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The River Ale House (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExceptional2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent2
Iron Pier - Spring Time IPAExcellent1
Iron Pier - Bramling & El Dorado Joined at the HopExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Kent - Café BrasiliaGood1
Tonbridge - CountrymanGood1
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Good1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood3
Bexley - May Place Spring AleGood1
Kent - Brewers ReserveGood2
Quantock - Wills NeckAcceptable1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Siren Craft - MementoNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Quantock - QPANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Quantock - Limitless EndeavourNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - OrbitalNot Tried0
Quantock - Obsessed with CentennialNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESBNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Three Sods - BeatboxNot Tried0
Only With Love - Yacht RockNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

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
12 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - May Place Spring Ale4.10Good
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00AcceptableNearing end of cask, some loss of condition
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESB5.50Not TriedFirst out of cask served to A N Other but was layered and murky and replaced. Looked a mess
Quantock - Obsessed with Centennial4.50Not Tried
10 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentSpot on
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00GoodHad this twice in two days in different houses
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Quantock - Limitless Endeavour4.20Not Tried
08 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bramling & El Dorado Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentUsual good form of IP's double hop range
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90AcceptableTiring now
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not Tried
Quantock - Limitless Endeavour4.20Not Tried
06 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentGood form, lovely condition
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Café Brasilia4.30Not Tried
Quantock - QPA4.00Not Tried
05 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentWould have stayed on this but for the lure of Jaipur!
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentHeady brew
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Memento3.80Not Tried
Kent - Café Brasilia4.30Not Tried
03 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90GoodStill OK
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Only With Love - Yacht Rock3.80Not Tried
Kent - Café Brasilia4.30Not Tried
02 May 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentA proper mid brown bitter - nirvana
Kent - Café Brasilia4.30GoodA half was enough
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Only With Love - Yacht Rock3.80Not 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
Exceptional5
Excellent396
Good527
Acceptable193
Poor16

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

We have visited this pub 543 times, seen 1150 different beers and tried 612 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ