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The County Hotel (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - Old Empire IPAExcellent2
Exe Valley - Autumn GloryExcellent1
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Dead ParrotExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Hop to the FutureExcellent1
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)Excellent1
Hook Norton - Old HookyGood1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfGood1
Wantsum - ImperiumGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Oakham - JHBAcceptable1
Elgood's - GreyhoundAcceptable1
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Banks's - WainwrightNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Off the HookNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

21 Nov 2021 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon and very busy. I managed to find a table at ther rear of the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Good
15 Nov 2021 (Magnus Greel)
As expected fairly quiet for a late Monday afternoon to early evening session and enjoy a few pints and a pizza, one is spoilt for choice thanks to Ashford's many superb real ale town centre boozers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Excellent
Exe Valley - Autumn Glory4.50ExcellentRich ruby colour with a figgy toasted malt aroma and bran muffin cinder toffee flavours.
Oakham - JHB3.80AcceptableRather tired and lacking condition, the cask was taken off once we'd voiced our displeasure.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedWest country ales well represented tonight...
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
21 Oct 2021 (ChrisE)
Very busy but we got a table and service was good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Dead Parrot4.10Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Hop to the Future4.50ExcellentI was put off by the description of tropical and citrus fruit notes but I am glad that I tried it as it is not to citrusy at all.
Hook Norton - Off the Hook4.30Not Tried
17 Oct 2021 (ChrisE)
Busy with a mix of diners and drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Imperium4.00GoodA short measure but as I was only paying £1.49 with a voucher I decided not to complain.
10 Oct 2021 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon with a good number of diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60GoodToo cold for my liking, otherwise O.K.
Banks's - Wainwright4.10Not Tried
04 Oct 2021 (Jack William)
Bit of business in Ashford - haven’t been here for a while. The town is looking rather bleak with many empty shops. Made Inn close on Monday so ended up here. A bit more joyful.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Greyhound5.20AcceptableA bit tart.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
28 Sep 2021 (ChrisE)
A quiet Tuesday afternnon and a CAMRA voucher duly used up. Full measure much appreciated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Daleside - Old Legover (a.k.a. Country Stile)4.10ExcellentTraditiona copper coloured beer. Rather sweet.
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
26 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, the area set aside for those without the Wetherspoon App looked rather busy so I decided to use the spacious area towards the rear of the pub. This was the first time that I have used the app and I must say I prefer to pay cash. Having said that there was no problem in ordering the guest cask ales with this device.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Excellent
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
24 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
I came here because I was curious to see how 'Spoons managed the table service only law. Two girls who tried to enter at about the same time as me were turned away and told to buy some face masks and I wondered whether they would be allowed access to a shop to buy face coverings. Customers such as myself who did not wish to use the App were directed to the small area to the right hand side of the pub for table service. Service was good and I had no trouble paying part in cash and part with a CAMRA voucher.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Acceptable
16 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Wednesday afternoon. I read Nick Antonia's article in Wetherspoon News and supped my pint. COVID controls have been good here since reopening but are much enhanced now with no-one allowed through the front door until they have completed the essential paperwork.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90GoodSweeter than I remember it. Reassuring that I can taste it in the present circumstances.
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried

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About The County Hotel

The pub sign. The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional18
Excellent119
Good171
Acceptable164
Poor27

Website.

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 321 times, seen 446 different beers and tried 357 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 8TD