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The Leading Light (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Titanic - Iron CurtainGood1
Rockin Robin - SpoonshineGood1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Whitstable - Cockle WarmerAcceptable1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveAcceptable1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerAcceptable1
Wantsum - 1381Poor1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Blindmans - Golden SpringNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Spencer's - Blonde Light Golden AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Buzz Wiser Honey AleNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - GunhillNot Tried0
Adnams - Topaz GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Bengali (previously Bengali Tiger)Not Tried0
Adnams - English Red AleNot Tried0
Wadworth - Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Kloster Bock DunkelNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wadworth - Full Sail WassailNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint ImporterNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint XPorterNot Tried0
Caledonian - Nøgne Ø Asian Pale AleNot Tried0
Batemans - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Leading Light, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

21 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
15:00 visit. Small mix of diners/drinkers in. Time for tea & cake before our bus home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent
30 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Surprisingly bantering barman.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Good
Rockin Robin - Spoonshine4.70GoodOnly available in Wetherspoon outlets in Kent, brewed by JDW managers
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Batemans - Cervecería Fort Barcelona Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
15 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late whistlestop half before a train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50AcceptableBordering on poor
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Nøgne Ø Asian Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
08 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Used as station waiting room!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Cockle Warmer4.70Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Importer4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint XPorter6.00Not Tried
22 Dec 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening near closing time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wadworth - Full Sail Wassail6.00Not Tried
13 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, I just had the one pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - 13813.80PoorI did not finish this pint.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Not Tried
10 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Quite limited selection of festival ales here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Iron Curtain6.00GoodSimply too rich for a first of the day
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - English Red Ale4.50Not Tried
Wadworth - Klosterbrauerei Scheyern Kloster Bock Dunkel6.50Not Tried
21 Sep 2013 (Dosser)
Lunchtime walkabout in Faversham. Many delightful Sheps pubs that we managed to avoid. Lots of different prices for beers here.Managed to get away with just a coffee. No Sheps beers here!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Bengali (previously Bengali Tiger)6.40Not Tried
12 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening - last knockings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Not Tried
Spencer's - Blonde Light Golden Ale4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Buzz Wiser Honey Ale3.80Not Tried
25 Jun 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening - last knockings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00AcceptableToo cold and really not in best condition
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Blindmans - Golden Spring4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried

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About The Leading Light

The pub sign. The Leading Light, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good10
Acceptable6
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Faversham, Kent, ME13 8NZ.

Lovely Art Deco building in Preston Street not far from the railway station and opened in 1997. The name of this Wetherspoon pub recalls Henry Wreight (pronounced rate), who was a 'leading light' in the development of Faversham in the 19th century. Great iron work and windows on the front. The wood/marble interior is stunning and gives a grandiose feel to the pub. Attractive patio garden to the rear. 12 handpumps in 2 banks each of 6. Raised seating area to one side of the main bar floor and a restaurant area to the rear.

We have visited this pub 29 times, seen 73 different beers and tried 24 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 8NZ