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The River Ale House (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hophurst - Porteresque Salted CaramelExcellent2
Brew York - Maris the OtterExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Oakham - Black Magic Cask AgedGood1
Allsopp's - Pale AleGood2
Kent - Brewers ReserveGood1
Fell - CragGood1
Titanic - CappuccinoGood1
Northern Whisper - OppenchopsGood1
Marble - BerimboloGood1
Anspach & Hobday - The Ordinary BitterGood1
Vocation - Life & DeathGood1
Burning Sky - What Gives?Good1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestAcceptable1
Time and Tide - Deal Patchwork PaleAcceptable1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Acceptable1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleAcceptable1
Vocation - Pride & JoyAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleAcceptable1
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Vocation - Chop & Change CitraNot Tried0
Vocation - Bread & ButterNot Tried0
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPANot Tried0
Beerblefish - S.M.A.S.H.Not Tried0
Southwark - Elderflower PaleNot Tried0
Redemption - Urban DuskNot Tried0
Three Sods - Old NormalNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Half Mast Micro IPANot Tried0
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Créme BearleeNot Tried0
Vocation - Beewitched (collaboration with Cloudwater)Not Tried0
Redemption - TrinityNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Siren Craft - LuminaNot Tried0
Southwark - Single Hop Series BelmaNot Tried0
Odyssey - Flying on TimeNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale AleNot Tried0
Redemption - KazbekNot Tried0
Picture 1. The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

11 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - What Gives?4.40GoodNew on today, dry and well balanced
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10AcceptableI aver something has changed in the recipe, seems maltier and sweeter than is usual (or used to be)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Oakham - Black Magic Cask Aged5.00Not Tried
Southwark - Single Hop Series Belma5.00Not Tried
07 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Black Magic Cask Aged5.00GoodPity I had to rush it
Fell - Crag3.80GoodGood basic bitter that would offend no one
Marble - Berimbolo4.50GoodDrank without really noticing
Three Sods - Old Normal4.20Not Tried
Siren Craft - Half Mast Micro IPA3.40Not Tried
Vocation - Beewitched (collaboration with Cloudwater)5.00Not Tried
04 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40AcceptableNeeded more condition to make it palatable. Almost completely flat
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10AcceptableDrank rather without noticing
Vocation - Bread & Butter3.90Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Beerblefish - S.M.A.S.H.5.20Not Tried
Southwark - Elderflower Pale4.00Not Tried
31 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew York - Maris the Otter3.90ExcellentBasic stuff but good
Hophurst - Porteresque Salted Caramel5.50ExcellentOne one can't swig down
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not TriedRan out
Vocation - Bread & Butter3.90Not Tried
Southwark - Mayflower Session IPA4.20Not Tried
Beerblefish - S.M.A.S.H.5.20Not Tried
28 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hophurst - Porteresque Salted Caramel5.50ExcellentBeen in cellar some weeks. Full bodied, having a second was perhaps too much with such intense flavours
Allsopp's - Pale Ale4.00Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Vocation - Chop & Change Citra4.50Not Tried
27 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Good
Allsopp's - Pale Ale4.00GoodGood balanced flavours
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Vocation - Chop & Change Citra4.50Not Tried
24 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Cappuccino4.50Good
Anspach & Hobday - The Ordinary Bitter3.70GoodBasic darkish bitter
Vocation - Pride & Joy4.80AcceptableMinimal head on pour disappeared almost immediately for a totally flat pint in the glass
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Anspach & Hobday - The Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Redemption - Kazbek4.00Not Tried
21 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70AcceptableBordering on poor and alas I had ordered two at last knockings. Real chore to finish them off
Time and Tide - Deal Patchwork Pale4.50AcceptableStandard hazy lemon juice bitter, did not enjoy. Needed more condition too
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Créme Bearlee4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Not Tried
17 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00ExcellentProfessional brew as always from BBF
Vocation - Life & Death6.50GoodBordering on being too citrus
Redemption - Trinity3.00Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Créme Bearlee4.80Not Tried
Siren Craft - Lumina4.20Not Tried
Odyssey - Flying on Time4.50Not Tried
14 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00GoodAn always reliable ale
Northern Whisper - Oppenchops4.00GoodGood head and condition
Redemption - Urban Dusk4.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Créme Bearlee4.80Not 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
Exceptional7
Excellent419
Good583
Acceptable210
Poor17

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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 591 times, seen 1200 different beers and tried 646 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE10 0RJ