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The Dovecote Inn

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSBGood1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Dovecote Inn, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent

Visits Details

13 Sep 2009 (Andrew)
Jane, Isabel and I went for a drive out to the west of Kent. We passed the Hop Farm on route which was having a dog show that caused a massive traffic jam. Eventually we made it to the Dovecote and what a lovely pub it is. Dark, cosy, old and charismatic. There's a large garden at the back of the property with a covered outside drinking area immediately to the rear of the pub. The inside of the pub has 2 main areas with a small snug to the front. The beer was served on gravity out of barrels behind the bar. The landlord was extremely friendly and helpful too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentExcellent condition full of Harvey's tell-tale flavours
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodGood condition. Good hop resins in an easy to drink light ale form. Very enjoyable
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSB4.80GoodPerhaps lacked a bit of condition and I suspect it was the end of the barrel but it still had some nice fruity and resinous notes to it.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried

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About The Dovecote Inn

The pub sign. The Dovecote Inn, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent15
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent, TN12 6SU.

One bar pub with a couple of drinking areas. Attractive interior with some exposed wood and red brick and a real fire. There is also a largish trellis covered patio and a garden. Beer is served on gravity from casks behind the bar.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN12 6SU