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The Dering Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Special House AleGood9
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dering Arms, Pluckley, Kent
Picture 2. The Dering Arms, Pluckley, Kent

Visits Details

22 Feb 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening a few diners clearing up. Fabulous sepulchral atmosphere here pity about the beer quality.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80PoorBadged as Dering Ale. Just about drinkable.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
07 Feb 2017 (Wittenden)
A rare midweek pint.I sat by the fire in the characterful bar and considered the matters of the day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodPeppery rather than earthy.Welcome.
01 Jan 2017 (Jack William)
Lunchtime about 1:30. Only two other customers in initially - beautiful building, well laid out with a log fire on the go - but atmosphere of a church. A few more diners arrived as we were leaving. One ale on, one pump clip turned round.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodBadged as Dering Ale - at 3.7
24 May 2016 (Wittenden)
Problems on the railway meant that a bicycle had been left at Pluckley Station. An evening visit was called for. A pleasant afterwork buzz.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodPlums on the finish.
25 Apr 2016 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a pleasant Tuesday evening.I sat in the baronial public bar:sometimes life doesn't get much better than this.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExcellentIn tiptop condition.Earthy and intriguing.
14 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, fairly quiet but a lovely relaxing atmosphere. Fortunately this pub has wifi so I was able to know in advance that my train home was running 42 minutes late and it would be a good idea to stay for some more beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Good
27 Jun 2015 (Wittenden)
Noon on a sunny Saturday.I'd gone out to get a quick release coupling and was passing. I sat on the sunlit bench with my beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80AcceptableFirst out: a touch ardent at first, but the sunshine drew out the underlying earthiness.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
23 Aug 2013 (Wittenden)
Life can afford many pleasures:one of the greatest is sitting outside the Dering with a pint of Goachers at the end of a muggy and dusty Friday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExceptionalOn pluperfect form tonight. Seems hoppier than before, but still resinous and earthy.
09 Aug 2013 (Pedro)
Early evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Good£3-50/pint
11 Jun 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. 2145 hours and lights off and door barred despite opening times sign by the door saying open Monday to Saturday 11.30-3.30 & 6-11, Sunday 12-4. Annoying for a long distance destination pub so they must have had a very good reason.
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About The Dering Arms

The pub sign. The Dering Arms, Pluckley, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent20
Good17
Acceptable8
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Pluckley, Kent, TN27 0RR.

Old hunting lodge made of stone with Dering windows, a stone's throw from Pluckley railway station. Mostly viewed as a restaurant, but there is a bar on the left hand side. Stone flags on the floor and large real fire. Beer is Goacher's Special badged as Dering Ale. Good quality, well kept. Service can be slow. A lovely pub to visit in the winter with the fire and great in the summer to sit in the garden. Lots of character. 

We have visited this pub 40 times, seen 3 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 0RR