritGood1
Mallinsons - ColumbusGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Strong PaleAcceptable1
Anarchy - Strait JacketAcceptable1
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
Phipps NBC - IPANot Tried0
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter AleNot Tried0
Lymestone - Foundation StoneNot Tried0
Potbelly - BestNot Tried0
Alechemy - CharismaNot Tried0
Windswept - Coffee PorterNot Tried0
Mauldons - Silver AdderNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Milestone - English RoseNot Tried0
Mauldons - Peggotty's PorterNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayNot Tried0
Lymestone - Heart of StoneNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Red StarNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Southwark - Top Drop Pale AleNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Brighton BierNot Tried0
Three Brothers - 79 Au 196.967Not Tried0
Great Newsome - Sleck DustNot Tried0
Binghams - Brickworks BitterNot Tried0
Canopy - Three SheetsNot Tried0
Naylor's - CitrasNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Great Heck - TrafalgarNot Tried0
Bexley - 6 Nations English ChallengerNot Tried0
Wantsum - HurricaneNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Intrepid - NavioNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

20 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00GoodIts strength soon felt
Bexley - Redhouse4.20GoodAt least one prominent local thought this beer was named with Jimi Hendrix associations!!
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
Bexley - 6 Nations English Challenger4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Hurricane4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Overlord6.00Not Tried
Intrepid - Navio3.90Not Tried
17 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mallinsons - Columbus3.80GoodClean on the palate
Wantsum - Overlord6.00GoodToo cloying to be really refreshing
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
Great Heck - Trafalgar4.00Not Tried
Bexley - 6 Nations English Challenger4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Hurricane4.10Not Tried
10 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Bison Brown4.60Excellent
Peerless - True Brit5.00Good
Great Newsome - Sleck Dust3.80Not Tried
Binghams - Brickworks Bitter4.20Not Tried
Canopy - Three Sheets7.50Not Tried
Naylor's - Citras4.40Not Tried
07 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. News broken that the River has won both the local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year awards.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kew - Sheep in Wolf's Clothing6.80Good
Kew - Snowdrop Winter Ale4.50GoodRather medicinal
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Mauldons - Peggotty's Porter4.10Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Red Star3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Top Drop Pale Ale4.50Not TriedRan out
Brighton Bier - Brighton Bier4.00Not Tried
Three Brothers - 79 Au 196.9674.20Not Tried
03 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Excellent
Kew - Sheep in Wolf's Clothing6.80GoodA very unusual fruity full flavour, a heavy hit. Pub said 5.9%, brewery website says 6.8%
Mauldons - Peggotty's Porter4.10Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00Not Tried
Lymestone - Heart of Stone4.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
24 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Mutiny5.30ExcellentBest ELB beer I've had, so far at least
Little Valley - Stoodley Stout4.80Good
Mauldons - Silver Adder4.20Not Tried
North Yorkshire - Valhalla5.50Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
Milestone - English Rose4.50Not Tried
17 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Yorkshire - Valhalla5.50ExcellentFlavoursome full bodied brown ale
Anarchy - Strait Jacket3.60AcceptableI accepted the haziness but it had no head or condition, almost certainly last out of cask as ran out
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter Ale5.00Not Tried
Lymestone - Foundation Stone4.50Not Tried
Potbelly - Best3.80Not Tried
Alechemy - Charisma3.70Not Tried
Windswept - Coffee Porter5.60Not Tried
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

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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
Excellent82
Good142
Acceptable43
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. Local CAMRA branch 2019 Pub of the Year and its Cider Pub of the Year too.

We have visited this pub 131 times, seen 581 different beers and tried 229 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ