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The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent2
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)Good1
Copper Dragon - Silver MystGood1
Old Dairy - Spring TopGood1
Wantsum - Red RaddleGood1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPAGood1
Wantsum - 1381Acceptable1
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy GrailPoor1
Thwaites - Straw PollPoor1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - EPANot Tried0
Marston's - Jimmy Anderson's King of SwingNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Picture 1. The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent), Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

12 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I find that there are just too many television screens and other distractions in here that I can not relax and enjoy a beer. A great pity as the cask ales are just £1.99 per pint in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00GoodGood traditional bitter.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
11 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
Mostly wet led in here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA4.60Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2015 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, I had a good chat with the Manageress who informed that she had had her Cask Marque inspection the previous day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
05 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Just a quick half as I was interested to see what beers they had on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Straw Poll3.90Poor
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Jimmy Anderson's King of Swing3.80Not Tried
10 Jul 2015 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon, my original plans had been thwarted by disruption on the buses caused by Operation Stack so I popped in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80GoodOne of my favourite Wantsum beers.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
25 Jun 2015 (ChrisE)
Thursday afternoon, a few rather loud people at the bar, the unavoidable background music was not to my liking especially as different speakers seemed to be playing different songs
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - 13813.80Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
09 Apr 2015 (ChrisE)
Early evening and fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00PoorCold, hazy and very bitter.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 Jan 2015 (ChrisE)
I was walking past after lying to my doctor about my weekly alcohol units and decided to try a pint, there seemed to be fruit machines and television screens everywhere but at least the beer was unexpectedly good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50ExcellentA really good aroma to this pint.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
24 Apr 2013 (ChrisE)
Four handpumps in use, the other three with well known brands, I opted for the local ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Good
06 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
I popped in here to see how things are going under new management. This pub now has up to four ales on handpump.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Copper Dragon - Silver Myst4.00GoodA new beer from Copper Dragon, their first attempt at brewing a cask Pilsener style ale. An interesting brew, I may have to pop back for another one.

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About The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent)

The pub sign. The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent), Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good6
Acceptable2
Poor3

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN24 8SQ.

Pub in Middle Row in the centre of Ashford. Lots of wood with 1 bar to the side and 3 rooms for drinking. Plenty of TVs for sport. Seating outside in the summer. Was Man of Kent but renamed and relaunched 2012/13 with new name and with greater real ale choice too.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8SQ