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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - Urban DuskExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Redemption - Big ChiefExcellent1
Three Sods - Dark Magus Excellent2
Oakham - Green Devil IPAExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Southwark - Bermondsey BestExcellent1
Kent - Passion Fruit SaisonExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal PaleExcellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged Excellent1
Beerblefish - Edmonton BitterExcellent1
Salopian - Shropshire GoldGood1
Black Isle - Coco VanGood1
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPAGood2
Bexley - RedhouseGood1
Iron Pier - Pilgrim & Bramling Joined at the HopGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsAcceptable1
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Acceptable1
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Rooster's - Golden StateNot Tried0
Moor - Nano Cask Faram FuggleNot Tried0
Southwark - Routemaster RedNot Tried0
Oakham - Khyber Pass Cask AgedNot Tried0
Bexley - May Place Spring AleNot Tried0
Bad Seed - State ShiftNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Thirst Class Ale - Hoppy Go LuckyNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

18 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
On a damp rainy night an evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentNew cask on today - a thoroughly professional brew
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00ExcellentSlow drinking for pleasure
Kent - Passion Fruit Saison4.40ExcellentNew cask on today - a zingy fruity farmhouse style beer, with some cloudiness
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Black Isle - Coco Van5.80Not Tried
Beerblefish - Edmonton Bitter4.30Not Tried
17 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00ExcellentSurprisingly mellow in taste
Beerblefish - Edmonton Bitter4.30ExcellentNew cask on in excellent condition. Overly malty for my palate with little of the hops' essences coming through
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Black Isle - Coco Van5.80Not Tried
15 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Good footfall in tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentNew cask on today - excellent basic light refreshing bitter. A professional brew
Black Isle - Coco Van5.80GoodNeeded more natural carbonation to really enjoy this. Only really tasted vanilla at the very bottom of the pint glass
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
13 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60ExcellentHeavy on malts
Redemption - Big Chief5.50Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Thirst Class Ale - Hoppy Go Lucky4.10Not Tried
09 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Redhouse4.20GoodNew cask - nice and fresh with good head
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80AcceptableSome loss of condition since yesterday
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Bad Seed - State Shift3.80Not Tried
08 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentGoing down a treat here tonight. Cask almost emptied in one day
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Bad Seed - State Shift3.80Not Tried
06 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. A good smattering of Sundayers in tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70AcceptableSour tanginess
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20AcceptableDisappointingly lacking much taste or body
Bexley - May Place Spring Ale4.10Not Tried
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70Not Tried
Bad Seed - State Shift3.80Not Tried
04 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Pretty well packed and rather steamy with the humidity outside too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.50ExcellentVery fine. Superb lingering bittersweet hoppiness. Had a second
Iron Pier - Pilgrim & Bramling Joined at the Hop3.80Good
Southwark - Routemaster Red4.20Not Tried
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70Not Tried
Oakham - Khyber Pass Cask Aged5.50Not Tried
01 Jun 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Good hubbub of conversation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40ExcellentNew on today and surprisingly good, for once, for a Southwark ale
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70ExcellentStill holding up very well
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Moor - Nano Cask Faram Fuggle3.80Not Tried
31 May 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Lively chat with a Swansea Jack about Brains beers, the former Adam & Eve on his home patch and Cardiff's dockland former pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70ExcellentAs excellent as yesterday
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80GoodA cooking beer
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Rooster's - Golden State4.30Not Tried
Moor - Nano Cask Faram Fuggle3.80Not 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
Excellent196
Good315
Acceptable115
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 303 times, seen 937 different beers and tried 443 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ