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Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) Red Top

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Old Dairy Tap RoomTenterden, Kent30 Jan 2024
The County HotelAshford, Kent19 Dec 2022
The RailwayRainham, Kent23 Nov 2022
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent30 Oct 2022
Stubbs Restaurant & BarAshford, Kent13 Oct 2022
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London12 Oct 2022
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent01 Oct 2022
The Flying HorseBoughton Lees, Kent29 Aug 2022
The Furze WrenBexleyheath, Greater London12 Aug 2022
The GreyhoundBromley, Greater London15 Jul 2022
The RakeSouthwark, Central London14 May 2022
The WaterworksRye, East Sussex02 Apr 2022
The New InnCanterbury, Kent01 Apr 2022
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent06 Feb 2022
Ringlestone InnRinglestone, Kent04 Dec 2021
MatchesAshford, Kent17 Oct 2021
The MarinerFolkestone, Kent08 Oct 2021
Radnor Arms (formerly Frenchman)Folkestone, Kent16 Sep 2021
Bell & CrownCanterbury, Kent14 Jul 2021
The Shepherd & CrookBurmarsh, Kent29 Feb 2020
The Made InnAshford, Kent17 Jan 2020
The Thomas Tallis AlehouseCanterbury, Kent22 Dec 2019
Euston TapEuston, Central London26 Nov 2019
The White Lion HotelTenterden, Kent23 Oct 2019
Robin Hood & Little JohnBexleyheath, Greater London17 Sep 2019
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London20 Aug 2019
The DuckPett Bottom, Kent20 Jul 2019
Taproom (Formerly Taproom TN23; Vinnie's Bar & Club; Hortons Wine & Dine; Utopia)Ashford, Kent13 Jul 2019
George & DragonHeadcorn, Kent26 May 2019
Ship CenturionWhitstable, Kent05 Apr 2019
The Leading LightFaversham, Kent26 Jan 2019
ParkervilleHerne Bay, Kent31 Oct 2018
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2018Headcorn, Kent15 Sep 2018
Swan InnLittle Chart, Kent12 Aug 2018
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent10 Jul 2018
The Tickled TroutWye, Kent30 Jun 2018
Ypres Castle InnRye, East Sussex17 May 2018
The MonumentWhitstable, Kent23 Apr 2018
Opera HouseTunbridge Wells, Kent15 Apr 2018
The Milk HouseSissinghurst, Kent17 Feb 2018
The Salehurst HaltSalehurst, East Sussex10 Feb 2018
Royal Victoria PavilionRamsgate, Kent10 Feb 2018
The Swan & DogGreat Chart, Kent25 Jan 2018
The Chequers InnSmarden, Kent18 Jan 2018
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent13 Jan 2018
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent10 Jan 2018
The Hare & BilletBlackheath, Greater London25 Dec 2017
The Dirty HabitHollingbourne, Kent04 Dec 2017
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent09 Nov 2017
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent04 Aug 2017
Old ShipHackney, Greater London09 Mar 2017
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent14 Jan 2017
The Abbot's FiresideElham, Kent11 Jan 2017
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2016Sissinghurst, Kent17 Sep 2016
The Chequers on the GreenHigh Halden, Kent17 Sep 2016
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London23 Aug 2016
The Long PondEltham, Greater London09 Aug 2016
Woolpack HotelTenterden, Kent26 Jul 2016
The Old MillAshford, Kent22 Jul 2016
Halfway HouseChallock, Kent24 Apr 2016
The White SwanCharlton, Greater London01 Apr 2016
Earl of ClarendonSandgate, Kent29 Feb 2016
King George VBrompton, Kent23 Jan 2016
Rising SunBeltinge, Kent31 Dec 2015
The Tyler's KilnTyler Hill, Kent02 Dec 2015
The StarRolvenden, Kent21 Nov 2015
Ye Olde Thirsty PigMaidstone, Kent26 Sep 2015
The Bowl InnHastingleigh, Kent30 Jun 2015
The Drum InnStanford North, Kent29 May 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent01 Nov 2014
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent15 Oct 2014
The Who'd Ha' Thought ItRochester, Kent03 Sep 2014
Hope Anchor HotelRye, East Sussex15 Aug 2014
The Black RobinKingston, Kent15 Aug 2014
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London15 Jul 2014
The Poet at MatfieldMatfield, Kent04 Jul 2014
Biddenden Vineyards "Taste the best of Produced in Kent"Biddenden, Kent08 Jun 2014
3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014Tonbridge, Kent31 May 2014
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent29 Apr 2014
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent20 Apr 2014
The Vine GoudhurstGoudhurst, Kent04 Apr 2014
The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse)Great Chart, Kent04 Mar 2014
Bake & AlehouseWestgate-on-Sea, Kent06 Feb 2014
Kipps' AlehouseFolkestone, Kent14 Dec 2013
The AngelAddington, Kent30 Nov 2013
DrakesMaidstone, Kent04 Oct 2013
The HaywainBramling, Kent07 Sep 2013
The Oak on the GreenBearsted, Kent07 Sep 2013
The PloughStalisfield Green, Kent20 Jul 2013
The Hovelling Boat InnRamsgate, Kent06 Jul 2013
The Gun & SpitroastHorsmonden, Kent25 May 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent25 May 2013
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013Dover, Kent24 May 2013
The Lord NorthbrookLee, Greater London23 May 2013
Black Horse & HoodensBorough Green, Kent24 Feb 2013
Orpington Liberal ClubOrpington, Greater London22 Feb 2013
The Why NotWestgate-on-Sea, Kent25 Jan 2013
The Vigo InnFairseat, Kent10 Nov 2012
The Royal OakMersham, Kent05 Oct 2012
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2012Horsmonden, Kent15 Sep 2012
East Malling Beer & Cider Festivals 2012 and 2013East Malling, Kent01 Sep 2012
Carousel LoungeHythe, Kent26 Aug 2012
The Sun InnSt Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent24 Aug 2012
The Four Candles AlehouseSt Peter's, Kent24 Aug 2012
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London17 Jul 2012
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway Beer Festival 2012Sittingbourne, Kent07 Jul 2012
The Duke of SussexChiswick, Greater London30 May 2012
Red LionBadlesmere, Kent26 May 2012
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent03 May 2012
The Ship InnConyer, Kent22 Apr 2012
Oak & IvyHawkhurst, Kent08 Mar 2012
The DolphinLydd, Kent25 Feb 2012
The BullRolvenden, Kent03 Dec 2011
The HawkenburyHawkenbury, Kent13 Oct 2011
Old PlantationBearsted, Kent03 Oct 2011
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2011Staplehurst, Kent17 Sep 2011
Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders FairSissinghurst, Kent13 Aug 2011
Smugglers Ale House (formerly The Black Pig)Hawkhurst, Kent24 Jul 2011
The White HorseChilham, Kent22 Jul 2011
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent02 Jul 2011
The Rising SunTwitton, Kent29 Apr 2011
The DolphinCanterbury, Kent09 Apr 2011
The FarmhouseWest Malling, Kent07 Apr 2011
The BerryWalmer, Kent16 Mar 2011
The Bell InnStaplehurst, Kent15 Jan 2011
Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2010Frittenden, Kent18 Sep 2010
Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010Smallhythe, Kent04 Sep 2010
East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010East Malling, Kent04 Sep 2010
The ElephantFaversham, Kent23 Jul 2010
Bowl InnCharing, Kent18 Jul 2010
The Mundy BoisMundy Bois, Kent04 Jul 2010
2nd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2010Tenterden, Kent12 Jun 2010
The George HotelAshford, Kent10 Jun 2010
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent03 Jun 2010
The CrownSt Michaels, Kent19 May 2010
The Standard InnRye, East Sussex18 May 2010
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010Margate, Kent02 Apr 2010

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.

Old Dairy Tap Room, Tenterden, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried30 Jan 2024
Magnus GreelNot Tried14 Nov 2023
WittendenNot Tried15 Jul 2022
Magnus GreelExceptional02 May 2021 Easily the best pint I've had of this, in fact I waxed lyrical far too long over it. Not the usual expected sulphurous experience but smooth creamy with a bitter kick.
ChrisEExcellent22 Apr 2021

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Magnus GreelGood19 Dec 2022 Malty fruity with a hint of treacle, best of the bunch tonight.
Magnus GreelExcellent01 Dec 2022 Malty with hints of blackcurrant and treacle near on perfect condition and temperature.
ChrisENot Tried26 Sep 2020
ChrisEAcceptable24 Sep 2020
ChrisENot Tried17 Mar 2019
AndrewExcellent30 Jun 2018

The Railway, Rainham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Nov 2022

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried30 Oct 2022
Jack WilliamGood03 Aug 2022 Top condition.
Jack WilliamNot Tried11 May 2021 Looked a bit cloudy - but was being avidly supped by some.

Stubbs Restaurant & Bar, Ashford, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried13 Oct 2022
ChrisENot Tried30 Jun 2022
ChrisEExcellent01 Mar 2022 A bit too cold for my liking.
ChrisEGood21 Jan 2022
ChrisEExcellent26 Nov 2021

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Oct 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Oct 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Aug 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Apr 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Apr 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried26 Apr 2022
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Feb 2022
Philip PirripAcceptable09 Aug 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Oct 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Oct 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried08 Oct 2017

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried01 Oct 2022
WittendenNot Tried07 May 2022
WittendenNot Tried28 Aug 2021
ChrisEExcellent15 Aug 2021 The best seller in here today.
WittendenNot Tried24 Jul 2021
WittendenNot Tried12 Jun 2021
WittendenNot Tried19 Sep 2020
WittendenNot Tried20 Apr 2019
WittendenNot Tried21 Oct 2017

The Flying Horse, Boughton Lees, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried29 Aug 2022

The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Aug 2022

The Greyhound, Bromley, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jul 2022

The Rake, Southwark, Central London

WittendenNot Tried14 May 2022

The Waterworks, Rye, East Sussex

Magnus GreelNot Tried02 Apr 2022

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

MitchExceptional01 Apr 2022

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserAcceptable06 Feb 2022 £3.40 a pint. I've has excellent pints of this before, but not today.

Ringlestone Inn, Ringlestone, Kent

WittendenExcellent04 Dec 2021 Really good drop of Red.Strait forward autumnal bitter.

Matches, Ashford, Kent

ChrisEGood17 Oct 2021

The Mariner, Folkestone, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried08 Oct 2021

Radnor Arms (formerly Frenchman), Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried16 Sep 2021

Bell & Crown, Canterbury, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried14 Jul 2021
AndrewExceptional05 Dec 2019
Jack WilliamNot Tried29 Apr 2018
AndrewNot Tried21 Dec 2016
AndrewExcellent26 Jun 2015 There's something about Red top's sweet malty simplicity that I like. I like the simple idea of it as much as the beer itself.
AndrewExcellent10 Oct 2014 Smooth and sweet malt. Excellent pint.
AndrewGood04 Oct 2014 The first pint was vinegar so they changed it with no fuss. The first one of the new barrel was fine.
Jack WilliamNot Tried04 Oct 2014
AndrewGood20 Dec 2010 A bit sharp but a great session bitter
IanGood11 Dec 2010 This is now a good standard best bitter.
AndrewExcellent11 Dec 2010 Excellent stuff. Slightly fruity, buscuity brown best bitter.
AndrewNot Tried08 Oct 2010
pavorossiNot Tried01 Oct 2010
Magnus GreelNot Tried27 Sep 2010

The Shepherd & Crook, Burmarsh, Kent

Philip PirripGood29 Feb 2020
Magnus GreelGood29 Feb 2020
ChrisEGood29 Feb 2020
ChrisEGood16 May 2015 Badged as Crooked Top

The Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

ChrisEGood17 Jan 2020 Second one out from a new pin.
ChrisEGood31 Jul 2018
ChrisENot Tried27 Jul 2018

The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Dec 2019
AndrewExcellent04 Dec 2018

Euston Tap, Euston, Central London

Jack WilliamNot Tried26 Nov 2019

The White Lion Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

ChrisEExcellent23 Oct 2019
Magnus GreelNot Tried23 Oct 2017
Magnus GreelNot Tried08 Feb 2017

Robin Hood & Little John, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried17 Sep 2019

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripGood20 Aug 2019 Something has changed on this beer. This tasted of caramel bit the crisp bitterness of old
Philip PirripExcellent13 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2016

The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

Magnus GreelAcceptable20 Jul 2019 Warm sweet and cloying

Taproom (Formerly Taproom TN23; Vinnie's Bar & Club; Hortons Wine & Dine; Utopia), Ashford, Kent

ChrisEGood13 Jul 2019
ChrisEPoor27 May 2019 Extremely hazy pint, I think this had just not been given enough time to settle and condition properly.
AndrewNot Tried08 Mar 2019 My favourite Old Dairy beer but it went off as we ordered and wasn't replaced.
ChrisEGood25 Jan 2019 Too cold for my liking.
Magnus GreelAcceptable25 Jan 2019 Served brain freezingly cold gave this an iced tea flavour not normally associated with this beer.
ChrisEGood27 Nov 2018

George & Dragon, Headcorn, Kent

ChrisEPoor26 May 2019 Just a half, I did not finish it.

Ship Centurion, Whitstable, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried05 Apr 2019
AndrewGood10 Mar 2018 Good sweet malty bitter for farm hands
ChrisENot Tried01 May 2013

The Leading Light, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried26 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Nov 2018

Parkerville, Herne Bay, Kent

Jack WilliamGood31 Oct 2018 Nice enough for a “brown beer”.
AndrewExcellent09 Jun 2018 Really nice sweet malty farmhands’ bitter
Jack WilliamNot Tried30 Mar 2018
Jack WilliamGood08 Feb 2018

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2018, Headcorn, Kent

WittendenNot Tried15 Sep 2018

Swan Inn, Little Chart, Kent

Jack WilliamGood12 Aug 2018
ChrisENot Tried16 Jun 2015

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewExceptional10 Jul 2018 Best pint of this I've had to date.
AndrewExcellent08 Dec 2017 My kind of low hop sweet Brown bitter
BlairPoor09 Apr 2012 Full of floaters.

The Tickled Trout, Wye, Kent

AndrewGood30 Jun 2018
TrevorAcceptable19 Dec 2013
TrevorGood24 Mar 2013

Ypres Castle Inn, Rye, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried17 May 2018
Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jun 2017

The Monument, Whitstable, Kent

ChrisEGood23 Apr 2018 £ 4.10 per pint.

Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried15 Apr 2018

The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried17 Feb 2018
WittendenNot Tried20 May 2017
WittendenNot Tried13 May 2017
WittendenExcellent19 Nov 2016 Really good old school bitter.Autumnal and uncomplicated.Could have stayed for more.
WittendenNot Tried12 Dec 2015
WittendenExcellent14 Nov 2015 Good peppery session beer. Soil in the soul.
WittendenNot Tried31 Oct 2015
WittendenNot Tried26 Jul 2014
WittendenExcellent22 Nov 2013 Equable mid brown session bitter. A pleasure.

The Salehurst Halt, Salehurst, East Sussex

WittendenExcellent10 Feb 2018 Peppery farmyard bitter.I was going to say old school, but thought better of it.

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

AndrewAcceptable10 Feb 2018 Bit lack lustre for a usually great beer
DosserUndrinkable30 Jan 2018 The most vinegary beer ive ever had. I insisted it was taken off straight away

The Swan & Dog, Great Chart, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried25 Jan 2018

The Chequers Inn, Smarden, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable18 Jan 2018
WittendenExcellent26 Dec 2013 A beer of great depth:luscious reassuring malt.
WittendenGood05 Oct 2013 A best bitter with a depth to it. Good stuff

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

WittendenNot Tried13 Jan 2018

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

ChrisEExcellent10 Jan 2018
IanNot Tried17 Feb 2012 Fresh on.

The Hare & Billet, Blackheath, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable25 Dec 2017 Quite lacklustre

The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried04 Dec 2017
PedroAcceptable26 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried30 Jul 2011
PedroGood01 May 2011

The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Jack WilliamAcceptable09 Nov 2017 Rather flat - end of the barrel.
Jack WilliamNot Tried19 Apr 2014
AndrewExcellent04 Apr 2013 Had 2 pints of this. Excellent condition. Solid sweet and slightly roasted session bitter.

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 Aug 2017
Philip PirripGood03 Aug 2017 Surprisingly malty

Old Ship, Hackney, Greater London

ChrisENot Tried09 Mar 2017

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripPoor14 Jan 2017 Returned the pint which was swapped without question but left on sale. Horrible burnt sugar taste. Others after me found it drinkable apparently

The Abbot's Fireside, Elham, Kent

Magnus GreelGood11 Jan 2017

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2016, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried17 Sep 2016

The Chequers on the Green, High Halden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried17 Sep 2016
WittendenNot Tried12 Mar 2016
Jack WilliamNot Tried10 May 2015
WittendenNot Tried11 Apr 2015
Jack WilliamNot Tried08 Mar 2015
Jack WilliamGood17 Feb 2015 Good condition. Very smooth and hint of toffee?
IanAcceptable10 Jan 2015 Ok malty bitter
WittendenAcceptable27 May 2014 Toffee malt, bit too much condition for me
Jack WilliamExcellent05 May 2014 Nice and fruity with good body and rich flavour. Well kept.
ChrisEGood20 Mar 2014
ChrisENot Tried15 Jan 2014 This ran out and was replaced by Harvey's after the lines had been flushed through.

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent23 Aug 2016
Philip PirripExceptional04 Jun 2014 Top notch. Cellarmanship skills showing through
Philip PirripExcellent19 Dec 2013

The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Aug 2016 Warned was near the end
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Feb 2016

Woolpack Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried26 Jul 2016
ChrisENot Tried01 Dec 2015
Jack WilliamNot Tried31 May 2015
IanExcellent10 Jan 2015 Fresh tasting good condition. Good brown session bitter
ChrisEExcellent08 Aug 2014 Very good indeed, perhaps not as sweet as it used to be, and more to my liking.

The Old Mill, Ashford, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried22 Jul 2016
ChrisENot Tried30 Jun 2015
ChrisENot Tried30 Oct 2014
TrevorExcellent06 Aug 2013 Fine smooth dark ale
TrevorGood02 Jul 2013
ChrisEExcellent08 Jun 2013
Bob AExcellent30 Aug 2012 Sweetish copper coloured bitter in excellent condition.
ChrisENot Tried03 Jul 2012
IanNot Tried08 Jun 2012
Bob AExcellent13 May 2012 Very nice Best Bitter has one would expect from Old Dairy.
ChrisENot Tried24 Apr 2012
AndrewExcellent14 Apr 2012 Excellent condition. Really tasty sweet session bitter.
Bob AExcellent02 Apr 2012 A best bitter full of flavour considering its low ABV.
IanNot Tried28 Mar 2012

Halfway House, Challock, Kent

AndrewExcellent24 Apr 2016 Sweet slightly smokey sweet brown bitter

The White Swan, Charlton, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable01 Apr 2016 Too malty, not as clean tasting as past Red Top examples

Earl of Clarendon, Sandgate, Kent

Philip PirripPoor29 Feb 2016 Hazy and must have been one of the last of a cask. Not off but an effort to finish and I failed at that

King George V, Brompton, Kent

ChrisEGood23 Jan 2016

Rising Sun, Beltinge, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried31 Dec 2015
DosserNot Tried02 Aug 2015

The Tyler's Kiln, Tyler Hill, Kent

Jack WilliamGood02 Dec 2015 Rich red full bodied ale - very nice.

The Star, Rolvenden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried21 Nov 2015
ChrisENot Tried19 Nov 2015
ChrisENot Tried18 Sep 2013
IanGood12 Mar 2011 Chocy best bitter
ChrisEGood03 Mar 2010 A copper coloured best bitter full of flavour, tasting much stronger than 3.8%

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried26 Sep 2015
TobesNot Tried10 May 2014
TobesExcellent10 Aug 2013
PedroExcellent10 Aug 2013
EddieExceptional15 Dec 2012 Wonderful, like drinking a glass of milky coffee :)
EddieNot Tried25 Nov 2012

The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh, Kent

ChrisEExcellent30 Jun 2015
MickNot Tried05 Jan 2014
MickExcellent21 Apr 2013 Rich malt with some hops, very nice
AndrewGood30 Mar 2013 A good simple sweet malt session bitter
MickExcellent10 Feb 2013 Good, I like this beer, good malt, peppery with some hops, nice.
MickExcellent09 Dec 2012 Deep copper colour, good malt and hops, good traditional bitter.
MickExcellent06 Nov 2012 Very nice session bitter, copper colour and perfect balance of hop and malt, very drinkable.
MickExcellent07 Oct 2012 Deep copper colour, well balanced and very smooth, some malt and light hops. Very nice.
MickExcellent16 Sep 2012 Good traditional bitter, copper coloured and a thin head, good malt and a hint of citrus.
MickExcellent19 Aug 2012 A good pint of this dark bitter.
ChrisEExcellent24 May 2012 A good best bitter in very good condition.
PedroExceptional12 May 2012
MickNot Tried06 May 2012
MickNot Tried01 Apr 2012 Replaced the skrimshander which finished when I came back to the bar.
MickExcellent18 Mar 2012 Deep copper, lovely blend of malt and hops with a long hoppy finish.
MickNot Tried18 Feb 2012

The Drum Inn, Stanford North, Kent

Jack WilliamGood29 May 2015 Nutty, quite sweet.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried01 Nov 2014
TobesNot Tried31 Oct 2014
TobesNot Tried29 Aug 2014
DosserNot Tried14 Dec 2013 Ran out
DosserNot Tried16 Nov 2013 Ran out
TobesNot Tried15 Nov 2013
DosserNot Tried19 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried18 Jan 2013
PedroNot Tried20 Apr 2012
HSBPoor20 Apr 2012 End of the barrel
PedroNot Tried25 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent24 Dec 2011 Another decent ale from this excellent micro.
PedroExceptional24 Dec 2011 Stunningly good for a beer this strength !
ChrisEGood19 Jul 2011 A good malty best bitter.
AngieNot Tried17 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried17 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried03 Dec 2010
PedroNot Tried02 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent01 Dec 2010
PedroExcellent30 Sep 2010
DosserNot Tried26 May 2010
PedroExcellent06 May 2010

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Oct 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Apr 2014
AlenomoreExcellent02 Dec 2012
oz11Excellent07 Jun 2012
BlairExcellent17 Sep 2011 Currently riding high as my personal favourite best bitter.
ChrisEExcellent16 Jun 2011 A good pint from this superb brewery.
ChrisENot Tried15 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried01 May 2010

The Who'd Ha' Thought It, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripGood03 Sep 2014 1st out for a while I'll aver
Philip PirripExcellent03 Sep 2014 2nd was fresher and cooler and just right

Hope Anchor Hotel, Rye, East Sussex

AndrewAcceptable15 Aug 2014 I have a feeling this was teetering on the edge of turning as there was a faint hint of vinegar. Still, it was pleasant enough for me to finish

The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

MickExcellent15 Aug 2014 Good malt with some hops.

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

oz11Not Tried15 Jul 2014

The Poet at Matfield, Matfield, Kent

WittendenExcellent04 Jul 2014 Good Red Top:toffee and blackberry.
thebrewingmanExcellent12 May 2014
WittendenNot Tried21 Aug 2013
oz11Not Tried02 Jul 2013

Biddenden Vineyards "Taste the best of Produced in Kent", Biddenden, Kent

WittendenGood08 Jun 2014 Nutty and botanical.Near the end of the polypin but in good order.
WittendenNot Tried09 Jun 2013

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

oz11Not Tried31 May 2014

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

IanNot Tried29 Apr 2014
ChrisENot Tried14 Jan 2014
IanNot Tried08 Aug 2013
IanNot Tried21 Jun 2013
IanNot Tried27 Feb 2013
IanNot Tried21 Dec 2012

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

TobesNot Tried20 Apr 2014
DosserNot Tried11 May 2012
PedroNot Tried10 May 2012
PedroExcellent17 Nov 2011
PedroNot Tried28 Oct 2011 in bar

The Vine Goudhurst, Goudhurst, Kent

thebrewingmanGood04 Apr 2014
WittendenNot Tried01 Mar 2014
thebrewingmanNot Tried16 Jan 2014

The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

ChrisENot Tried04 Mar 2014 Ran out.

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried06 Feb 2014
Philip PirripExcellent01 Oct 2013
John BExcellent03 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jan 2013
Philip PirripGood04 Jul 2012

Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

1234Not Tried14 Dec 2013

The Angel, Addington, Kent

DosserNot Tried30 Nov 2013

Drakes, Maidstone, Kent

TobesNot Tried04 Oct 2013

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

HSBAcceptable07 Sep 2013 I think Old Dairy beers have really gone down hill. Perhaps they should concentrate on their core range.

The Oak on the Green, Bearsted, Kent

ChrisEExcellent07 Sep 2013 On top form tonight.
PedroNot Tried22 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent09 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent24 Mar 2012

The Plough, Stalisfield Green, Kent

WittendenGood20 Jul 2013 Nice old school bitter: deep and moreish.

The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

John BNot Tried06 Jul 2013

The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent

oz11Not Tried25 May 2013
oz11Excellent05 Apr 2013
oz11Good09 Nov 2012
oz11Not Tried04 Jun 2012 From the courtyard.
WittendenNot Tried03 Jun 2012

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Not Tried25 May 2013

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013, Dover, Kent

MickGood24 May 2013 rich malt and biscuit with a good hop balance.

The Lord Northbrook, Lee, Greater London

Philip PirripAcceptable23 May 2013 Cloying and sticky. Top up requested as the local parson was displaying his collar here

Black Horse & Hoodens, Borough Green, Kent

PedroExcellent24 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent20 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent08 Feb 2013
PedroExcellent25 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent04 Jan 2013
PedroExcellent29 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent09 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent24 Nov 2012
PedroExceptional13 Nov 2012 So had two
PedroExcellent10 Nov 2012
PedroExceptional06 Nov 2012 After Ghost Ship this was so good I had another
PedroExcellent02 Nov 2012
PedroExcellent14 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent01 Oct 2012
PedroExcellent25 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent24 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried18 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent17 Aug 2012
PedroExcellent27 Jul 2012
PedroNot Tried24 Jul 2012
PedroExcellent13 Jul 2012
PedroExcellent08 Jul 2012
PedroExcellent17 Jun 2012
PedroExceptional22 Apr 2012
PedroExcellent16 Apr 2012
PedroExcellent02 Apr 2012
PedroExcellent26 Mar 2012
PedroExcellent20 Feb 2012
PedroNot Tried08 Feb 2012
PedroExcellent27 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent16 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent09 Dec 2011
PedroExcellent13 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent12 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent10 Nov 2011
PedroExcellent10 Sep 2011
PedroExcellent06 Sep 2011
PedroNot Tried04 Aug 2011
PedroNot Tried29 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried27 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried26 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent19 Jul 2011 Ran out almost immediately !
PedroExcellent07 Jul 2011
PedroNot Tried18 Apr 2011
PedroExcellent05 Apr 2011
PedroExcellent02 Apr 2011
PedroExcellent31 Mar 2011
PedroNot Tried19 Jun 2010

Orpington Liberal Club, Orpington, Greater London

oz11Not Tried22 Feb 2013

The Why Not, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

ChrisEExcellent25 Jan 2013 First one from a new cask, and in excellent condition.

The Vigo Inn, Fairseat, Kent

PedroExcellent10 Nov 2012 Not sure what this is but badges as VIGO BITTER
PedroExcellent05 Apr 2012

The Royal Oak, Mersham, Kent

ChrisENot Tried05 Oct 2012

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2012, Horsmonden, Kent

WittendenNot Tried15 Sep 2012

East Malling Beer & Cider Festivals 2012 and 2013, East Malling, Kent

oz11Not Tried01 Sep 2012

Carousel Lounge, Hythe, Kent

AlenomoreGood26 Aug 2012 In very good condition.

The Sun Inn, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent

BlairExcellent24 Aug 2012 Perfect condition, a fantastic bitter.

The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent

BlairExcellent24 Aug 2012 In perfect condition.

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried17 Jul 2012

Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway Beer Festival 2012, Sittingbourne, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent07 Jul 2012

The Duke of Sussex, Chiswick, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 May 2012

Red Lion, Badlesmere, Kent

WittendenExcellent26 May 2012 A great example of a solid english bitter.

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

BlairNot Tried03 May 2012

The Ship Inn, Conyer, Kent

Stephen HarrisExcellent22 Apr 2012 Excellent, brown, traditional bitter. Served here in very good condition.
AndrewExcellent03 Mar 2012 Excellent condition. Excellent beer. This would probably be my brown bitter of choice for it's earthy realness.

Oak & Ivy, Hawkhurst, Kent

PedroGood08 Mar 2012

The Dolphin, Lydd, Kent

Stephen HarrisGood25 Feb 2012 A well-balanced, mid-brown best bitter.
ChrisEExcellent17 Aug 2010 A good best bitter.
ChrisENot Tried29 Jun 2010

The Bull, Rolvenden, Kent

WittendenExcellent03 Dec 2011 A mid brown best bitter ,with an initial hint of smokiness.Decent stuff.

The Hawkenbury, Hawkenbury, Kent

PedroExcellent13 Oct 2011

Old Plantation, Bearsted, Kent

ChrisEExcellent03 Oct 2011
PedroGood14 May 2011

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2011, Staplehurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried17 Sep 2011

Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders Fair, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried13 Aug 2011

Smugglers Ale House (formerly The Black Pig), Hawkhurst, Kent

WittendenNot Tried24 Jul 2011 In the van, selling well.

The White Horse, Chilham, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent22 Jul 2011 Two pints of this devoured.

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairExcellent02 Jul 2011 Probably my favourite best bitter these days.

The Rising Sun, Twitton, Kent

PedroExceptional29 Apr 2011

The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewExceptional09 Apr 2011 Winner. Had 2 pints of this. Sweet, malty, frothy, nice balanced hop bite.

The Farmhouse, West Malling, Kent

PedroGood07 Apr 2011

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

BlairExcellent16 Mar 2011 Beautiful bitter, in fact it may have taken my best bitter of Britain award. Lucky thing.

The Bell Inn, Staplehurst, Kent

PedroExcellent15 Jan 2011

Weald of Kent Ploughing Match 2010, Frittenden, Kent

thebrewingmanNot Tried18 Sep 2010
WittendenNot Tried18 Sep 2010 ran out

Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010, Smallhythe, Kent

WittendenNot Tried04 Sep 2010

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

AlenomoreExcellent04 Sep 2010

The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

PedroNot Tried23 Jul 2010

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried18 Jul 2010

The Mundy Bois, Mundy Bois, Kent

IanNot Tried04 Jul 2010 At £3.50 a pint!!!!!!!!

2nd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2010, Tenterden, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried12 Jun 2010

The George Hotel, Ashford, Kent

IanAcceptable10 Jun 2010 Better than the first time I had this here. Cracking condition. Apple yeast on aroma, pretty decent malt in mouth, some tickle on end. Solidly acceptable.
ChrisEGood03 Jun 2010 Malty best bitter.
IanAcceptable01 Jun 2010 A little haze to a mid brown colour. A little yeast on aroma, mostly malt in mouth and not much hop on finish. A not very bitter bitter. Little bit of herb flavour.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroNot Tried03 Jun 2010
PedroNot Tried28 May 2010 in bar

The Crown, St Michaels, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable19 May 2010 A traditional Best Bitter, malty and flavoursome.

The Standard Inn, Rye, East Sussex

ChrisEAcceptable18 May 2010 This was not as good as usual, and was probably end of cask.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2010, Margate, Kent

IanAcceptable02 Apr 2010 Beautiful deep amber colour, virtually no head. Malty. Slight vague hop. Malty bitter, bit of wateryness on finish, no huge hop at all. It is very malty. Kind of ok.
AlenomoreGood02 Apr 2010 A reasonable first offering from this new Kent micro.

Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) Red Top

3.80% ABV.

We have tried this beer 213 times.

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

Other Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) beers.