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The County Hotel (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation AleExcellent2
Arundel - StrongholdExcellent1
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde AleExcellent1
Nottingham - Rock MildExcellent1
Three Castles - Autumn DazeGood1
Brecon - Red BeaconsGood1
Prescott - Hill ClimbGood1
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalAcceptable1
Maxim - Azacca PaleAcceptable1
Grafton - Apricot JungleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Vale - SteampunkNot Tried0
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn WheatNot Tried0
Adnams - Tally-HoNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Springhead - Roaring MegNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

26 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, good service at the bar. I sat and read the summer edition of Wetherspoon's in house magazine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Acceptable
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60Not Tried
30 Jun 2018 (Andrew)
Last stop on Ian and my 5 pub tour of the centre of Ashford. Not overly busy for a 'spoons on Saturday night but then it wasn't playing any World Cup games. We sat in a booth.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
28 Apr 2018 (ChrisE)
Early Saturdsy evening and packed. A queue at the bar but service was surprisingly quick. Beer list as below plus the standard offering.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExcellentA proper Mild in good nick.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50Not Tried
16 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit about tea time. I was disappointed to find that most of the beers that I would have liked were labelled as available soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brecon - Red Beacons5.00Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
02 Nov 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and as busy as expected around the bar but quiet towards the rear of the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arundel - Stronghold4.70ExcellentFar too malty for my taste
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Three Castles - Autumn Daze4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20Not TriedNo ABV on clip
24 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - got served immediately! Just noted beers had plus 1.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation Ale4.00Good
Maxim - Azacca Pale4.30AcceptableRather bland.
Vale - Steampunk5.10Not Tried
23 Oct 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Fairly busy for a late Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation Ale4.00Excellent
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedAmazing value at £2.69 a pint
Maxim - Azacca Pale4.30Not Tried
Vale - Steampunk5.10Not Tried
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn Wheat6.00Not Tried
03 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime (about 1130). One barperson struggling to serve many customers. Complaints about breakfasts not having arrived. Eventually got served a short pint, supped it and left. Just noted that one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Castles - Autumn Daze4.40GoodMy 7/8 of a pint was nice.
12 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a nice pleasant atmosphere, service was prompt and friendly and I met up with a fellow CAMRA member in here. We wondered whether at £2.65 per pint (before discount) this might be the most expensive pub in town. The usual range of beers were available plus the ones listed below.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Prescott - Hill Climb3.80Good
Grafton - Apricot Jungle4.80Not TriedThe thought of beer tasting of apricots really put me off trying this.
14 Jul 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and busy nearly all tables taken. Just a swift one before my bus to Great Chart. I've only listed the beer I had.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Maui Brewery Island Inspired Blonde Ale4.50ExcellentCreamy tropical and fruity. Delicious.

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About The County Hotel

The pub sign. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional18
Excellent108
Good164
Acceptable160
Poor27

Website.

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN24 8TD.

Typical Wetherspoon's drinking hall. Just about the only place where you can get a decent pint of real ale in Ashford. Marston's Bitter and Pedigree, Greene King Abbot Ale and Shepherd Neame Spitfire. Also 1-4 guest beers. Leffe, Hoegaarden and Staropramen on draught added recently. Guest beers are normally the best bet. 2 banks each of 4 handpumps on the higher level bar and 6 handpumps on the lower level.

We have visited this pub 302 times, seen 423 different beers and tried 343 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8TD