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Three Chimneys (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleExcellent2
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Adnams - Southwold BitterAcceptable1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry HopAcceptable1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)Acceptable1
Westerham - Summer PerleAcceptable3
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Picture 1. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 2. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 3. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Visits Details

18 Dec 2017 (Wittenden)
Mid Monday evening.No one in the public bar, a raucous crew next door.I sat by the gently glowing fire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentJust the stuff for a frosty night.Hedgerow berries,gentle hops.£4.50 a pint, alas.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
20 Oct 2017 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon. After work crowd in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)4.00AcceptableHmmm. Green Hops, Green Apples. A fresh cask,but I wasn't sure.Grew on me, though.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 Aug 2017 (Wittenden)
Everyone was sitting outside,so I sat in lonely splendour in the public bar,cheered up by news of a forthcoming micropub due to open in Cranbrook this October.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodSelling well, but a touch aged to my mind.
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
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.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not 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

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About the Three Chimneys

The pub sign. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent20
Good9
Acceptable15
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 42 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 32 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 8LW