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The Bell & Jorrocks (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Vale - VPAExcellent1
Musket - MuzzleloaderExcellent1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutGood2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood5
Leighton Buzzard - CuckooAcceptable1
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - 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

10 Apr 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime. Have had this on my wish list for some time - cycled here (c 40 miles) and was very thirsty so was disappointed that the eaters were taking so much of the bar personís time that she didnít acknowledge me for about 5 minutes. Rather limited choice of beer as well. Ho hum.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
19 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a Tuesday evening.The parish council were expected,but were running late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40GoodDark,fruity.Serious malt.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
05 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon.Good trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leighton Buzzard - Cuckoo3.80AcceptableOld school, but dull old school.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Spring Sprinter4.00Not Tried
29 Apr 2017 (Wittenden)
A few drinkers enjoying the afternoon sun on a Bank Holiday Saturday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About The Bell & Jorrocks

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent76
Good18
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

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 52 times, seen 78 different beers and tried 66 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 2EJ