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East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Special Bitter Ale "1965"Exceptional1
Swan on the Green - GingerExceptional2
White Horse - Brewery BitterExceptional1
Old Dairy - Blue TopExceptional1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidExceptional1
Tonbridge - Auburn MythExceptional1
Nelson - Friggin in the RigginExceptional1
Goacher's - Special House AleExceptional1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish DarkExceptional1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Empire - Strikes BackExcellent1
Nelson - SpinnakerExcellent1
Swan on the Green - TrumpeterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Larkins - ChiddingstoneExcellent1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Original Port StoutNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayNot Tried0
Black Hole - CosmicNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - TeleporterNot Tried0
Cheddar - Gorge Best BitterNot Tried0
RCH - Old Slug PorterNot Tried0
Milestone - Raspberry Wheat BeerNot Tried0
Enville - Phoenix IPANot Tried0
Phoenix - NavvyNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
High House Farm - Auld HempNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot Tried0
Whitstable - Raspberry Wheat BeerNot Tried0
City of Cambridge - Parkers PorterNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Otter - BrightNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Tring - Colley's DogNot Tried0
Rudgate - Marston Moor Matchlock MildNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Red AleNot Tried0
Hammerpot - Red HunterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Breconshire - Red DragonNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Larkins - Best BitterNot Tried0
Whitstable - Bohemium LagerNot Tried0
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best BitterNot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Potbelly - Pigs Do Fly!Not Tried0
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Sovereign BlondeNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 7%Not Tried0
Elland - NettlethrasherNot Tried0
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!Not Tried0
Westerham - Audit AleNot Tried0
Cumbrian Legendary - Dickie DoodleNot Tried0
Swan on the Green - BewickNot Tried0
Leeds - Midnight BellNot Tried0
AllGates - CaskablancaNot Tried0
Cotleigh - BuzzardNot Tried0
Lymestone - Foundation StoneNot Tried0
Anglo-Dutch - ApistusNot Tried0

Visits Details

04 Sep 2010 (Matt)
What an amazing day! the feel and vibe of the whole festival was fantastic, what a way to spend a saturday, chilling out on the grass drinking wonderful ales and cider, eating probably the best food that ive had anywhere at any festival(the rib eye was sublime) whilst being treated to live music. excellent!!!! P.S I cant rate the beers/ciders I drank because I can not really rememmber what i had, Hic....
04 Sep 2010 (Pedro)
Thanks Al for listing all beers
Swan on the Green - Ginger3.60Exceptional
White Horse - Brewery Bitter3.70Exceptional
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellent
Empire - Strikes Back4.00Excellent
04 Sep 2010 (Alenomore)
It's back? And what a resounding success it turned out to be judging by the amount of people that turned up to give their support! A good selection of Locale plus quality micro's and a decent Cider bar kept the band of Camra volunteers very busy all afternoon. The balmy weather, stacks of space, and some decent live music ensured the big crowd were kept happy. Well done Maidstone & Mid Kent Camra and all the volunteers. Hope they bring it back next year even bigger and better! I've listed all the Real Ale on offer to make sure all the uninitiated dont miss this festival next year! Recommended.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70ExceptionalVery refreshing.
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80ExceptionalThis "blend" was quite nice, and not encountered before today.
Westerham - Special Bitter Ale "1965"5.00ExceptionalMy favourite ale from Westerham.
Swan on the Green - Ginger3.60ExceptionalPlenty of ginger as well. Rarely see these ales from this local brewer.
Nelson - Friggin in the Riggin4.70ExceptionalOne of there better ales. Finished on two pints of this one!
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExceptionalThere best Ale by far.
Tonbridge - Auburn Myth3.80ExceptionalA new ale from Tonbridge and very good too.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Dark3.50ExceptionalAn excellant tasting dark un'.
Larkins - Chiddingstone4.00ExcellentAnother rarely seen brewer round these parts.
Swan on the Green - Trumpeter4.00ExcellentNice to sample these rare ales from this local brewer.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Excellent
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Nelson - Spinnaker4.00Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Larkins - Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!4.80Not Tried
Swan on the Green - Bewick5.30Not Tried
Cotleigh - Buzzard4.80Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Original Port Stout4.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
RCH - Old Slug Porter4.50Not Tried
Phoenix - Navvy3.80Not Tried
High House Farm - Auld Hemp3.80Not Tried
Whitstable - Raspberry Wheat Beer5.20Not Tried
Otter - Bright4.30Not Tried
Tring - Colley's Dog5.20Not Tried
Empire - Strikes Back4.00Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Red Ale4.30Not Tried
Breconshire - Red Dragon4.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Bohemium Lager4.90Not Tried
Potbelly - Pigs Do Fly!4.40Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 7%7.00Not Tried
White Horse - Brewery Bitter3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Not Tried
Leeds - Midnight Bell4.80Not Tried
Lymestone - Foundation Stone4.50Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00Not Tried
Summer Wine (SWB) - Teleporter5.00Not Tried
Milestone - Raspberry Wheat Beer5.60Not Tried
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
City of Cambridge - Parkers Porter5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
Rudgate - Marston Moor Matchlock Mild4.00Not Tried
Hammerpot - Red Hunter4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Sovereign Blonde3.80Not Tried
Elland - Nettlethrasher4.40Not Tried
Cumbrian Legendary - Dickie Doodle3.90Not Tried
AllGates - Caskablanca4.10Not Tried
Anglo-Dutch - Apistus4.00Not Tried
Black Hole - Cosmic4.20Not Tried
Cheddar - Gorge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Enville - Phoenix IPA4.80Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried

About the East Malling Beer & Cider Festival 2010

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in East Malling, Kent, ME19 6BJ.

A new location for the original Maidstone Beer & Cider Festival. The East Malling Research Centre has provided an excellent venue for this first attempt. A large marquee in one of the Centre's fields, well laid out bar area, easy to find, only 15 minutes walk from East Malling railway station. A live music stage and food vendors kept the large crowd happy and a plentiful band of CAMRA volunteers kept the ale flowing! Lots of space here and, possibly, room for further expansion! Recommended.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME19 6BJ