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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent2
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Kent - KGBGood4
Kent - Green GiantGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Burning Sky - PlateauGood1
Marble - PintGood1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleGood1
Dark Revolution - So.LA West Coast Pale AleGood1
Brockley - Summer XPAAcceptable1
Wylam - Hickey the RakeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Yu LuNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Base CampNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Northern Whisper - YammerhouseNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Brew York - WhamboNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Sugar Plum Shake (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)Not Tried0

Visits Details

11 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. 6 months (of opening) birthday party tonight, hence the later closing time, with all cask ales at £3pp and a good turnout all round.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00GoodBest I have had this year and this has been held back for some weeks before selling. Still a disappointment compared with earlier years' versions which had more body to them
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Brew York - Whambo4.00Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Sugar Plum Shake (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)5.00Not Tried
02 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
28 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Half of a keg beer and a share of a very strong Yankee bottle finished off the nightcaps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brockley - Summer XPA4.50AcceptableVery pale and honestly lacking much distinguishable taste
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel4.00Not Tried
24 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10GoodSlightly better condition than end of last week
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Good
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Not Tried
21 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight. A long lost friend from Dubai had come to see the Guv. Also tried a 6.3% Buxton Trolltunga sour beer on keg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10AcceptableFirst out of cask, headless and a bit flat
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Northern Whisper - Yammerhouse4.50Not Tried
17 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Only 3 others in, one a most familiar face!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodNot as crisp as I have had before
Bristol Beer Factory - Base Camp4.00Not Tried
12 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentAs excellent as it was a day or two ago
Kent - KGB4.10Good
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Excellent
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentPut simply, a champion beer
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Not Tried
Dark Revolution - So.LA West Coast Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
07 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. After 2 real ales had a 9.5% keg Weird Beard Sadako Imperial Stout. "Young Tom" had brought in an unlabelled beer can for sampling that was rejected nem con for smelling and tasting something like onions or leeks.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marble - Pint3.90Good
Dark Revolution - So.LA West Coast Pale Ale4.50GoodAnother lemon juice essences beer
03 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Upon request the whole Carole King Tapestry album played over the speakers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentA mark up for the same cask of Citra as on Saturday, improved with age!
Wylam - Hickey the Rake4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried

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About The Rusty Bucket

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent11
Good27
Acceptable7
Poor-

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 11 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 34 times, seen 63 different beers and tried 37 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR