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The Haywain (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent2
Shivering Sands - Maunsell BitterExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent2
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - TraditionalExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleGood3
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Kent - Green DwarfGood1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleGood1
Titsey - Leveson BuckAcceptable1
Musket - Powder BurnAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Banks's - Lancaster BomberNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Shivering Sands - Spring TideNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Spring PaleNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Shivering Sands - Estuary PorterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Visits Details

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.
19 May 2023 (Jack William)
Lunchtime beer festival - on until Sunday. Filled up nicely from the start of my visit around 1230. £4 a pint all beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Good3.5% on beer list.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60GoodHoppy
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50GoodSmooth.
Musket - Powder Burn5.00AcceptableNot really to my taste.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
Banks's - Lancaster Bomber4.40Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Spring Tide3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Spring Pale3.60Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Estuary Porter4.10Not Tried
19 Feb 2023 (Jack William)
Sunday lunchtime cycle meet. 10 of us had the bar area near the garden. A good trade with regulars also. Fun fact - the landlord’s surname is Costello and on occasion he stars in an Elvis tribute act (Presley, that is, unfortunately).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodNear the end of the barrel - but still drinking well.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
22 Dec 2022 (Jack William)
Lunchtime Potterers cycle meeting - a good turnout and my son joined me. Good beer and banter, plenty of drinkers and eaters in as seems the norm for a Thursday lunchtime here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentA perfect pint of mild, good head, clinging to the sides as I supped it.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried

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About The Haywain

The pub sign. The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent34
Good46
Acceptable13
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 34 times, seen 136 different beers and tried 70 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT3 1NB