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The Dirty Habit (Elitepubs)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent3
Caledonian - Golden SunExcellent1
Old Dairy - Sun TopExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopGood1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood4
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Hop Monster (Georges) - HowlerNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

27 Jul 2012 (Pedro)
Afternoon T-T Landlord not avaialable
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
18 Jul 2012 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a wet July Wednesday.We sat in our damp clothes after meeting our son, his mate and his blisters on the North Downs Way.Busy with Dutch hikers and locals. Beers from Tonbridge and Whitstable were listed as coming soon.Good pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentTrying this alongside Harveys SBB I rather surprised myself in preferring this:bit more hop, tastier malt. Didn't miss the sparkler!
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodDependable and cheering:a desert island best.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not TriedI was looking forward to this for oldtime's sake, but it ran out.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
30 Jun 2012 (Alenomore)
2130 visit. Quite busy in this food led gastro type pub. We sat outsdie in the heated patio area and enjoyed the ales and some very hot, green nuts called Wahiba? Very nice too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentOur friend enjoyed this one.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentOur girly friend thought this was, very girly?
Caledonian - Golden Sun4.30ExcellentI thought this was ok. A good, light summer ale.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
27 Apr 2012 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
28 Jan 2012 (Pedro)
Now has 4th handpump and hopes Tim-Taylor Landlord will soon be on as regular. Now part of 5 pub chain (with Great House Hawkhurst, Farm Houise West Malling, The Gun Heathfield, The Vineyard Lamberhurst)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
29 Oct 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hop Monster (Georges) - Howler4.60Not Tried
25 Sep 2011 (Andrew)
Sat in the back patio area (as all the tables inside had been booked-up) and had lunch. Perfectly pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodPerfectly reasonable.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
30 Jul 2011 (Pedro)
afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Sun Top3.60Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
01 May 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
28 Jan 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodSurprised to see this here.....not as good as hoped though !
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About The Dirty Habit

The pub sign. The Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good12
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hollingbourne, Kent, ME17 1UW.

The Dirty Habit is a beautiful 11th Century pub situated in the picturesque Kentish village of Hollingbourne. Set on The Pilgrims Way in a designated area of natural beauty, with many walks and bike rides from the pub, it has been used by pilgrims on their way to Canterbury for centuries. It is reputed that King James II stayed at the inn whilst on his way to France via Canterbury and Dover.

We have visited this pub 22 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME17 1UW