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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent3
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAExcellent1
Oakham - Elephant in the KanhaExcellent1
Abbeydale - MoonshineExcellent1
Milestone - Cromwell Best BitterExcellent1
Oakham - Mr Hyde IPA Cask AgedExcellent2
Kent - Black HoneyExcellent3
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Liquid HighwayExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Got The Face OnGood1
Redemption - Urban DuskGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood1
Goacher's - Gold StarAcceptable1
Blackjack - British Pub AleAcceptable1
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensAcceptable1
Cross Bay - SunsetNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - NZ PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jumping FrogNot Tried0
Bexley - Five ArchesNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Stringers - HeliosNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Milestone - HoptimismNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Franklins - Blurred LimesNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

24 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Lone Ranger visits to loo now mandatory.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80GoodMuch cooler than previous beer, very fresh and refreshing, clean on the palate
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10AcceptableBit of a chore, slight haze and cloying
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50Not Tried
Kent - Black Honey4.70Not Tried
22 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until, as always!, close. Lots of debate of past local railway accidents and the causes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodLosing some condition as cask empties
Pig & Porter - Got The Face On4.50GoodGood condition but knew I would not like it, as I rarely do with P&P, too many golden citrus jobbies from them and often indistinguishable one from the next
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Kent - Black Honey4.70Not Tried
Blackjack - British Pub Ale4.00Not Tried
20 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. The large Greenwich Time Clock replica having stopped did not help judging last pints but we got by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Kent - Black Honey4.70GoodSlight loss of edge from yesterday
Blackjack - British Pub Ale4.00AcceptableQuaintly named ale but wet dog in nose and flavour. I imagine this is how many local breweries' ales in the 50s and 60s used to taste and people were happy for them to pass
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Franklins - Blurred Limes4.50Not Tried
19 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Several regulars had had a day's drinking in other venues beforehand.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Kent - Black Honey4.70Excellent
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Milestone - Hoptimism3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Franklins - Blurred Limes4.50Not Tried
18 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30ExcellentRare for this to come down south, a well respected brewery up north
Kent - Black Honey4.70ExcellentNew cask on
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50GoodRather sweet and cloying
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Milestone - Hoptimism3.60Not Tried
16 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Light load here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10AcceptablePerhaps my least favourite of the Goacher's range
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50AcceptableAn Irish red sort of style not really to my liking
Milestone - Hoptimism3.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not TriedWarned off as nearing end of cask
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
13 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentAlways a good bet
Oakham - Mr Hyde IPA Cask Aged6.50Excellent4½* As superb as yesterday
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not TriedAnother customer returned his as flat and vinegary. Taken off sale
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
12 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40ExcellentMuch better than I ever expected
Oakham - Mr Hyde IPA Cask Aged6.50Excellent4½* New cask on, powerful hit and a lot of hop fragrancy here
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Stringers - Helios3.80Not Tried
11 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentA nostalgic pint in great nick
Oakham - Elephant in the Kanha5.20ExcellentCask aged and a powerful taste hit
Bexley - Five Arches3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
Stringers - Helios3.80Not Tried
06 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. The forehead temperature checker here has not so far detected anyone with danger levels since the pub's re-opening to sit ins.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Kettle (Cricklade & Swindon Breweries) - Liquid Highway4.50ExcellentExcellent condition with each sip receiving a full hoppy zest, however no back taste just as if it had evaporated into thin air
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60GoodOverly malty, quite a dark brown ale
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50GoodLoss of condition since Friday but full in taste
Cross Bay - Sunset4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - NZ Pale3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jumping Frog4.20Not 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
Exceptional2
Excellent147
Good275
Acceptable101
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 in 2019 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 258 times, seen 884 different beers and tried 397 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ