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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
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleExcellent1
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation AleExcellent2
Bowman - Quiver BitterExcellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent1
Arundel - StrongholdExcellent1
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde AleExcellent1
Wantsum - HengistExcellent1
Three Castles - Autumn DazeGood1
Prescott - Hill ClimbGood1
Maxim - Azacca PaleAcceptable1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Welsh PrideNot Tried0
Grafton - Apricot JungleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Vale - SteampunkNot Tried0
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn WheatNot Tried0
Adnams - Tally-HoNot Tried0
Picture 1. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

02 Nov 2017 (Jason)
Early evening and as busy as expected around the bar but quiet towards the rear of the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arundel - Stronghold4.70ExcellentFar too malty for my taste
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Three Castles - Autumn Daze4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20Not TriedNo ABV on clip
24 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - got served immediately! Just noted beers had plus 1.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation Ale4.00Good
Maxim - Azacca Pale4.30AcceptableRather bland.
Vale - Steampunk5.10Not Tried
23 Oct 2017 (Jason)
Fairly busy for a late Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation Ale4.00Excellent
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedAmazing value at £2.69 a pint
Maxim - Azacca Pale4.30Not Tried
Vale - Steampunk5.10Not Tried
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn Wheat6.00Not Tried
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent

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About The County Hotel

The pub sign. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional18
Excellent106
Good163
Acceptable159
Poor27

Website.

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 298 times, seen 415 different beers and tried 339 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8TD