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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Brewer's Gold & Bullion Joined at the HopExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal PaleExcellent2
360° - FastbackGood2
Kent - KGBGood1
Kent - ProhibitionGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Goacher's - Special House AleGood2
Leatherbritches - Mad RubyGood2
Mad Cat - Big StikGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight'sGood1
Leatherbritches - ScoundrelGood1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutAcceptable1
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale Acceptable1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - HighlighterNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Southwark - Harvard APANot Tried0
Mad Cat - Revolution PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

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
12 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Brewer's Gold & Bullion Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentI sensed a peppery aftertaste
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80AcceptableWhat a difference a day makes. After last night's glory today flat and lifeless
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Highlighter3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.80Not Tried
11 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Excellent4½* I was looking forward to this. A proper beer that knocks all the sadly now ubiquitous Jif lemon juicer beers into a cocked hat as second raters
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Highlighter3.80Not TriedThose I saw resembled a London peasouper in clarity
360° - Fastback5.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.80Not Tried
10 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30ExcellentFine form
360° - Fastback5.20Good
Leatherbritches - Mad Ruby4.40AcceptableRan out right at end of session
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Not TriedCame on at last knockings, too late to order one alas
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
09 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
360° - Fastback5.20GoodSlight haze took 1 star off my marking
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00AcceptableSour hopped and lacklustre. Swigged the half down to get rid of it
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not TriedRan out
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Leatherbritches - Mad Ruby4.40Not Tried
Mad Cat - Big Stik4.40Not Tried
08 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. CAMRA members of note and fame were celebrating an aged birthday of one member in the back room after an all day 8 pub crawl.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leatherbritches - Mad Ruby4.40GoodRed malty ale not really to my palate
Mad Cat - Big Stik4.40Good
Southwark - LPA London Pale Ale 4.00Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
06 Sep 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Light footfall tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Good
Kent - Prohibition4.80Good
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not 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
Excellent242
Good393
Acceptable135
Poor10

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. 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 368 times, seen 995 different beers and tried 499 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ