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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - DynamoExcellent1
Five Points - Pale All British HopsExcellent2
Hop Back - Winter LightningExcellent3
Kent - KGBGood1
Goacher's - Special House AleGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King WenceslasGood1
Five Points - PaleGood1
Naylor's - Toffee MildGood2
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardGood1
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestGood1
Phipps NBC - IPAGood1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Bramling Cross BestAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Blue TopAcceptable1
Southwark - Oatmeal Milk StoutAcceptable1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsAcceptable1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfPoor1
Great Heck - Treasure IPANot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Nene Valley - Manhattan ProjectNot Tried0
Franklins - Bevy BeastNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - Stanley'sNot Tried0
Franklins - 2020 VisionNot Tried0
Peerless - Langton SpinNot Tried0
Northern Alchemy - Hallertau Blanc, Styrian Celeia and Lemongrass PaleNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - ResolutionNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Elland - Elland GoldNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Ranmore AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Kinky BootsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

10 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Pale All British Hops4.80ExcellentSuperb, like yesterday's
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Surrey Hills - Ranmore Ale3.80Not Tried
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Kinky Boots4.90Not Tried
09 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Pale All British Hops4.80ExcellentSpot on balance of hops, great mouthfeel and condition
Kent - KGB4.10Good
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Surrey Hills - Ranmore Ale3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Kinky Boots4.90Not Tried
03 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80AcceptableWent flat in the glass within a few sips
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10AcceptableShould not be hazy, described nowhere as unfined
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
Five Points - Pale4.40Not Tried
Elland - Elland Gold4.60Not Tried
Five Points - Pale All British Hops4.80Not Tried
02 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodNicely rounded basic jobbie
Five Points - Pale4.40Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
Elland - Elland Gold4.60Not Tried
29 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A homely group of 4 or 5 in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30ExcellentGreat balance
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40GoodQuite malty
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King Wenceslas4.80Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Resolution5.00Not Tried
Naylor's - Toffee Mild4.20Not Tried
Northern Alchemy - Hallertau Blanc, Styrian Celeia and Lemongrass Pale3.70Not Tried
27 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Good
Naylor's - Toffee Mild4.20Good
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King Wenceslas4.80Not Tried
Franklins - 2020 Vision3.20Not Tried
Northern Alchemy - Hallertau Blanc, Styrian Celeia and Lemongrass Pale3.70Not Tried
26 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good to see one lady customer back in out of hospital.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King Wenceslas4.80GoodA spicy red ale
Naylor's - Toffee Mild4.20GoodA rather good taste experience
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90PoorTo me an off smell and flavour and swapped with good grace
Kirkby Lonsdale - Stanley's3.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Franklins - 2020 Vision3.20Not Tried
Peerless - Langton Spin4.40Not Tried
Northern Alchemy - Hallertau Blanc, Styrian Celeia and Lemongrass Pale3.70Not Tried
20 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm and a bit. Busy with a cribbage evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50GoodSlight loss of edge from last days' examples
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30GoodKept good head and lacing
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Oatmeal Milk Stout5.10Not Tried
19 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50ExcellentExceptionally fine tasting
Southwark - Oatmeal Milk Stout5.10AcceptableDisappointingly poured flat
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Bramling Cross Best4.10Not Tried
Phipps NBC - IPA4.30Not Tried
16 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50ExcellentFirst rate with interesting floral taste
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Bramling Cross Best4.10AcceptablePoured quite flat so stayed that way
Great Heck - Treasure IPA4.80Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Nene Valley - Manhattan Project4.00Not Tried
Franklins - Bevy Beast4.20Not 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
Excellent116
Good250
Acceptable76
Poor5

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 222 times, seen 830 different beers and tried 360 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ