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The Rusty Bucket (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Hobsons - Best BitterExcellent1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Siren Craft - Yu LuGood1
Hop Fuzz - MartelloGood1
Hobsons - Mosaic and Citra (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)Good1
Moor - Nor'HopGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Kent - KGBGood2
Beatnikz Republic - City LightsAcceptable1
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast StoutAcceptable1
Cloudwater - Dry Stout (collaboration with Green Cheek)Acceptable1
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk StoutNot Tried0
Park - Tread Lightly (was 3% and was 3.2%)Not Tried0
Wylam - MacchiatoNot Tried0
Cloudwater - AW·18 Cask MildNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - ResolutionNot Tried0
Hobsons - Twisted SpireNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeNot Tried0
Moor - RawNot Tried0
Empire - Moonrakers Mild (a.k.a. Moonraker)Not Tried0
Kirkstall - Out of Focus (collaboration with Track)Not Tried0
Wylam - CascadeNot Tried0
Empire - Chocolate Milk StoutNot Tried0
Brockley - Pale AleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking Not Tried0
Three Sods - Dark Magus Not Tried0

Visits Details

08 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close and a bit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentGlorious green hopper - one of the last casks being sold anywhere
Brockley - Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Blue Sky Drinking 4.40Not Tried
Three Sods - Dark Magus 4.70Not Tried
18 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. A small log now joins the pine cone on the shelf of woody exhibits!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Not Tried
Wylam - Macchiato6.50Not Tried
11 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close. Pleased to see my donated giant pine cone is still safe and sound and hopefully coveted!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Good
Wylam - Cascade4.10Not Tried
Empire - Chocolate Milk Stout5.70Not Tried
21 Sep 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10AcceptableOK
Empire - Moonrakers Mild (a.k.a. Moonraker)3.80Not Tried
Kirkstall - Out of Focus (collaboration with Track)5.00Not TriedI am very wary of collaborations as who did what where is never divulged
26 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Nor'Hop4.10Good
Siren Craft - Broken Dream Breakfast Stout6.50AcceptableLacking some natural carbonation
Moor - Raw4.30Not Tried
12 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until midnight. Quaffing included a Dudda's Tun blackcurrant cider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beatnikz Republic - City Lights4.00AcceptableCitrus to the hilt
Hobsons - Twisted Spire3.60Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00Not Tried
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 - Yu Lu3.60Good
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% and was 3.2%)3.10Not Tried

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About The Rusty Bucket

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent29
Good48
Acceptable13
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 68 times, seen 115 different beers and tried 64 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SE9 5PR