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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleExcellent1
Elland - StokedGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestGood1
Big Hand - PendragonGood1
Derventio - NovaGood1
Mallinsons - ColumbusGood1
Severn - Double Hopped Pale AleGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Tropical SwanGood1
Marble - PintGood1
Kent - CometGood1
Peerless - Shabash IPAGood1
Burton Bridge - Stairway To HeavenGood1
Settle - No. 3 Nine Standards PorterGood1
Bexley - Alcock and BrownGood1
Wantsum - One Hop AmarilloGood1
Bexley - Session Golden AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleGood1
Franklins - Eclipse Acceptable1
Titanic - Nine DogsPoor1
Leeds - Midnight BellNot Tried0
Stonehenge - Eye-OpenerNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Exeter - County BestNot Tried0
Peerless - Curve Ball BlondNot Tried0
Framework - Lief Belgian PaleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - JamboreeNot Tried0
Truman's - ScorcherNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailNot Tried0
Great Oakley - GobbleNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer SessionNot Tried0
Ilkley - SummerNot Tried0
Bushy's - Ruby (1874) MildNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Blackjack - The PokiesNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Rooster's - BuckeyeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Acorn - Old Moor PorterNot Tried0
Nene Valley - Simple PleasuresNot Tried0
Pheasantry - Light DragonflyNot Tried0
Franklins - English GardenNot Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Bridgehouse - PorterNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BramberNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp ShooterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Wantsum - Yellow TailNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

21 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Big crowd in after a Charlton Athletic evening home match.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mallinsons - Columbus3.80Good
Kent - Comet4.20GoodGood still despite being very last half out of the cask
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50Not Tried
Bridgehouse - Porter4.50Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50Not Tried
18 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70GoodGood head and lacing
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
Bridgehouse - Porter4.50Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Super Sharp Shooter3.80Not Tried
13 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A small hardy well-oiled group of locals arrived back from a Westerham Brewery hospitality night, by minibus, just before close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - Shabash IPA5.40GoodThe higher strength was well evident
Bexley - Alcock and Brown4.00GoodMuch better than the taster I had on Sunday!
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Not Tried
Franklins - English Garden3.80Not Tried
Nene Valley - Simple Pleasures3.60Not Tried
Severn - Double Hopped Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session4.00Not Tried
11 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Severn - Double Hopped Pale Ale4.20Good
Titanic - Nine Dogs4.90PoorFlat and sour tasting
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Not Tried
Nene Valley - Simple Pleasures3.60Not Tried
Bexley - Alcock and Brown4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session4.00Not Tried
Pheasantry - Light Dragonfly3.90Not Tried
08 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30ExcellentI believe this is the best beer I have had at the River to date
Bushy's - Ruby (1874) Mild3.50Not Tried
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Rooster's - Buckeye3.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
04 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Stairway To Heaven5.00GoodIntriguing perfumed nose and taste
Wantsum - One Hop Amarillo4.20GoodIn fine form
Bushy's - Ruby (1874) Mild3.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Blackjack - The Pokies3.60Not Tried
Big Hand - Pendragon3.90Not Tried
01 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Big Hand - Pendragon3.90GoodGood head and lacing
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Tropical Swan3.50Good
Great Oakley - Gobble4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Ilkley - Summer4.00Not Tried
Franklins - Eclipse 4.00Not Tried
28 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Good
Franklins - Eclipse 4.00AcceptableBit of a chore as poured flat
Great Oakley - Gobble4.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session4.00Not Tried
21 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Pint3.90GoodThin very pale bitter, lacking much character. Lost something since its earlier days perhaps?
Settle - No. 3 Nine Standards Porter4.70GoodLosing condition but still good
East London (ELB) - Jamboree4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Truman's - Scorcher4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50Not Tried
17 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Long discussion about a customer's stolen car insurance saga.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elland - Stoked5.00GoodTasty, could feel the strength from first sip. Only mystery was where my last third of a pint disappeared to
Derventio - Nova4.20GoodGood one with no hint of citrus
Leeds - Midnight Bell4.80Not Tried
Stonehenge - Eye-Opener4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Exeter - County Best4.60Not Tried
Peerless - Curve Ball Blond3.70Not TriedRan out
Framework - Lief Belgian Pale3.80Not 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
Excellent88
Good188
Acceptable56
Poor2

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 165 times, seen 697 different beers and tried 284 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ