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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Arbor Ales - MosaicExcellent1
Wylam - MacchiatoExcellent1
Buxton - GatekeeperExcellent1
Orval - OrvalExcellent1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Kent - Christmas PuddingGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
White Hag - The Black PigGood1
New Bristol - The Joy of Sesh IPAGood1
Cloudwater - A-W18 BitterAcceptable1
Cloudwater - Reassuring Ritual (collaboration with Burning Sky)Acceptable1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestNot Tried0
Kent - Green GiantNot Tried0
Wander Beyond - Great RiftNot Tried0
Almasty - DDH Ekuanot PaleNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Not Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Striding EdgeNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Black ForestNot Tried0
Beerblefish - 1853 ESBNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
New Bristol - Amaretto StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

06 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close, thinking it was the 1st birthday weekend, then realised that is next weekend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cloudwater - Reassuring Ritual (collaboration with Burning Sky)6.00AcceptableA murky murk of a glass. No doubt at £5 a pint Cloudwater is saying if you want us in cask you are going to have pay us well
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel4.00Not Tried
New Bristol - Amaretto Stout4.00Not Tried
17 Mar 2019 (Stephen Harris)
A couple of Sunday evening beers here with Simon F. Very busy for live music- apparently the busiest session of the week.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Buxton - Gatekeeper4.10ExcellentA very nice black Porter.
Hop Fuzz - English4.00GoodA good traditional Bitter.
White Hag - The Black Pig4.20GoodKeg Stout. My nod towards St Patrick.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
08 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. An earlier influx of customers from the Bob Hope Theatre.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentFirst rate
Vibrant Forest - Black Forest4.90Not Tried
Beerblefish - 1853 ESB5.30Not TriedA taster left me no more knowledgeable about what this beer is meant to be
19 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orval - Orval6.20ExcellentLovely bottled ale, the nearest Trappist to a good old English hoppy bitter
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50ExcellentIn top notch form, who could serve this beer wrongly?
Kent - KGB4.10Not TriedTemporarily off sale due to accidental violent disturbing of the cask
Northern Monk - Striding Edge3.00Not Tried
15 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit scotched by new earlier early in the week closing times.
BeerABVScoreNotes
04 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Also had a pint of The Kernel keg but as usual was too carbonated and chilled to really enjoy
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cloudwater - A-W18 Bitter4.20AcceptableFruity rather than the promised bitterness
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Not Tried
21 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
New Bristol - The Joy of Sesh IPA4.20GoodUnmemorable but in good condition
Kent - Christmas Pudding5.80Not Tried
Wander Beyond - Great Rift6.00Not Tried
17 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A customer had brought back from Amsterdam, and shared out, a bottle of sour sour sour beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Christmas Pudding5.80GoodWholesome spiced beer
Wander Beyond - Great Rift6.00Not Tried
Almasty - DDH Ekuanot Pale4.00Not Tried
07 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Mosaic4.00Excellent
Wylam - Macchiato6.50ExcellentAwash with full flavours
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel4.00Not Tried
04 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10GoodTeeny loss of edge since Friday's pint
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Not Tried
Kent - Green Giant6.00Not Tried

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About The Rusty Bucket

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent25
Good40
Acceptable9
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 56 times, seen 95 different beers and tried 56 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR