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The County Hotel (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Arcadia Session Pale AleExceptional1
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde AleExcellent1
Wantsum - HengistExcellent1
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Bleddyn 1075Excellent1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleExcellent1
Bowman - Quiver BitterExcellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent2
Prescott - Hill ClimbGood1
Three Castles - Autumn DazeGood1
Banks's - Green Flash Citra Session India Pale AleGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game OnAcceptable1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - RampartAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh PrideNot Tried0
Grafton - Apricot JungleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

03 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime (about 1130). One barperson struggling to serve many customers. Complaints about breakfasts not having arrived. Eventually got served a short pint, supped it and left. Just noted that one.
Three Castles - Autumn Daze4.40GoodMy 7/8 of a pint was nice.
12 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a nice pleasant atmosphere, service was prompt and friendly and I met up with a fellow CAMRA member in here. We wondered whether at £2.65 per pint (before discount) this might be the most expensive pub in town. The usual range of beers were available plus the ones listed below.
Prescott - Hill Climb3.80Good
Grafton - Apricot Jungle4.80Not TriedThe thought of beer tasting of apricots really put me off trying this.
14 Jul 2017 (Jason)
Early evening and busy nearly all tables taken. Just a swift one before my bus to Great Chart. I've only listed the beer I had.
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde Ale4.50ExcellentCreamy tropical and fruity. Delicious.
11 May 2017 (ChrisE)
Excellent service spoiled by junior schol chucking out time and young mothers not knowing their table numbers and shouting across the pub. Without doubt the best place in Ashford for beer though.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Arcadia Session Pale Ale4.50ExceptionalA good light hoppy ale with plenty of flavour.
Bowman - Quiver Bitter4.50Excellent
01 Feb 2017 (Jason)
Busy for a mid evening mid week visit no doubt due to Ashford's rapidly diminishing variety of pubs to choose from.
Oakham - JHB3.80Excellent
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00ExcellentA nice zesty bite.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh Pride4.00Not Tried
12 Dec 2016 (Jason)
Mid afternoon til late evening. One of my rare visits to a Wetherspoons however not by choice due to attending our work do. Quieter than I expected not many other gatherings of a similar ilk. I've only listed the beer I drank.
Wantsum - Hengist5.00ExcellentThis was very nice so decided to stay loyal for the duration. Flavours of biscuit malt balancing a long fruit hop.
11 Sep 2016 (Alenomore)
19:30 visit. All quiet here. Sampled the new Rarebit Burger, and very good too.
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent
29 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
11am visit. Visiting a nearby cycle shop, so, a quick stop between trains. Few in.
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Good
25 Aug 2014 (ChrisE)
A wet Bank Holiday Monday and like most places in the area much quieter than usual, but at least it had some customers which is more than can be said for some pubs in the area.
Banks's - Green Flash Citra Session India Pale Ale4.50GoodLight, hoppy and flavoursome. Delicious.
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Rampart4.50AcceptableO.K. but not impressive.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Jun 2014 (Ian)
Tuesday evening light sprinkling of drinkers
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Bleddyn 10755.60ExcellentMassive grapefruit hop. Lovely
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Game On4.20AcceptableOk golden citrus bitter

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About The County Hotel

The pub sign. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Typical Wetherspoon's drinking hall. Just about the only place where you can get a decent pint of real ale in Ashford. Marston's Bitter and Pedigree, Greene King Abbot Ale and Shepherd Neame Spitfire. Also 1-4 guest beers. Leffe, Hoegaarden and Staropramen on draught added recently. Guest beers are normally the best bet. 2 banks each of 4 handpumps on the higher level bar and 6 handpumps on the lower level.

We have visited this pub 295 times, seen 409 different beers and tried 336 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8TD