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The Duck (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Adnams - Topaz GoldExcellent1
Tonbridge - RusticExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent1
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Tonbridge - TraditionalGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood2
Whitstable - Pearl of KentGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Breakwater - Samphire GoldPoor1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Skinner's - Spriggan AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Battle AxeNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King WenceslasNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

Visits Details

26 Oct 2019 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime. My first visit since it reopened. Very similar layout to before - log fire on the go. Just one couple having an early lunch. Everything looks right in this pub - but it always seems to lack atmosphere. Shame.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20GoodStraight from the cask - an interesting bitter with quite a sharp bite.
20 Jul 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid to late afternoon fairly quiet just a few groups in the extensive beer garden here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80AcceptableWarm sweet and cloying
Breakwater - Samphire Gold4.20PoorMalty flat warm and lifeless made this hard to finish
01 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Closed. Notice in window - "please bear with us while we refurbish the pub".
BeerABVScoreNotes
06 Dec 2015 (Andrew)
Our traditional Christmas walk goes from Lower Hardres to the Duck and back. This is a very friendly pub. It was busy with lots of people eating and drinking but the land lady went out of her way to find us a seat. Great pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00ExcellentOn gravity. Really good dark malty bitter.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not TriedJane had this and it was great. On gravity too
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
28 Apr 2015 (Jack William)
Early Tuesday evening - quite busy with diners with a quite nice buzz. Beer straight from the cask - but only one ale ready (3 max, plus a cider). Nice to see this rather remote pub open - it has a bit of a chequered past in recent years. Current opening times: Tue to Fri 1200 to 1500 and 1730 to 2300 Sat 1200 to 2300 Sun 1200 to 2100 Closed Monday
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60GoodGravity fed - Good malt/hop balance - session ale.
24 Nov 2013 (Andrew)
I watched On Her Majesty's Secret Service yesterday and it put me in mind of The Duck Inn with its Fleming connection. We arived about 12:30 and the friendly owners engineered us a seat by the fire. The rest of the pub started filling up with diners rapidly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodOn form. Gravity served
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodGravity served and perhaps lacking a touch of condition but still good
14 Feb 2013 (Mick)
After a successful visit last week I thought I would take another look. Very food biased but with good ale on gravity who cares?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50ExcellentVery nice, not to sure to start but it quickly grew on me. Unmistakeably Adnams, yeasty, peppery with a long finish. Gravity serving suits this beer.
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
09 Feb 2013 (Mick)
Noticed that Andrew had been here and found some real ale so decided to take a look.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50GoodOK, nothing spectacular, good hops.
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodNice enough,on gravity, a bit tired perhaps.
05 Jan 2013 (Andrew)
We walked from Lower Hardres to Pett Bottom. Lots of nice silver birches to be seen and ploughed fields too. Nice pub. Nice real fire. Nice to see 2 Kent micro's on gravity.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80AcceptablePerfectly drinkable but lacking condition
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King Wenceslas4.80Not Tried
26 Aug 2012 (Mick)
A beer festival on so decided to take a look, much better selection than previous festivals. Shame about the cold windy evening.Strange that a pub that offers so much at a beer festival only has Masterbrew on the bar. Weird.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00ExcellentOld reliable, one of my favourite beers, rich and complex.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentReally nice, good hops and citrus, fresh and refreshing.
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Excellentfresh and hoppy, good citrus notes.
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00GoodStill not sure about this beer, but this was very nice.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Spriggan Ale3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried

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About The Duck

The pub sign. The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good9
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Pett Bottom, Kent, CT4 5PB.

Once Ian Fleming's local pub. The interior is split into a long front bar with a more restauranty room at the end.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 5PB