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The Flower Pot (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent2
Dark Star - Hophead MosaicExcellent1
Maidstone - EightExcellent2
Green Jack - Lurcher StoutExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Brighton Bier - Heydaze PaleExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Pale AleExcellent1
Burning Sky - PorterExcellent1
Musket - Matchlock MildExcellent1
Southwark - Courage SE1 Session IPA (collaboration with Charles Wells)Excellent1
Maidstone - MBC-14Excellent1
Oakham - The NaviGood1
Oakham - Dr. PhobiaGood1
Maidstone - MBC-8Good1
Marble - Wood StreetGood1
Grainstore - Red KiteGood1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Skull SplitterGood1
Maidstone - First ChristmasAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisAcceptable1
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Skinner's - Cornish ScreamNot Tried0
Rudgate - SpectraleNot Tried0
Hop Back - Winter LightningNot Tried0
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Quercus FoliumNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Blackjack - Play Your Cards Rye'tNot Tried0
Maidstone - First LightNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - SunburstNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Burning Sky - AriseNot Tried0
Oakham - Shot in the DarkNot Tried0
Hepworth - SaxonNot Tried0
Blackjack - Snake HuntNot Tried0
Quantock - Rale HeadNot Tried0
Mobberley - Hedge HopperNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Northern HemisphereNot Tried0
Mobberley - 1924Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

08 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a good crowd in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Matchlock Mild3.80Excellent
Southwark - Courage SE1 Session IPA (collaboration with Charles Wells)4.00Excellent
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Mobberley - Hedge Hopper4.00Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
Maidstone - Eight4.50Not Tried
Maidstone - First Light3.90Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Northern Hemisphere4.80Not Tried
Mobberley - 19244.00Not Tried
21 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
First visit for ages. 9 beers on and local POTY again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brighton Bier - Heydaze Pale4.00ExcellentVery hoppy
Oakham - Dr. Phobia5.20Good
07 Feb 2017 (Jason)
Late afternoon and as busy as expected. Friendly welcome and, as expected, a good range of beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead Mosaic3.80ExcellentLighter version of Hophead brewed with Mosaic hops.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Burning Sky - Arise4.40Not Tried
Burning Sky - Porter4.80Not Tried
Maidstone - Eight4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Shot in the Dark4.10Not Tried
Hepworth - Saxon4.00Not Tried
Blackjack - Snake Hunt4.40Not Tried
Quantock - Rale Head3.90Not Tried
15 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
My 1st visit here before a Maidstone United game. What a wonderful pub. Also craft keg and real cider available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Green Jack - Lurcher Stout4.80ExcellentThey had a handwritten pump clip saying Archer Stout
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Maidstone - Eight4.50Excellent
Maidstone - MBC-143.90Excellent
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Acceptable
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Sunburst4.80Not TriedJust gone on as we left.
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not TriedRan out
Maidstone - First Light3.90Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
19 Feb 2016 (Dosser)
Quick evening visit. Only 5 beers on instead of usual 9
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fyne - Jarl3.80Excellent
Oakham - The Navi5.50GoodA brown beer with so many hops doesnt work for me.
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Maidstone - Eight4.50Not Tried
23 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday afternoon, MUFC were playing away at Weston-Super-Mare today so the usual Maidstone United supporters were notably absent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
Burning Sky - Porter4.80Excellent
Grainstore - Red Kite3.80Good
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50Not Tried
Oakleaf (now see Fallen Acorn entries) - Quercus Folium4.00Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Blackjack - Play Your Cards Rye't4.90Not Tried
Maidstone - First Light3.90Not Tried
03 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
Lots in on a wet afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentSimilar to the one in the Rifle
Maidstone - First Christmas5.50AcceptableNot sure what was happening here. A very aquired taste but acceptable
08 Nov 2015 (Dosser)
Back in the old town. 8 beers on show but only 4 available in reality as Sharon is so overwhelmed by customers that no time to change list or beers.By 10 pm though everything was back to normal according to sleepy pete Burstow.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Orkney (Sinclair) - Skull Splitter8.50GoodFine beer.
05 Nov 2015 (HSB)
15:30 My last stop before an horrendous journey home to Norfolk, 5 hours! The upper bar was out of use, wet paint. So we crammed into the lower area on an assortment of chairs. ChrisE, and one of his customers, joined us when he had locked up. Nice to see Alan the former landlord of the Volunteers drinking in the Pot.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Maidstone - MBC-84.50GoodPorter style, very dark with a touch of sourness.
Marble - Wood Street3.60GoodOverwhelmed by the previous dark beer.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Skull Splitter8.50Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
02 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Lower level with a darts match, upper level quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Maidstone - Eight4.50Excellent
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Skull Splitter8.50Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Scream4.30Not Tried
Rudgate - Spectrale4.00Not Tried

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About The Flower Pot

The pub sign. The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional776
Excellent2485
Good581
Acceptable83
Poor10

Website.

The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME14 2RJ.

Excellent non tied pub run by Dave and Julie serving 9 real ales from local and far flung breweries and always an offering from the Maidstone Brewery. Regular live music nights and food on offer everyday. Always at least one local ale on offer. Real fire and computer. Maidstone and Mid Kent CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2017. Also voted West Kent Pub of the Year, 2010, 2011 and 2017. Voted Kent Pub of the Year, 2010, 2011 and 2017. 10p (pints only) discount for card carrying CAMRA members on both real ale and cider. 9 handpumps are all located on the upper level bar counter. The current cask ales range and prices are always listed on an overhead computer screen too.

We have visited this pub 1255 times, seen 1520 different beers and tried 1158 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME14 2RJ