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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyExcellent1
Hammerton - N7Excellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)Excellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged Excellent2
Iron Pier - American Brown AleExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Oakham - Harlequin T90 Cask AgedExcellent1
Bexley - Ernest English PaleGood1
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)Good4
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood1
Brew York - KayaAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 23Not Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & HazelnutNot Tried0
Southwark - PekkoNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESBNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus PaleNot Tried0
Durham - MagusNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

24 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark Conspiracy4.90ExcellentAs it should be
Durham - Magus3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus Pale4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 236.40Not Tried
Iron Pier - American Brown Ale4.60Not TriedRan out as I ordered. Penultimate pint had been clear, mine was muddy so never offered to me
23 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Light Saturday load in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - American Brown Ale4.60ExcellentSpot on for the style
Oakham - Harlequin T90 Cask Aged5.00ExcellentA dry bittering, in fine form
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not TriedHolding on by the end of fingertips
Pig & Porter - Too Many Dicks On The Dance Floor Hibiscus Pale4.20Not TriedOthers' looked murky
21 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Less than two hands full in tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodOne of Gadds' staples
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Not Tried
20 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20ExcellentExcellent floral hopping
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not TriedHanging on in there
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Not Tried
19 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20ExcellentSubtle hopping
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60ExcellentSurprisingly good for its low ABV
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00Not TriedI was poured the last out of cask but it had gone cloudy so replaced without me asking, albeit after I had commented on its look. The penultimate one poured, to the previous customer, was quite clear
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40Not TriedRan out
18 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00Excellent
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40GoodQuite zingy on the lips
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90PoorThat's real ale for you. Excellent 4* yesterday but now completely flat and sour tasting. Is this a feature of deteriorating Green Hop ale?
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Not Tried
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90Not Tried
17 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentA good creamy nightcap
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The London ESB5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00Not Tried
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40Not TriedFrom the reaction of others - a Marmite ale
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90Not Tried
16 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA Cask Aged 6.00ExcellentYou get what you pay for - lovely nightcap
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90ExcellentIf anything better than yesterday
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not TriedRan out
Bexley - Ernest English Pale4.40Not Tried
Brew York - Kaya5.20Not Tried
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90Not Tried
15 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentStaple basic workhouse English bitter
Goacher's - Green Hop (EKG version)3.90ExcellentTried this and the Challenger version side by side, marginally preferred this one as slightly sweeter. Good game good game
Goacher's - Green Hop (Challenger version)3.90ExcellentTried this and the EKG version side by side, marginally preferred the EKG as slightly sweeter than this slightly drier version. Good game good game
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not TriedRan out
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Brew York - Kaya5.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & Hazelnut5.80Not TriedStill hanging on by its fingertips it seems
Southwark - Pekko5.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodAlways reliable
Brew York - Kaya5.20AcceptableVery full on taste (and whatever Pandan leaf is) but soon went as flat as a pancake in glass. Needs more natural condition and carbonation to stop it being a sickly chore and I had ordered two just before closing time too!
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not Tried
Siren Craft - Extra Special Beans with Coffee & Hazelnut5.80Not Tried
Southwark - Pekko5.00Not 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
Excellent275
Good406
Acceptable142
Poor11

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The pub is found in East Greenwich, Greater London, SE10 0RJ.

Micropub in Woolwich Road in a 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 397 times, seen 1028 different beers and tried 521 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ