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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cromarty - Atlantic DriftExcellent1
Kent - Comfortably PlumExcellent1
Five Points - Railway PorterExcellent1
Tonbridge - India Pale AleExcellent1
Bradfield - Yorkshire FarmerExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Three KingsGood1
Phipps NBC - Cobbler's AleGood2
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterGood1
Rudgate - In BrugesGood1
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Good1
Goacher's - Special House AleGood1
Purple Moose - Black Cherry PorterGood1
Phipps NBC - Festive AleGood1
Fell - GhyllGood1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAAcceptable1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutAcceptable1
Five Points - Brick Field BrownAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good InningsNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Truman's - TreasonNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - OrbitalNot Tried0
Settle - No. 2 Nine Standards Pale AleNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Diamond AleNot Tried0
Severn - Golden IPANot Tried0
Settle - Ernie's Milk StoutNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 25 Table BeerNot Tried0
Bays - GoldNot Tried0
Truman's - SwiftNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Gold StarNot Tried0
Exeter - FerrymanNot Tried0
Phipps NBC - Red StarNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perle & Challenger Joined at the HopNot Tried0
Roaring Four - Table TalkNot Tried0
Ilkley - RombaldNot Tried0
Kew - CamelliaNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Kew - Pagoda No 13 Pale Ale WakatuNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - West Coast PaleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of AlesNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

09 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Warned of the imminence of Kent Green Giant appearing here over the coming weekend!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80ExcellentCask fresh on today
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20GoodELB's core beers seem to be much of a muchness in colour and flavour
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Not Tried
08 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good chat about someone's past experience of running pubs "on the relief".
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentIn a condition one could drink all night
East London (ELB) - Three Kings3.80Good
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10Not Tried
05 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good crowd in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purple Moose - Black Cherry Porter4.80GoodAuthentic black cherry lingering flavour
Phipps NBC - Festive Ale5.30GoodNicely spiced for Christmas, but not over the top
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Kew - Pagoda No 13 Pale Ale Wakatu4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - West Coast Pale4.40Not Tried
01 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cromarty - Atlantic Drift3.50ExcellentHop perfumed, a pleasant light beer
Rudgate - In Bruges5.00GoodSweetish brew - a half was enough though
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50AcceptablePoured flat, needed more condition
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
Kew - Pagoda No 13 Pale Ale Wakatu4.20Not Tried
27 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bradfield - Yorkshire Farmer4.00ExcellentEveryone was raving about this tonight. Superb middle of the road bitter with no taste shocks or tricks. Basic stuff - excellent
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80Good
Fell - Ghyll3.70GoodVery pale in hue and with a bitter lip feel
Ilkley - Rombald4.60Not Tried
Kew - Camellia4.00Not Tried
24 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Comfortably Plum4.90ExcellentGreat balance of bitterness and fruit essence
Exeter - Ferryman4.20Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Red Star3.80Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20Not Tried
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perle & Challenger Joined at the Hop3.80Not Tried
Roaring Four - Table Talk3.40Not Tried
21 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Every seat taken tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentExcellent basic bitter, Goacher's at its best (unless it is 1066!!)
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40AcceptableTiring
Bays - Gold4.30Not Tried
Truman's - Swift3.90Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20Not Tried
Settle - Ernie's Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
17 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodBasic bitter in good form, a quaffable all session ale
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80AcceptableHazier than should be and less crisp on the palate
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Innings4.60Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Diamond Ale3.70Not TriedOne customer was raving about this
Severn - Golden IPA4.50Not Tried
Settle - Ernie's Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 25 Table Beer3.10Not Tried
13 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Very quiet tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExcellentGlorious intake of burnt malt with distinct bitterness
Phipps NBC - Cobbler's Ale4.00Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Innings4.60Not Tried
Truman's - Treason4.50Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not Tried
Settle - No. 2 Nine Standards Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
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

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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
Excellent103
Good224
Acceptable67
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 199 times, seen 780 different beers and tried 328 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ