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Red Lion (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Tonbridge - CountrymanExcellent1
Long Man - American Pale AleExcellent1
Skinner's - Cornish TrawlerExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Musket - TriggerExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent1
Woodforde's - WherryExcellent1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleExcellent1
Wantsum - DynamoGood1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Wantsum - Yellow TailAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAPoor1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh GoldNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Marston's entry now please)Not Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)Not Tried0
Constellation - DracoNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Picture 1. Red Lion, Badlesmere, Kent
Picture 2. Red Lion, Badlesmere, Kent

Visits Details

05 Sep 2023 (Trevor)
Lunchtime visit for a Birthday meal. Few in when we arrived but a number had come in by the time we left. We had a very tasty sirloin steak and the service was good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80GoodVery drinkable ale
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
30 May 2023 (Magnus Greel)
We capitalised on the £2 single bus cap and decided to visit here after the Flying Horse with most convenient bus stops right outside the pub. Friendly late afternoon welcome with just the two cask ales on offer but local Kent brews and both in excellent condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80ExcellentLight creamy refreshing with an earthy bitter finish. Delicious..
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00ExcellentSlight malts and caramel with a hoppy bite for this traditional cooking bitter.
03 Jul 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime friendly welcome from the jovial barmaid who found time to chat to us despite being busy which was good to see, as was the lack of National Blands since my last visit!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Trigger3.60ExcellentIn top notch condition
Constellation - Draco4.20Not Tried
27 Oct 2019 (Andrew)
Came for lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50PoorBit of vinegar.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
08 Sep 2019 (Andrew)
Came for some food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentReally well constructed.
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)4.60Not Tried
28 Jul 2019 (Andrew)
We came because the menu is gluten free. Friendly service and busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50AcceptableThe aroma and flavour reminded me of oil seed rape for some reason. Drinkable but odd.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Marston's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Not Tried
15 Nov 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late lunchtime we were the only customers. Friendly welcome, we were prompted without asking for tasters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30GoodRather hazy but tasted fine.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Directors (use Banks's entry now please)4.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
04 Sep 2016 (Andrew)
I was passing and as I've not visited in years, popped in. Handful of people in eating. Friendly. Sat in the garden with my half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery nice. Toasted nuts, tangy and tea-leaf hops. Top stuff.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Gold4.10Not Tried
15 Feb 2013 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Cornish Trawler3.80Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
11 Nov 2012 (Pedro)
Early evening to see Funke and the two tone baby who was most entertaining.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried

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About the Red Lion

The pub sign. Red Lion, Badlesmere, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent15
Good4
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Badlesmere, Kent, ME13 0NX.

On the A251 halfway between Challock and Faversham in Ashford Road. Good place for music. Good community pub in the heart of the village.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 44 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 0NX