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The Dirty Habit (Elitepubs)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Okell's - Autumn DawnExcellent1
Old Dairy - Sun TopExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent3
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent5
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Acceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Blond WitchNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

21 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Busy with a good mix of clientele. Excellent service and welcome here. My colleague was impressed with what he saw of the food offering and plans to come back to eat. There was a good selection of ales, mostly from Kentish Breweries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery good Harvey's.
09 Jun 2018 (Jack William)
Saturday lunchtime - busy inside and out. Part of this no doubt was that I was one of a group of 23 cyclists undertaking a 900+ mile Dover to Durness (far NW of Scotland). This was our lunchtime stop after 40 miles on Day 1. Very well catered for, staff very attentive. Beer good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80GoodA very acceptable red ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Early doors - just opened, I was the only customer. I was cycling the Pilgrims Way from Bluebell Hill and had already passed two nice looking pubs that weren’t quite open (the Cock Horse and the Black Horse at Detling). My first visit here and I was impressed by the layout and decor; nice feel to the place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00AcceptableFirst one out, passable.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
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.
Harvey's - 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
Harvey's - 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
Harvey's - 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
Harvey's - 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
Harvey's - 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
Harvey's - 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?
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not TriedMy wife enjoyed this beer.

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About The Dirty Habit

The pub sign. The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good12
Acceptable3
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 22 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME17 1UW