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The Spotted Dog (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wolf - Golden JackalExcellent1
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best BitterGood1
Larkins - TraditionalGood2
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Bryson's Brews - Hurricane BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Spotted Dog, Smarts Hill, Penshurst, Kent
Picture 2. The Spotted Dog, Smarts Hill, Penshurst, Kent

Visits Details

28 Aug 2010 (Wittenden)
Fairly busy bank holiday Saturday lunchtime.A large family group of us came and dodged the wasps. Good pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wolf - Golden Jackal3.70ExcellentThis seems to be everywhere this summer, and justly so. one of my favourite goldens-this has a good hop bite, coupled with some fruit.A good quaffing beer for a summer afternoon.
Larkins - Traditional3.40GoodThis didn't seem to be the Traditonal that I remember: the toffee notes were replaced by a sharper edge-I don't think it was off, but a disappointment, as I really like this beer usually.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedMy father in law and stepson had this, and said it was fine.
Bryson's Brews - Hurricane Bitter4.10Not Tried
19 Jul 2010 (Andrew)
I had the week off and Isabel was in Nursery so we decided to visit Penshurst place and come here for lunch. We arrived just before 12 and sat out the back and enjoyed the views over the Weald.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best Bitter4.10GoodSweet malty best bitter.
Larkins - Traditional3.40AcceptableReasonable condition but none of the toffee I remember this beer having.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About The Spotted Dog

The pub sign. The Spotted Dog, Smarts Hill, Penshurst, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Smarts Hill, Penshurst, Kent, TN11 8EP.

15th century pub with white weather-boarded exterior and located on a quiet country road.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 6 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN11 8EP