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The River Ale House (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Antidawn India Export PorterExcellent2
Kent - ProhibitionGood2
Thurstons - Horsell BestGood1
Bexley - Black Prince Porter RumGood3
Oakham - OPA Original Pale AleGood2
Goacher's - Special House AleGood2
Hophurst - Milkshake IPAGood1
Hammerton - N7Good2
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Ernest Strong PaleGood1
Bexley - Burnt OakAcceptable3
Goacher's - Silver StarAcceptable1
Kent - Session PaleAcceptable1
Beerblefish - Edmonton Best BitterNot Tried0
Bellfield - Lucky SpenceNot Tried0
Park - Saw PitNot Tried0
Park - West Coast PaleNot Tried0
Hammerton - BitterNot Tried0
Marble - HindmarshNot Tried0
Brockley - PorterNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - HighlighterNot Tried0
Fell - Art of TranslationNot Tried0
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Hammerton - TunedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

23 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening return visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Antidawn India Export Porter6.50ExcellentNo need to move to any other brew
Bellfield - Lucky Spence3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Marble - Hindmarsh3.70Not Tried
Park - West Coast Pale4.30Not Tried
Hophurst - Milkshake IPA6.00Not Tried
23 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit for dual CAMRA branch Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year presentations.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Antidawn India Export Porter6.50ExcellentA heavy slow drinking brew
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Not TriedRan out
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Not TriedRan out
Bellfield - Lucky Spence3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Bitter4.00Not TriedDecried as being awful by several other customers
Marble - Hindmarsh3.70Not Tried
Park - West Coast Pale4.30Not Tried
Hophurst - Milkshake IPA6.00Not Tried
22 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Good
Hophurst - Milkshake IPA6.00GoodNovelty beer. One was enough
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Not Tried
Bellfield - Lucky Spence3.50Not Tried
Park - West Coast Pale4.30Not Tried
21 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodGood basic stuff
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Good
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Bellfield - Lucky Spence3.50Not Tried
Park - Saw Pit4.30Not Tried
20 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Good
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Good
Bexley - Burnt Oak4.50AcceptableDespite a double glass decant no head of note
Beerblefish - Edmonton Best Bitter4.30Not TriedRan out
Bellfield - Lucky Spence3.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Tuned4.10Not TriedThe murk
19 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Good
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Good
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
Beerblefish - Edmonton Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Bexley - Burnt Oak4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Tuned4.10Not TriedThe murk
17 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Really last knockings (at closing time bell) visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20Good
Kent - Session Pale3.70Acceptable
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Bexley - Burnt Oak4.50Not Tried
Hammerton - Tuned4.10Not TriedPerhaps the murkiest milk shake looking beer I have ever seen in a glass. Who wants this stuff?
Fell - Art of Translation3.50Not Tried
16 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerton - N75.20Good
Oakham - OPA Original Pale Ale4.00GoodRan out after a pint or two after mine
Bexley - Burnt Oak4.50AcceptableTiring after a few days
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not TriedRan out
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
Southwark - Bermondsey Best4.40Not Tried
Fell - Art of Translation3.50Not Tried
15 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late knockings visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - OPA Original Pale Ale4.00GoodDry aftertaste
Bexley - Burnt Oak4.50Good
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not Tried
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
Fell - Art of Translation3.50Not Tried
Thurstons - Horsell Best3.80Not Tried
13 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Ernest Strong Pale4.90Good
Thurstons - Horsell Best3.80GoodMid brown basic bitter
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20AcceptableRather flat in glass
Brockley - Porter4.30Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Highlighter3.80Not Tried
Fell - Art of Translation3.50Not 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
Excellent411
Good561
Acceptable199
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 572 times, seen 1172 different beers and tried 627 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ