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The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse) (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
St Austell - TributeGood5
Cotleigh - Old HookerGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
Abigale - SamphireAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Greene King - Morland OriginalNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Westerham - Rob's Virtuous AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph (now use 4.2% entry)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

Visits Details

03 Mar 2015 (ChrisE)
There were signs outside advertising the business opportunity available for anyone wanting to run this pub, inside a few local people having a chat and a few beers. Unfortunately two gents were sitting at either end of the bar having a conversation, so it did not seem a good idea to stand between them, I found a space in a corner and drank my pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Old Hooker4.40Good
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
20 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, just a few people at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
04 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
This pub is still proudly boasting five real ales on the signs outside, but once inside the girl behind the bar told me that there was nothing on the pumps, and just Red Top on gravity, she tried to pour a pint but it ran out at after about one third of a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableNot ready yet, still bubbling through the soft spile, but I had some anyway.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not TriedRan out.
30 Nov 2013 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime and I always hope something interesting may be on. At least they do one decent beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20GoodGood biscuit best bitter
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Rocking Rudolph (now use 4.2% entry)5.00Not Tried
03 Aug 2013 (ChrisE)
Still advertising five real ales, but only three on offer as the other two pumps had fermented apple juice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not TriedRan out.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
18 Jun 2013 (Ian)
Late afternoon, after a long cycle ride it was good to have a glass of ice cold water and a beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Tribute4.20GoodNow this is a good beer and seems to be on quite regularly at this pub. Decent malts and good hoppy finish.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
28 Apr 2013 (Andrew)
Lovely day and after a walk with Ian, Jane and I came here to meet my folks for lunch. We got there early and sat outside in the sun. Friendly locals and a good atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50GoodExcellent condition. Hint of ginger, and deep rich flavour with a bite on the finish.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
17 Jul 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime for cider and English wine festival - my first visit - a good atmosphere !
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Excellent
St Austell - Tribute4.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
28 May 2011 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, the pub was starting to get busy with diners. The pub was running a beer festival for the bank holiday weekend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abigale - Samphire4.10AcceptableVery cold and very slightly hazy.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
Westerham - Rob's Virtuous Ale4.00Not Tried
11 Mar 2011 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, it was fairly busy but I was disappointed with the range of beers on offer. I met up with a group of my former work colleagues for a few pints, and we all agreed that the beers that we tried were in tip top condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Excellent
St Austell - Tribute4.20ExcellentStrong citrus flavours, particularly grapefruit. A very clean and tasty pint.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried

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About The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse)

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent10
Good13
Acceptable7
Poor2

The pub is found in Great Chart, Kent, TN23 3AN.

Located in The Street in the middle of the village. Originally called The Black Dog then The Hooden Horse then The Hoodener's Horse and most recently named The Little Black Dog from June 2017 where new tenants have reverted nearly to the original but added little, perhaps out of respect for their own dog!

We have visited this pub 27 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 3AN