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Old Plantation (Freehouse)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Castle Rock - Black GoldExceptional2
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark MunroExcellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent6
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Excellent2
Sharp's - Doom BarExcellent1
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogExcellent2
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent2
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark MunroExcellent1
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent2
Downton - Honey BlondeExcellent1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideAcceptable1
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Old Plantation, Bearsted, Kent

Visits Details

22 Sep 2012 (Pedro)
Evening, pleasent time reading the Sunday papers
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Aug 2012 (Pedro)
Lunchtime for beer fest
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Excellent
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Excellent
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80Excellent
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Excellent
Downton - Honey Blonde4.30Excellent
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Dark Munro4.00Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
10 Aug 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Black Gold3.50Exceptional
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Excellent
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Munro4.00Excellent
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
09 Aug 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Excellent
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Good
25 Mar 2012 (Pedro)
Heard it had re-opened after a brief closure with new landlords. Roast potatoes were heavenly!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Jan 2012 (Pedro)
Evening for quiz match
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Excellent
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Oct 2011 (ChrisE)
A good crowd for a quiz evening to raise money for cancer charities.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
14 May 2011 (Pedro)
Afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2011 (Andrew)
Lunchtime. A large group of chaps were in seemingly drinking lager. Well someone has to I suppose. I'd not been here for over 10 years but it was much as I remembered. The staff were friendly too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableSlightly hazy. Intense bitterness with hints of fruit. Not bad
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableLacked a bit of zing but okay.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Apr 2010 (Ian)
I got train times mixed up so had an hour to spare and I kinda remembered the way here even though I haven't been here in at least 5 years. I sat upstairs listening to Beethoven, reading and having a thoroughly splendid time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentLovely yeasty aroma, flowery hop. Excellent.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried

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About the Old Plantation

The pub sign. Old Plantation, Bearsted, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent25
Good14
Acceptable3
Poor-

The pub is found in Bearsted, Kent, ME14 4BJ.

Quaint half timbered Grade II listed pub with a split level interior. Picturesque on the exterior and snug on the interior. An application to Maidstone Borough Council for Asset of Community Value status for this pub was turned down in mid 2013.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME14 4BJ