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The Bell & Jorrocks (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vale - VPAExcellent1
Musket - MuzzleloaderExcellent1
Rother Valley - Wealden BitterExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood4
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestGood1
Leighton Buzzard - CuckooAcceptable1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's Spring SprinterNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - 61 DeepNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

Visits Details

05 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon.Good trade.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodOn .the fruity end of the spectrum
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
11 Nov 2018 (Wittenden)
Brief visit on Remembrance Day afternoon:an armistice-themed tune up was in progress.Busy. A Poppy Day beer from Marston's was available.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentUnimpeachable.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
20 Mar 2018 (Wittenden)
Mid evening on my way home from a meeting.Quite busy for midweek: I must have been the oldest there.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodDecent Harvey's.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Marston's - 61 Deep3.80Not Tried
26 Aug 2017 (Wittenden)
Late on a Saturday afternoon.Busy with drinkers indoors and out.
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50ExcellentSmoaky dark chestnut best bitter.Steadfast and dependable.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
27 May 2017 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon.Hot.I'm rather fractious because our router died in a thunderstorm.
Leighton Buzzard - Cuckoo3.80AcceptableOld school, but dull old school.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
29 Apr 2017 (Wittenden)
A few drinkers enjoying the afternoon sun on a Bank Holiday Saturday.
Vale - VPA4.20ExcellentAssertively hopped Golden Ale.Moreish.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
28 Mar 2017 (Wittenden)
A rare mid week evening visit. A few old boys looking at the football.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableNot at its best.Ripe fruit.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
24 Feb 2017 (Wittenden)
Early Friday evening. Busy. A proper pub.
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40AcceptableChestnut-brown. Very maltly with a bitter finish. Doesn't quite work.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
11 Feb 2017 (Wittenden)
Mid afternoon,during the rugby.Restrained.
Rother Valley - Wealden Bitter3.70ExcellentWalnut dark:bitter chocolate,bitter weather in the heart of the Low Weald.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
23 Dec 2016 (Wittenden)
Crowded on an twilight visit at the end of the last working day before Christmas,though I'll be feeding cattle throughout!
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40GoodDark brown,malt led, with a dry finish.Baked apple. Bit dull, really.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried

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About The Bell & Jorrocks

The pub sign. The Bell & Jorrocks, Frittenden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Frittenden, Kent, TN17 2EJ.

Tile hung, timber framed pub in the centre of the village. It incorporates the local Post Office. In 1967, Fremlins was taken over by the brewers Whitbread, and in 1969 after 65 years the licensee of The Bell retired. It was at this point that plans were made to combine both The Bell and the John Jorrocks pubs. The John Jorrocks was closed, and the Bell was renamed The Bell & Jorrocks under the tenancy of Phil Oliver, the former tenant of the Jorrocks. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2015 and again in 2018. CAMRA West Kent Pub of the Year 2015.

We have visited this pub 50 times, seen 78 different beers and tried 66 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 2EJ