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The Bell & Jorrocks (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rother Valley - Summertime BluesExcellent1
Rother Valley - Wealden BitterExcellent1
G2 - Otava IPAExcellent1
Tonbridge - Union PaleExcellent1
Woodforde's - WherryGood1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestGood1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutAcceptable1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

Visits Details

24 Feb 2017 (Wittenden)
Early Friday evening. Busy. A proper pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40AcceptableChestnut-brown. Very maltly with a bitter finish. Doesn't quite work.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
11 Feb 2017 (Wittenden)
Mid afternoon,during the rugby.Restrained.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Wealden Bitter3.70ExcellentWalnut dark:bitter chocolate,bitter weather in the heart of the Low Weald.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
23 Dec 2016 (Wittenden)
Crowded on an twilight visit at the end of the last working day before Christmas,though I'll be feeding cattle throughout!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40GoodDark brown,malt led, with a dry finish.Baked apple. Bit dull, really.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
03 Dec 2016 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableSlight metallic sensation.Bit fresh perhaps?
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
11 Nov 2016 (Wittenden)
Early on a Friday evening:humming.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Union Pale4.70ExcellentTop notch: earthy hops.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
27 Aug 2016 (Wittenden)
Long time since I'd been here.I sat on a bench outside on a hot August Saturday evening.Inimitable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
G2 - Otava IPA4.40ExcellentLovely straw coloured beer from a brewery new but close to me.Assertive hops:blackcurrants with hay sweetness. Pushing 4.5.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
05 Apr 2016 (Wittenden)
Late evening, on my way home from a meeting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80GoodFarmyard malt and a long spicy finish.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
21 Mar 2015 (Dosser)
Visit to the Newly named Maidstone POTY
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80GoodPleasant enough. £3.70 a pint but a discount for us CAMRA folk
20 Jun 2014 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on a warm June Friday:drinkers inside and out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Summertime Blues4.10ExcellentIn fine contrarian style, a dark amber summer beer.That Rother Valley dusty combine harvester on a hot day graininess,blackcurrant hops.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
21 Mar 2014 (Wittenden)
Builder o'clock on a Friday:good mix of chaps in work gear-mine was easily the filthiest,families and friendly dogs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodFarmyard funk.Nice.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About The Bell & Jorrocks

The pub sign. The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent76
Good19
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Frittenden, Kent, TN17 2EJ.

Tile hung, timber framed pub in the centre of the village. It incorporates the local Post Office. In 1967, Fremlins was taken over by the brewers Whitbread, and in 1969 after 65 years the licensee of The Bell retired. It was at this point that plans were made to combine both The Bell and the John Jorrocks pubs. The John Jorrocks was closed, and the Bell was renamed The Bell & Jorrocks under the tenancy of Phil Oliver, the former tenant of the Jorrocks. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2015 and again in 2018. CAMRA West Kent Pub of the Year 2015.

We have visited this pub 53 times, seen 78 different beers and tried 66 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 2EJ