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River Ale House

131 Woolwich Road
East Greenwich
SE10 0RJ

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Opening Times


Monday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Tuesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday4.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday2.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
Sunday1.00 pm - 11.00 pm


Two For The Road Ltd.

About the Pub

A micropub which opened on 13th September 2017 in a former lingerie and hosiery business. It is quite large as micropubs go with two rooms; both are bare board floored. The front one contains the bar counter and there's a smaller drinking area, down a small ramp, to the rear. The interior has a basic but comfortable feel with exposed brickwork and furniture and fixtures fabricated from scaffolding boards. Seating is at high back wooden wall-mounted settles and high tables. There is an extensive range of both cask ales (sometimes even as many as eight) and ciders served on gravity dispense from a temperature-controlled room behind the bar counter. They are listed on blackboards above the bar counter (cask ales) and to the right of it (ciders) and in addition a daily detailed cask ale tasting notes list is readily available, placed on every table. A range of wines, up to a dozen gins and several other spirits are also on offer. An order-in pizza delivery service is partnered here with a nearby supplier, ask behind bar for details. Four-pint take-home containers available with a small discount on the price of the contents. Lined glasses for all pints and halves ensuring full measures every time. A great asset to the area, especially as the pub intends to always have a balance of pale and dark ales on offer from near and far. Mobile phones to be set to silent please. Background recorded music may often be playing. Card payments accepted. There may be a 5p rounding price mark-up on some half pint measures.

SPBW London Pub of the Year 2019 - a great achievement in its first year of eligibility. 2022 CAMRA SE London Branch Pub of the Year (and previously in 2019) and its 2022 Cider Pub of the Year too (and previously in 2019 and 2020).

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 7 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Goacher's --varies--
  • Iron Pier --varies--
  • Kent --varies--

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes a rare beer style.

Lots of Kentish breweries but ones from further afield always feature too.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Some, but not all, of the boxed ciders / perries here conform to CAMRA's real cider / perry definition. If you wish to check that these are real check out the lists via: What is Real Cider & Perry?

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    30p pint, 10p half off cask ales & boxed ciders / perries.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Ramp between the 2 bar room levels then level access to toilet at rear but it is not fully wheelchair compliant being an Ambulant Toilet.

  • Garden Garden

    When outside pavement seating is operating plastic glasses must be used out there.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Bowls & treats.

  • Events Events

    Meet The Brewer & tap tasting takeovers, beer from the wood events.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Cribbage league team (Mondays in season); Dominoes.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Acoustic folk music in the back room being Irish acoustic most Tuesdays.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    For very special events e.g. World Cup Football.

  • WiFi Wifi

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River Ale House

131 Woolwich Road
East Greenwich
SE10 0RJ

Sat Nav Reference

51.486276, 0.013309


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (75m)

London Buses: 129, 177, 286, 422

Marlton Street stops; 108 & 335 from bottom of Westcombe Hill 300m.

Nearby Station (400m)

Westcombe Park

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River Ale House

131 Woolwich Road
East Greenwich
SE10 0RJ

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Member Discount Scheme
  • Disabled Access
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Lined Glasses
  • Live Music
  • Newspapers
  • Sports TV
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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