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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mauldons - Mid-Autumn GoldExcellent1
Wantsum - ImperiumExcellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me Green HopExcellent1
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsGood1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)Good1
Cromarty - Hit The LipGood1
Great Newsome - Pricky Back OtchanGood1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Good1
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn AleGood1
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterGood1
Phipps NBC - Cobbler's AleGood1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #15 Nelson Wai ItiGood1
Binghams - Space HoppyAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - No Space No TimeAcceptable1
Windswept - WeizenAcceptable1
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPAAcceptable1
Ampersand - BidonAcceptable1
Daleside - Pride of EnglandNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
High Weald - Off the ChartNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Southwark - SezonaNot Tried0
Hammerpot - Bottle Wreck PorterNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - AdriftNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian PaleNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Pheasantry - PA (Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Franklins - Eclipse Not Tried0
Wantsum - 10 Year Anniversary AleNot Tried0
Acorn - Drop KickNot Tried0
Squawk - Pavo - Pale AleNot Tried0
Franklins - Even FlowNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodNot Tried0
Ashover - The FabrickNot Tried0
Park - Tread Lightly (was 3% and was 3.2%)Not Tried0
Five Points - Five Points PaleNot Tried0
Ashover - Littlemoor CitraNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Green hopped Root ThirteenNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Truman's - TreasonNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - OrbitalNot Tried0
Five Points - Railway PorterNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good InningsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

12 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Cobbler's Ale4.00Good
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80Not TriedPut on at closing time
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Innings4.60Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
Truman's - Treason4.50Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not Tried
10 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A continuous three way conversation proved just possible.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Newsome - Pricky Back Otchan4.20GoodRecommended by others, a good choice
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00AcceptableLacking the condition and mouthfeel that would make this really enjoyable
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
Truman's - Treason4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not Tried
05 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10GoodSome confusion as pumpclip said Goldings but the daily menu sheet said Fuggles version of Best
Pig & Porter - No Space No Time4.50AcceptablePoured flat, a saison needing more condition to be enjoyable
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Ashover - Littlemoor Citra4.10Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Green hopped Root Thirteen3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Milk Stout4.40Not Tried
04 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Skin of the teeth arrival before that hour, after a circuitous bus trip from The Long Pond.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentAlways very reliable
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not TriedRan out
Windswept - Weizen5.20Not Tried
Ashover - Littlemoor Citra4.10Not Tried
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Green hopped Root Thirteen3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Milk Stout4.40Not Tried
03 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close with local CAMRA royalty present.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Old Mill Autumn Ale4.50Good
Windswept - Weizen5.20Acceptable
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not TriedMany were extolling its virtues here tonight
Five Points - Five Points Pale4.40Not Tried
Ashover - Littlemoor Citra4.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Green hopped Root Thirteen3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Milk Stout4.40Not Tried
30 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Hit The Lip3.80GoodEverybody's favourite here tonight, condition good but too much citrus to be to my liking
Binghams - Space Hoppy5.00AcceptableUnexpected haze
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00Not Tried
Ashover - The Fabrick4.40Not Tried
Park - Tread Lightly (was 3% and was 3.2%)3.10Not Tried
Franklins - Even Flow3.80Not Tried
27 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80GoodFull on fruit taste
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #15 Nelson Wai Iti4.20GoodDrank without noticing much
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Acorn - Drop Kick4.00Not Tried
Squawk - Pavo - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - 10 Year Anniversary Ale5.20Not Tried
Franklins - Even Flow3.80Not Tried
24 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mauldons - Mid-Autumn Gold4.20ExcellentSuperb head, lacing and flavour
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Excellent2nd out of a new cask. Wantsum would seem to have beaten its recent quality problems
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Pheasantry - PA (Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Belgian Pale4.00Not Tried
Franklins - Eclipse 4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - 10 Year Anniversary Ale5.20Not TriedTaster had interesting flavourings
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

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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
Excellent96
Good215
Acceptable64
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 190 times, seen 759 different beers and tried 318 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ