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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal PaleExcellent2
Iron Pier - Rakau & El Dorado Joined at the HopExcellent1
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailExcellent1
Southwark - Mayflower Pale AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic GoldExcellent2
Anspach & Hobday - The Golden BitterExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight'sGood1
Leatherbritches - ScoundrelGood1
Beerblefish - 1892 IPA Good5
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutAcceptable1
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Iron Pier - Brewer's Gold & Bullion Joined at the HopNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Mad Cat - Revolution PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Evolution IPANot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

24 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - The Golden Bitter4.00ExcellentIn fine form
Beerblefish - 1892 IPA 6.90Good
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus Pale4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic Gold4.90Not Tried
23 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic Gold4.90ExcellentStill superb
Beerblefish - 1892 IPA 6.90GoodHolding up well
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
22 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic Gold4.90ExcellentGreat stuff, no temptation to move to another brew. Lots of mouth zing
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Pale Ale4.80Not TriedConfusion if this was on or off or had run out. Looked murky for the one person who still had some in his glass
Beerblefish - 1892 IPA 6.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
20 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Seems I missed the craze pub hunter by several hours.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beerblefish - 1892 IPA 6.90GoodA heady brew just ideal for slow drinking
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
20 Sep 2021 (Magnus Greel)
It had to be done. To embrace this current 'craze pub' while its still 'en vogue' before it befalls the fate of so many before it and ruthlessly cast aside like a spoilt child's unloved and unwanted toy. Pleasant mid evening atmosphere here, no tables free in the front bar so I found a place in the corridor leading to the Gents.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southwark - Mayflower Pale Ale4.80ExcellentHoney yet hints of treacle and toffee combined with a sharp bitter finish for this complex ale
Beerblefish - 1892 IPA 6.90ExcellentFull bodied slight malts yet a touch of citrus for this superb dangerously drinkable broth.
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Evolution IPA4.40Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rakau & El Dorado Joined at the Hop3.80Not Tried
19 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Rakau & El Dorado Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentVery pale in colour
Beerblefish - 1892 IPA 6.90GoodThe brewing notes said robust and this was robust
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Evolution IPA4.40Not Tried
17 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's4.60GoodDark bitter
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Revolution Pale4.40Not Tried
16 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80GoodNot too citrus
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70AcceptableNew on today. A bit flat, more condition would have improved it
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not TriedRan out
Southwark - Harvard APA5.50Not Tried
15 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.80GoodSome loss of condition since Monday
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Brewer's Gold & Bullion Joined at the Hop3.80Not TriedRan out
13 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. 4th birthday for the pub tonight with a bagpiper playing as I entered and cakes proffered. All regular faces had been subpeonaed and obeyed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.80ExcellentIn fine form with subtle hopping
Leatherbritches - Scoundrel4.10GoodTasty rather malty very dark bitter
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Brewer's Gold & Bullion Joined at the Hop3.80Not 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
Excellent248
Good397
Acceptable135
Poor10

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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. 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 374 times, seen 999 different beers and tried 502 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ