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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - HollerGood1
Park - Gallows GoldGood1
Big Smoke - SunshowerGood1
Wiper and True - Milk ShakeGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good2
Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPAAcceptable1
Burning Sky - AuroraNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Off-Grid (collaboration with Fyne)Not Tried0
Tiny Rebel - $ertified $imcoe (Sertified Simcoe)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Solaris v3.0Not Tried0
Great Heck - Voodoo MildNot Tried0
Park - Summer PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Lost ColonyNot Tried0
Squawk - Pavo - Pale AleNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Base CampNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Brit Hop - SandstormNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentCrowned CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 2018 last week and the pub had been storing a cask of this in the cellar awaiting cooler weather. How fortuitous
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Brit Hop - Sandstorm3.80Not Tried
06 Aug 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentHolding up very well in these balmy times. A 2nd followed the first
Bristol Beer Factory - Base Camp4.00Not Tried
31 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Also had a Siren Craft keg Spin Botany Gin & Tonic Gose at 3.6% - an alleged "sour" but not tongue strippingly so at all.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentFresh cask today
Park - Gallows Gold4.40Not Tried
30 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Park - Gallows Gold4.40Good
Wiper and True - Milk Shake5.60GoodOn KeyKeg. Did not find it as good as the bottled versions I have had
Park - Summer Pale3.70Not Tried
27 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until midnight close with few really wanting to move then.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentExcellent session bitter, had to have a second one
Park - Gallows Gold4.40Not Tried
Squawk - Pavo - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
23 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A post closure gratis tasting of various sample Goose Island (and other) bottled beers whiled away midnight.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30ExcellentSpot on, good professional brew as always from Eddie Gadd's emporium
Great Heck - Voodoo Mild4.30Not Tried
Park - Gallows Gold4.40Not Tried
16 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. Tempted, for a last knocking's treat, by an 8% keg Deya Falling Into Place, honestly a disappointing oily DIPA with lemon juice domination so not really a treat at all. £5.50 a half shows the craft beer market's view of its own self-importance.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableLacking a buzzy mouthfeel
Great Heck - Voodoo Mild4.30Not Tried
Park - Summer Pale3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80Not Tried
07 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close, whenever quite that was. Also tried a pint of a fizz beer from local Villages brewery.
Northern Monk - Eternal Session IPA4.10AcceptableA murky murk somewhat resembling a smoothie. I found this a slow drinking chore
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Big Smoke - Solaris v3.03.80Not TriedI suspect I never had v2.0!
02 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
Big Smoke - Sunshower4.70Good
Tiny Rebel - $ertified $imcoe (Sertified Simcoe)4.00Not TriedTaster was pretty insipid and lacking the mouthfeel that might have made this single hopper appetising
19 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close plus another bit.
Bristol Beer Factory - Holler4.20GoodA tad better conditioned than last night's I detected
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60Not Tried
Magic Rock - Off-Grid (collaboration with Fyne)4.50Not Tried

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About The Rusty Bucket

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

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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 21 times, seen 43 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR