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The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent) (Stonegate Pub Co)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent2
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPAGood1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Good1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good1
Wantsum - DynamoGood1
Wantsum - Red RaddleGood1
Wantsum - 1381Acceptable1
Wantsum - John Wallis (House Beer)Acceptable1
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
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Picture 1. The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent), Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

20 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, although the pub has been sold at auction it is still trading and remains operated by Stonegate, at least for the time being. Word on the street is that the pub has been bought by the owner of a local restaurant so changes are likely in the not too distant future.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30GoodGood value at £1.99 per pint.
Wantsum - John Wallis (House Beer)3.50AcceptableFirst one from a new cask, a bit thin but still good value at £1.99
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
27 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
I don't understand what is going on here. The pub is up for sale by auction in three days time but everything is carrying on as normal and the staff were busy putting up Halloween decorations and some Christmas menus were on display. All cask beers are £1.99 and you can get a free one with a completed loyalty card.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
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 Beer)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

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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
Good8
Acceptable3
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 15 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8SQ