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Sugar Loaves (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Good2
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood4
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes SussexGood3
Greene King - IPAAcceptable1
King & Barnes (now see and use Badger entries) - Sussex Best BitterPoor1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Sugar Loaves, Hollingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

28 Jan 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
07 Nov 2010 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
04 Aug 2010 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
30 Apr 2010 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA3.60Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
05 Feb 2010 (Pedro)
early evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes Sussex3.50Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
06 Nov 2009 (Pedro)
lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes Sussex3.50Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
01 May 2009 (Pedro)
Several changes of licensee since last reported visit ! But pub itself is much the same !
BeerABVScoreNotes
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - King & Barnes Sussex3.50AcceptableBeer seemed tired
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
16 Sep 2005 (Ian)
Nice village pub. Church pews for seats in the main bar with a pool table, TV and jukebox. Upto 4 beers on handpumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70PoorThis was a bit think and metallic. Yeasty citric aroma but a bit unpleasant.
King & Barnes (now see and use Badger entries) - Sussex Best Bitter3.50PoorSlightly soapy. Caramel aroma with some apple. Dark brown beer with disappearing beige head. Hoppy dry finish, but dull, boring and thin
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10UndrinkableBadged as Dark. This was off so I had to return it.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
30 Jan 2005 (Ian)
Situated in the village, five minutes from the A20 or railway station. It has a central bar, with a restaurant on one side and a bar on the other. Bar contains large real fire and a pool table. Up to 4 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExceptionalBadged as Goachers Dark this has wonderful dark malty burnt flavours
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
King & Barnes (now see and use Badger entries) - Sussex Best Bitter3.50Not Tried

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About the Sugar Loaves

The pub sign. Sugar Loaves, Hollingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent6
Good10
Acceptable2
Poor2

The pub is found in Hollingbourne, Kent, ME17 1TS.

Village pub 5 minutes from railway station. Real fire, central bar, restaurant on one side and bar on the other with a pool table. Up to 4 beers on.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME17 1TS