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The Kentish Belle (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Whitstable - Single Hop MosaicExceptional1
Arbor Ales - Pocket RocketExcellent1
Tankleys (cuckoo at Beerblefish) - Imperial Russian Stout (brewed by Beerblefish)Excellent1
Beerblefish - Barrel-Aged ESBExcellent1
3 Piers - Central CitraExcellent1
Mad Cat - WIPA SnappaGood1
Hobsons - Mosaic and Citra (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)Good1
Titanic - Cherry DarkAcceptable1
Tiny Rebel - The Full NelsonNot Tried0
Dukeries - GunsmokeNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la Not Tried0
No Frills Joe - Irish StoutNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - WokkaNot Tried0
Signature Brew - NightlinerNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APANot Tried0
Salopian - Half LifeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #1Not Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #2Not Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #3Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Whitstable - Bohemium LagerNot Tried0
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby MildNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - The Vader ShuffleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 2. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Picture 3. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London
Jason Jones

Visits Details

08 Apr 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1603-1956hrs, I was recommended here by a work colleague of mine who lives nearby however my intentions of this being the first of many in the area fell by the wayside due to enjoying first rate beer and chatting with Nick the ex train driver, Jess his charming accomplice and many of the customers who gathered around the bar area, mostly locals including a chap who's local was The Windmill in Ashford, and a few MicroPub tickers. Great friendly relaxed and jovial atmosphere I also liked the spacious feel to the place allowing for free movement around the bar area as well as propping it up!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Single Hop Mosaic4.40ExceptionalStunning sums this up, my favourite so far hence it earnt my loyalty for the rest of the session. Fruity flavousome Mosaic hops dominated and in faultless conditon, faultless!
Arbor Ales - Pocket Rocket3.90ExcellentBiscuit malts and caramel
3 Piers - Central Citra5.00ExcellentFresh & zesty blonde ale. Citra and cascade hops blended perfectly.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Bohemium Lager4.90Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - The Vader Shuffle6.50Not Tried
No Frills Joe - Irish Stout4.30Not Tried
28 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit after completing Bexleyheath chores. A sedate relaxed atmosphere with couples and after-work types mainly inhabiting. Nice touch to have a gratis plate of cheese, crackers and pickles. The place is furnished to a high standard with padded bench seats at normal height tables.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hobsons - Mosaic and Citra (collaboration with Brew By Numbers)4.20GoodUnfined, towards the lemon juice end of flavours so not truly to my taste
Titanic - Cherry Dark4.40AcceptableStill tasty but acknowledged as near end of cask. Broken scummy yeasty head
Brew Buddies - Wokka4.80Not Tried
Signature Brew - Nightliner5.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APA5.30Not Tried
Salopian - Half Life3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #14.50Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #24.50Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Finchcocks Exp #34.50Not Tried
20 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
My first visit to this new opening, until 10pm close. Confronted with The Broken Drum micropub (Blackfen) staff night off outing who were tanking up on the Tankleys Imperial Russian Stout to much smacking of lips. The Guv here is standing for election to CAMRA's National Executive at the 2018 AGM. I feel the pub needs some suitable wall adornments to soak up some of the sound, but it is early days yet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tankleys (cuckoo at Beerblefish) - Imperial Russian Stout (brewed by Beerblefish)9.00ExcellentKept for 13 months before release. A proper Imperial with all the complexities from ageing
Beerblefish - Barrel-Aged ESB4.80Excellent
Mad Cat - WIPA Snappa4.40GoodAs murky as milk, quite tasty wheat beer
Tiny Rebel - The Full Nelson4.80Not Tried
Dukeries - Gunsmoke5.50Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Shangri-la 4.20Not Tried
No Frills Joe - Irish Stout4.30Not Tried

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About The Kentish Belle

The pub sign. The Kentish Belle, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent17
Good8
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Bexleyheath, Greater London, DA7 4QW.

Micropub in Pickford Lane, near to Bexleyheath railway station, a shop conversion which opened on Saturday 17th March 2018. Serves real ales and ciders / perries on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled rear cellar room. Bar counter at the back of the pub and bench seats and normal height tables throughout. Upstairs Gents. CAMRA London Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 83 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA7 4QW