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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - QuantockExcellent1
Oakham - Would be Kings Cask AgedExcellent2
Iron Pier - Bullion IPAExcellent4
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Oakham - White DwarfExcellent1
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPAExcellent1
Iron Pier - BitterGood1
Kent - Old JamaicaGood5
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & GoldGood2
Iron Pier - CitraGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2020)Good1
Northern Whisper - YammerhouseGood2
Franklins - LawlessGood1
Iron Pier - Heritage: X MildAcceptable1
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of HellPoor1
Iron Pier - Long FerryPoor1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Styrian CardinalNot Tried0
Milestone - Rich RubyNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Shere DropNot Tried0
Franklins - What Mama Don’t KnowNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisNot Tried0
Franklins - Exit Through The TaproomNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

30 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until the curfew curtain fell all too soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Charrington IPA4.50ExcellentJust the job - no need to try any other here tonight
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Franklins - What Mama Don’t Know4.10Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Quantock5.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2020)3.80Not Tried
28 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew chuck out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
Oakham - Would be Kings Cask Aged5.00Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2020)3.80GoodVery much better than predicted
Franklins - What Mama Don’t Know4.10Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Quantock5.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Heritage: X Mild4.40Not TriedRan out
27 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Central heating had failed so many were in coats and scarves. I took my cardie off!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Quantock5.00ExcellentNew cask, very dark, too malty for me
Oakham - Would be Kings Cask Aged5.00ExcellentNew cask in lovely nick
Oakham - White Dwarf4.30Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2020)3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Gold5.30Not Tried
Iron Pier - Heritage: X Mild4.40Not Tried
25 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until the curse of curfew close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - White Dwarf4.30ExcellentSuperb nick, refreshing but light on bitterness
Franklins - Lawless3.80GoodNot to my liking
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Gold5.30GoodSavoured more today with no need to rush
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Heritage: X Mild4.40Not Tried
24 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until a curfew exodus into teeming rain.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00GoodNew cask on - lacking the dry sharpness of a bitter I look for
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Gold5.30GoodJust a half swigged at curfew
Iron Pier - Citra4.50GoodMore citrus than a well balanced Citra single hopper should be
Iron Pier - Heritage: X Mild4.40AcceptableNot a good example of the style
Milestone - Rich Ruby4.50Not TriedRan out
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20Not TriedRan out
Franklins - Lawless3.80Not Tried
21 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until the usual rushed 21:59:59 chuck out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Good
Iron Pier - Bullion IPA5.00Good
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10AcceptableNow tired after 6 days
Milestone - Rich Ruby4.50Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not TriedRan out
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of Hell4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90Not Tried
20 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew time, not a second later.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bullion IPA5.00Excellent
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10GoodTiring
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of Hell4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90Not Tried
18 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until curfew close. Light loading tonight here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bullion IPA5.00Excellent
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10Good
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90PoorA rare Iron Pier failure. Poured totally flat and to be honest tasted of tepid water
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of Hell4.00Not TriedUgh still on sale
17 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening of no mixin', minglin' nor meeting times, outside the household, until curfew kick out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10Excellent
Iron Pier - Bullion IPA5.00Excellent
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of Hell4.00PoorTasting notes spoke of a slight haze not a London peasouper. At £4.50pp the most expensive beer ever here. Thank the Lord I only had a half
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not TriedRan out as I ordered, not even a half could be squeezed out
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90Not TriedOnly the menu but not ready after spiling plus settling time
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Styrian Cardinal4.50Not TriedRan out
16 Oct 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until a massed rank exodus spot on curfew time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30ExcellentNew cask today - first rate
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10ExcellentNew cask on today, full bodied, full taste although I got only the bitterness of the ginger but full on toffee
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Weird Beard - Bat Oat of Hell4.00Not TriedNot on as not settled fully in cask
Franklins - Exit Through The Taproom3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Styrian Cardinal4.50Not 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
Exceptional2
Excellent170
Good304
Acceptable107
Poor7

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 282 times, seen 910 different beers and tried 423 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ