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The River Ale House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - MosaicExcellent2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent2
Tonbridge - TraditionalGood1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutGood1
Kent - Tangerine DreamGood2
Leatherbritches - Bad BoyGood2
Weird Beard - Black PerleGood1
Weird Beard - Mariana TrenchGood2
Leatherbritches - Spittin' FeathersGood1
Magic Rock - Common GroundsAcceptable1
Brockley - Winter GoldAcceptable1
Leatherbritches - Mad RubyAcceptable1
Wylam - GoldAcceptable1
Brockley - Pale AlePoor1
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)Not Tried0
Park - IsabellaNot Tried0
Hammerton - CacheNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - AstrydNot Tried0
Oakham - Frozen Fresh Hop CitraNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Hammerton - N1Not Tried0
Leatherbritches - The BounderNot Tried0
Milestone - AzaccaNot Tried0
Hand Brew - Low FiveNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Brockley - Red AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

23 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentHolding up perfectly after a few days
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Brockley - Red Ale4.80Not Tried
Magic Rock - Common Grounds5.40Not Tried
Hand Brew - Low Five3.80Not TriedApparently cask nudged earlier so off sale for now
21 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
A regular's birthday on this late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentSpot on - nothing more and nothing less
Magic Rock - Common Grounds5.40AcceptableHad been giving tapping problems to the Guv. Lots of fobbing even on cask dispense. The anti-climax was that the head soon disappeared and the in-glass condition soon dissipated. Lots of flavour but slow drinking as a result
Leatherbritches - The Bounder3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Azacca4.20Not Tried
Hand Brew - Low Five3.80Not TriedCame on just as last orders passed
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Not TriedCame on as last orders passed
Leatherbritches - Spittin' Feathers4.80Not Tried
20 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Good2 pints of a slow drinker
Leatherbritches - Spittin' Feathers4.80GoodGood to see a strongish dark brown bitter on the board
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Leatherbritches - The Bounder3.80Not Tried
Milestone - Azacca4.20Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not TriedHanging on - not sure why not selling
18 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30GoodFruity with sweet backtaste
Leatherbritches - Bad Boy4.60Good
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Hammerton - N14.10Not TriedOthers customers' were coming up crystal clear - looked great
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not Tried
17 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mosaic4.50ExcellentIf anything better than yesterday
Leatherbritches - Bad Boy4.60GoodHoppy copper coloured jobbie
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not Tried
16 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Mosaic4.50ExcellentSubtle citrus. First rate
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60GoodStaple basic bitter
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Frozen Fresh Hop Citra4.80Not Tried
14 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. A foggy, damp, cold night, outside I hasten to add. Reverted to a bottled Orval at session end for something reliable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leatherbritches - Mad Ruby4.40AcceptableNot a style to my liking but in OK condition
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10PoorNo off flavours, just poured totally flat and lifeless so a chore to finish. Adding Brockley to Southwark as ones not to bother ordering in future
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80Not Tried
Hammerton - Cache3.50Not Tried
13 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weird Beard - Black Perle3.80GoodWith just a bit more condition could make this a real winner for its style
Kent - Tangerine Dream5.20GoodMellowing a tad
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
Brockley - Winter Gold4.30Not Tried
Wylam - Gold4.00Not Tried
12 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Left too late for a bus to a usual nightcapper last knockings elsewhere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40GoodGood but not a style to my taste
Kent - Tangerine Dream5.20GoodThe tastes profile was as promised
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not TriedHanging on in there
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)5.30Not Tried
Brockley - Winter Gold4.30Not Tried
Wylam - Gold4.00Not Tried
11 Jan 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Winter Gold4.30AcceptableUninspiring with a disappearing yeasty head and little condition
Wylam - Gold4.00AcceptableLittle condition, flat
Weird Beard - Mariana Trench5.30Not TriedAnother well respected customer did not finish theirs - a cloudy murk
Hammerton - Penton (or Pentonville Oyster Stout)5.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
Park - Isabella4.30Not TriedSomehow still holding on in there

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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
Excellent325
Good470
Acceptable169
Poor15

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 466 times, seen 1089 different beers and tried 571 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ