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The Hop Pocket (Free House)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale AleGood1
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% then 4.5% versions)Good1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood6
Harvey's - RAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little CrackerPoor1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Theakston - Masham Four & TwentyNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonNot Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper TopNot Tried0
Weltons - Horsham BitterNot Tried0
Sawbridgeworth - Dragons BloodNot Tried0
Sawbridgeworth - IPANot Tried0
St. George's - Dragons BloodNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

Visits Details

11 May 2021 (Jack William)
Passed this mid morning. All boarded up with Heras fencing round a very unkempt garden. Sad. It doesn’t look like this will be opening any time soon, if ever.
02 Jan 2016 (Mick)
Only us in to start. Pub has been closed for several months. Opened for Christmas, closing for refurb and opening again on the 16th of January, if work is complete.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00GoodNice enough.
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% then 4.5% versions)3.80GoodNice, crisp and drinkable.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little Cracker5.00PoorPast its best, changed with no problem.
19 Apr 2015 (Mick)
A few locals in.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentVery nice pint of this super beer.
St. George's - Dragons Blood4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
12 Apr 2015 (Mick)
Sat by the window and enjoyed the evening sunshine.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodPale crosp and hoppy, nice.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableLast two pints from a polypin. Not at its best.
Sawbridgeworth - Dragons Blood4.30Not Tried
Sawbridgeworth - IPA3.80Not Tried
06 Apr 2015 (Mick)
Deserted apart from us.
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodNice pint of this dark ale
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 Feb 2015 (Mick)
Early Sunday evening, just us in.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodNice pint of this distinctive bitter.
Weltons - Horsham Bitter3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
17 Jan 2015 (Mick)
Quiet and a bit chilly.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodNice pint of Adnams bitter
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
06 Dec 2014 (Mick)
Only us in at 17-00. Staff busy preparing for diners.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodGood pint of this beer Good malt, some spice.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Theakston - Masham Four & Twenty4.20Not Tried
28 Sep 2014 (Mick)
Not many in, chatted to the barmaids.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodVery nice pint of this distinctive ale.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale Ale4.00GoodNice pin, well rounded, good hops, somd pepper.
10 Aug 2014 (Mick)
Only ones in early evening.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentGood pint of this distinctive bitter.
Harvey's - R2.80AcceptableMalty, not much hop.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried

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About The Hop Pocket

The pub sign. The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Bossingham, Kent, CT4 6DY.

Old pub in the centre of the small village of Bossingham in The Street. There's lots of seating inside with various benches and different shapes of tables making for a good country pub feel.

We have visited this pub 55 times, seen 60 different beers and tried 37 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 6DY