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The Paper Moon (Wetherspoon)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vale - Grumpling Old Premium AleExceptional1
Banks's - Maui Brewery Coconut PorterExceptional1
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Hole HeartedExcellent1
Ramsbury - GoldExcellent1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartExcellent1
Kent - Boss' BrewExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Fremlins BitterGood1
Nelson - The Paper MoonAcceptable1
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestAcceptable1
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Not Tried0
Hilden - Gael RuaNot Tried0
Thwaites - Summat SpecialNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Goose Island Honkers AleNot Tried0
Titanic - TomahawkNot Tried0
Theakston - Grouse BeaterNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Amber RamblerNot Tried0
Holden's - Burton RunnerNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Val-Dieu Abbaye BlondeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Gentle JaneNot Tried0
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)Not Tried0
York - Centurion's Ghost AleNot Tried0
Batemans - XXXBNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Wickwar - IKB (Isambard Kingdom Brunel)Not Tried0
Wood's - WonderfulNot Tried0
Wantsum - Ravening WolfNot Tried0

Visits Details

18 Jul 2014 (Stephen Harris)
Early Friday evening and the pub is absolutely wedged. Navigating a route through the crowds needs an element of planning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Boss' Brew5.50ExcellentPale golden in colour. Sharply citrus, hopped with US and NZ varieties. Just my kind of thing.
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40AcceptableDark brown, traditional bitter. Fruity. Not my kind of thing anymore really.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
10 Jul 2010 (Alenomore)
Lunchtime visit and fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Vale - Grumpling Old Premium Ale4.60ExceptionalNice to see this brewery here. Good condition.
Batemans - XXXB4.50Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Wickwar - IKB (Isambard Kingdom Brunel)4.50Not Tried
Wood's - Wonderful4.80Not Tried
09 Jun 2010 (ChrisE)
A very good Wetherspoons. There seems to be a strong emphasis on selling a range of beers in good condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsbury - Gold4.50Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
York - Centurion's Ghost Ale5.40Not Tried
05 Jun 2010 (Alenomore)
Busy Saturday afternoon crowd.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Hole Hearted4.70ExcellentIn good condition. Plenty on here but not noted.
10 Apr 2010 (Alenomore)
Final stop for this late Saturday visit and all festival ales changed again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Maui Brewery Coconut Porter5.00ExceptionalNeeded this and fitting to finish the long day on a pint of this. Superbly tasty, dark roasted malts and mocha abound. Little short on coconut though? Top class.
Theakston - Grouse Beater4.20Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Amber Rambler4.80Not Tried
Holden's - Burton Runner4.20Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Val-Dieu Abbaye Blonde5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Gentle Jane4.80Not Tried
08 Apr 2010 (Alenomore)
Good crowd and decent range on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Fremlins Bitter3.50GoodAnother reincarnation of an old ale. Session type. I didn't drink real ale when this was last brewed in 1990 by the defunct Fremlins, so can't pass judgement on whether it is better or worse than the original?
Thwaites - Summat Special4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Goose Island Honkers Ale4.20Not TriedNeeded, but "coming soon" here?
Titanic - Tomahawk5.00Not Tried
18 Mar 2010 (ChrisE)
My first visit to this pub, and I was impressed. A good range of beers, good service, and the place appears to have recently been decorated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50ExcellentI really liked this beer. Copper coloured, and not too malty.
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
Hilden - Gael Rua4.30Not Tried
25 Feb 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nelson - The Paper Moon4.80AcceptableRuby/brown beer with mainly malt character and a fairly tart, bitter finish. My score 14/20.

About The Paper Moon

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent4
Good1
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Dartford, Kent, DA1 1DS.

In the High Street, originally opened May 1994. Recently refurbished and an improvement on what was before an old style Wetherspoon's. Closed in February 2016 as part of Wetherspoon's divestment of "surplus" pubs, in this case one of two in Dartford, the other being The Flying Boat which remains open.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA1 1DS