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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Iron Pier - BitterExcellent1
Phipps NBC - Bison BrownExcellent1
Kew - Snowdrop Winter AleGood1
Bexley - RedhouseGood1
Slater's - Smoked PorterGood1
Peerless - True BritGood1
Iron Pier - Cardinal & ErnestGood1
Goldmark - MicrobusGood1
Mallinsons - ColumbusGood1
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - HeartlandGood1
Ilkley - Mary JaneGood1
Wantsum - OverlordGood1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Offilers' Best BitterGood1
Kew - Sheep in Wolf's ClothingGood1
East London (ELB) - Pearly Queen PorterGood1
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
Northern Alchemy - Mango, Lime and Cracked Black Pepper Oatmeal PaleAcceptable1
Mad Dog - Cookie Dough White StoutAcceptable1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - DunkAcceptable1
Phipps NBC - Black StarAcceptable1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Mauldons - Peggotty's PorterNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayNot 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
Great Heck - ChopperNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Black Hole - IPANot Tried0
Northern Monk - Striding EdgeNot Tried0
Old Mill - Blonde BombshellNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Springtime Ale (aka Spring Ale)Not Tried0
Tryst - Carronade IPANot Tried0
Portobello - Chestnut AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Three Peaks Mountain Race (2019 Edition)Not Tried0
Peerless - Triple BlondNot Tried0
Three Daggers - Daggers BlackNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot 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
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

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
31 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Excellent
Mad Dog - Cookie Dough White Stout4.70AcceptableBordering on poor. Served as flat as any and every Shrove Tuesday pancake and no condition at all. Looked unappetising. Strong flavour but would have been enhanced with mouthfeel and condition and natural carbonation
Burton Bridge - Springtime Ale (aka Spring Ale)4.70Not Tried
Tryst - Carronade IPA4.20Not Tried
Portobello - Chestnut Ale4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Northern Monk - Three Peaks Mountain Race (2019 Edition)2.80Not Tried
27 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50GoodCask fresh on
East London (ELB) - Pearly Queen Porter4.50GoodNot as sweet as others told me it would be
Old Mill - Blonde Bombshell4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Black Hole - IPA5.20Not Tried
24 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm. Small group of only regulars on board.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goldmark - Microbus4.00GoodRefreshing pint
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Dunk4.80AcceptableDescribed as a Donut Stout. Not sure what to make of its flavours
Great Heck - Chopper3.80Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
Black Hole - IPA5.20Not Tried
Northern Monk - Striding Edge2.80Not Tried
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

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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
Excellent84
Good150
Acceptable47
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 138 times, seen 609 different beers and tried 239 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ