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Jackdaw Inn (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Winter SolsticeExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Excellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Nelson - Dogwatch StoutGood2
Ringwood - RazorbackGood2
Loddon - Razzle DazzleGood1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Good1
St Austell - TributeGood1
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Picture 1. Jackdaw Inn, Denton, Kent
Picture 2. Jackdaw Inn, Denton, Kent

Visits Details

04 Oct 2023 (Magnus Greel)
12.00 opening and the first customer in CAMRA's pub of the season. I have to ask myself why in this corporate feeling clinical restaurant with a bar with an unexciting beer range. My cynical views assume bribery afoot and vindicates my leaving the organisation many years ago!
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableFound this rather watery with just a hint of the expected Harvey's-ness flavours.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
14 Aug 2021 (Jack William)
Early afternoon - sat in the sunny front garden and watched the landlord put out “overflow car park” signs for a gender reveal party. Apparently that is a thing in England now.
St Austell - Tribute4.20Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
13 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
Late afternoon stop. Having taken the bus round what seemed like every road in Hawkinge a couple of us decided to break the journey back to Canterbury. Bladders rather than thirst the deciding factor. A wake finishing off in the restaurant. We behaved ourselves accordingly.
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
03 Oct 2018 (Jack William)
Mid-afternoon, quiet but pleasant. I sat in a window seat and flicked through the pub newspaper.
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00GoodGood flavoured bitter in excellent condition.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
21 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Late lunchtime - a few diners in. Nice feel to the place - public bar with wood burning stove and comfy seats.
Ringwood - Razorback3.80AcceptableOk but rather ordinary.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
16 Jan 2016 (Andrew)
Didn't plan on coming here but the bus was going past. Very busy in the front bar with an assorted clientele.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
09 Apr 2014 (Andrew)
It was a lovely afternoon and Jane and Isabel met me after work and we drove down to Denton. We sat in the main bar and had some early dinner.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentSoft, fruity, and typical Harveys
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
20 Apr 2009 (Chris S)
Recently been taken over, and redecorated. Nice front bar for drinking, and a more posh dining area. large selection of beers. New people seem nice, they also have the Duke of Cumberland in Barham
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20ExcellentLovely pint of Spit here, a nice malt taste which stays with you until your next sip/gulp
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
13 Feb 2007 (Andrew)
Came for a meal in the evening. There were a few people scattered about, some at the bar, some in the restaurant. I like this pub. It's friendly, cosy and has a good range of beers.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentWhat an excellent pint this was - so good I stuck with it all night. It had a good wood-resin and black malt taste with hints of dark fruit. There was a milky undertone that carried the black malt really well. However, the £3.20 a pint price tag was a bit steep
Nelson - Dogwatch Stout4.50UndrinkableHaving seen David's review of this beer here I was pleased to see it on and looking forward to trying it. Unfortunately it had turned to vinegar. They replaced my pint with no fuss and took the beer off
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
03 Feb 2007 (David)
A very nice pub, planned on just having a couple of pints but ended up staying for dinner too. Lovely food, well worth it.
Dark Star - Winter Solstice4.20ExceptionalA brilliant beer, very flowerly. Not a typical winter beer but very nice all the same
Nelson - Dogwatch Stout4.50ExceptionalOne of the best stouts I've tasted in a long time. Deep chocolate flavour, very good.
Loddon - Razzle Dazzle4.30GoodA nice beer but over shaddowed by the others I tasted. A nice light ale with a moderatly hoppy flavour.

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About the Jackdaw Inn

The pub sign. Jackdaw Inn, Denton, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Denton, Kent, CT4 6QZ.

Country pub in The Street, known locally for its food, it has an extensive menu and much of the space is given over to tables laid out either for restaurant meals at the back of the pub or bar meals at the front.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 6QZ