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Blean Tavern (formerly Hare & Hounds)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Mild for MayExcellent1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishAcceptable1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern MildGood1
Robinsons - Dizzy BlondeAcceptable1
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - TanglefootNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Jennings - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Picture 1. Blean Tavern (formerly Hare & Hounds), Blean, Kent
Picture 2. Blean Tavern (formerly Hare & Hounds), Blean, Kent

Visits Details

13 Jun 2018 (Andrew)
Isabel was at an evening thing so I popped in here. It was fine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2015 (Jack William)
Now called the BLEAN TAVERN. Oh dear - came here for a meal on recommendation of some friends. Commecial radio blaring out adverts and just two other people dining in the corner of this extended pub/restaurant. The barman was scruffy and disinterested (or just awkward?) - had one round and had to leave, without dining.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10AcceptableTasted tired.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
15 Jun 2014 (Andrew)
An impromptu visit after a walk in Blean woods. The landlord was friendly and the food good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExcellentPale straw colour. Hint of nut and pepper. Astringent. Really grew on me
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
23 May 2009 (Andrew)
The first Hare and Hounds beer festival was on so Jane, Isabel and I came along. We sat in the garden (which is large and relaxed) and enjoyed the beer and the weather. The staff were friendly and the whole event was, well, nice and relaxed. There was a hog roast on too if you fancied it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Mild for May3.60ExcellentReally liked this. Black beer tasting of roasted malt. Low hopping and some sourness. Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat Ale4.20GoodLight soapy pale golden coloured beer. A light lager like taste with hints of lime. In fact, if I didn't know better I'd have though I was back in Plymouth 20 years ago drinking lager and lime.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern Mild6.00GoodSmelt of Twiglets in a good way. Hazy, rich, hints of strawberry and orange peel. Tany finish with low hopping. A good beer but just a bit too rich for me.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not TriedOn at the bar
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not TriedJane had this - it was on at the bar rather than on the silage in the shed. Light malt bitter
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried

About the Blean Tavern (formerly Hare & Hounds)

The pub sign. Blean Tavern (formerly Hare & Hounds), Blean, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Blean, Kent, CT2 9EF.

A detached half bricked building at the bottom of the hill in Blean. Renamed Blean Tavern in 2015 and given a significant leaning towards food.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT2 9EF