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The River Ale House (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Kent - CashmereExcellent1
Siren Craft - Antidawn India Export PorterExcellent2
Hophurst - Milkshake IPAGood2
Hammerton - N7Good1
Kent - ProhibitionGood2
Bexley - Black Prince Porter RumGood3
Phipps NBC - Gold StarGood1
Goacher's - Special House AleGood2
East London (ELB) - Seven BoroughsAcceptable1
Saltaire - DDH CitraAcceptable1
Bexley - Burnt OakAcceptable1
Kent - Session PaleAcceptable1
Southwark - Bermondsey BestNot Tried0
Hammerton - TunedNot Tried0
Fell - Art of TranslationNot Tried0
Beerblefish - Edmonton Best BitterNot Tried0
Bellfield - Lucky SpenceNot Tried0
Park - Saw PitNot Tried0
Park - West Coast PaleNot Tried0
Hammerton - BitterNot Tried0
Marble - HindmarshNot Tried0
Milestone - Loxley AleNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - NightwatchmanNot Tried0
Milestone - Summer LovinNot Tried0
Beerblefish - Pan-Galactic PaleNot Tried0
Beerblefish - Lady MildmayNot Tried0
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - SummertimeNot Tried0
Brockley - PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

30 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentMy favourite all year round Goacher's ale
Kent - Cashmere4.50ExcellentLight lime citrus flavouring
Milestone - Loxley Ale4.20Not Tried
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Seven Boroughs5.50Not Tried
Beerblefish - Lady Mildmay3.80Not Tried
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Summertime3.60Not Tried
29 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close. Very low footfall tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phipps NBC - Gold Star5.20GoodNew cask on today - very zingy, perhaps a teeny bit fresh
Milestone - Loxley Ale4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Seven Boroughs5.50Not Tried
Beerblefish - Lady Mildmay3.80Not Tried
26 Jun 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
East London (ELB) - Seven Boroughs5.50AcceptableCame out hazy but no pre-warning. Can ELC produce a clear beer anymore? I fear not, so one to add to my growing list of breweries not to bother with
Saltaire - DDH Citra4.20AcceptableVery last out of cask. Had held up reasonably well to the end
Hophurst - Milkshake IPA6.00AcceptableOn a few days now - tiring
Milestone - Loxley Ale4.20Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Nightwatchman4.50Not Tried
Milestone - Summer Lovin3.90Not Tried
Beerblefish - Pan-Galactic Pale4.60Not Tried
Beerblefish - Lady Mildmay3.80Not Tried
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

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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
Excellent413
Good562
Acceptable202
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 575 times, seen 1176 different beers and tried 629 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ