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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - Urban DuskExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked BrownGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPAGood1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Offilers' Best BitterGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESBGood1
Kent - Key Lime RyeGood1
Hambleton - Black ForestGood1
Titanic - Crimson SunsetGood1
Slater's - Smoked PorterGood1
Franklins - Thr33 point 5iveGood1
Settle - Ribblehead BitterGood1
Iron Pier - Cardinal & ErnestGood1
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - HeartlandGood1
Kew - Mr BrownstoneGood1
Isle of Skye - BlavenAcceptable1
Binghams - Doodle StoutAcceptable1
Northern Alchemy - Mango, Lime and Cracked Black Pepper Oatmeal PaleAcceptable1
Phipps NBC - Black StarAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Acceptable1
Empire - Rum PorterAcceptable1
Peerless - Triple BlondNot Tried0
Three Daggers - Daggers BlackNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Mad Dog - Cookie Dough White StoutNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Three Peaks Mountain Race (2019 Edition)Not Tried0
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Vale - Pale AleNot Tried0
Salopian - Cliff EdgeNot Tried0
Naylor's - Leprechaun StoutNot Tried0
Park - Killcat PaleNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - LongboarderNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Irish Red (collaboration with Wicklow Wolf)Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - AstrydNot Tried0
Downton - Apple Blossom AleNot Tried0
Milestone - Liberty AleNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Summerskills - Devon DewNot Tried0
Bays - Easter AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Park - Dangerous AnimalsNot Tried0
Summerskills - St George's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Spring TopNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Great Newsome - The ChairmanNot Tried0
Acorn - DarknessNot Tried0
Ayr - Complicated MaisieNot Tried0
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPANot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Batting PracticeNot Tried0
Gloucester - GoldNot Tried0
Kew - 85/15Not Tried0
Turning Point - SoothsayerNot Tried0
Goffs - Cheltenham GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

19 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Much elation at Charlton Athletic's impending Wembley appearance and plans afoot for long extension hours next Sunday night here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Good
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30GoodHazy. Pre-warned it would be limey, and so it was
Gloucester - Gold3.90Not Tried
Kew - 85/158.50Not Tried
Turning Point - Soothsayer4.00Not Tried
Goffs - Cheltenham Gold4.50Not Tried
12 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kew - Mr Brownstone5.00GoodBrown IPA, like Black IPA hocus pocus naming
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80AcceptableRather flat on pour
Acorn - Darkness4.20Not Tried
Ayr - Complicated Maisie4.30Not Tried
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Batting Practice3.50Not TriedRan out
08 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Lots of talk about Spurs's earlier Champions League victory tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hambleton - Black Forest5.00GoodVery easy drinking smooth coffee and toffee tastes
Franklins - Thr33 point 5ive3.50GoodSharp farmhouse saison style beer not really to my liking
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked Brown6.00Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
Great Newsome - The Chairman4.80Not Tried
05 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Smoked Brown6.00Good
Isle of Skye - Blaven5.00AcceptableLast out of cask, flattish and cloying
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not TriedWas on then off after being knocked in cask when tilting, back on tomorrow
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
28 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Settle - Ribblehead Bitter3.80Good
Empire - Rum Porter4.70AcceptableTasty but quite flat and lacking any condition
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Park - Dangerous Animals3.80Not Tried
Summerskills - St George's Ale4.00Not Tried
21 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Crimson Sunset4.70Good
Binghams - Doodle Stout5.00AcceptableFlat, no condition, chore to finish
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Summerskills - Devon Dew4.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPA5.00Not Tried
Bays - Easter Ale4.50Not Tried
18 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60ExcellentNewly on
Anspach & Hobday - The Enigma Code IPA5.00GoodFull bodied strong ale
Downton - Apple Blossom Ale4.30Not Tried
Slater's - Smoked Porter4.80Not Tried
Milestone - Liberty Ale3.70Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Irish Red (collaboration with Wicklow Wolf)4.00Not Tried
14 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Slater's - Smoked Porter4.80GoodTasty and a pleasant change and a relief after the Phipps's woody bitterness. The Guv's favourite beer here tonight
Phipps NBC - Black Star5.00AcceptableFrom the wood but the woodiness was extreme and the pint had little condition. Took a while to finish
Naylor's - Leprechaun Stout4.10Not Tried
Park - Killcat Pale3.70Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Longboarder4.70Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Irish Red (collaboration with Wicklow Wolf)4.00Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not TriedAnother customer left some of hers
07 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Offilers' Best Bitter4.00GoodA traditional English bitter, makes one wonder how authentic this is compared to output from this long closed Derby brewery
Northern Alchemy - Mango, Lime and Cracked Black Pepper Oatmeal Pale3.90AcceptableA long name to order, taste mix did not live up to the name however
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout4.50Not Tried
Vale - Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Salopian - Cliff Edge4.70Not Tried
04 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Cardinal & Ernest3.80GoodGood condition but a hop blend that doesn't really work
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Heartland3.90GoodA malty copper coloured sweetish bitter
Peerless - Triple Blond4.20Not Tried
Three Daggers - Daggers Black4.50Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
Mad Dog - Cookie Dough White Stout4.70Not TriedStill hanging on there!
Northern Monk - Three Peaks Mountain Race (2019 Edition)2.80Not 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
Excellent85
Good159
Acceptable51
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. 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 145 times, seen 635 different beers and tried 250 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ