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Three Chimneys (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Special House AleExcellent8
Adnams - Ghost ShipGood1
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Acceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterPoor1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MidnightNot Tried0
Harvey's - Wharf IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 2. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent
Picture 3. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Visits Details

13 Feb 2024 (Wittenden)
A rare mid-evening visit to cheer myself up after a rather depressing meeting.A small group in the wonderful Public Bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodMore fruit than earth.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Wharf IPA4.80Not Tried
20 Oct 2022 (Wittenden)
Mid evening.I sat in the deserted Public Bar.Many diners in the Restaurant out back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80AcceptableListed as 'Chimneys Ale'. Ardent: the result of mixing two casks.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Wharf IPA4.80Not TriedI think it was this, but they don't properly list provenance here.
25 Nov 2021 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a chilly Autumn Thursday. A large convivial group already in the public bar.I sat by the fire, and wondered if the legendary "Potman Brimming" graffito is still on the beams:too dark to tell.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExcellentIn tip top condition, the essence of Kent.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
30 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
Mid evening, quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExcellentBadged as Chimneys Ale.Delicious: profound depth.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
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

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About the Three Chimneys

The pub sign. Three Chimneys, Biddenden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent24
Good11
Acceptable18
Poor3

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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 52 times, seen 47 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 8LW