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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cloudwater - A-W18 Brown Ale Excellent1
Kent - Green DwarfExcellent1
Cloudwater - A-W18 India Porter Excellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
New Bristol - Maple Syrup StoutExcellent2
Kent - Green GiantGood1
Siren Craft - Yu LuGood1
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPAGood1
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleGood1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
New Bristol - Volleyball PaleGood1
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Brew York - WhamboNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Sugar Plum Shake (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)Not Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
New Bristol - Marshmellow StoutNot Tried0
New Bristol - OohlalaNot Tried0
Squawk - Pavo - Pale AleNot Tried0
Wylam - GalatiaNot Tried0
Gun - Red AleNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Vienna Pale AleNot Tried0
Cloudwater - A-W18 Pale Not Tried0
Cloudwater - A-W18 One-Off DDH Pale v.1 Not Tried0

Visits Details

16 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. There had been a cask tap takeover by Cloudwater yesterday, signalling its return to being a cask brewer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cloudwater - A-W18 Brown Ale 4.60Excellent
Cloudwater - A-W18 India Porter 5.30Excellent
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Wylam - Galatia3.90Not Tried
New Bristol - Maple Syrup Stout7.00Not Tried
Cloudwater - A-W18 Pale 4.00Not TriedRan out
Cloudwater - A-W18 One-Off DDH Pale v.1 5.50Not Tried
12 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Good conversation with a former BR Telecomms engineer about how passenger information systems used to operate.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New Bristol - Maple Syrup Stout7.00ExcellentA few days old but still as good as last week
Wylam - Galatia3.90Not Tried
Gun - Red Ale4.40Not Tried
10 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. A raucous but well behaved large stag party was hitting the stronger beers and spirits to well line the cash till.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New Bristol - Maple Syrup Stout7.00ExcellentOn another beer site someone described this as "Bleddy eck this is thick and good." From its after-effects I just wonder if 7% was an underestimate of its abv!
Gun - Red Ale4.40Not Tried
Siren Craft - Vienna Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
05 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. The glacé cherries on some Bakewell Tarts given to bar staff were summarily removed and rejected as was much of the icing too, not leaving a lot left for them to munch!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Good
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50Good
Squawk - Pavo - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
29 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Yu Lu3.60Good
New Bristol - Marshmellow Stout4.00Not Tried
New Bristol - Oohlala4.60Not Tried
27 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Dwarf3.70ExcellentDeservedly good, benefitting I suggest from having been held back for 4 weeks or so after delivery
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
New Bristol - Marshmellow Stout4.00Not Tried
New Bristol - Oohlala4.60Not Tried
22 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Good
New Bristol - Volleyball Pale4.60Good
19 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Good
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Sugar Plum Shake (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)5.00Not Tried
18 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Last knockings visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Excellent
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Sugar Plum Shake (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)5.00Not Tried
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

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About The Rusty Bucket

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent17
Good33
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 43 times, seen 75 different beers and tried 45 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR