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The Pheasant (Marston's Inns and Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishExcellent1
Banks's - Amber Bitter Excellent1
Banks's - Amber BitterExcellent2
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterExcellent2
Banks's - Amber Bitter Excellent1
Banks's - BitterExcellent1
Marston's - PedigreeGood5
Wychwood - HobgoblinGood1
Banks's - Amber BitterPoor1
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Pheasant, Ashford, Kent
Picture 2. The Pheasant, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

09 Jun 2018 (Magnus Greel)
I fancied a poor choice of national bland beers and I wasn't disappointed, George has been his usual Generous self with the beer range on this busy mid Saturday evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50GoodAcidic twang detracted from the usual flavours.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50GoodRich plummy chewy and syrupy ale
17 Mar 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and busy mainly with drinkers, some accompanied by a few boisterous children who luckily departed not long after our arrival. Usual unexciting beer range on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Excellent
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10ExcellentSpot on condition and temperature, subtle flavours coming through eventually.
Banks's - Amber Bitter 3.80Excellent
20 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and very busy just a couple of tables free so we grabbed one in the lounge area alongside the entrance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Amber Bitter 3.80ExcellentCrisp clear with a slight vanilla aftertaste.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40GoodNice hoppy bitter bite to this, missed 4* as served rather cold.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
02 Nov 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening and very busy with both drinkers and diners. We managed to find a free table by the window. Disappointing beer range here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80PoorFlat cold and tasteless. Hopefully not the start of a continuing trend here.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
29 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly quiet, a couple of groups dining and a few outside enjoying a balmy humid evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40ExcellentAt last, something different and in top form too.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80Not Tried
16 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly busy by the bar, we had our pick of tables so opted for one by a welcome open window on a warm sunny evening. Since last year's refurb Marston's seem to have given up on offering customers a wider choice of beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50ExcellentExcellent condition compared to my last visit. The first pint didn't touch the sides!
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
05 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly busy with drinkers and diners, a fair amount of tables reserved for later groups. The exciting beer range tonight caught me by surprise I must admit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80GoodIn as good condition as expected however not eyebrow raising.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableTired and lacklustre, lacking it's usual liveliness.
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
20 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit to this family friendly pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80Excellent
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
19 Jul 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Pleasant Pheasant mid week evening visit, fairly quiet as expected with a few, including us, dining. I haven't seen the full beer range or new ones on offer for a while now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Good
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80Not Tried
19 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
According to local publicity there should have been no buses between Willesborough and here today so when one turned up I decided to catch it and come here. Fairly busy as usual, exceptionally friendly bar staff made this a worthwhile visit. I took advantage of the £4.99 steak and chips again. I did not make a note of all the ales on sale but there was a fair selection from the Marstons range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Bitter3.80ExcellentStill badged as Banks's Bitter here.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried

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About The Pheasant

The pub sign. The Pheasant, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent33
Good59
Acceptable20
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN25 4QH.

Between the new Trinity housing estate and the Eureka Business Park. Largish multi-area pub. Patio to the side for better weather and smokers. Curved bar has six handpumps serving beer from the Marston's estate. Pictures of old Ashford on the walls. It advertises a monthly special also from the Marston's range.

We have visited this pub 91 times, seen 43 different beers and tried 36 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN25 4QH