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The Dirty Habit (Elitepubs)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harveys - Sussex Best BitterExcellent4
Old Dairy - Sun TopExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent7
Caledonian - Golden SunExcellent1
Okell's - Autumn DawnExcellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Blond WitchNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

09 Apr 2017 (Wittenden)
Busy with diners mid afternoon on the warmest Sunday so far this year.We sat in the wood paneled dining room and discussed gardening matters.A pity no Kent beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentA really good pint of Landlord:crisp , bitter and peppery.
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodFruitier than usual.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Aug 2013 (Pedro)
Afternoon. The Dirty habit Summer Surfer house beer is Old Dairy Sun Top
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Sun Top3.60Excellent
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 May 2013 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
26 Jan 2013 (Pedro)
Lunchtime - Harveys Best and Taylor landlord not available
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Nov 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Not Tried
22 Sep 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Excellent£3-50/pint
Okell's - Autumn Dawn4.20Excellentalso £3-50
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
14 Aug 2012 (thebrewingman)
Excellent reception as we walked through the terrace to the bar. Just as good reception in the bar. Very friendly without being overbearing. We had done one of their walks from their website and were in dire need of drink and food. The food is a cut above your average pub grub but not expensive for the quality and service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentOne of the better pints I have had recently.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentFar better than one I had a couple of weeks ago at another Kent pub.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedIs there a pub that doesn't sell this awful beer?
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's London Gold4.00Not TriedMy wife enjoyed this beer.
27 Jul 2012 (Pedro)
Afternoon T-T Landlord not avaialable
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Good
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
18 Jul 2012 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a wet July Wednesday.We sat in our damp clothes after meeting our son, his mate and his blisters on the North Downs Way.Busy with Dutch hikers and locals. Beers from Tonbridge and Whitstable were listed as coming soon.Good pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentTrying this alongside Harveys SBB I rather surprised myself in preferring this:bit more hop, tastier malt. Didn't miss the sparkler!
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodDependable and cheering:a desert island best.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not TriedI was looking forward to this for oldtime's sake, but it ran out.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
30 Jun 2012 (Alenomore)
2130 visit. Quite busy in this food led gastro type pub. We sat outsdie in the heated patio area and enjoyed the ales and some very hot, green nuts called Wahiba? Very nice too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentOur friend enjoyed this one.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentOur girly friend thought this was, very girly?
Caledonian - Golden Sun4.30ExcellentI thought this was ok. A good, light summer ale.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Dirty Habit

The pub sign. The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent12
Good11
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hollingbourne, Kent, ME17 1UW.

The Dirty Habit is a beautiful 11th Century pub situated in the picturesque Kentish village of Hollingbourne. Set on The Pilgrims Way in a designated area of natural beauty, with many walks and bike rides from the pub, it has been used by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury for centuries. It is reputed that King James II stayed at the inn whilst on his way to France via Canterbury and Dover.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME17 1UW