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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - UndercurrentExcellent1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Anspach & Hobday - Janus (collaboration with Neptune)Good1
Kent - KGBGood2
Kent - CobnutGood1
Moor - Nor'HopGood1
Moor - StoutGood1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood2
Five Points - Railway PorterAcceptable1
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Moor - RawNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Empire - Moonrakers Mild (a.k.a. Moonraker)Not Tried0
Salopian - ChameleonNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Out of Focus (collaboration with Track)Not Tried0
Wylam - CascadeNot Tried0
Empire - Chocolate Milk StoutNot Tried0
Wylam - MacchiatoNot Tried0
Brockley - Pale AleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Three Sods - Dark Magus Not Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Kirkstall - Break EvenNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Harbour - Cornish BitterNot Tried0
Stewart - [Jack Back]Not Tried0

Visits Details

11 Mar 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Most customers were kegging or canning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Undercurrent4.50ExcellentIn fine fettle. My palate can just about tolerate this level of citrus taste
Salopian - Chameleon3.80Not Tried
22 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Also tried a fizz Boom Cherry Lambic at 4%, if only it was on cask.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Anspach & Hobday - Janus (collaboration with Neptune)4.50GoodA brown ale claimed to be of an American style
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
25 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight. Had hosted a Burns's night supper earlier and the landlady was in a tartan skirt in its honour! Also had a third of Mikkeller (brewed by Lerwig) 12% Beer Geek Fudgesicle at a fiver.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Stout5.00GoodNourishing
Stewart - [Jack Back]3.70Not Tried
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
20 Dec 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Also had a fizz Time & Tide Spratwaffler which was a rather flat lemon juice job.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80AcceptableNeeded a tad more condition
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Harbour - Cornish Bitter4.00Not Tried
22 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. The small log and massive pine cone still exist! Ended with a small dose of Westmalle draught fizz Trappist Dubbel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentGlorious night capper
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
Kirkstall - Break Even4.60Not Tried
08 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close and a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentGlorious green hopper - one of the last casks being sold anywhere
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70Not Tried
18 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. A small log now joins the pine cone on the shelf of woody exhibits!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Wylam - Macchiato6.50Not Tried
11 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Pleased to see my donated giant pine cone is still safe and sound and hopefully coveted!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Good
Wylam - Cascade4.10Not Tried
Empire - Chocolate Milk Stout5.70Not Tried
21 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10AcceptableOK
Empire - Moonrakers Mild (a.k.a. Moonraker)3.80Not Tried
Kirkstall - Out of Focus (collaboration with Track)5.00Not TriedI am very wary of collaborations as who did what where is never divulged
26 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Good
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50AcceptableLacking some natural carbonation
Moor - Raw4.30Not Tried

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About The Rusty Bucket

The pub sign. The Rusty Bucket, Eltham, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent31
Good50
Acceptable14
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Eltham, Greater London, SE9 5PR.

In Court Yard just off the High Street the former Crown pub has been part transformed following a wider development of the entire premises. A small bar, along the lines of the Micropub style, which opened in April 2018 selling cask ales and ciders / perries served on gravity dispense from a cooled small walk-in cellar room behind the bar counter and with 18 keg beer taps on the back wall too. Seating is at trestle style tables and low chairs. The original ground floor pub frontage has been retained.

We have visited this pub 73 times, seen 126 different beers and tried 68 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR