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Dog & Bear Hotel (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood6
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdGood2
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood2
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. Dog & Bear Hotel, Lenham, Kent

Visits Details

06 Oct 2020 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, we sat in the restaurant and had a meal with our beers. It was encouraging to see this pub looking as busy as it did during the government's eat out to help scheme. Equally encouraging to see four cask ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
18 Aug 2020 (ChrisE)
We came here for lunch and expected it to be packed with people taking advantage of the government's Eat Out to Help Out offer. In fact it was very quiet with a handful of customers in the bar and only three tables occupied in the dining area. COVID precautions are very good here so I will be happy to make a repeat visit. The pub closes at 3pm so we retreated to next door(ish) whilst waiting for our respective buses/trains home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
21 Jul 2020 (ChrisE)
I met a friend for lunch here. We had booked in advance and were shown to our designated table after registering our contact details. As seems to be fairly standard in Shep's managed houses, perspex screens have been placed between tables. Friendly staff and table service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
08 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Popular with diners and I overheard a few very favourable comments about the food. I did not feel uncomfortable just having a beer in here and got engaged in conversation with a couple who had travelled from the Isle of Sheppey as their local pub has apparantly gone down the pan.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10Not Tried
23 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
Came for Sunday lunch for my dad's birthday. Service was great. Nice pub set in the centre of the village.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50GoodGood condition and raisen and resin flavours
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
25 Mar 2014 (Wittenden)
Busy with locals and a group of farmers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30GoodHoppy, but had an undertone.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
26 Mar 2013 (Wittenden)
A bit different from when it was a destination pub when "Squirrel" was landlord. Busy on a cold March Tuesday evening with a group of farmers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30AcceptableA few hops in there somewhere.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
20 Oct 2011 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
22 May 2010 (Pedro)
Afternoon visit - not very busy
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
22 May 2010 (Alenomore)
En-route to the nearby b/f and time for a swift one!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20ExcellentServed in top condition.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About the Dog & Bear Hotel

The pub sign. Dog & Bear Hotel, Lenham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent3
Good8
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Lenham, Kent, ME17 2PG.

Large, friendly Shep's establishment in the heart of Lenham village in The Square. Quality food menu and big on sports. 24 en-suite bedrooms. Grade II listed.

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

Map location

Postcode: ME17 2PG