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The Wrong Turn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PrinceExcellent4
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulExcellent1
Butcombe - GoldGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Good1
Pig & Porter - Neither NorGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterGood1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood1
West Berkshire - Mister Swift's Pale AleGood1
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)Not Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent
Picture 2. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent

Visits Details

08 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
Becoming a habit of mine - cycling to Coldred and taking a Wrong Turn on the way. Late afternoon - just the one other customer when I arrived but others arriving as I left. Had a good chat about Dover and Canterbury pubs - both of us favouring the former on balance.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90GoodSmoky.
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
15 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
I’d heard rumours that this was closed for January and/or February. Pleasantly surprised to find it open before 5 with at least 10 customers. Winter opening 3 on Thursday and Friday, noon at the weekend. Close M/T/W. But I was told spring opening times will be longer. All ales still £3 a pint.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20ExcellentHope I got this right - no pump clip and just chalked up as “McCanns Stout 4.2%”. Freshly tapped - absolutely delicious.
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
01 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon visit - I was the only customer. Landlady bemoaning the lack of appreciation from customers about her restricted opening hours. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays now. All real ales at £3 a pint.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentLovely brew - fresh on.
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Good
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
03 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening. Biggest disappointment after a long and circuitous journey to find venue closed for a private function. Pubs such as this are destination Micropubs and when this remote it is a real kick in the teeth.
10 Feb 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - stories of holes-in-one and 40-1 winning bets being told.
Butcombe - Gold4.40GoodA fresh hop taste, very nice.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
30 May 2016 (Dosser)
Sooo hard to find. Did a tour of East Kent to get here. Very unusual. Has a huge porch now and a band welcomed us in on a cold miserable Bank holiday.Came third in East Kents POTY announced today.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90ExcellentVery nice. £3 for all beers, £3.40 for ciders.
31 Jul 2015 (Jack William)
Friday beer o'clock. Nice atmosphere - a few inside and out in the sunshine.
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00ExcellentLight, flowery, refreshing - with a bite of something I couldn't quite discern.
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70GoodNice body for a mild.
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
22 Jul 2015 (Mick)
Friendly little pub.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodNice pint of this golden bitter.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90GoodGood dark beer.
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)3.80Not Tried
24 Apr 2015 (Jack William)
Early Friday evening - I have cycled from Dover to get here - any beer will taste good after that! A jolly atmosphere with the log burning stove blazing away.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90ExcellentDark, creamy and smoky. Very nice.
Hop Fuzz - English4.00GoodPleasant enough, good condition but rather plain.
Pig & Porter - Neither Nor5.00GoodJust a taster - quite complex flavours - worth a bigger sample next time.
04 Apr 2015 (Mick)
Ten minutes after we arrived the place was heaving. A do of some sort tonight it seems.
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00GoodNice bitter
West Berkshire - Mister Swift's Pale Ale4.00GoodGood Pale ale
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)3.80Not Tried

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About The Wrong Turn

The pub sign. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Barfrestone, Kent, CT15 7JG.

Down a short unmade drive off Pie Factory Road a Micropub which opened on Saturday 16th August 2014 based in a converted outbuilding whose most recent use had been as an art gallery. It is a chalet style pub with country kitchen styling. Wooden tables, chairs, and a rough wood bar counter. Outdoor patio and lawned area. Brings a pub back to a village which has been without one since the Yew Tree closed. Beers and ciders were originally served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room which could be viewed through a window behind the bar counter but that has since been swept away. About a two mile walk from Shepherds Well railway station. Closed on Mondays. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016.

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 28 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 7JG