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The County Hotel (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nottingham - LegendExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Adnams - Bodebrown Brewery Cerveja Curitiba Brazilian Pale AleExcellent1
Nottingham - Rock MildExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Coronado West Coast Session IPAExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalAcceptable1
West Berkshire - Maharaja IPAAcceptable1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Springhead - Roaring MegNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot 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 - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Picture 1. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

01 Aug 2020 (ChrisE)
I had been to the Made Inn earlier where Steve (the guv) told me that he had been here a couple of times recently and that they were taking COVID-19 precautions seriously and this was one of the safer pubs in the area to visit. A very nice atmosphere in here, I had to ask for a top up but this was given in good grace, I sat at a table and read the current edition of Wetherspoon News. The Manager's special food offerings looked very tempting but I had started preparing my dinner before I went out so I decided to stick with the beer. I did not note all the beers that were on offer but there was a good selection from local breweries.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Good
11 Mar 2020 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and reassuringly busy.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentA delicious dark beer.
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
29 Jan 2020 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and much busier than other pubs that I had passed esrlier.
Nottingham - Legend4.00ExcellentA well kept pint.
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
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.
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.
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 - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not TriedA pint of mud. Returned and exchanged.
05 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit and fairly busy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nottingham - Rock Mild3.80ExcellentA proper Mild in good nick.
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not Tried
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50Not 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. 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 309 times, seen 435 different beers and tried 350 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8TD