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The Salehurst Halt, Robertsbridge

Tuesday lunchtime visit with quite a few people there already to eat. The specials board had a Mexican flavour and we choose from that. Very tasty too. Three real ales, Harveys Sussex, Dark Star Summer Solstice and Thornbridge Kipling. The Summer Solstice was an excellent beer for a summers day.

14 Jun 2011 21:15

The Wild Duck, Marden

Closed and boarded up.

25 May 2010 21:28

The Royal Oak, Tunbridge Wells

Called in today having heard excellent reports on the real ales. Harveys Best, Larkins Original and Porter along with Dark Star Hophead were available. [the Porter was in excellent condition - shame I was driving]

The food menu was somewhat restricted due to the snow a deliveries but was perfectly adequate and of very good quality when it arrived Will definitely return.

13 Jan 2010 16:16

The Red Shoot Inn, Linwood

Firstly, I'd like to let "Rembrandt" know that I am one of the various forms of people who they seem to disapprove of using any of the local pubs. They are called Public Houses because anyone can use them. If you don't like grockles join the local club and drink your John Smiths Extra Smooth with the other grockle haters.

That said, the Red Shoot is an excellent pub. Friendly, superb beer (I had the Muddy Boot), an extensive selection of food from snacks to full meals and they let you bring your dog(s) in. Ticks all the boxes for me even if I am a grockle.

14 Oct 2009 19:10

The Bell Hotel, Staplehurst

Visited this lunchtime. An excellent pint of Westerham Finchcocks Original. Also on offer was Westerham Grasshopper and Black Sheep Bitter. The food was superb, delivered to our table in the garden. I'll be back again.

11 Aug 2009 21:37

The Golding Hop, Plaxtol


The cider I drink comes from apples. Are there apples down the well?

4 Aug 2009 20:51

The Lord Raglan, Staplehurst

Visited today lunchtime after a fruitless (or to be more correct - real ale less) visit to the Bull at Linton.

The Harveys and Goachers were in fine fettle, service was good, food arrived pretty quickly and an enjoyable time was had by all in the garden.

Also Double Vision Cider on hand pump.

31 Jul 2009 19:00

The Bull Inn, Linton

Visited the Bull this lunchtime. Shepherd Neame pubs are not my favourites but Linton just happened to be the start and finish for a walk so I agreed with my wife that we would have lunch there. On arrival at the bar there were three handpumps with two pump clips visible. Both were Sheps but I did not recognise the beers. On enquiring I was told that all real ale was off as they had run out of beer! A tied pub for a real ale brewer running out of real ale? What is happening to the world?

Anyway, a swift about turn, a quick Victor Meldrew impression to my wife who had found a nice table in the garden and a swift drive to a proper pub called the Lord Raglan at Rabbits Cross near Staplehurst.

31 Jul 2009 18:55

The Wild Duck, Marden

Oh dear. Youngs and Adnams real ales. Both very, very average. I doubt that anyone in the pub has any experience of what a real ale tastes like. Wine was supplied by the Beer Seller and tasted like it was a job lot no one else wanted. Food was pretty average. Loads more pubs in the area that care about the customer.

8 Nov 2008 20:56

The Gribble Inn, Oving

Well, what do you want from a pub. Real ale that is different - it's brewed on the premises. Food - a good selection and what I had was of good quality. A few locals on Sunday lunchtime and efficient bar staff. We all have our own ideal of the perfect pub and this one does a good job of ticking most of the boxes. Where do the rest of the "commenters" find a better place?

8 Nov 2008 20:45

The Maypole Inn, Yapton

Excellent pub for real ales. Seven - yes 7 - on hand pump and all fine condition. We kept drifting back there during our weeks holiday because we knew we could be guaranteed a good pint. Average food.

8 Nov 2008 20:38

The Ringlestone Inn, Ringlestone

Points for - open before Noon on a Monday

Points against - only Sheps Beers, London + prices, 3.10 for a pint of Late Red.

8 Nov 2008 20:34

The Hollytree, Walberton

London Pride, Bombardier and Harveys Bitters. Extensive menu with plates full of food. Emphasis appears to be on quantity rather than quality!

8 Nov 2008 20:29

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