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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - YuluExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APAGood2
Kent - PekkoGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthGood1
Green Jack - Gone Fishing E.S.B.Good1
Stonehenge - Great BustardGood1
Pheasantry - Ringneck Amber AleGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherGood1
Lytham - GoldGood1
Goacher's - Silver StarGood1
Malt, The Brewery - Summer DazeGood2
Bank Top - Draymans DraughtGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian PaleGood1
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - Cherryon TopAcceptable1
Framework - Lief Belgian PaleAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderAcceptable1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Poor1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Kent - Key Lime RyeNot Tried0
Kent - Cain and AbelNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Pheasantry - Mikado MildNot Tried0
Wensleydale - PaleNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - MonumentalNot Tried0
Milestone - AzaccaNot Tried0
Bank Top - Palomino RisingNot Tried0
Bosun's - Tell No TalesNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Ayr - Rabbies PorterNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The IPANot Tried0
Rooster's - WeakenderNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Slater's - Queen BeeNot Tried0
Rudgate - Jorvik BlondeNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee StoutNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Triple fff - Rock Lobster (has previously been 4% & 4.5%)Not Tried0
Phipps NBC - Gold StarNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Styrian WolfNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadrupled Black APANot Tried0
Settle - NapierNot Tried0
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla StoutNot Tried0
Buxton - Moor TopNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - IPANot Tried0
Leeds - Midnight BellNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Eye-OpenerNot Tried0
Exeter - County BestNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
Truman's - Captain LockwoodNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

14 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80GoodCitrus edge
Framework - Lief Belgian Pale3.80AcceptableAn OK one to try but would not want a second one
Leeds - Midnight Bell4.80Not Tried
Stonehenge - Eye-Opener4.50Not Tried
Exeter - County Best4.60Not Tried
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
Truman's - Captain Lockwood4.20Not Tried
07 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Sparsely populated for a Sunday night, made for deeper conversation somehow!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Gone Fishing E.S.B.5.50Good
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APA5.30Good
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout4.50Not Tried
Buxton - Moor Top3.60Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20Not Tried
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not Tried
01 Jul 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon to early evening, one other customer when we arrived sooned joined by a few others. Friendly welcome in this traditional micropub. We chatted to a couple of chaps about the SE London micropub scene.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Malt, The Brewery - Summer Daze4.00ExcellentFull bodied flavoursome slight malts hoppy pale ale with a slight fruity apple twang.
Siren Craft - Yulu3.60Excellent
Triple fff - Rock Lobster (has previously been 4% & 4.5%)5.00Not Tried
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee Stout5.50Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20Not Tried
Cotleigh - Styrian Wolf4.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadrupled Black APA5.30Not Tried
30 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APA5.30Good
Malt, The Brewery - Summer Daze4.00AcceptableAmateur tasting brew with little condition
Triple fff - Rock Lobster (has previously been 4% & 4.5%)5.00Not TriedMadness. Advertised here as 4.5% but brewery's website says 4.2%. Wassup?
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee Stout5.50Not Tried
Cotleigh - Styrian Wolf4.40Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yulu3.60Not Tried
Settle - Napier4.80Not TriedRan out
23 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Failing memories of closed pubs in the Forest Hill / Sydenham area abounded, including mine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stonehenge - Great Bustard4.80GoodOverly malty, obviously by design
Lytham - Gold4.20Good
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Slater's - Queen Bee4.20Not Tried
Rudgate - Jorvik Blonde3.80Not TriedFresh on
Kirkby Lonsdale - Jubilee Stout5.50Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
16 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Bus stops outside the pub closed due to road works, making for a minor hassle.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pekko4.50GoodNice zingy hop flavour
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30AcceptableLacking condition
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Ayr - Rabbies Porter4.30Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The IPA6.00Not Tried
Rooster's - Weakender3.00Not Tried
09 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bank Top - Draymans Draught3.60GoodA relief after the Goacher's
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10PoorUgh. Totally flat and overly bitter sharp, not the Goacher's Best Dark I know and love. Very nearly did not finish it
Kirkby Lonsdale - Monumental4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Azacca4.20Not Tried
Bank Top - Palomino Rising5.00Not Tried
Bosun's - Tell No Tales3.80Not Tried
02 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60GoodNewly on - not even on the blackboards
Pheasantry - Ringneck Amber Ale4.10Good
Pheasantry - Mikado Mild5.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not Tried
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30Not Tried
Wensleydale - Pale3.50Not Tried
29 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close. All the talk was of eye hospitals old and present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodVery downable
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not Tried
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30Not Tried
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - Cherryon Top6.00Not Tried
Kent - Cain and Abel3.30Not TriedRan out
26 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Late extension until 1am due to Charlton Athletic Wembley play off final pre-planned celebrations. Good job they won.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20GoodRan out shortly after I ordered
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Good
Cattle Shed (sub brand of Old Dairy) - Cherryon Top6.00AcceptableFull on flavour but needed more natural carbonation to make it good
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Kent - Key Lime Rye5.30Not Tried
Kent - Cain and Abel3.30Not 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
Excellent87
Good172
Acceptable55
Poor1

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 155 times, seen 666 different beers and tried 266 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ