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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Hobsons - Best BitterExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - MartelloExcellent2
Hop Fuzz - FalloutExcellent1
Buxton - GatekeeperExcellent1
Orval - OrvalExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - The EnglishGood1
Siren Craft - YuluGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood2
Hobsons - Mosaic and Citra (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)Good1
White Hag - The Black PigGood1
Cloudwater - Dry Stout (collaboration with Green Cheek)Acceptable1
Cloudwater - Reassuring Ritual (collaboration with Burning Sky)Acceptable1
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Northern Monk - Striding EdgeNot Tried0
Vibrant Forest - Black ForestNot Tried0
Beerblefish - 1853 ESBNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister SquirrelNot Tried0
New Bristol - Amaretto StoutNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk StoutNot Tried0
Park - Tread Lightly (was 3%)Not Tried0
Wylam - MacchiatoNot Tried0
Cloudwater - AW·18 Cask MildNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - ResolutionNot Tried0

Visits Details

24 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. A good dose of Kidbrooke Beer Festival émigrés were ending their long day here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Best Bitter3.80ExcellentBasic bitter
Siren Craft - Yulu3.60Good
Cloudwater - Dry Stout (collaboration with Green Cheek)5.90Not TriedOn for a week justabouts
18 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Heavy SE London CAMRA branch presence on a member's birthday bash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Good
Cloudwater - Dry Stout (collaboration with Green Cheek)5.90AcceptableNot inspiring. Poured almost flat and lacked the condition to give it that quaffability factor. Tasty enough
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Resolution4.20Not Tried
04 May 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Surprisingly thin on customers at this hour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Mosaic and Citra (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)4.20Good
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Wylam - Macchiato6.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - AW·18 Cask Mild3.50Not Tried
27 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Good
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk Stout5.00Not Tried
Park - Tread Lightly (was 3%)3.20Not Tried
24 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80ExcellentIn fine form a copper coloured ale with lots of hop bittering
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Excellent
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk Stout5.00Not Tried
20 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Also nightcapped with a Kriek Boon on keg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - The English4.00Good
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk Stout5.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Yulu3.60Not Tried
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

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About The Rusty Bucket

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent28
Good45
Acceptable10
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 62 times, seen 106 different beers and tried 63 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR