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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green HopExcellent1
Phipps NBC - Red StarExcellent1
Mad Cat - Syndale Green Hop Pale AleExcellent1
High Weald - Off the ChartExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Kent - Black MirrorGood1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)Good1
Anspach & Hobday - The Baltic PorterGood2
Kent - Elysium Good1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Good1
Kent - Brewers ReserveGood1
Phipps NBC - Green & GoldGood1
Southwark - Calypso GoldGood1
Ampersand - BidonAcceptable1
Worsthorne - Blackthorne StoutAcceptable1
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Redemption - Rock the KazbekNot Tried0
Windswept - WeizenNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - The Fire InsideNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
360° - Low Rider Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Downton - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Nene Valley - Simple PleasuresNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - O Green WorldNot Tried0
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale AleNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian PaleNot Tried0
Southwark - EurekaNot Tried0
Milestone - English RoseNot Tried0
Milestone - Lock, Prop & BarrelNot Tried0
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Woah ManNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - No Space No TimeNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Fuzzy Duck - Boo!Not Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Maxim - SamsonNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
3 Piers - Old TramNot Tried0
Southwark - SezonaNot Tried0
Daleside - Pride of EnglandNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Hammerpot - Bottle Wreck PorterNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - AdriftNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

20 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green Hop4.80ExcellentVery much better than my expectations
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)4.00Good
Hammerpot - Bottle Wreck Porter4.70Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Adrift3.20Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not Tried
16 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Good
Ampersand - Bidon3.80AcceptableIf I was a brewer I'd be ashamed to supply this murk of one dimensional citrus. A firm case where a taster misled me
Daleside - Pride of England4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
High Weald - Off the Chart5.00Not Tried
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Southwark - Sezona6.00Not Tried
13 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Lengthy conversation about the copyright on old railway posters, slightly inconclusively.
BeerABVScoreNotes
High Weald - Off the Chart5.00ExcellentHeavy hitting for hop intensity and strength
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Maxim - Samson4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
3 Piers - Old Tram3.90Not Tried
Southwark - Sezona6.00Not Tried
09 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Syndale Green Hop Pale Ale4.30ExcellentExcellent with just the right amount of green hop sharp bitterness
Kent - Black Mirror4.50GoodVery first out of new cask
Worsthorne - Blackthorne Stout4.90Not TriedRan out
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Milestone - Lock, Prop & Barrel4.00Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Woah Man3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - No Space No Time4.50Not Tried
Fuzzy Duck - Boo!3.80Not Tried
06 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Good
Worsthorne - Blackthorne Stout4.90AcceptablePoured flat, no head or lacing
Milestone - English Rose4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Lock, Prop & Barrel4.00Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Woah Man3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - No Space No Time4.50Not Tried
30 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Baltic Porter6.50GoodAnother dose of this heavy one
Kent - Elysium 5.90GoodNearly end of cask but wonderful strong flavours abound still
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10Not Tried
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not TriedSelling slowly methinks - an acquired taste
Pig & Porter - O Green World4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Eureka5.00Not Tried
29 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Humorous description of a bedbug incident from one of the benches.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Baltic Porter6.50GoodCask had been stored on site for some months. A royal feast of tastes
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10Not Tried
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
Canopy - Leap Green Hop Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not TriedUnpopular with at least 3 customers
Kent - Elysium 5.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - O Green World4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Eureka5.00Not Tried
26 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close and a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Red Star3.80ExcellentVery quaffable brown basic English bitter aaaaaaaah
Nene Valley - Simple Pleasures3.60Not Tried
360° - Low Rider Extra Pale Ale3.30Not Tried
Downton - Espresso Stout5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - O Green World4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Calypso Gold5.10Not Tried
22 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Sparsely populated tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Green & Gold4.10GoodFirst green hopper I have seen this season
Southwark - Calypso Gold5.10Good
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
360° - Low Rider Extra Pale Ale3.30Not Tried
Downton - Espresso Stout5.00Not Tried
18 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentSpot on
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Redemption - Rock the Kazbek4.00Not TriedSeveral complained this was sour and unexpectedly cloudy
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - The Fire Inside4.30Not 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
Excellent93
Good208
Acceptable60
Poor3

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 182 times, seen 739 different beers and tried 306 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ