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The Limes (formerly Chimney Boy) (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood3
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestAcceptable1
Brains - BitterPoor1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Goldings (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - St Eriks Midnight SunNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Limes (formerly Chimney Boy), Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

05 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit until 10.30pm close. soon all had left and the doors were being bolted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - St Eriks Midnight Sun4.50Not TriedPaper clip did not say Sheps, I thought it might be a Belhaven or anyone's guest
10 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Major refurbishment and transformation internally and the paint and varnish smells still permeate the soul. Was intrigued to see what craft ales they were selling from the "Southampton Arms, Kentish Town" style white tiled area of 7 keg taps but it was just Strongbow Cider, Oranjeboom lager and Asahi beer from what I could see. No American influenced extreme taste IPAs or speciality beers at all then! Despite all this I encountered very friendly bar staff and atmosphere on a brief stay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodGood, solid but lacking bitterness or body
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
11 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A thriving local tonight hosting both a darts match and a live Irish folk band at either end of the floor. Varied instruments included mandolin, fiddles, guitars, flutes, accordion, concertina and a hand held Irish drum.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Goldings (superseded by 4.1% version)4.70Not TriedNo abv shown on the pump (is this legal?) so used the abv already entered for this beer by someone else
09 Mar 2012 (Blair)
Friend of my dads was playing in here so dropped in for a couple to show our support. Packed pub with a real mix of clientele, with a smattering of unsavoury characters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - Bitter3.70PoorNot in great nick and a little warm.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
12 Jan 2008 (Ian)
Martin and myself had 20 minutes before the next train to Canterbury, so we popped in for one as I had never been in the pub before, but knew it was in the Good Beer Guide. Decent boozer that had the rugby on mid Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10AcceptableDrinkable bitter, with some decent hop, very good condition.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried

About The Limes (formerly Chimney Boy)

The pub sign. The Limes (formerly Chimney Boy), Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good2
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Faversham, Kent, ME13 8PG.

Shepherd Neame pub on Preston Street, just down from the railway station. Much larger inside than the frontage would imply. Curved bar is in front of you as you enter, but there is a restaurant and rear bar too as you walk through. Upstairs function room. Sports are on large screens with events advertised. Other events include live music and darts teams. Collection of hanging chamber pots (both large and small) adorn the tops of the windows. 4 handpumps in 2 sets of 2. Updated April 2014: the pub was significantly updated over the 2013/4 Winter and has been painted grey outside whilst inside has taken a pastel shaded theme with a contrast of light green / blue and dark green walls. A bank of 4 raised handpumps is installed on a highish bar counter. The main front room has a mixture of high and low tables and chairs and a more comfortable rear area has some upholstered bench seats. A large open fireplace dominates the northern end of the main bar floor. The signage outside the pub offers craft beers and these are supplied through a bank of 7 keg taps on the back wall of the bar fitted on to a rustic style white wall tiled feature. The chamberpot display would appear to have evapourated. Renamed in May 2015 to The Limes.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 8PG