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Conningbrook Hotel (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldExcellent3
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good3
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood2
Shepherd Neame - Late RedAcceptable1
Picture 1. Conningbrook Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

02 Nov 2017 (Jason)
Mid evening and busy, in fact the busiest I've seen this place. Various groups abound to which all to be drinking rather than dining. Disappointing beer range as always. Pity as is a comfortable spacious and welcoming atmosphere for a hotel bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10GoodGood condition but rather salty.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
13 Feb 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit with just one other customer and at least three staff. I was hungry but could see no menus or chalk board so I assumed that the kitchen was closed, but on my departure the barman told me that they do food all day, a bit too late to find out as I had a bus to catch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodGood Master Brew.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
06 Feb 2017 (Jason)
Early evening and fairly quiet, pub 3 of our Ashford periphery tour. I fear Shep's recent purchase of the nearby Old Mill may lead to its closure due to the loss of trade from here since conversion from the Golden Ball a few years ago.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10ExcellentIn superb nick.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Not Tried
07 Nov 2016 (Jason)
Mid evening and very quiet. Disappointed to see the same beers on as my last visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10ExcellentUsual Sheps metallic taste
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Not Tried
07 Sep 2016 (Jason)
Mid evening visit busy inside as well as outside due to the fine weather.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Not Tried
07 Oct 2015 (Trevor)
Quite busy in the restaurant area and a few at the bar during our lunchtime visit. We had a tasty meal with attentive and friendly service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
23 Sep 2015 (Trevor)
One or two in the bar and a few eating at lunchtime where we enjoyed a pleasant meal with a problem with one course which was expeditiously dealt with in a courteous manner.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
07 Apr 2015 (Trevor)
Some activity in both bar and restaurant at lunchtime where we had a meal in a pleasant environment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
11 Feb 2015 (ChrisE)
Early evening and very quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodNew pump clips
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
11 Feb 2015 (Jason)
Early evening quiet on arrival but more customers appeared shortly after.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20ExcellentVery happy to give 4 stars for this
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90ExcellentBland enough for my taste buds not to detect any flavour with this one
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About the Conningbrook Hotel

The pub sign. Conningbrook Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good7
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN24 9QR.

Formerly the Spearpoint Hotel on the Canterbury Road heading north out of Ashford. Lots of wood is in evidence in this corporate refurbishment with the bar also serving the hotel restaurant. 5 handpumps with the usual mix of Shepherd Neame regular and seasonal beers.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 6 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 9QR