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The Honest Miller (Admiral Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleGood1
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)Good1
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's SpecialGood1
Musket - TriggerGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarGood2
G2 - Otava IPAAcceptable1
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two HootsAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Honest Miller, Brook, Kent

Visits Details

03 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Tuesday lunchtime. Three tables of eaters. Just me at the bar. Sky sports news blaring out in the middle area (where no one was sitting). Piped music competing from behind the bar. Served pleasantly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two Hoots4.20AcceptableBit hazy.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60Not Tried
03 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
Early evening and fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentIn top condition.
Musket - Trigger3.60Good
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60Not Tried
22 Feb 2016 (Trevor)
Very few in during our lunchtime meal which was very tasty, as usual - but no OAP option. Pleasant service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80GoodA refreshing ale
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
30 Nov 2015 (Trevor)
Fairly quiet for our Monday lunchtime visit when we had a tasty meal and pleasant service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
25 Oct 2015 (Andrew)
Came for my dad's birthday. Not been here for years but looked the same even though the landlord had changed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
29 Sep 2015 (Trevor)
Only ones in when we arrived quite early for lunch but by the time we left there more tables occupied in the restaurant area. Another very tasty meal with pleasant service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not TriedUnavailable
16 Sep 2015 (Trevor)
We had heard that this pub was under new management again and thought we ought to try it out. We arrived fairly early for lunch and were the only ones in for half an hour or so but by the time we left an hour or so later there were a number of tables occupied. We had a good meal especially so as main course meals were half price for OAPs; sweets were good too at full price. All food was prepared by the landlord chef with whom we had a friendly chat before we left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not TriedUnavailable
18 Mar 2015 (Trevor)
The pub has been under new management since last November and this was our first visit for a year. There were a few in during our lunchtime when we had a tasty meal in a friendly environment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
G2 - Otava IPA4.40AcceptableThe landlord said this was a beer from a new microbrewery in Brunswick Road ,Ashford. A light coloured ale with some flavour.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
17 Feb 2014 (Trevor)
Haven't visited for almost 2 years. Perhaps being a Monday, it was very quiet as we were the only lunchtime visitors whilst we were there. There were new owners who had taken over about 4 months ago. We had a tasty meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Special4.50Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedNot available today
16 May 2012 (Wittenden)
A group of conservation-minded farmers descended on this pub after looking for butterflies at Crundale. I don't think that I've been in this pub for at least thirty years. I'm not sure if it sold Fremlins on gravity then.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original)4.00GoodA decent amber toffee malt led saloon bar stalwart.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Honest Miller

The pub sign. The Honest Miller, Brook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent45
Good28
Acceptable7
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Brook, Kent, TN25 5PG.

Allegedly built in 1609 this is an ancient house located in The Street. In 1804, the house was given the title the "Honest Miller", the significance of which dates back to the Saxons when a miller cheated the Romans by giving them a short measure. His ears were cut off as a penance and warning to others. After this millers not wishing to fall into the same category as their luckless and earless colleague hung a sign stating they were "Honest Millers". The pub has had many owners over the years. 3 handpumps on the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 85 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 28 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN25 5PG