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The Star (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Good2
Three Legs - AmberGood2
Old Dairy - Red TopGood2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Rother Valley - Wealden BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Harvey's - IPANot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Star, Rolvenden, Kent

Visits Details

11 Feb 2017 (ChrisE)
Evening visit until 22:46 before catching the very last 22:49 bus from the nearby bus stop, unfortunately this service has fallen victim to funding cuts and will not run any more. In addition to the beers listed was something called Kentish Hop Pickers Ale which I was told was Caledonian Flying Scotsman rebadged as that beer has evidently been de-listed by Heineken.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Good
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
21 Nov 2015 (Wittenden)
Following ChrisE's post I thought I'd look in as I was passing. Realised that I'd never been in before:odd that, as we don't live far afield.Midday on a cold Saturday lunchtime. One other in. Friendly welcome.Good range of Kent and Sussex beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Legs - Amber4.80GoodDark amber,toffee.Ardent:is this the "American " influence? A new brewery for me, based at Brede.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not TriedVery tempting.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - IPA3.50Not Tried
19 Nov 2015 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit which should have been longer but my bus ran 24 minutes late which cut down my drinking time. I found out after my visit that they give 30p discount for anyone who can produce a valid bus ticket to the pub, I can only hope that this was applied automatically after my rant about the bus. An enjoyable visit with a good selection of ales, I shall return.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Good
Three Legs - Amber4.80GoodA new brewery for me. Toffee and caramel taste.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
18 Sep 2013 (ChrisE)
An unplanned visit, as a bus to Rolvenden appeared just as I was passing a bus stop in Tenterden. This is now a Free House with Old Dairy beers a regular feature.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
12 Mar 2011 (Ian)
After an excellent tour of the Ola Dairy btrwery with the local Camra branch we came here to wait for the bus. We were joined by the Rolvenden football club and the whole feel was of a really vibrant village local. Sat with Chris at the bar
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80GoodChocy best bitter
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
03 Mar 2010 (ChrisE)
A quiet lunch time. It was good to see both the local micro-brewers represented in this pub
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80GoodA copper coloured best bitter full of flavour, tasting much stronger than 3.8%
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Rother Valley - Wealden Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Star

The pub sign. The Star, Rolvenden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good6
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Rolvenden, Kent, TN17 4LN.

A popular village local.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 4LN