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The Fox (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Archers - Farmer's BoyExceptional1
Cottage - Hawker FuryExcellent1
Ringwood - FortyninerExcellent1
Archers - Real LagerGood2
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAGood1
Butcombe - GoldGood1
Jennings - Ward's Best BitterGood1
Exmoor - ExmasGood1
Hydes - CelebrationAcceptable1
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - SpecialAcceptable1
Kelham Island - Pride of SheffieldAcceptable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Cottage - Cromwells RevengeNot Tried0
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - TanglefootNot Tried0
Young's - St George's AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Butcombe - Chris MooseNot Tried0
Sharp's - Sea FuryNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Yule HogNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Fox, Temple Ewell, Kent

Visits Details

18 Dec 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - a few in eating and drinking. Nice festive feel - and mostly festive ales on.
Exmoor - Exmas5.00Good
Butcombe - Chris Moose4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Sea Fury5.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - Yule Hog3.80Not Tried
21 Aug 2015 (Jack William)
Here for a works skittle evening. Lovelyt garden bordered by a little stream. The landlord provided an excellent curry at £5 a head. Frustrating game this skittles is - but great fun.
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90ExcellentGreat body and flavour.
Butcombe - Gold4.40Good
Kelham Island - Pride of Sheffield4.00AcceptableBasic bitter.
03 May 2012 (Mick)
Fairly quiet, called in to pick up tickets for Crabble Mill Beer Festival. The Fox also have a beerfest this weekend.
Cottage - Hawker Fury4.90ExcellentVery nice bitter, some malt and good hop bite.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pride of Sheffield4.00Not Tried
27 May 2006 (Andrew)
Not too busy so we were able to get a seat looking over the garden. I like this pub but am always surprised by how narrow the bar is!
Archers - Real Lager4.00GoodLager coloured surprise surprise. Very astringent flowery citric bitterness to it. Not sure I could drink very much of this
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
27 May 2006 (Ian)
Here with Andrew, Jane and Martin. A bit quiet on a late Saturday lunchtime, but I did like both the interior and exterior of this pub. The garden is quite large with a pub skittle alley to one side. 4 hand pumps on the bar.
Archers - Real Lager4.00AcceptableGolden with white head. Dusty hop aroma, bit of hay. Reminded me of Fuller's Discovery. Fur coat, no knickers
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
21 Apr 2006 (Andrew)
Popped in about 9pm for a quick half and the place was packed. We were lucky to get a seat and there were plenty of people standing around the bar. A very friendly pub.
Jennings - Ward's Best Bitter4.00GoodSoft and appley with low level malt and a base bitter finish. A good session beer I would guess
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Tanglefoot4.90Not Tried
Young's - St George's Ale4.30Not TriedI went to try it but it ran out as they poured.
13 Aug 2005 (Andrew)
Sunny Saturday lunch time so we sat out in the lovely back garden. The garden is far enough away from the main road that all you can hear are the sea gulls and the wind in the chestnut tree.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80GoodVery fruity, hoppy and fresh with a hit of apple. Pale golden in colour.
Hydes - Celebration4.00AcceptableA sweet bitterness to start with followed by lots of malt on the finish. Again, not my kind of beer
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Special4.30AcceptableDark brown bitter with hops and some malt. Not my kind of beer really.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
09 Aug 2005 (Andrew)
Visited about 9pm on a Tuesday night and it was busy. This was probably due to the pub quiz they were having. It had a friendly feel to it.
Archers - Farmer's Boy3.80ExceptionalGolden brown with a nice gentle fruity bitterness to it. The finish was of rich caramel malt. I was really reminded of Goacher's Light at its best when I drank this. In fact I would have sworn that this was Goacher's Light in a blind tasting.
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Cottage - Cromwells Revenge4.20Not TriedAlthough I didn't have this I did have a sip and it reminded me of Larkins Porter

About The Fox

The pub sign. The Fox, Temple Ewell, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Temple Ewell, Kent, CT16 3DU.

At the bottom of the hill off the main road this is a little gem of a pub. It has a well manicured garden at the rear with nine pin bowling and a pool table. The pub has a small snug at the rear with the main area of the pub fairly open.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 3DU