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The Kentish Belle (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - Pocket RocketExcellent1
Tankleys - Imperial Russian Stout (brewed by Beerblefish)Excellent1
Leigh on Sea - SS9Excellent1
Whitstable - Single Hop MosaicExcellent2
Beerblefish - Barrel-Aged ESBExcellent1
Leigh on Sea - CrowstoneExcellent1
3 Piers - Central CitraExcellent1
Church End - Goats MilkExcellent1
Park - Killcat PaleExcellent1
Hobsons - Mosaic and Citra (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)Good1
Brew Buddies - US Hop IPAGood1
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian WolfGood1
Mad Cat - WIPA SnappaGood1
No Frills Joe - HefeweizenAcceptable1
Titanic - Cherry DarkAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidPoor1
Tiny Rebel - The Full NelsonNot Tried0
Dukeries - GunsmokeNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Not Tried0
No Frills Joe - Irish StoutNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - WokkaNot Tried0
Signature Brew - NightlinerNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APANot Tried0
Salopian - Half LifeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #1Not Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #2Not Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #3Not Tried0
Whitstable - Bohemium LagerNot Tried0
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby MildNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - The Vader ShuffleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Cereal KillerNot Tried0
Reunion - Incredible Pale AleNot Tried0
Bluestone (Pembrokeshire) - Bedrock BlondeNot Tried0
Beat - New WaveNot Tried0
Salopian - AvariceNot Tried0
Dark Star - FestivalNot Tried0
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale AleNot Tried0
Partners - BlondeNot Tried0
Flowerpots - Hopton PaleNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Two Tree IslandNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Bostin' Mild Not Tried0
Tankleys - English Golden Strong AleNot Tried0
Tankleys - Düsseldorf AltbierNot Tried0
Saltaire - Wheat GoldNot Tried0
Moor - RawNot Tried0
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - RedheadNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 2. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 3. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

13 Jun 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Shutters opened a minute or so after 1600 we were the first customers soon joined by many more. Friendly welcome from Nick the Guvnor who's keenness and enthusiasm complements the MicroPub ethos perfectly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Park - Killcat Pale3.70ExcellentHazy with a mix of peaty smoky cirtus flavours
Brew Buddies - US Hop IPA4.90GoodToo sweet & syrupy not what I was expecting
Moor - Raw4.30Not Tried
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Redhead4.10Not Tried
26 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until whatever time closing time is here. As a late bird the advertised closing time is crucial to planning a visit. Here is it shown on the door as 11pm but tonight at 10.30, just as I was about to order my second, all serving stopped as the Guv says he does and "has to do" every Thursday. So the closing time is 10.30pm, why not show it on the doors and on the pub's website, Facebook et al. Irksome enough to wonder if I shall re-visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Church End - Goats Milk3.80ExcellentSuperb session ale, pity I could not order a second one as it had grown on me!
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Windsor & Eton - Bostin' Mild 4.00Not Tried
Tankleys - English Golden Strong Ale5.60Not Tried
Tankleys - Düsseldorf Altbier5.50Not Tried
Saltaire - Wheat Gold4.50Not Tried
21 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit until 11pm close. A friendly barstaff team holding the fort whilst the Guv was at CAMRA Coventry AGM standing for a National Executive post.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leigh on Sea - SS99.00ExcellentSuperbly balanced strong stout, more like a wine, enjoyed from a goblet glass
Leigh on Sea - Crowstone5.50ExcellentBlack IPA
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
Saltaire - Galaxy Pale Ale5.00Not TriedTaster had an interesting caramel smell
Partners - Blonde3.90Not Tried
Flowerpots - Hopton Pale4.30Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Two Tree Island4.50Not Tried
16 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Some beers at Monday prices here again, no CAMRA discount on them though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian Wolf4.40Good
No Frills Joe - Hefeweizen4.30Acceptable
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Cereal Killer3.00Not Tried
Reunion - Incredible Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Bluestone (Pembrokeshire) - Bedrock Blonde4.00Not Tried
Beat - New Wave4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Avarice5.70Not Tried
09 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Apparently many of the beers on the board were at last knockings stage. All at £3 a pint tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Single Hop Mosaic4.40Good
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70PoorHad been alternating sips with the Whitstable Mosaic. This was poured with no head and had lost its bitterness with a caramel smell and taste. Left a third
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - The Vader Shuffle6.50Not Tried
No Frills Joe - Irish Stout4.30Not Tried
08 Apr 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1603-1956hrs, I was recommended here by a work colleague of mine who lives nearby however my intentions of this being the first of many in the area fell by the wayside due to enjoying first rate beer and chatting with Nick the ex train driver, Jess his charming accomplice and many of the customers who gathered around the bar area, mostly locals including a chap who's local was The Windmill in Ashford, and a few MicroPub tickers. Great friendly relaxed and jovial atmosphere I also liked the spacious feel to the place allowing for free movement around the bar area as well as propping it up!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Single Hop Mosaic4.40ExceptionalStunning sums this up, my favourite so far hence it earnt my loyalty for the rest of the session. Fruity flavousome Mosaic hops dominated and in faultless conditon, faultless!
Arbor Ales - Pocket Rocket3.90ExcellentBiscuit malts and caramel
3 Piers - Central Citra5.00ExcellentFresh & zesty blonde ale. Citra and cascade hops blended perfectly.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Bohemium Lager4.90Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - The Vader Shuffle6.50Not Tried
No Frills Joe - Irish Stout4.30Not Tried
28 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit after completing Bexleyheath chores. A sedate relaxed atmosphere with couples and after-work types mainly inhabiting. Nice touch to have a gratis plate of cheese, crackers and pickles. The place is furnished to a high standard with padded bench seats at normal height tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Mosaic and Citra (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)4.20GoodUnfined, towards the lemon juice end of flavours so not truly to my taste
Titanic - Cherry Dark4.40AcceptableStill tasty but acknowledged as near end of cask. Broken scummy yeasty head
Brew Buddies - Wokka4.80Not Tried
Signature Brew - Nightliner5.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APA5.30Not Tried
Salopian - Half Life3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #14.50Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #24.50Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #34.50Not Tried
20 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
My first visit to this new opening, until 10pm close. Confronted with The Broken Drum micropub (Blackfen) staff night off outing who were tanking up on the Tankleys Imperial Russian Stout to much smacking of lips. The Guv here is standing for election to CAMRA's National Executive at the 2018 AGM. I feel the pub needs some suitable wall adornments to soak up some of the sound, but it is early days yet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tankleys - Imperial Russian Stout (brewed by Beerblefish)9.00ExcellentKept for 13 months before release. A proper Imperial with all the complexities from ageing
Beerblefish - Barrel-Aged ESB4.80Excellent
Mad Cat - WIPA Snappa4.40GoodAs murky as milk, quite tasty wheat beer
Tiny Rebel - The Full Nelson4.80Not Tried
Dukeries - Gunsmoke5.50Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Not Tried
No Frills Joe - Irish Stout4.30Not Tried

About The Kentish Belle

The pub sign. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent8
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA7 4QW.

Micropub in Pickford Lane, near to Bexleyheath railway station, a shop conversion which opened on Saturday 17th March 2018. Serves real ales and ciders / perries on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled rear cellar room. Bar counter at the back of the pub and bench seats and normal height tables throughout. Upstairs Gents.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 53 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA7 4QW