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Royal Tunbridge Wells Royal Best Bitter

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent02 Dec 2012
The Grape & GrainCrystal Palace, Greater London14 Nov 2012
Jolly DraymanGravesend, Kent11 Nov 2012
Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012Canterbury, Kent29 Sep 2012
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent27 Aug 2012
The Humphrey BeanTonbridge, Kent18 Aug 2012
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent07 Jun 2012
The HaywainBramling, Kent02 Jun 2012
Six BellsWoodchurch, Kent11 May 2012
The Leading LightFaversham, Kent29 Apr 2012
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent04 Apr 2012
The Rum PuncheonGravesend, Kent22 Mar 2012
The BedfordTunbridge Wells, Kent06 Jan 2012
The SwanAshford, Kent08 Dec 2011
The Three MarinersHythe, Kent30 May 2011
Nevill BullBirling, Kent23 Apr 2011
The Dovecote InnCapel-le-Ferne, Kent04 Mar 2011
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent17 Feb 2011
The Royal OakTunbridge Wells, Kent08 Dec 2010
DrakesMaidstone, Kent10 Oct 2010
Ye Olde Thirsty PigMaidstone, Kent09 Oct 2010
The CrownOtford, Kent08 Oct 2010
Opera HouseTunbridge Wells, Kent12 Sep 2010
Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010Smallhythe, Kent04 Sep 2010
East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010East Malling, Kent04 Sep 2010
The Swan InnWittersham, Kent22 Aug 2010
Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders FairSissinghurst, Kent22 Aug 2010
The Spotted DogSmarts Hill, Penshurst, Kent19 Jul 2010
2nd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2010Tenterden, Kent12 Jun 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.

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried02 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried02 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried01 Dec 2012
PedroNot Tried30 Nov 2012
AlenomoreExcellent13 Jul 2012 On form again.
PedroExcellent12 Jul 2012
PedroExcellent07 Oct 2011
PedroNot Tried23 Feb 2011
PedroExcellent22 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried03 Jul 2010
PedroNot Tried30 Jun 2010
AngieNot Tried28 Jun 2010
PedroExcellent28 Jun 2010
DosserNot Tried24 Jun 2010

The Grape & Grain, Crystal Palace, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried14 Nov 2012
Magnus GreelNot Tried14 Mar 2011
ChrisENot Tried14 Mar 2011

Jolly Drayman, Gravesend, Kent

PedroNot Tried11 Nov 2012
PedroNot Tried10 Nov 2012

Kent Green Hop Beer Festival 2012, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried29 Sep 2012

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Not Tried27 Aug 2012

The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Not Tried18 Aug 2012

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

oz11Not Tried07 Jun 2012 Replaced the Rustic.
BlairNot Tried17 Sep 2011
ChrisENot Tried15 Feb 2011

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

AndrewNot Tried02 Jun 2012

Six Bells, Woodchurch, Kent

PedroNot Tried11 May 2012

The Leading Light, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried29 Apr 2012

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

PedroNot Tried04 Apr 2012

The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

ChrisENot Tried22 Mar 2012
ChrisEGood15 Jan 2011 A malty flavoursome best bitter.
Magnus GreelExcellent15 Jan 2011 Marmalade hint paired with subtle red berry fruits with a light but semi dry finish.

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

thebrewingmanNot Tried06 Jan 2012
thebrewingmanExcellent09 Dec 2011
thebrewingmanNot Tried02 Dec 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried22 Oct 2011
Martin the MildmanNot Tried29 Aug 2011

The Swan, Ashford, Kent

IanGood08 Dec 2011 Never been a fan of thus beer but this was good. Good deep brown malts.

The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent

IanNot Tried30 May 2011
IanNot Tried28 May 2011
IanPoor31 May 2010 Green apple on aroma, malts are a bit unintegrated. Malts don't taste fully brewed out. No real hop presence. New brewery that needs a bit of work I think.

Nevill Bull, Birling, Kent

PedroNot Tried23 Apr 2011

The Dovecote Inn, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent04 Mar 2011 Very tasty bitter.

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

PedroNot Tried17 Feb 2011
PedroNot Tried13 Jan 2011

The Royal Oak, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent08 Dec 2010 A bitter that tastes like bitter used to taste.

Drakes, Maidstone, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent10 Oct 2010 Slightly darker but still good.
PedroExcellent09 Oct 2010
DosserAcceptable09 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried07 Oct 2010

Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried09 Oct 2010
PedroNot Tried07 Oct 2010

The Crown, Otford, Kent

PedroNot Tried08 Oct 2010

Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Martin the MildmanNot Tried12 Sep 2010 Ran out as I ordered it.

Smallhythe Place Beer and Music Festival 2010, Smallhythe, Kent

WittendenNot Tried04 Sep 2010

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

AlenomoreNot Tried04 Sep 2010

The Swan Inn, Wittersham, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Aug 2010

Sissinghurst Castle Smallholders Fair, Sissinghurst, Kent

WittendenExcellent22 Aug 2010 Another new one for me: I'd heard mixed views on this, but found it a perfectly acceptable Best Bitter-good dark amber colour, fruity and not too sweet. I could definately make this a regular.

The Spotted Dog, Smarts Hill, Penshurst, Kent

AndrewGood19 Jul 2010 Sweet malty best bitter.

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

AlenomoreExcellent12 Jun 2010 A new brewery from Tunbridge Wells. I know nothing about further details for the new listing here, but someone else out there might edit further no doubt.
PedroExcellent12 Jun 2010
Martin the MildmanAcceptable12 Jun 2010 Quite dry and bitter tasting traditional style bitter. A little too one dimensional for my taste. My score 14/20.

Royal Tunbridge Wells Royal Best Bitter

4.10% ABV.

We have tried this beer 20 times.

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

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