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The River Ale House (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BitterExcellent1
Iron Pier - Spring Time IPAExcellent1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent6
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestGood1
Iron Pier - Old AleGood2
Bexley - Golden AcreGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Olicana Oatmeal IPAGood1
Oakham - White DwarfGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good2
Old Dairy - Über BrewGood1
Quantock - Wills NeckAcceptable1
Hophurst - CosmatiPoor1
Three Sods - BeatboxNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Forever LostNot Tried0
Bexley - Spike IslandNot Tried0
Three Sods - Old NormalNot Tried0
Bexley - May Place Spring AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - OrbitalNot Tried0
Quantock - Obsessed with CentennialNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESBNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

24 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodThe only decent choice on tonight - this was actually a tad better than last night's too
Hophurst - Cosmati4.20Not Tried!!!!
Iron Pier - Old Ale4.30Not Tried
Bexley - Spike Island5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Olicana Oatmeal IPA4.00Not TriedSomeone else tried this and after several sips gave up, it tasted marshmallowy / caramelly. My sip of his echoed the sentiment
23 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodReliable brew
Iron Pier - Old Ale4.30AcceptableNot a patch on yesterday's
Hophurst - Cosmati4.20PoorUnpleasant sour hazy ale. I returned half a glass for slops
Bexley - Spike Island5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Olicana Oatmeal IPA4.00Not Tried
22 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Old Ale4.30GoodReally a dark bitter on good form
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Olicana Oatmeal IPA4.00GoodRather drank without noticing very much at all but good condition
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Not TriedRan out as I entered the bar!
Bexley - Spike Island5.30Not Tried
Three Sods - Old Normal4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried
20 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70GoodRather more cloying than yesterday's
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70AcceptableWell tired now
Oakham - White Dwarf4.30Not Tried
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50Not TriedRan out
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried
19 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close and being shoo-ed out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Bitter3.70ExcellentBasic English bitter in fine form
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70GoodTiring a bit - no loss of flavour but its oooooooomph has faded
Oakham - White Dwarf4.30Good
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50Not Tried
Three Sods - Beatbox5.30Not Tried
18 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalImmaculate 4th day running
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Good
Quantock - Wills Neck4.30Not Tried
Three Sods - Beatbox5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESB5.50Not Tried
17 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalThird consecutive night of perfect 1066
Quantock - Wills Neck4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Three Sods - Beatbox5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESB5.50Not Tried
16 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalSimply as perfect as yesterday's
Quantock - Wills Neck4.30AcceptableOK but probably not the best ale to use as a chaser with 1066
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Three Sods - Beatbox5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESB5.50Not Tried
15 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalWow. Had been kept for further cask ageing at the pub. A surprise appearance on the beer board - no pre-warnings! Beautiful head, lacing and condition. Can't be bettered
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESB5.50Not TriedPrevious problem cask, now clearly signed on beer board as "hazy"
Quantock - Obsessed with Centennial4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Spring Time IPA4.90Not Tried
13 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Spring Time IPA4.90ExcellentA heady brew, good enough to have a second, a third scotched by closing time
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Good
Bexley - May Place Spring Ale4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Orbital3.20Not Tried
Quantock - Obsessed with Centennial4.50Not 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
Exceptional7
Excellent397
Good536
Acceptable195
Poor17

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 and 2022 Pub of the Year and its Cider Pub of the Year too in 2019, 2020 and 2022.

We have visited this pub 550 times, seen 1155 different beers and tried 616 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ