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Three Chimneys (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleExcellent2
Wantsum - MontgomeryExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Adnams - Southwold BitterAcceptable1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry HopAcceptable1
Westerham - Summer PerleAcceptable3
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Poor1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Bonfire BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 2. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 3. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Visits Details

25 May 2017 (Wittenden)
Late evening in the gloaming.A few in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80AcceptableUmm,camphor I think.Drinkable but strange.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
09 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
Sunday evening - plenty of drinkers inside and out after a gloriously warm sunny day. Very nice feel to the pub and all ales straight from the barrel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Acceptable
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry Hop3.70AcceptablePleasant enough, a bit hazy.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
01 Apr 2017 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime.Busy with drinkers in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentProbably a 4.5. Urgent,resinous hops.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
28 Mar 2017 (Wittenden)
About ten, but last knockings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentDon't often get to try an IPA in Biddenden.One of my favourites, but Never seen it from cask.Lightly serious,gooseberries.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
24 Feb 2017 (Wittenden)
Early evening in the public bar.Convivial with nostalgic cricketers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80AcceptableFresh on,replacing BB.Pale, lemony, no condition.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
14 Jan 2017 (Wittenden)
Pleasantly busy with drinkers in the iconic public bar on a chilly January Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentUnimpeacheable, if a bit cold.
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not TriedIn January!
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Nov 2016 (Wittenden)
Friday evening.Convivial in the iconic public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80GoodVery pale. Not much condition.Stone fruit.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
05 Nov 2016 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime:the carpark was packed, but just a few familiar faces in the iconic public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentUnimpeacheable.On the drier side.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Bonfire Bitter4.00Not TriedI wish this pub would fully list their guest beers:all it said was "Bonfire", so I thought it was some inappropriate confection. Google proved me wrong. A pity.
02 Jul 2016 (Wittenden)
Midday Saturday, between the downpours. Again, I was the youngest in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00ExcellentCouldn't really find the shed-full of Citra and Simcoe:more malt driven.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
30 Apr 2016 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a spring Saturday.A few mature rugby fans in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10PoorCondition was OK, but only just drinkable.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About the Three Chimneys

The pub sign. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent19
Good8
Acceptable14
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Biddenden, Kent, TN27 8LW.

The pub is found on the road between Sissinghurst and Biddenden. During the Seven Years War (1756-1763) it is said that up to 3,000 French prisoners were kept at nearby Sissinghurst Castle. The French seamen were placed on parole in the surrounding area and were allowed out as far as the pub building. At the time locals referred to this as the 'Three Wents' (or three ways) but the prisoners called it Les Trois Chemins. The unique name of the Three Chimneys therefore derives from the French term for the junction of three roads.

We have visited this pub 39 times, seen 40 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 8LW