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The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse) (Punch Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hobsons - Dog Of Two HeadExcellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent2
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Rother Valley - Level BestGood1
St Austell - Liquid SunshineGood1
Cotleigh - Old HookerGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipAcceptable1
Black Sheep - Best BitterPoor1
Caledonian - Lions SharePoor1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Otter - Poppy OtterNot Tried0
Springhead - OutlawedNot Tried0
Lancaster - GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

Visits Details

30 Apr 2019 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, two of us caught a taxi to here as it normally has a good range of ales on. Fairly busy tonight but only one cask ale on so we left.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
25 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon visit and friendly welcome as always here, a few gathered around the entrance area but free space at the bar so we plonked ourselves there.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodReplaced the Level Best but still lacking the flavour expected.
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00GoodThis was coming to the end of the barrel but still in good nick.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Packed. One of the bar staff produced some of her home made bar nibbles which included cheese and marmite twists and another one that had more than a hint of chili and was delicious.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80PoorReturned as past its best and changed with good grace but the clip was not turned round.
20 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon visit, Je T'aime...Moi Non Plus by Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg was playing on the juke box which caused some interesting reactions from those who had not heard it before. I had a good chat with the girl behind the bar.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Lancaster - Gold4.00Not Tried
14 Jul 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and busy, crowded around the bar area so I sat out the front. Friendly welcome from the bar girl who offered my a taster without prompting.
St Austell - Liquid Sunshine3.90GoodShould be called Fairy Liquid Sunshine not sure if it should taste like that.
Caledonian - Lions Share4.40PoorToffee sweet, sour and cloying.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedSoo tempted..
02 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Busy afternoon with some very nice home made cheese straws as nibbles on the bar.
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Springhead - Outlawed3.80Not Tried
17 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Not been here for a few years and good to see is still the same albeit for a lick of brighter paint during a recent refurb. Busy with the early evening crowds.
Hobsons - Dog Of Two Head4.20ExcellentMalty yeasty brew inspired by Status Quo's Francis Rossi
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedSo pleased to see this in a local pub
Otter - Poppy Otter4.00Not Tried
19 Nov 2015 (ChrisE)
Just one other customer in the pub. Friendly bar staff.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
05 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet but a group of people were sitting outside at the front by an open window and smoking which meant that the fumes came inside the pub. I drank up and left.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Acceptable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Mar 2015 (ChrisE)
There were signs outside advertising the business opportunity available for anyone wanting to run this pub, inside a few local people having a chat and a few beers. Unfortunately two gents were sitting at either end of the bar having a conversation, so it did not seem a good idea to stand between them, I found a space in a corner and drank my pint.
Cotleigh - Old Hooker4.40Good
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse)

The pub sign. The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Great Chart, Kent, TN23 3AN.

Located in The Street in the middle of the village. Originally called The Black Dog then The Hooden Horse then The Hoodener's Horse and most recently named The Little Black Dog from June 2017 where new tenants have reverted nearly to the original but added little, perhaps out of respect for their own dog!

We have visited this pub 26 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 3AN