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The County Hotel (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Bodebrown Brewery Cerveja Curitiba Brazilian Pale AleExcellent1
Arundel - StrongholdExcellent1
Nottingham - Rock MildExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Coronado West Coast Session IPAExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Liberation (was called Jersey) - Liberation AleGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Brecon - Red BeaconsGood1
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalAcceptable1
Maxim - Azacca PaleAcceptable1
West Berkshire - Maharaja IPAAcceptable1
Vale - SteampunkNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Three Castles - Autumn DazeNot Tried0
Adnams - Tally-HoNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Springhead - Roaring MegNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot ReserveNot Tried0
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - OverlordNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

25 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Start of my annual pub crawl with my daughter. Just after noon - not too busy, cool inside. Just noted One of the two banks of pumps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Coronado West Coast Session IPA5.00ExcellentA very nicely crafted IPA in top condition. Not sure who goes on a “session” with 5.0% ales though (oh that’s right - everyone at the Dover Winter beer festival).
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
17 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Disappointing visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
West Berkshire - Maharaja IPA5.10AcceptableLast one out from two pumps to get a pint. More mud but tasted O.K.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not TriedA pint of mud. Returned and exchanged.
05 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit and fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Overlord6.00Not Tried
27 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
It was reassuring to see this place busy as all the other pubs that I had visited seemed to be empty. The Tuesday steak offering seemed to be very popular.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Bodebrown Brewery Cerveja Curitiba Brazilian Pale Ale5.00ExcellentVery good condition.
Greene King - Abbot Reserve6.50Not TriedI must try this sometime.
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.
Marston's - 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

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About The County Hotel

The pub sign. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional18
Excellent110
Good165
Acceptable161
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 306 times, seen 431 different beers and tried 348 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8TD