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The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse) (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent2
Hobsons - Dog Of Two HeadExcellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
St Austell - Liquid SunshineGood1
Cotleigh - Old HookerGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
Adnams - Ghost ShipAcceptable1
Black Sheep - Best BitterPoor1
Caledonian - Lions SharePoor1
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Otter - Poppy OtterNot Tried0
Springhead - OutlawedNot Tried0
Lancaster - GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

Visits Details

11 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Packed. One of the bar staff produced some of her home made bar nibbles which included cheese and marmite twists and another one that had more than a hint of chili and was delicious.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Excellent
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80PoorReturned as past its best and changed with good grace but the clip was not turned round.
20 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon visit, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg was playing on the juke box which caused some interesting reactions from those who had not heard it before. I had a good chat with the girl behind the bar.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Excellent
Lancaster - Gold4.00Not Tried
14 Jul 2017 (Jason)
Early evening and busy, crowded around the bar area so I sat out the front. Friendly welcome from the bar girl who offered my a taster without prompting.
St Austell - Liquid Sunshine3.90GoodShould be called Fairy Liquid Sunshine not sure if it should taste like that.
Caledonian - Lions Share4.40PoorToffee sweet, sour and cloying.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedSoo tempted..
02 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Busy afternoon with some very nice home made cheese straws as nibbles on the bar.
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Springhead - Outlawed3.80Not Tried
17 Oct 2016 (Jason)
Not been here for a few years and good to see is still the same albeit for a lick of brighter paint during a recent refurb. Busy with the early evening crowds.
Hobsons - Dog Of Two Head4.20ExcellentMalty yeasty brew inspired by Status Quo's Francis Rossi
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedSo pleased to see this in a local pub
Otter - Poppy Otter4.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2015 (ChrisE)
Just one other customer in the pub. Friendly bar staff.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
05 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet but a group of people were sitting outside at the front by an open window and smoking which meant that the fumes came inside the pub. I drank up and left.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Mar 2015 (ChrisE)
There were signs outside advertising the business opportunity available for anyone wanting to run this pub, inside a few local people having a chat and a few beers. Unfortunately two gents were sitting at either end of the bar having a conversation, so it did not seem a good idea to stand between them, I found a space in a corner and drank my pint.
Cotleigh - Old Hooker4.40Good
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
20 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, just a few people at the bar.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
04 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
This pub is still proudly boasting five real ales on the signs outside, but once inside the girl behind the bar told me that there was nothing on the pumps, and just Red Top on gravity, she tried to pour a pint but it ran out at after about one third of a pint.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableNot ready yet, still bubbling through the soft spile, but I had some anyway.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not TriedRan out.

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About The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse)

The pub sign. The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Great Chart, Kent, TN23 3AN.

Located in The Street in the middle of the village. Originally called The Black Dog then The Hooden Horse then The Hoodener's Horse and most recently named The Little Black Dog from June 2017 where new tenants have reverted nearly to the original but added little, perhaps out of respect for their own dog!

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 3AN