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Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill) (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood5
St Austell - TributeAcceptable5
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

09 Mar 2016 (Trevor)
Very few in for our lunchtime meal which was up to its usual good standard. Pleasant service too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
03 Feb 2016 (Trevor)
Another great value and tasty lunchtime meal with pleasant service. Fairly quiet. Same three ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50GoodStrong initial citrus flavour and good condition.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
30 Dec 2015 (Trevor)
Fairly quiet for our lunchtime visit. Good meal and service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2015 (Trevor)
A few in at lunchtime. We had a good meal and a friendly reception and service from a staff member who had only started that week. There was no change in the ale selection however.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
27 Oct 2015 (Trevor)
Found ourselves at lunchtime in need of sustenance and were pleased to have dropped in for a good value and tasty meal. Another place that produces its meaty meat pies on the premises.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
21 Oct 2015 (Trevor)
Another lunchtime visit where we enjoyed a very tasty meal and very good service. Not many in the restaurant or bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50AcceptableStrong citrus flavour at the start.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
15 Jul 2015 (Trevor)
Some in both inside and out as we went for our lunch. Meal was fine and service good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50GoodStrong citrus flavour.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
24 Jun 2015 (Trevor)
Through our lunchtime there was a regular addition to those like us in the restaurant inside, to those eating in the long garden area outside and to those at the bar, which meant that the one person serving had too much to do. We had a good and tasty first course but after waiting over half an hour for the second course we paid and left without it - the first time that this has happened on our many very pleasant visits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
03 Jun 2015 (Trevor)
A few in at lunchtime when we had another nice meal with friendly service. Thought that there might have been the odd barrel over from their recent beer festival but they had sold out which was obviously good for them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 May 2015 (Trevor)
Fairly quiet for our lunchtime visit but once again the food was good and the service friendly and efficient.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedUnavailable
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried

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About the Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill)

The pub sign. Hooden Smokehouse & Cellar (formerly Hooden on the Hill), Willesborough, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent33
Good52
Acceptable24
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Willesborough, Kent, TN24 0NY.

Formerly The Rose, situated in Willesborough on the way to William Harvey Hospital, this is a lovely pub on the inside. Lots of original wooden beams, uneven floors and open fireplace. Large, pretty garden too. Food is American and there are 3 handpumps on the bar. Seriously damaged by fire on Sunday 27th November 2016 and reopened mid March 2018.

We have visited this pub 100 times, seen 99 different beers and tried 54 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 0NY