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Tonbridge Traditional

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London18 Apr 2024
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent06 Apr 2024
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London27 Dec 2023
Nelson ArmsTonbridge, Kent03 Oct 2023
The New InnCanterbury, Kent18 Jul 2023
The Thomas Tallis AlehouseCanterbury, Kent18 Jul 2023
The WaterworksRye, East Sussex15 Jul 2023
The Real Ale WayWest Wickham, Greater London14 Jul 2023
FezMargate, Kent09 Jun 2023
The HaywainBramling, Kent31 May 2023
The Real Ale WayHayes (SE London), Greater London11 Feb 2023
ParkervilleHerne Bay, Kent10 Jan 2023
Rose & CrownHalstead, Kent07 Dec 2022
The Rose & CrownMundy Bois, Kent25 Aug 2022
Bowl InnCharing, Kent29 Nov 2021
Kipps' AlehouseFolkestone, Kent29 Oct 2021
The Beer SellerTonbridge, Kent21 Feb 2020
The Real Ale WayWesterham, Kent16 Dec 2019
The LanesDover, Kent21 Nov 2019
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent14 Sep 2019
The Hidden TreasureDymchurch, Kent01 Sep 2019
LighthouseWalmer, Kent24 Aug 2019
The Gate HouseTonbridge, Kent21 Jun 2019
Harbour ArmsMargate, Kent13 Jun 2019
The George & DragonFordwich, Kent24 Feb 2019
Copper PottleBeltinge, Kent21 Aug 2018
The Milk HouseSissinghurst, Kent19 May 2018
The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn)Willesborough, Kent15 May 2018
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent17 Oct 2017
The Hopbine InnPetteridge, Kent05 Aug 2017
The Dog House Pub (formerly The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub)Smeeth, Kent29 Feb 2016
Ye Olde Thirsty PigMaidstone, Kent11 Jul 2015
The Potting ShedHythe, Kent29 May 2015
The DuckPett Bottom, Kent28 Apr 2015
The ChequersSevenoaks, Kent25 Apr 2015
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London20 Jan 2015
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent20 Nov 2014
The DistillersHammersmith, Greater London28 Oct 2014
Bake & AlehouseWestgate-on-Sea, Kent14 Oct 2014
3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014Tonbridge, Kent31 May 2014
Two SawyersCanterbury, Kent17 May 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent29 Mar 2014
The Paper MillSittingbourne, Kent24 Jan 2014
King's HeadCanterbury, Kent18 Jan 2014
Bell & CrownCanterbury, Kent21 Dec 2013
The Padwell ArmsSeal, Kent30 Nov 2013
The ChapelBroadstairs, Kent08 Aug 2013
The Poet at MatfieldMatfield, Kent02 Jul 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent25 May 2013

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripGood18 Apr 2024 Tonbridge beers seem to have improved significantly of late
Philip PirripGood29 Feb 2024 Basic English bitter, perhaps slightly fresh
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Jan 2023
Philip PirripAcceptable25 Sep 2022 More sour than good clean bitterness
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Apr 2022
Philip PirripGood19 Apr 2022 Basic staple of a low ABV bitter
Philip PirripGood16 Jan 2022 Staple basic bitter
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Dec 2021
Philip PirripGood13 Dec 2021 Clean on palate
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Aug 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried05 May 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable01 Apr 2018

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried06 Apr 2024
WittendenNot Tried24 Jun 2023
WittendenNot Tried01 Apr 2023
WittendenNot Tried11 Feb 2023
WittendenNot Tried30 Apr 2022
WittendenNot Tried17 Dec 2021
WittendenNot Tried13 Nov 2021
WittendenNot Tried05 Jun 2021
WittendenNot Tried17 Apr 2021
WittendenNot Tried12 Sep 2020

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried27 Dec 2023
Philip PirripAcceptable09 May 2022 Tired and flat, bar Guv agreed with me
Philip PirripExcellent21 Nov 2017 First rate for condition, nor overly bitter just old fashioned in taste

Nelson Arms, Tonbridge, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried03 Oct 2023

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried18 Jul 2023
Jack WilliamNot Tried16 Jul 2023

The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried18 Jul 2023

The Waterworks, Rye, East Sussex

AndrewNot Tried15 Jul 2023

The Real Ale Way, West Wickham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jul 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jun 2023 Misleadingly branded here with no provenance
Philip PirripGood04 Feb 2023 Given a house beer name with no true brewing provenance shown anywhere. Rather creamy head on this one
Philip PirripAcceptable16 Jul 2022 Sold here as The Real Ale Way Tradition Ale with no clearly stated provenance

Fez, Margate, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Jun 2023

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent31 May 2023 Superb session ale in top condition.

The Real Ale Way, Hayes (SE London), Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried11 Feb 2023 Badged here as a house ale
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Dec 2019 Badged here as the house beer
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Dec 2019

Parkerville, Herne Bay, Kent

Magnus GreelAcceptable10 Jan 2023 Found this rather cloying and acetic despite its clarity.

Rose & Crown, Halstead, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried07 Dec 2022

The Rose & Crown, Mundy Bois, Kent

WittendenExcellent25 Aug 2022 Pleasantly earthy,but seems to have been "cleaned-up".
WittendenGood03 Feb 2022 Reliable farmyard bitter.

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried29 Nov 2021

Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried29 Oct 2021

The Beer Seller, Tonbridge, Kent

ChrisENot Tried21 Feb 2020
Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Jun 2019

The Real Ale Way, Westerham, Kent

ChrisENot Tried16 Dec 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Dec 2019

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried21 Nov 2019
Jack WilliamNot Tried23 Aug 2019
ChrisEExcellent02 Nov 2018
Jack WilliamNot Tried27 Jul 2017

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Sep 2019
Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Nov 2014
Philip PirripGood16 Jul 2013 Just right for a sweltering night

The Hidden Treasure, Dymchurch, Kent

ChrisENot Tried01 Sep 2019

Lighthouse, Walmer, Kent

AndrewGood24 Aug 2019

The Gate House, Tonbridge, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2019

Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

DosserAcceptable13 Jun 2019 Even less interesting but drinkable.

The George & Dragon, Fordwich, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried24 Feb 2019

Copper Pottle, Beltinge, Kent

AndrewNot Tried21 Aug 2018

The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenUndrinkable19 May 2018 Tincture of Sarsons.Exchanged and taken off with good grace.

The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn), Willesborough, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried15 May 2018

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

Magnus GreelGood17 Oct 2017
IanNot Tried20 Feb 2016
AndrewGood20 Feb 2016

The Hopbine Inn, Petteridge, Kent

WittendenExcellent05 Aug 2017 Earthy,farm yard hops.Spicy finish.What I look for in a Tonbridge beer.

The Dog House Pub (formerly The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub), Smeeth, Kent

Philip PirripAcceptable29 Feb 2016 More cloying than previous examples
HSBGood29 Feb 2016

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried11 Jul 2015
AlenomoreGood22 Sep 2013 My guest's final selection tonight and went down well.

The Potting Shed, Hythe, Kent

Jack WilliamGood29 May 2015 A bit more life than the Alsace.

The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

Jack WilliamGood28 Apr 2015 Gravity fed - Good malt/hop balance - session ale.

The Chequers, Sevenoaks, Kent

oz11Not Tried25 Apr 2015

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried20 Jan 2015 "Permanent Wood"
oz11Not Tried06 Jan 2015 As "Permanent Wood"
oz11Not Tried17 Dec 2014
oz11Not Tried09 Dec 2014 Badged here as "Permanent Wood" and now a permanent house beer.

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEExcellent20 Nov 2014

The Distillers, Hammersmith, Greater London

Jack WilliamNot Tried28 Oct 2014

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Oct 2014

3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried31 May 2014

Two Sawyers, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewAcceptable17 May 2014 Bit too cold. Sweet malt with reedy body. Condition was ok.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried29 Mar 2014
TobesNot Tried28 Mar 2014
DosserNot Tried10 Nov 2013
Toby Excellent01 Jun 2013
DosserNot Tried07 May 2013
DosserNot Tried07 May 2013
DosserNot Tried28 Apr 2013 Ran out

The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Archie14Exceptional24 Jan 2014 Great tasting standard bitter, what a change to have a pint of bitter that is exactly that, no quirky flavours just a good honest pint served here in tip top condition :)

King's Head, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamGood18 Jan 2014 Pleasant enough, very drinkable.

Bell & Crown, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewExcellent21 Dec 2013 Light brown bitter. Tangy.

The Padwell Arms, Seal, Kent

TobesNot Tried30 Nov 2013
TobesNot Tried22 Nov 2013
TobesNot Tried02 Aug 2013

The Chapel, Broadstairs, Kent

Philip PirripGood08 Aug 2013

The Poet at Matfield, Matfield, Kent

oz11Excellent02 Jul 2013 Very drinkable.

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Not Tried25 May 2013

Tonbridge Traditional

3.60% ABV.

We have tried this beer 36 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good.

Other Tonbridge beers.