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Joiners Arms (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood7
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood3
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Poor1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireUndrinkable1
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdNot Tried0
Picture 1. Joiners Arms, West Malling, Kent

Visits Details

15 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Just don't know what this pub is now trying to be. Wine bar style but doesn't carry that off. Just one beer on so I risked a half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90PoorFlat, lifeless, unpalatable, down quickly and out
30 Dec 2012 (Pedro)
Afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
27 Oct 2012 (Pedro)
Afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good£1-85/half !!!!
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Good£1-95/half
27 Oct 2012 (Alenomore)
12:30 visit. Nice place, one of these "trendified" type Shep's, more food led/gastro, with prices to match too! Lovely log fire blazing too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodIn good nick. And so it should be at £1.85 a half!
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
07 Apr 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not Tried
03 Feb 2011 (Pedro)
Evening visit
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Undrinkablereplaced as vinegar
30 Oct 2010 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
21 Jul 2010 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
16 Sep 2005 (Ian)
Late Friday lunchtime. Smattering of people with a fair number of locals in. Nice enough pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableSheps yeast aroma, some caramel, citrus hoppy yeasty finish. Could be better
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50AcceptableReddy brown, disappearing white head. Lots of autumnal fruits with rich dark malts but good aggresive hop finihs with Sheps yeast on the aroma too. Not at its best, but ok
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried

About the Joiners Arms

The pub sign. Joiners Arms, West Malling, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good7
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in West Malling, Kent, ME19 6LU.

Two room pub in the High Street. Central bar serves both, front bar has been opened out of late. Rear room has a real fireplace and sofas and is generally more comfortable. 3 handpumps in front bar, 2 in the rear one. 4 luxury letting rooms.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME19 6LU