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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Fuller's - American FallExcellent1
Wantsum - Red RaddleGood1
G2 - OrionGood1
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Good1
G2 - Plough Good2
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Good1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good1
Greene King - IPAGood1
Wantsum - DynamoGood1
Wadworth - St. George & the DragonAcceptable1
Wantsum - John Wallis (House Beer)Acceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
G2 - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Picture 1. The John Wallis (formerly Man of Kent), Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

05 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Friday evening, I did not stop for long as the music was too loud for my liking.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - American Fall4.00ExcellentIn very good condition.
Fuller's - 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 - 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
27 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
I don't understand what is going on here. The pub is up for sale by auction in three days time but everything is carrying on as normal and the staff were busy putting up Halloween decorations and some Christmas menus were on display. All cask beers are £1.99 and you can get a free one with a completed loyalty card.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
12 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I find that there are just too many television screens and other distractions in here that I can not relax and enjoy a beer. A great pity as the cask ales are just £1.99 per pint in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00GoodGood traditional bitter.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
11 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
Mostly wet led in here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)4.40Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2015 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, I had a good chat with the Manageress who informed that she had had her Cask Marque inspection the previous day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not 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
Good11
Acceptable5
Poor3

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 20 times, seen 31 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8SQ