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The Haywain (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExceptional1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent2
Shivering Sands - Red SandsExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - TraditionalExcellent1
Long Man - Long BlondeExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleExcellent4
Three Acre - Citra APAExcellent1
Shivering Sands - Maunsell BitterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Milestone - Loxley AleGood1
Titsey - California SpringGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Kent - Green DwarfGood1
Titsey - Leveson BuckAcceptable1
Kent - ProhibitionAcceptable1
Musket - Jaw ScrewNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Milestone - Lion's PrideNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Old ManNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Milestone - Cromwell Best BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Titsey - Gresham Hopper (was 3.7%)Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestNot Tried0
Shivering Sands - Spring TideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Visits Details

18 May 2024 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon visit. Beer festival in full swing. At least a hundred people here. Superb blues band laying down some mellow sounds. Very enjoyable. All ales still on (see 16 May entry).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExceptionalIt may have been the music, but this was just perfect, had to have a second half. Bargain at £4.20 a pint.
Long Man - Long Blonde3.80ExcellentTip top condition.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
Milestone - Loxley Ale4.20Good
16 May 2024 (Jack William)
Lunchtime cycle meet. The beer festival officially starts tonight - but we were allowed to start early. Excellent line-up of ales all at £4.20 a pint. Well worth coming to over the next 3 days. Also on another Titsey and another Three Acre.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90ExcellentEasy drinking, plenty of depth for a 3.9
Shivering Sands - Red Sands4.00ExcellentLovely, peppery rye ale.
Three Acre - Citra APA4.80Excellent
Titsey - California Spring4.20Good
Kent - Prohibition4.80AcceptableNeeds a bit longer to settle. Flavour ok.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not Tried
Milestone - Loxley Ale4.20Not Tried
Milestone - Lion's Pride3.80Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man4.30Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Titsey - Gresham Hopper (was 3.7%)3.40Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Spring Tide3.80Not Tried
Musket - Jaw Screw4.60Not TriedMarked up as Jack Screw on tasting list
17 Mar 2024 (Jack William)
Swift one on my cycle ride for a decent pint after Pluck’s Gutter. Wasn’t disappointed, great atmosphere in here with plenty of diners and drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
15 Feb 2024 (Jack William)
Lunchtime cycle meet. This pub is nee coming even more popular with the group - 12 of us out today. We squeezed up by the back window and had a rather good session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90ExcellentEasy Street, easy drinking. A fine ale.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
04 Feb 2024 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- on my way back home from Eastry. Wanted a decent pint and wasn’t disappointed. Bumped into another group of cyclists - two of who I knew. Serendipity.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shivering Sands - Maunsell Bitter4.00ExcellentTop class.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
18 Jan 2024 (Jack William)
Cycle group lunchtime meeting. This seems to be the favourite of our dozen or so pubs in East Kent. 12 cyclists out today despite the near-zero temperatures. A good time was had by 11 of us (someone wasn’t keen on the coffee!)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90ExcellentCouldn’t fault it.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00ExcellentSmooth and full bodied - very popular with the group.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
22 Oct 2023 (Jack William)
Just after 3. A real old-fashioned Sunday lunchtime feel. A few diners finishing their meals and at least a dozen drinkers around the bar. Landlord Kevin on good form as was his beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Dwarf3.70Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
07 Sep 2023 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- cycle meet. We came, we drank, we lingered and drank a bit more. Very busy - eaters being turned away! Drinkers enjoying the shady garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Good
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Good
Titsey - Leveson Buck3.70AcceptableNot so keen on this low alcohol, low flavour ale.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
24 Jun 2023 (Jack William)
Early evening- pleasantly busy. We sat in the garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Excellent
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Good
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
31 May 2023 (Jack William)
6 pm opening. Regular stream of customers, old and new. Landlord very pleased with Tonbridge beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60ExcellentSuperb session ale in top condition.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not TriedHad a free sample of about 1/5 pint in the end of my Tonbridge pint - an old fashioned “AB”. Nice.

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About The Haywain

The pub sign. The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent39
Good49
Acceptable14
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Bramling, Kent, CT3 1NB.

In Canterbury Road, a country pub which features hanging hop bines and a cosy snug. Several letting rooms in the recently refurbished coach house. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2020.

We have visited this pub 37 times, seen 150 different beers and tried 78 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT3 1NB