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Kings Head (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bootleg - Urban FoxExcellent1
Abbey Ales - BellringerExcellent1
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)Excellent1
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Styrian AuroraExcellent1
Okell's - MPA Manx Pale AleExcellent2
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterExcellent3
Bootleg - Fool's GoldExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Goldings AleExcellent1
Butcombe - Hop EyeExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Excellent1
Clarence & Fredericks - American Pale AleExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Late RedExcellent1
Thwaites - Crafty DevilGood1
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - India Pale AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdGood1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spooks AleNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Dragonfire (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Not Tried0
Arkell's - 3BNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Golden SheepNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. Kings Head, Shadoxhurst, Kent

Visits Details

15 Nov 2016 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon, I had a good chat with the landlord and landlady. I was told that Doom Bar had proved extremely popular when it was available as a guest beer recently and that Castle Rock Midnight Owl and a beer called Urban Fox should be available soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentExceptionally good Master Brew, nutty with toffee flavours.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Excellent
25 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
Early evening, time for a few pints and a bite to eat as I had just over two hours to wait for the next (and last) bus home. I chatted with some regulars about the possibility of a micropub opening in the Ashford area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Bootleg - Fool's Gold3.90ExcellentNew on tonight.
Butcombe - Hop Eye4.20ExcellentA new cask on tonight.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
26 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit with a couple of friends, we sat outside and enjoyed our beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Okell's - MPA Manx Pale Ale3.60Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
26 Jul 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime and quiet with a couple of other customers. My first visit here, been on my 'to do' list far too long!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Okell's - MPA Manx Pale Ale3.60GoodDry,hoppy with a bitter sweet aftertaste.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
19 May 2016 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, a few diners and a lot of wet sales as there was a league pool match taking place later in the evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Special Ale (previously Ale)4.40ExcellentA fresh cask on tonight and outselling everything. A good tangy best bitter, delicious.
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Jun 2015 (ChrisE)
A very busy Thursday evening and a great atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Goldings Ale4.10Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails Cherry Porter (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.00ExcellentDelicious cherry porter. One of our group had said "don't try that its horrible" but he had drunk it somewhere else. Named after the red sails on the Thames Barge "Greta".
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Not TriedThis ran out.
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde Ambition4.50Not Tried
04 Apr 2015 (ChrisE)
Very busy with a private function plus the usual drinkers and diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Beer Studio (Hydes sub-brand) - Styrian Aurora4.40ExcellentI really like this.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Arkell's - 3B4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.90Not Tried
21 May 2014 (ChrisE)
Early evening, fairly busy with dining trade and a few drinkers. The landlady told me that she has applied for Cask Marque accreditation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Clarence & Fredericks - American Pale Ale4.50ExcellentA good pale ale, strong grapefruit notes.
Bootleg - Urban Fox4.20Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Dragonfire (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.50Not Tried
22 Feb 2014 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime sat at the bar talking to the owners. Good experience.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50Good Lighter version of Late Red. Tasty
Shepherd Neame - India Pale Ale4.50GoodSurprisingly hoppy
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
16 Nov 2013 (ChrisE)
A busy Saturday lunch time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abbey Ales - Bellringer4.20Excellent
Thwaites - Crafty Devil4.30Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spooks Ale4.70Not Tried

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About the Kings Head

The pub sign. Kings Head, Shadoxhurst, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent26
Good17
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Shadoxhurst, Kent, TN26 1LQ.

Village pub in Woodchurch Road, with separate dining and wet sales areas, noted for good food. Closed on Mondays. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN26 1LQ