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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - Winter LightningExcellent3
Iron Pier - Bramling & Brewers Gold Joined at the HopExcellent1
Phipps NBC - IPAGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Nene Valley - Manhattan ProjectGood1
Brockley - PorterGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port StoutGood1
Milestone - FletchersGood2
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleGood1
Black Tor - ResolutionGood1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - The Hidden ColourGood1
Elland - Dobson'sGood1
Bradfield - Farmers Brown CowAcceptable1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - FireflyAcceptable1
Kent - Yule LogAcceptable1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Bramling Cross BestAcceptable1
Southwark - Oatmeal Milk StoutAcceptable1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - 1984 StoutAcceptable1
Bradfield - Brown CowNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Pfeffernüsse SaisonNot Tried0
Milestone - CometNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Ampersand - RunesNot Tried0
Brockley - Blueprint v5 Fruitbowl IPANot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Park - Killcat PaleNot Tried0
Park - KillcatNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Great Heck - Treasure IPANot Tried0
Brockley - Red AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Peerless - PaleNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot 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
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

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
14 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodKept a good head and lacing stayed until the last drop
Nene Valley - Manhattan Project4.00GoodNot too much citrus so enjoyable
Great Heck - Treasure IPA4.80Not Tried
Peerless - Pale3.80Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port Stout4.80Not Tried
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
12 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port Stout4.80Good
Black Tor - Resolution4.40GoodInteresting floral aromas and taste
Elland - Dobson's3.80Good
Great Heck - Treasure IPA4.80Not Tried
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
09 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A road accident west of the venue made moving on by bus for a later beer logistically impossible.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Porter4.30GoodNew cask on
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Firefly3.70AcceptableAll the taste but poured absolutely flat
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Fletchers5.20Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - The Hidden Colour4.20Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - 1984 Stout5.50Not TriedRan out
06 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Half the customers seemed to have developed colds overnight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Fletchers5.20Good
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - The Hidden Colour4.20GoodApparently jasmine flower infused
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - 1984 Stout5.50AcceptablePoured quite flat
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not TriedRan out
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Park - Killcat3.70Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
05 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Another very quiet pub as January dawns.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80GoodNew cask just on
Milestone - Fletchers5.20GoodNew cask just on
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
Park - Killcat Pale3.70Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - 1984 Stout5.50Not TriedA beer with an amusing Orwellian pumpclip
31 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit across midnight until just after the Scotch piper came and went.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bradfield - Farmers Brown Cow4.20AcceptablePoured flat
Kent - Yule Log4.50AcceptableWould have liked more condition
Milestone - Comet4.20Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pfeffernüsse Saison5.50Not Tried
Ampersand - Runes3.10Not Tried
Brockley - Blueprint v5 Fruitbowl IPA4.20Not Tried
29 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bramling & Brewers Gold Joined at the Hop3.80Excellent
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70GoodNearing end of cask with some deterioration from its excellent high point
Bradfield - Brown Cow4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pfeffernüsse Saison5.50Not 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
Excellent113
Good242
Acceptable74
Poor4

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 215 times, seen 819 different beers and tried 353 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ