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Shepherd Neame Kent's Best

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Globe InnHythe, Kent28 Jul 2016
The Tudor RoseUpper Upnor, Kent16 May 2016
Railway HotelFaversham, Kent30 Jun 2015
The Belle VueRamsgate, Kent16 Jun 2015
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent09 Feb 2015
The SwanMaidstone, Kent22 Jan 2015
Prince of WalesHoath, Kent11 Oct 2014
Walnut Tree InnAldington, Kent19 Jul 2014
Hastings ArmsHastings, East Sussex20 May 2014
Betsey TrotwoodClerkenwell, Central London10 Mar 2014
The Bull InnBenenden, Kent08 Aug 2013
The PeacockGoudhurst, Kent25 Jul 2013
The CrownBlackheath, Greater London21 Jul 2013
Prince of WalesHerne Bay, Kent15 Jun 2013
The Eleanor ArmsBow, Greater London23 May 2013
Coach & HorsesMayfair, Central London02 Apr 2013
The Cock InnBoughton Monchelsea, Kent28 Feb 2013
The AnchorFaversham, Kent23 Feb 2013
East India ArmsCity, Central London23 Jan 2013
The Woolpack InnBenover, Kent17 Nov 2012
The Spotted DogBarking, Greater London20 Oct 2012
Bromley Labour ClubBromley, Greater London13 Aug 2012
Divers ArmsHerne Bay, Kent12 Aug 2012
The AlexandraChatham, Kent12 Aug 2012
The FoxMaidstone, Kent15 Jul 2012
The Yew TreeSandling, Kent24 Jun 2012
Wheelwrights ArmsMatfield, Kent04 Jun 2012
Shoulder of MuttonFordham, Essex12 May 2012
Old Doctor Butler's HeadCity, Central London09 May 2012
Mabel's TavernEuston, Central London27 Feb 2012
Early BirdWeavering Street, Kent07 Oct 2011
Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011Wye, Kent17 Sep 2011
ParrotCanterbury, Kent26 Mar 2011
East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010East Malling, Kent04 Sep 2010
The HighwaymanHorsmonden, Kent10 Jul 2010
The Crayford ArmsCrayford, Greater London03 Jul 2010
Bishops FingerCanterbury, Kent27 Mar 2010
The DuckPett Bottom, Kent29 Aug 2009
The UnicornBekesbourne, Kent29 Aug 2009
The RoyalTankerton, Kent15 Mar 2009
The George (formerly The Barrow House; The George Inn)Egerton, Kent20 Jan 2009
The Flying HorseSmarden, Kent14 Jan 2009
The Crown InnSarre, Kent28 Aug 2008
Deal HoyDeal, Kent12 Jul 2008
White HartCanterbury, Kent23 May 2008
The Limes (formerly Chimney Boy)Faversham, Kent12 Jan 2008
The HaywainBramling, Kent30 Sep 2006
Sun InnFaversham, Kent26 Aug 2006
The Bear InnFaversham, Kent26 Aug 2006
The Gate InnMarshside, Kent29 Jul 2006
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent02 Nov 2005

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 Globe Inn, Hythe, Kent

ChrisEExcellent28 Jul 2016 An extremely well kept pint, superb.
ChrisENot Tried15 Mar 2016

The Tudor Rose, Upper Upnor, Kent

ChrisEGood16 May 2016
ChrisEAcceptable03 May 2016 I had been told that this beer was discontinued but it seems to be a best seller here. My pint was a bit disappointing though.
AndrewNot Tried03 Jul 2009

Railway Hotel, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried30 Jun 2015

The Belle Vue, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserNot Tried16 Jun 2015
BlairNot Tried09 Nov 2012
BlairNot Tried29 May 2011
BlairGood18 Jun 2008 Best pint of this I've had. A lot of malt going on, which I like in a bitter. Clean and crisp, good for a Shep.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Feb 2015

The Swan, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisEGood22 Jan 2015
ChrisEGood12 Jan 2015
ChrisENot Tried20 Sep 2014
ChrisEGood06 Sep 2014 A good best bitter.
ChrisEGood06 Jun 2014 Well kept pint.
TobesExcellent09 Mar 2014
ChrisEGood15 Jan 2014
ChrisEExcellent21 Dec 2013
ChrisEGood07 Dec 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried08 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Sep 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried06 Sep 2013
PedroExcellent20 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent18 Aug 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Aug 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried11 Aug 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried07 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent03 Aug 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried12 May 2013
PedroExcellent26 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent19 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent12 Feb 2013
PedroNot Tried05 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent27 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried18 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent06 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried01 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent31 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried21 Nov 2012
PedroNot Tried06 Nov 2012
PedroNot Tried31 Oct 2012
PedroNot Tried28 Sep 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried23 Sep 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried02 Sep 2012
PedroExcellent31 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried31 Aug 2012
ChrisEGood31 Aug 2012 In very good condition here tonight.
AlenomoreGood30 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent28 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent27 Aug 2012
AlenomoreExcellent22 Aug 2012 On top form.
AlenomoreNot Tried19 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent19 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent15 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried12 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried09 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried08 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried05 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried28 Jul 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Jul 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried25 Jul 2012
AlenomoreExcellent23 Jun 2012
AlenomoreExcellent22 Jun 2012
PedroExcellent03 Jun 2012
PedroExcellent07 May 2012
PedroExcellent05 May 2012
PedroExcellent17 Apr 2012
PedroNot Tried14 Apr 2012
PedroExcellent09 Apr 2012
PedroExcellent18 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried06 Mar 2012
PedroNot Tried06 Mar 2012
PedroExcellent14 Feb 2012
PedroGood07 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent22 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried30 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried26 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried24 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried23 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent22 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried21 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent18 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent18 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent17 Dec 2011 In good nick tonite and it went down well with the Doner Kebab?
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried14 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried13 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried11 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent11 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent10 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried10 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent09 Dec 2011
PedroNot Tried07 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried04 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried03 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried02 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried01 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried30 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent30 Nov 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried29 Nov 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried27 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExcellent23 Nov 2011 Spot on tonite.
AlenomoreNot Tried22 Nov 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried21 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExcellent20 Nov 2011 In good nick tonite.
AlenomoreNot Tried19 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExcellent18 Nov 2011 The 3rd newly tapped cask today. In top condition.
PedroExcellent15 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExcellent13 Nov 2011 In good nick tonite.
AlenomoreExcellent12 Nov 2011 In very good condition tonite.
PedroExcellent08 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried06 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried05 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExcellent05 Nov 2011 A decent ale and in good nick tonite.
AlenomoreExcellent04 Nov 2011 In very good nick tonite.
AlenomoreNot Tried01 Nov 2011
AlenomoreExcellent21 Oct 2011 Very good.
PedroNot Tried21 Oct 2011
AlenomoreExcellent11 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent29 Aug 2011 ran out
PedroExcellent27 Aug 2011
PedroExcellent29 Jul 2011
PedroExceptional24 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent02 Jun 2011
PedroNot Tried03 Apr 2011
PedroNot Tried18 Mar 2011
PedroNot Tried15 Mar 2011
PedroExcellent25 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent11 Jan 2011
ChrisENot Tried11 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried17 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried03 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried25 Sep 2010
ChrisENot Tried24 Sep 2010
MattNot Tried07 Sep 2010
PedroExcellent01 Sep 2010
PedroNot Tried13 Aug 2010
ChrisENot Tried30 Jul 2010
AlenomoreExceptional30 Jul 2010
AlenomoreExceptional28 Jul 2010 Top condition tonite.
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent17 Jul 2010
AlenomoreExcellent17 Jul 2010
PedroExcellent16 Jul 2010
AlenomoreExcellent09 Jul 2010 On form tonite.
PedroExcellent30 Jun 2010
PedroNot Tried04 Jun 2010
PedroNot Tried30 Apr 2010
PedroExcellent24 Apr 2010
AlenomoreExceptional23 Apr 2010 In tip top condition.
AlenomoreExceptional22 Apr 2010 In tip top condition.
AlenomoreExceptional18 Apr 2010 A personal favourite, very refreshing and in top condition tonite.
IanNot Tried11 Apr 2010
PedroNot Tried30 Mar 2010
AlenomoreNot Tried17 Mar 2010
PedroNot Tried06 Mar 2010
PedroNot Tried05 Mar 2010
PedroExcellent23 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent18 Feb 2010
PedroExceptional17 Feb 2010 New cask went on
PedroExcellent16 Feb 2010
IanNot Tried13 Feb 2010
PedroExcellent13 Feb 2010
ChrisEGood13 Feb 2010 Ian chose the Late Red, I had the Kent's Best as it is harder to find. A good well kept pint.
PedroExcellent09 Feb 2010
PedroNot Tried22 Jan 2010
PedroExcellent19 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional02 Jan 2010
PedroExceptional29 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent24 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried22 Dec 2009
ChrisENot Tried19 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried17 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried11 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent08 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried06 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried04 Dec 2009
PedroNot Tried27 Nov 2009
ChrisENot Tried26 Nov 2009
PedroExcellent10 Nov 2009
PedroExcellent06 Nov 2009
IanNot Tried16 Sep 2009
PedroExcellent28 Aug 2009
PedroExcellent08 Aug 2009
PedroExcellent22 May 2009
PedroExcellent20 May 2009
PedroNot Tried11 May 2009
PedroExcellent04 May 2009
PedroGood03 May 2009
PedroGood25 Apr 2009 Only just short of excellent
ChrisEGood00  0000 In very good condition here tonight.

Prince of Wales, Hoath, Kent

AndrewGood11 Oct 2014 Fine once it warmed up

Walnut Tree Inn, Aldington, Kent

ChrisENot Tried19 Jul 2014
ChrisENot Tried24 Oct 2013
AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2013

Hastings Arms, Hastings, East Sussex

Philip PirripNot Tried20 May 2014

Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, Central London

ChrisENot Tried10 Mar 2014

The Bull Inn, Benenden, Kent

PedroNot Tried08 Aug 2013
WittendenNot Tried22 Jun 2013

The Peacock, Goudhurst, Kent

PedroNot Tried25 Jul 2013
PedroAcceptable16 Feb 2013
PedroGood27 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent19 Jan 2013
WittendenExcellent11 Jun 2012 Perhaps my favourite of Shep's regular range:mid brown,bit of malt, bit of hops, bit of character.
PedroNot Tried27 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried21 Oct 2010

The Crown, Blackheath, Greater London

Philip PirripGood21 Jul 2013 Old English bitter taste with none of the floral notes that Master Brew majors on

Prince of Wales, Herne Bay, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Jun 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried12 Aug 2012
AndrewNot Tried07 Mar 2009
AndrewNot Tried28 Feb 2009
AndrewNot Tried14 Feb 2009
AndrewNot Tried19 Aug 2008
AndrewNot Tried23 Jun 2008
AndrewGood14 Jun 2008 In good condition. Good nutty flavours similar to the brown skin you get around hazel nuts. Good bitter finish too.
AndrewNot Tried31 May 2008
AndrewGood11 Apr 2008 Had that cobb nut taste to it that makes it stand out from the other beers in the Shep's stable.
AndrewNot Tried29 Mar 2008
AndrewNot Tried19 Jan 2008
AndrewNot Tried28 Dec 2007
AndrewGood22 Sep 2007 Good best bitter
AndrewNot Tried08 Sep 2007
AndrewNot Tried01 Sep 2007

The Eleanor Arms, Bow, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 May 2013
Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Mar 2013
ChrisENot Tried15 Sep 2011

Coach & Horses, Mayfair, Central London

HSBAcceptable02 Apr 2013

The Cock Inn, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent

PedroExcellent28 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent02 Jan 2011 Very Good !

The Anchor, Faversham, Kent

AndrewNot Tried23 Feb 2013
ChrisENot Tried30 Jun 2010
AndrewNot Tried18 Sep 2008
IanNot Tried26 Aug 2006

East India Arms, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried23 Jan 2013

The Woolpack Inn, Benover, Kent

TrevorGood17 Nov 2012 A clean satisfying ale
PedroNot Tried23 May 2010

The Spotted Dog, Barking, Greater London

TheJudgeNot Tried20 Oct 2012

Bromley Labour Club, Bromley, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Aug 2012

Divers Arms, Herne Bay, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried12 Aug 2012

The Alexandra, Chatham, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried12 Aug 2012

The Fox, Maidstone, Kent

PedroGood15 Jul 2012

The Yew Tree, Sandling, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried24 Jun 2012

Wheelwrights Arms, Matfield, Kent

oz11Not Tried04 Jun 2012

Shoulder of Mutton, Fordham, Essex

Stephen HarrisAcceptable12 May 2012 Copper-coloured, malty, session beer.

Old Doctor Butler's Head, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried09 May 2012

Mabel's Tavern, Euston, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Feb 2012
IanNot Tried28 Dec 2010
Ron DGood05 Mar 2010 First time I,ve had this ale found it quite pleasant
IanGood25 Feb 2010 My god, this had hops, both on the aroma and on the finish. Still a bit sweet and cloying on the malts, but this was pretty good stuff.
IanNot Tried30 Dec 2009

Early Bird, Weavering Street, Kent

PedroPoor07 Oct 2011 Diusappointing !

Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011, Wye, Kent

AndrewNot Tried17 Sep 2011

Parrot, Canterbury, Kent

Martin the MildmanNot Tried26 Mar 2011
BrianNot Tried15 Mar 2011
IanNot Tried11 Dec 2010

East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010, East Malling, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried04 Sep 2010

The Highwayman, Horsmonden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried10 Jul 2010

The Crayford Arms, Crayford, Greater London

PedroNot Tried03 Jul 2010

Bishops Finger, Canterbury, Kent

BlairNot Tried27 Mar 2010
IanNot Tried19 Mar 2010
BlairNot Tried03 Apr 2009
IanAcceptable31 Jan 2009 Fine, decent condition, well served, just a normal best bitter.
IanAcceptable20 Jan 2009 Good condition, reasonably full in mouth, decent bitterness on the end rather than flavoursome hops. If I had not had the exposure to other better bitters, I would be very happy drinking this as a session best bitter. But I have, so I want something a bit more exciting.
IanNot Tried17 Dec 2008

The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2009
MickNot Tried01 Aug 2008

The Unicorn, Bekesbourne, Kent

AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2009

The Royal, Tankerton, Kent

AndrewAcceptable15 Mar 2009 Sheps really ought to rename this beer because it really isn't. This one was a bit murky with a nutty flavours and some kind of sour/acidic undertones. It was drinkable but not great.
AndrewNot Tried13 Jul 2008
AndrewNot Tried05 May 2008

The George (formerly The Barrow House; The George Inn), Egerton, Kent

WittendenNot Tried20 Jan 2009

The Flying Horse, Smarden, Kent

WittendenAcceptable14 Jan 2009 Not had this before, or dsid it use to be Best Bitter? Anyway, pleasantly toffeeish.

The Crown Inn, Sarre, Kent

AndrewNot Tried28 Aug 2008

Deal Hoy, Deal, Kent

IanAcceptable12 Jul 2008 Very toffeeish. Looks good, plenty of lacing. Some hop on end, not much, a low key bitter. It's fine, just nothing really makes it stand out.

White Hart, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried23 May 2008
AndrewGood02 Feb 2007 Yeasty with a fresh bit to it. Sharp and clean best bitter. £2.80 a pint though!
AndrewNot Tried03 Feb 2006

The Limes (formerly Chimney Boy), Faversham, Kent

IanAcceptable12 Jan 2008 Drinkable bitter, with some decent hop, very good condition.

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

BrianNot Tried30 Sep 2006

Sun Inn, Faversham, Kent

IanNot Tried26 Aug 2006

The Bear Inn, Faversham, Kent

IanNot Tried26 Aug 2006

The Gate Inn, Marshside, Kent

AndrewAcceptable29 Jul 2006 Kent's Best hey? I don't think so. Brown, slightly malty water with a unsubtle hop bit to the finish.

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

IanAcceptable02 Nov 2005 Deep copper colour with bubbly off white head. Nice yeasty hop aroma. Finish is rather stunning. Very drying, almost dessicating hop, bit thin in mouth the the rest is good. Touch of caramel malt. Hops on end are a bit of a revelation

Shepherd Neame Kent's Best

4.10% ABV.

This is an ambient bitter, successfully merging the biscuity sweetness of English malt with the fruity, floral bitterness of locally grown East Kent Goldings and Target hops, to give a clean, satisfying and moreish drink.

We have tried this beer 127 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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