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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Old SkoolExcellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent5
Five Points - Best Fuggles HopsExcellent1
Iron Pier - Admiral & Amarillo Joined at the HopExcellent2
Oakham - Below ZeroExcellent1
Iron Pier - BitterGood2
Beerblefish - 1820 PorterGood2
Kent - SunsetGood1
Nene Valley - Simple PleasuresGood1
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)Good1
Green Duck - American PaleAcceptable1
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleAcceptable1
Iron Pier - Goldings Joined at the Green HopAcceptable1
Kent - Idaho 7Acceptable1
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPAAcceptable1
Southwark - Bankside BlondeNot Tried0
Green Duck - Bostin' MildNot Tried0
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Southwark - Single Hop Styrian CardinalNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Kent - CitraNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - ResolutionNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - NelsonNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

26 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Below Zero4.10ExcellentNo greater clarity in a glass is possible
Kent - Old Skool4.10ExcellentA very tasty old style dark bitter. I tried, without luck, to order it initially as a pint of Roan
Kent - Porter5.50Not Tried
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Nelson4.80Not Tried
25 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50Excellent
Iron Pier - Admiral & Amarillo Joined at the Hop3.80Good
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not TriedWell avoided
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Resolution4.20Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Nelson4.80Not Tried
24 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. First printed London Drinker magazine for ages now available here. Good news too that an order for Harvey's 1066 has been placed!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50Excellent
Iron Pier - Admiral & Amarillo Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentI always enjoy Iron Pier's Joined at the Hop series, this was no exception
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80AcceptablePoured almost flat, unappetising so chore to finish
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Resolution4.20Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Nelson4.80Not Tried
23 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentHolding up very well
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00AcceptableAfter yesterday's it seemed sour and a chore to finish
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Resolution4.20Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Nelson4.80Not Tried
22 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentProfessional brew
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00ExcellentToffee-ish
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
21 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. 4 then 3 in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentUsual Kent professional brew
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50GoodFull bodied
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Kent - Sunset4.30Not Tried
20 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Some sleepy or somnolent local branch social attendees holding on till the end.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Sunset4.30GoodGood condition but a malty cloying ale
Beerblefish - 1820 Porter6.60AcceptableSlowly declining condition
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Ilkley - Lotus IPA (was 5.6%)5.50Not Tried
Kent - Citra4.50Not TriedRan out as I ordered
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
18 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beerblefish - 1820 Porter6.60GoodHeavy stuff that might be the last at the end of the world
Iron Pier - Goldings Joined at the Green Hop4.50AcceptableNew cask on today, not up to IP's normal standard by lacking much condition
Nene Valley - Simple Pleasures3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPA5.30Not TriedHanging on bravely
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
Green Duck - Bostin' Mild3.20Not Tried
Green Duck - American Pale4.50Not Tried
Southwark - Single Hop Styrian Cardinal5.00Not Tried
17 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nene Valley - Simple Pleasures3.60GoodGood condition but light on the promised Citra hopping
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPA5.30AcceptableTiring
Green Duck - American Pale4.50AcceptableUnimpressed, rather bland, a beer drunk without noticing
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
Green Duck - Bostin' Mild3.20Not Tried
15 Nov 2021 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Best Fuggles Hops4.10ExcellentSuperb, new cask today in peak condition
Kent - Idaho 74.50AcceptableOnly a last half could be squeezed out of the cask. OK but so much lost since yesterday's which was near perfect
Southwark - Bankside Blonde3.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPA5.30Not Tried
Green Duck - Bostin' Mild3.20Not 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
Excellent295
Good430
Acceptable152
Poor13

Website.

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 424 times, seen 1058 different beers and tried 542 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ