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The County Hotel (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - LighthouseExcellent1
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Hoppy ChristmasAcceptable1
Lancaster - BlackGood1
Oakham - CitraGood1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper TopGood1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red TopExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'ClockExcellent2
Saltaire - New World RedGood1
Sambrook's - JunctionGood2
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Wantsum - DynamoPoor1
Wantsum - Red RaddleGood1
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Picture 1. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

22 Mar 2024 (Magnus Greel)
Busy as expected for a late Friday afternoon with a wide range of customers from babies to the elderly. I've only listed the 2 guest beers available today.
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'Clock3.80ExcellentSweetness of banana with a hoppy yet yeasty bready hint thankfully lacking the overbearing maltiness from my previous experience.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50GoodDark fruits with a subtle spice.
17 Aug 2023 (Ian)
Quiet Thursday afternoon
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentExcellent condition
10 Jan 2023 (Magnus Greel)
25 minutes to kill before my bus home so TOFTT...
Reedley Hallows - Beer O'Clock3.80ExcellentNothing wrong with it but found this way too malty for my liking and was a chore to finish.
19 Dec 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Four of us including Mr & Mrs Dosser ventured up here for refreshments, very busy but we found a table in the corner by the window and enjoyed our beers.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80GoodMalty fruity with a hint of treacle, best of the bunch tonight.
Conwy (Bragdy Conwy) - Hoppy Christmas4.30AcceptableBland watery acetic fare past its best if there was one.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Not Tried
19 Dec 2022 (Dosser)
3 guests on and a packed pub.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60GoodA bit too cold fora higher score
01 Dec 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening not too busy just a few groups dotted about. One could've wrongly assumed tonight was an Old Dairy brewery takeover event as most of the handpumps were either Red Top or Copper Top with just the three usual suspects otherwise available.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80ExcellentMalty with hints of blackcurrant and treacle near on perfect condition and temperature.
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedAlways good to see JDW still supporting this scarce ale.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
09 Oct 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening with 30 minutes to wait for my bus home so just in time for a relaxed pint..
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30PoorJust about managed to chew my way through this sickly sweet murky pond water..
12 May 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Met a friend here early evening for a pub crawl of Ashford's finest.. Busy but late enough to have missed the pushchair brigade!
Oakham - Citra4.20Good
Lancaster - Black4.50GoodMore of a watery porter than a chewy stout
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedA regular here
08 Mar 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Met a few friends here late afternoon, we opted to sit in the quieter more adult friendly front of the pub as the back half had been turned into a creche.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Excellent
Saltaire - New World Red5.20GoodThis malty offering had just come on.
Sambrook's - Junction4.50AcceptableRisked a pint of this surprisingly had flavour but became ever cloying towards the end.
21 Feb 2022 (ChrisE)
Fairly busy for a Monday evening, I met a group of friends here and enjoyed a good chat and few beers. Haggis and Neeps was on offer as the Manager's Special tonight.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper Top4.10Good
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Good
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried

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About The County Hotel

The pub sign. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Typical Wetherspoon's drinking hall in High Street. Standard 'Spoon's regular beers with guest beers 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 337 times, seen 461 different beers and tried 373 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8TD