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The Summoner (Wetherspoon)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby MildExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Whitstable - CentennialExcellent1
Whitstable - Native BitterExcellent1
Caledonian - Great ScotExcellent1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentExcellent1
Inveralmond - Ossian's AleExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireGood1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerGood1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Adnams - Firestone Walker American Independence Pale AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Auld AcquaintanceNot Tried0
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestNot Tried0
Spencer's - BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0

Visits Details

21 Jan 2015 (Archie14)
Steady stream of customers on a dreary January afternoon and many drinking the ales, all priced at £1.79 a pint! 😍
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Great Scot4.40ExcellentSmooth, creamy, malty pint with hints of chocolate. excellent 😊
Inveralmond - Ossian's Ale4.10ExcellentWonderful example of this golden ale 😊
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
20 Jan 2014 (Archie14)
Busy early afternoon visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Centennial4.40ExcellentDelicious single hop blonde ale with a strong floral taste.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Auld Acquaintance4.40Not Tried
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40Not Tried
Spencer's - Bitter4.40Not Tried
11 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening after a long and most enjoyable Chalkwell bus ride from Gillingham through the villages of Upchurch and Newington. Very busy here - guess the pub has trumped most of the other pubs in Sittingbourne for beer range and value.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentIn tip top condition
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Firestone Walker American Independence Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
04 Oct 2012 (Pedro)
Late afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
29 Sep 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Excellent
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Excellent
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50GoodEnd of cask
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
07 Jul 2012 (Alenomore)
1130 visit. "Ticked" this one in 2002. We returned today and nothing changes in this little town.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70ExcellentA nice LocAle type.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20GoodSampled this for "comparison" with my local. And tastes just as good, no better or worse.
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried

About The Summoner

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4AY.

A large, ex department store type conversion. No natural light away from the main entrance, but a good atmosphere and usual Wetherspoon attributes. Curved bar counter is located at the very back of the pub and in front of it is spartanly furnished wooden floored area. Has High Street (eastern end) frontage with a side entrance in a rather dingy former shopping arcade. Slightly raised seated area in one corner. Dartboard. 6 handpumps. Closed by Wetherspoon in February 2016 as part of its divestment programme of "surplus" houses probably prompted by the fairly recent opening of its 2nd pub in the town which remains open.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME10 4AY