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The Black Lion (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Silver StarExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)Excellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent8
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent6
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent2
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Good6
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Lion, Lynsted, Kent
Picture 2. The Black Lion, Lynsted, Kent

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13 May 2017 (Andrew)
The main attraction of the day. The bar was busy when we arrived at about 3:30pm. We sat out in the garden for a bit which was enjoyable.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40GoodQuite tight and in need of some air. I wonder if blanket pressure is being used.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodAfter a few pints had been poured this was actually very nice but again it felt like it could have done with a bit more mellowing
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10AcceptableIt was okay but the flavours hadn't come out to play yet.
07 May 2017 (Andrew)
A good crowd in. The friendly lady who served me said the Goachers is a permanent feature which is superb news. Still a great pub!
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentLovely rich orange.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentVery good Dark. Roasted malt and deep Goachers excellence.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)3.60ExcellentNice roasted toasted malt.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
12 Sep 2015 (Andrew)
Cam and I got the train to Teynham and walked down along country lanes to the pub. When we arrived there was only one other person in and they were sitting at the bar. We sat by the fire place and drank Mr Goachers Beers
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentFresh barrel so lots of orange flavours going on.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodLess caramel and more toasted sugar than I recall but good enough to have 2 pints.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40AcceptableA touch sharp. Maybe it was fresh on.
11 Nov 2014 (thebrewingman)
My first visit to this excellent pub. Early Tuesday evening with a few in. Fire blazing away and it felt comfortable.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentIn excellent condition.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentDrinking well.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentLighter than the title would suggest.
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentNectar.
18 May 2013 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a May Saturday:a small furry dog allegedly drank a lady's Fine Light Ale-I don't believe it!
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentWonderful beer! Dark 'n ' earthy, with an underlying wealth of hops. I hadn't drunk this in years, but it is even better than it was in the Smarden Bell in the '80s.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40GoodThe refreshing side of sharp. Selling well, so perhaps it was me.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50Not Tried
20 Oct 2012 (Wittenden)
We'd been to check out an award winning butchers shop, and decided to come on here for a pie. Early on a warm October Saturday lunchtime, a few regulars enjoying their Goachers and talking about torque. Fine pub. We were intrigued by the gallows relaxing in the car park.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentA classic mild, one of my desert island beers. Dark and chocolatey;full of mystery. Should really have tried this before the Silver Star.
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20ExcellentBadged as a Green Hop Ale.As pale as something from Yorkshire, but with that wonderful earthy Goacher's character.A long aromatic hop finish.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
29 Sep 2012 (Pedro)
Lunchtime - Lovely pub, must come back some time
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellent
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
03 Mar 2012 (Andrew)
I'd been getting various texts from Ian raving about Goachers Old so I just have to have a Goachers beer. However, after being side-tracked into visiting the Ship at Conyer I was going to head off home. ...but Isabel insisted we came to the Black Lion for a packet of crisps. "Great idea", I said. Great pub this. A real gem.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentExcellent condition. Quite well balance and full of fresh flavours.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50Not Tried
17 Aug 2010 (Ian)
Lovely pub in a lovely village. Could have stayed here ages, except we had to leave. The Pawley Farm apple juice is excellent for anyone having to drive.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodVery full, rich and marmalade-y, but just lacked some condition for me.
17 Aug 2010 (Andrew)
The Black Lion. 4 Goachers beer; superb interior; proper landlord; great setting. As my friend Cam would say, "It doesn't get much better than that". Ian had kindly driven me to the pub and we got there about 7:30. Not many in but it was a Tuesday. We chatted about beer, and espcially Belgium beer which, as people who know me well can testify, is a subject close to my heart. Unfortunately Ian got a phone call that meant he needed to get back home swiftly so I hope all's well when he gets back. Top night; really enjoyed it.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExceptionalOkay, Ian'll nit-pick about condition (yes it was a little warm and a little un-energised) but the flavours! The flavours were just great. Marmalade and toasted malt; superb.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentReally good milky mild coffee beer.
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentGreat beer with rich, well balanced, slightly acrid malt. Black and milky great. I love Goachers.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodNice toasted malts. Good Goacher's bitterness. Nice.

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About The Black Lion

The pub sign. The Black Lion, Lynsted, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Lynsted, Kent, ME9 0RJ.

A beautifully maintained 2 room pub. The public bar is much smaller than the main room and contains a pool table. The main room is L-shaped and has wooden floors with an assortment of pews along one side.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME9 0RJ