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Fuggles Beer Cafe (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Magic Rock - High WireExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Magic Rock - RingmasterExcellent1
Hop Studio - Dark RoseExcellent1
RedWillow - WrecklessExcellent1
Tonbridge - CoppernobExcellent1
Brighton Bier - West PierExcellent1
Titanic - First ClassGood1
Saltaire - New World RedGood1
Westerham - Single Hop Sorachi AceGood1
Wild Beer Co. - FreshGood1
Saltaire - Winter AleNot Tried0
Magic Rock - CuriousNot Tried0
RedWillow - HeartlessNot Tried0
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)Not Tried0
Tonbridge - Alsace GoldNot Tried0
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the GarterNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Larkins - PorterNot Tried0
Westerham - Audit AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Fuggles Beer Cafe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Picture 2. Fuggles Beer Cafe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Picture 3. Fuggles Beer Cafe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Visits Details

21 Mar 2014 (thebrewingman)
Friday early evening before a visit to the Assembly Hall. Busy but comfortable and did not have to wait to be served.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Studio - Dark Rose3.50ExcellentSuperbly tasty mild.
Westerham - Single Hop Sorachi Ace4.00GoodI was expecting a mouthful of hop flavour but was disappointed.
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
27 Feb 2014 (thebrewingman)
Six o'clock in the evening and the bar is buzzing. Most tables are taken but there is still room. Bar staff very efficient.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magic Rock - High Wire5.50Excellent
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90Excellent
Larkins - Porter5.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
08 Feb 2014 (Wittenden)
Early doors on a stormy Saturday lunchtime, a few others came in.Minimalist in style.Friendly welcome. Many beers on keg dispense, but I resisted, though I was tempted by Burning Sky-Aurora.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RedWillow - Wreckless4.80ExcellentMelons:new style pale ale.Moreish.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80ExcellentOld school, old favourite.
Windsor & Eton - Knight of the Garter3.80Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
10 Jan 2014 (oz11)
Afternoon, comfortable and friendly. Also had Bristol Beer Factory Belgian Conspiracy (7.5% excellent), Thornbridge Beadeca's Well (5.3% good) on keg and Kernel Export India Porter (5.8% good) from a bottle.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - First Class3.80Good
Saltaire - New World Red5.20Good
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80Not TriedWhile I was there the old cask was changed to a new one.
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00Not Tried
06 Dec 2013 (thebrewingman)
Lunchtime visit with a few customers coming in. We were made to feel very welcome. It was my first visit and it feels like a continental bar. It has a plain glass front to the pavement and the bar area extends a far way back with the serving area on one side wall. Seating is a mixture of wooden tables and chairs and comfy sofas.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00ExcellentNot as hoppy and a little darker in colour to the Plateau.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentA superb pale ale, nice and hoppy. It would be nice to compare this with Hophead.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
RedWillow - Heartless4.90Not TriedA chocolate stout. My wife really enjoyed this.
17 Nov 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Third day of opening, fairly quiet on a Sunday afternoon, but was busy the previous evenings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Fresh5.50GoodOn handpump, fresh hoppy taste with a little haze from the fresh green hops. My score 15/20.
Saltaire - Winter Ale4.90Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not TriedGoing to be the standard "House Beer" here.
Magic Rock - Curious3.90Not Tried

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About the Fuggles Beer Cafe

The pub sign. Fuggles Beer Cafe, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent18
Good10
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 2AP.

Located in a former shop unit in Grosvenor Road, this is a Café Bar style outlet with bare boards and a mix of sofas and tables and chairs. 4 cask and 10 keg lines dispense an interesting range of local, national and international beers with an emphasis on smaller "craft" producers. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 50 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN1 2AP