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The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - American FallExcellent1
G2 - Plough Good2
Greene King - IPAGood1
Wantsum - DynamoGood1
G2 - OrionGood1
Wadworth - St. George & the DragonAcceptable1
Wantsum - John Wallis (House Beer)Acceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideAcceptable3
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AlePoor1
G2 - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Picture 1. The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent), Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

25 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Didnít plan to go here as I was disappointed last time, but we were passing anyway so had a couple of swift halves - only charged 1.99 for the two. Nice staff - shame about the beer, didnít finish them.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60PoorCloudy, flat.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
22 Apr 2019 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet this afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableGood value at £1.99 per pint.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
17 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon on a wet day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodIn good condition. I ordered a half which cost me £1.40 so I was very happy unti the lady behind the bar informed me that it is £1.99 per pint.
27 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
Just a half pint whilst between pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Acceptable
05 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Friday evening, I did not stop for long as the music was too loud for my liking.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - American Fall4.00ExcellentIn very good condition.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
21 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Television screens everywhere but at least the sound was turned off.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA3.60GoodIn good nick.
28 Apr 2018 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday evening and noisy with people shouting over the sound of the sports television screens. Just a half in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - St. George & the Dragon4.50Acceptable
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
17 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - sparsely occupied. I picked this fairly randomly after a cycle to Ashford. Bit of a coincidence as ChrisE was here yesterday but hadnít yet posted his report.
BeerABVScoreNotes
G2 - Plough 4.40AcceptableVery cold and just a little sour.
G2 - Southern Cross4.80Not Tried
G2 - Orion3.80Not Tried
16 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
The new owners have finally made some changes with a new menu and a new line up of beers. I was told that the pub is expected to close for refurbishment in the near future. I spoke to a barman who told me that he used to work for Kent Brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
G2 - Orion3.80Good
G2 - Plough 4.40Good
G2 - Southern Cross4.80Not Tried
20 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, although the pub has been sold at auction it is still trading and remains operated by Stonegate, at least for the time being. Word on the street is that the pub has been bought by the owner of a local restaurant so changes are likely in the not too distant future.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30GoodGood value at £1.99 per pint.
Wantsum - John Wallis (House Beer)3.50AcceptableFirst one from a new cask, a bit thin but still good value at £1.99
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried

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About The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent)

The pub sign. The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent), Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good12
Acceptable7
Poor4

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN24 8SQ.

Pub in Middle Row in the centre of Ashford. Lots of wood with 1 bar to the side and 3 rooms for drinking. Plenty of TVs for sport. Seating outside in the summer. Was Man of Kent but renamed and relaunched 2012/13 with new name and with greater real ale choice too.

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8SQ