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The Green Goddess (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
North Riding Brewery - Oat Pale (collaboration with Mill Hill)Excellent1
Burning Sky - Day by Day (collaboration with Elusive)Good2
Solvay Society - Spéciale (collaboration with Leigh on Sea)Good1
Abbeydale - MoonshineGood2
Elusive - Level Up : American Red Level 27 : Citra & GalaxyAcceptable1
Iron Pier - Long FerryAcceptable1
Torrside - Yellow PeakAcceptable1

Visits Details

11 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Neither handpump in use but Guv agreed to put one on. Pulled through water then first pint out.
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30GoodFresh and refreshing, slight haze but probably be peak tomorrow
06 Aug 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit after local chores. Lady co-owner's birthday. This has become a vipers' nest of hazy beers - looking around every keg drinker was on the hazy stuff.
Solvay Society - Spéciale (collaboration with Leigh on Sea)4.80GoodFrench wording on pumpclip. Very hazy without point of sale warning but OK with some sort of alleged Belgian bitter taste. Rather cloying
28 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit.
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90AcceptableImpressed when half was pulled off and thrown away before my pint pulled. Alas pint had a slight haze I would not have expected but tasted OK
23 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit after local shopping chores. Seems to be concentrating on just one cask ale at moment despite two handpumps. Almost all customers seem entranced by the 20 keg taps. Gawd knows why.
Elusive - Level Up : American Red Level 27 : Citra & Galaxy5.00AcceptableOK but more condition would have enhanced it
21 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. All tables taken. So far here only once have I not had to ask for a top up.
Torrside - Yellow Peak4.20AcceptableNeeded to be slightly cooler, lost most condition almost immediately in the glass
17 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Had to blag an after closing time pint having been told emphatically the previous week it would close at 10 it had closed at 9. The sooner properly advertised hours are displayed the better.
North Riding Brewery - Oat Pale (collaboration with Mill Hill)4.00ExcellentThoroughly enjoyable on a balmy night
15 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Sat and contemplated this new venue and realised that, as so often happens, no consideration has been given to soft furnishings and sound baffling to soften the noise. Needs some retrofitting in what is otherwise a large box of hard surfaces.
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30GoodSlight haze
Burning Sky - Day by Day (collaboration with Elusive)5.40GoodVery full bodied
14 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until close. Immediate conversation with a couple about beer scoring and how Good Beer Guide pubs are selected.
Burning Sky - Day by Day (collaboration with Elusive)5.40GoodRather cloying ESB but good temperature and condition
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
09 Jul 2022 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit as found it open by chance as passing by to shop. Obvious work in progress on its second day of soft opening but thriving with lone drinkers and families nevertheless all trying it out. I was disappointed to find no cask ales on the handpumps yet but felt obliged, as you do, to try a beer. Had a Pressure Drop 6.5% keg job but without pre-warning served as a murk and misread the pricing tile so paid £7.50 a pint not the expected £5. I shall await the arrival of cask and hopefully its more reasonable prices before my next visit. Usual problem of keg beer being served chilled and gassy so belching to the bus stop upon departure.

About The Green Goddess

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Blackheath, Greater London, SE3 7AA.

A pub and small brewery venture in the Royal Standard area of Blackheath in Vanbrugh Park. It is a conversion of the previous imposing Barclays Bank building. It is the brainchild of the Common Rioters Brewery. Soft openings on 8th and 9th July 2022 to test systems and logistics then open from 13th July 2022. 20 wall keg taps on white tiled bar back wall and 2 handpumps on the basic wooden bar counter. The brewery is visible from inside the bar room at the far right hand end. Seating is at low tables and chairs. Emphasis is clearly on keg sales at the usual higher prices for them, Card payment only, cash not accepted. Initially open Wednesday to Sunday only.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 7 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: SE3 7AA