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The Smugglers Inn (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Old Faversham DarkExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Ale House RockExcellent1
Island Brewery - Vectis VenomGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood5
Princetown - Best Bitter (aka Dartmoor IPA)Acceptable1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Smugglers Inn, Herne, Kent

Visits Details

03 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
About 11:50 and time for a swift half whilst waiting for the Butchers Arms to open at 12:00. A nice pub but spoiled by the television showing This Morning on ITV and discussions about peoples personal problems and relationships, not the sort of programme that I want to watch at any time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
03 Oct 2017 (Jason)
We arrived early for our friend's birthday do opposite so popped in here for a pre lunchtime half. Daytime TV dominated however I doubt for the customers benefit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodJust a half in case it was vile however much better than expected, could have managed a pint.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
06 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Morning visit and not many in at this time of day. I picked up a copy of a tabloid newspaper and tried to find some news in it, I gave up and watched the news on the pub's television instead.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
09 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit, a few people reading papers, and watching a cookery programme on the television.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Island Brewery - Vectis Venom4.80GoodTawny brown bitter, malty and plenty of flavour.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
08 Oct 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
18 Aug 2010 (ChrisE)
A fairly quiet Wednesday lunch time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Ale House Rock4.10ExcellentBrewed to commemorate the death of Elvis Presley, this is a pale hoppy beer from the Pilot Brewery using American hops.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
03 Feb 2010 (ChrisE)
A group of us decided to pop in to here after visiting The Butchers. It was a pleasant surprise to find Old Faversham Dark available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Old Faversham Dark3.50ExcellentA really good dark mild.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
29 Nov 2008 (Ian)
Having had lunch with Andrew and Jane, I was thinking about what I could do on my return back to Ashford, and as I don't get to come to Herne that often, it seemed to be a wasted chance not to stop off here on my way back. Haven't been to this pub for a long time. Newish public bar with pool to the left, lovely old lounge bar with fire and dark wood to the right. Friendly landlady.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Princetown - Best Bitter (aka Dartmoor IPA)4.00AcceptablePart of Sheps beer festival where they have a guest beer on. Dusty beer, wood shavings. Not great, but with some citrus hops on the end.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
26 May 2008 (Andrew)
I've been told this pub does a good pint of Master Brew but in the past I've not been able to escape the immense gravitational pull of the Butcher's Arms to try it. Being a Monday the Butcher's was closed so I ventured in. The bar to the left has a pool table in it so I went to the bar on the right which was a low ceilinged snug kind of affair and quite pleasant. There was a live singer in to add to the fun.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableA weird one. Nothing wrong with it but it wasn't as hoppy or as caramely as Master Brew usually is.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried

About The Smugglers Inn

The pub sign. The Smugglers Inn, Herne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Herne, Kent, CT6 7AN.

Large two roomed pub right in the centre of Herne village.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 7AN