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Fitzwalter Arms (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Spooks AleExcellent2
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood3
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Acceptable2
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone, Kent

Visits Details

22 Feb 2015 (Wittenden)
Snowdrop Day at the Gardens.Flying visit to get away from the wind. Late lunchtime:busy with drinkers and lunchers. I think there's a new Guv since last time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90AcceptableFused, with sweeter notes predominating.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
23 Feb 2014 (Wittenden)
My annual flying visit:fire in the hearth,companionable groups of drinkers on a sunny but windy Sunday afternoon.Unfortunately, the IPA clip was reversed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90AcceptableInitially pleasantly hoppy,but a metallic tang developed.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
24 Feb 2013 (Wittenden)
A quick pint to warm up:We'd been selling plants up the lane, and it was freezing. The bar was empty, a few folk enjoying lunch in another room.Had a chat with the new landlord:he's making it more of a village local, again.Glad to see a bar billiards table.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50ExcellentI hadn't had this before:tastey malts with intriguing farmyard hops, without the astringency of Master Brew. Dark amber. Reaffirms my faith in Sheps.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
04 Oct 2012 (HSB)
Excellent rural pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spooks Ale4.70Good
04 Oct 2012 (ChrisE)
My first visit here since Shepherd Neame took over this pub. I really like this pub and I recalled past times when we used to trek across fields to get to this pub. The food offering here is Czech or Polish so that seems a good reason to return.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spooks Ale4.70Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
20 Feb 2011 (Wittenden)
We'd been at a plant fair at the Big House in the February mirk, and my feet were frozen: a brisk march to the Fitz' was indicated. A group of locals and their dogs in the public bar-diners in the saloon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentMaster Brew isn't always my ideal beer,but this time it was really fresh, with a resinous quality that lifted the wintry gloom.
09 Dec 2006 (Brian)
This pub has changed hands recently and the dining area looks to have been revamped. However, the drinking area has remained as it was.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodGood pint of masterbrew, but unfortunatley this was the only beer on. Well served though and not unpleasant.
03 Jul 2005 (Andrew)
A local cricket team were in so it was very busy in the main bar. We sat outside and it was very pleasant. Good pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodVery hoppy with a resinous power to it. There was no other taste really or at least if there were it was overpowered by the hops. This was a good pint of Master Brew but still, it was a bit one dimensional.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried

About the Fitzwalter Arms

The pub sign. Fitzwalter Arms, Goodnestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good3
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Goodnestone, Kent, CT3 1PJ.

Pretty three roomed pub next to the church. The main bar is rustic with a side bar. The main side room is well upholstered and has a view over the churchyard. The pub has a chalk cellar.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT3 1PJ