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Three Chimneys (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Special House AleExcellent4
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Excellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Acceptable1
Westerham - Summer PerleAcceptable1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)Acceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterPoor1
Westerham - God's WallopNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MidnightNot Tried0
Picture 1. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 2. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 3. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Visits Details

22 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Early evening. Eight in the Public Bar.A notice on the door limits the room to ten,which would be cosy enough.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80AcceptableTired.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
30 Sep 2020 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a damp night.A few in the Public bar. I wasn't prompted to use the NHS App, or to sign-in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExcellentBadged as Chimney's.In excellent condition,full of Tovil goodness.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
22 Jan 2020 (Wittenden)
Early evening:I sat in the deserted public bar by the fire,listening to a pleasant buzz of conversation from the other room.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExceptionalA Goacher's epitome:peppery hops,hedge fruit and that wonderful earthiness,in tiptop condition.Described as "Chimneys Ale".
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Midnight4.50Not Tried
05 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
Mid evening.Quiet. Good chat with Sue.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExcellentGood to see Goacher's here.Earthy and in great nick.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50GoodHops 'n' sea breezes.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
15 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening- looks to have been very busy going by the pile of dirty glasses on the bar counter. Still a good few drinkers in the September sunshine. Shame about the beer - straight from the cask is only good if you can keep it reasonably cool. Today's 25 degrees was clearly a challenge.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70PoorMarked up as “Adnams Best” but pretty sure it was this. Nearly marked it “acceptable” as the flavour was ok - but flat and warm - this is the sort of offering that gave real ale a bad name years ago. They need some decent cooling here for their casks.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedMarked up as “Harvey’s Best”
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not TriedMarked up as “Friar’s Pale” - not impressed by the lack of attention to detail on their chalk board.
10 Oct 2018 (Wittenden)
An infrequent mid week pub visit.Mid evening, the public bar was deserted.The hithertofor unadorned bar top was spoilt by a multi headed keg dispenser.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10AcceptableWoody. I reckon Prof. Sarson was on his way.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
18 Dec 2017 (Wittenden)
Mid Monday evening.No one in the public bar, a raucous crew next door.I sat by the gently glowing fire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExcellentJust the stuff for a frosty night.Hedgerow berries,gentle hops.£4.50 a pint, alas.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Not Tried
20 Oct 2017 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon. After work crowd in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop (now 4%)4.00AcceptableHmmm. Green Hops, Green Apples. A fresh cask,but I wasn't sure.Grew on me, though.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 Aug 2017 (Wittenden)
Everyone was sitting outside,so I sat in lonely splendour in the public bar,cheered up by news of a forthcoming micropub due to open in Cranbrook this October.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodSelling well, but a touch aged to my mind.
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
25 May 2017 (Wittenden)
Late evening in the gloaming.A few in the public bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80AcceptableUmm,camphor I think.Drinkable but strange.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About the Three Chimneys

The pub sign. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent22
Good10
Acceptable17
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Biddenden, Kent, TN27 8LW.

The pub is found on the road between Sissinghurst and Biddenden. During the Seven Years War (1756-1763) it is said that up to 3,000 French prisoners were kept at nearby Sissinghurst Castle. The French seamen were placed on parole in the surrounding area and were allowed out as far as the pub building. At the time locals referred to this as the 'Three Wents' (or three ways) but the prisoners called it Les Trois Chemins. The unique name of the Three Chimneys therefore derives from the French term for the junction of three roads.

We have visited this pub 48 times, seen 46 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 8LW