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Made Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Romney Marsh - Amber AleExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Session IPAExcellent1
Musket - MuzzleloaderExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight'sGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Made NorthGood1
Iron Pier - BitterGood1
Hopdaemon - DominatorGood1
Tonbridge - CountrymanGood1
Mad Cat - Crispin PaleGood1
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Acceptable1
Picture 1. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

05 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet but much interes in the forthcoming general election.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Made North3.80GoodNot to my taste.
25 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit on a very hot day but thankfully the skies were darkening and getting ready for some welcome rain. Steve showed me a video clip of his recent wedding whilst I was drinking my beer, on the basis that apart from Wetherspoons there was nowhere else in town where I could guarantee a decent pint of cask ale I stayed of a second pint.
Romney Marsh - Session IPA3.80ExcellentA good traditional pint with considerably more flavour than many 3.8% beers.
24 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Friday evening, conversation was mostly about driving mini cars (Austin and BMW) but one lady changed the subject to London Overground's Class 710 trains, much more interesting.
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Excellent
11 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening and busy. Steve was having a weekend off and a young couple were managing the place tonight. A few changes since my last visit, namely the toilets have been relocated upstairs and the food menu has completely changed.
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Good
08 Mar 2019 (Andrew)
Gareth and I met Ian here and, later, Tim. Got busy quickly.
Hopdaemon - Dominator5.10GoodA bit cold but very drinkable.
28 Feb 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Midday visit a few others in, friendly welcome as always here. We met up with the rest of our group to kick off ChrisE's 17 and 3/4 birthday crawl.
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Good
12 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Tuesday evening and I was very disappointed to find that there was no cask beer available, evidently the new range of various keg type beers are so popular that just one cask ale will now be available from Thursday lunch time until Sunday or earlier if it runs out. I was very surprised to find that Steve is now giving 20p Camra discount on the keg beers. I sampled a half pint of one of the available beers (I can't remember what it was called) and found it to be horribly over carbonated. Not to my taste at all.
05 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a good chat with Steve who has now added ten keg beer lines. The original plan for everything to made in Kent has been relaxed a bit as about half of these kegs are brewed outside of the County. Two casks on sale today, the other one was from Kent Brewery but I can't remember which one it was.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Good
25 Jan 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening fairly busy with folk coming and going during our stay. Good to see this place (and the Taproom) attracts the more upmarket clientele compared to the usual establishments here.
Mad Cat - Crispin Pale4.00Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's4.60Good
09 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
I had a good chat with Steve. He informed me that Romney Marsh Brewery will be doing a tap takeover and Meet the Brewer evening at 8pm on Wednesday 16th January.
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Excellent
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Acceptable

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About the Made Inn

The pub sign. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN23 1JJ.

This pub opened on 27 July 2018 in a former music shop in New Rents. There is seating in the bar area and a separate room to the rear plus a patio area at the back of the pub. Originally all beers were sourced from local breweries and dispensed by gravity from a stillage behind the bar but since then 10 keg lines have been added too and supply may be from outside the local area. A refurbishment took place during March 2020 and beer is now served through a handpump.

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1JJ