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Ye Olde Thirsty Pig (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Bexley - RedhouseExcellent1
Old Dairy - Cattle ShedExcellent2
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)Excellent1
Musket - Flash in the PanExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - HMQ Celebration AleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - SherbetExcellent1
Old Dairy - AK 1911Excellent1
Whitstable - Try Time!Excellent1
Old Dairy - Up & UdderExcellent1
Wantsum - ImperiumGood1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Small BatchGood1
Mad Cat - Santa PawsGood1
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Silver TopNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' FakirsNot Tried0
Wantsum - Portly PigNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Penny RedNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent
Picture 2. Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

10 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon visit, we sat in the little snug bar and watched the evening peak traffic polluting the atmosphere outside. 50p per pint bus pass discount here. A good range of beers on but I did not make a note of them all.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Small Batch3.80GoodA nice dark ale.
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Not Tried
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
04 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Monday afternoon and a very good welcome from the guv. We sat in the little front room and watched the world go by, then decided to stay a bit longer as the heavens opened up for a quick and very heavy shower.
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Good
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Penny Red3.90Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
22 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon visit and fairly quiet. We sat in the little bar at the front which we had to ourselves. 40p CAMRA discount or 50p discount for anyone with a Senior Concessionary Bus Pass.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Excellent
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Good
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' Fakirs4.30Not Tried
23 Dec 2017 (Stephen Harris)
My first visit to this charming pub. I sat in the little bar at the front and only discovered the upstairs (and some friends who were sat there) when I was searching for the facilities and about to leave.
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80ExcellentBadged as Über Hop. Golden. Very high hop levels and a long, bitter finish.
Mad Cat - Santa Paws4.50GoodA dark Winter Ale; quite heavily-spiced.
Wantsum - Portly Pig5.50Not Tried
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
07 Feb 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon visit friendly welcome and one other customer at the bar. We sat in the corner room at the front.
Old Dairy - AK 19114.00ExcellentAll of my 5 a day in a pint glass.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Whitstable - Try Time!4.20Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Thieves 'N' Fakirs4.30Not Tried
14 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
Scaffolding outside made the pub look closed but a handy sign outside saying business as usual encouraged us to cross the road and enter the pub. Camra discount was offered without having to ask. Fairly busy downstairs but we had the upstairs seating area to ourselves.
Shepherd Neame - HMQ Celebration Ale4.50ExcellentFull bodied traditional copper bronze coloured ale brewed to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Available in pubs during June 2016.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
05 Nov 2015 (HSB)
12:00 First ones in, and had the pub to ourselves until we left. My first visit. As it was quiet I had the opportunity to have a good look around including upstairs, using both staircases of course. Lovely quirky building. Friendly welcome and good beer.
Old Dairy - Cattle Shed4.50ExcellentGood example of an American Pale Ale.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
03 Oct 2015 (Tobes)
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Excellent
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Excellent
Musket - Flash in the Pan4.00Not Tried
26 Sep 2015 (Tobes)
Musket - Flash in the Pan4.00Excellent
Pig & Porter - Sherbet4.20Excellent
Whitstable - Try Time!4.20Excellent
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
05 Sep 2015 (Tobes)
7.30pm Popped in for a quick half whilst waiting for a friend.
Old Dairy - Cattle Shed4.50Excellent
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50Not Tried

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About the Ye Olde Thirsty Pig

The pub sign. Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6LP.

15th century building in Knightrider Street, but has only been a wine bar, then pub in recent years. The upstairs bar is ideal for those who want to escape from fruit machines, etc. CAMRA discount for card carrying members.

We have visited this pub 70 times, seen 140 different beers and tried 87 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME15 6LP