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Bull Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Silver TopExcellent1
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent1
Hop Back - Crop CircleExcellent1
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)Excellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Belhaven - Robert Burns Scottish AleExcellent1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveExcellent1
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby MildExcellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Musket - Muzzleloader (superseded by 4.5% version)Good1
Goacher's - Silver StarGood1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Harveys - Lewes Castle Brown AleAcceptable1
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Kent - Twelfth NightNot Tried0
Colchester - Dark Ruby AleNot Tried0
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Kent - Bulls BollocksNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's - Front RowNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Canterbury JackNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop TargetNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Alsace GoldNot Tried0
Harveys - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Burning GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

Visits Details

15 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. More solace here after the noisy Malling Jug. Good chat with a couple of fellows who had seen me in said Jug earlier. The Bull seems like the most traditional pub in West Malling and a good range of local beers to boot.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold4.10Not Tried
09 Aug 2014 (Tobes)
Eight ales on but can't remember them all!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thwaites - Lancaster Bomber (please now use the Banks's entry)4.40Excellent
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Good
Harveys - Lewes Castle Brown Ale4.80Acceptable
Harveys - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader (superseded by 4.5% version)5.00Not Tried
20 Apr 2014 (Tobes)
Popped in for a roast with the family, great food good value & a decent range of ales
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Excellent
Musket - Muzzleloader (superseded by 4.5% version)5.00Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00Not Tried
02 Oct 2013 (Judy G Garland)
Lunch Time Session
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Excellent
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Good
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Target4.00Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not TriedOriginal Pale Ale
26 Jul 2013 (Pedro)
Evening - also a Welton's beer but didn't note which
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Excellent
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Canterbury Jack3.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
30 Mar 2013 (HSB)
Mid-afternoon visit. Fairly busy with drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentCracking beer
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
17 Feb 2013 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Excellent
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Fuller's - Front Row3.70Not Tried
23 Jan 2013 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Excellent
Belhaven - Robert Burns Scottish Ale4.20Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Kent - Bulls Bollocks4.00Not Tried
04 Jan 2013 (Pedro)
Early evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
30 Dec 2012 (Pedro)
Lunchtime and popped back later
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Excellent
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80ExcellentRan out
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Excellent
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40Not Tried
Colchester - Dark Ruby Ale4.30Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried

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About the Bull Inn

The pub sign. Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional16
Excellent123
Good27
Acceptable1
Poor1

Website.

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

Central bar serves smaller room with dartboard and main bar. Very attractive bar with lots of wood, wooden beams and hops hung from the ceiling. Rear patio for good weather and gazebo for smokers. Lots of stripped brickwork. 8 handpumps on bar. Prints of old West Malling / Kent on walls. Perhaps the least spoilt of West Malling's pubs.

We have visited this pub 61 times, seen 126 different beers and tried 95 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME19 6QH