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The Great House (Elite Pubs)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Musket - TriggerExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood4
Romney Marsh - Rye MildAcceptable1
Tonbridge - CoppernobAcceptable1
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Great House, Hawkhurst, Kent

Visits Details

30 Oct 2020 (Andrew)
After visiting the The National Pinetum at Bedgebury (and here's a tip, never go there during, a) half term and, b) a Covid pandemic that's closed all the soft play centres, because you won't be able to move for 3 year olds with coffee-drinking parents) we came here for lunch. Prior to coming I looked it up and found I'd already been - 5 years ago. I must be getting old. Anyway, it was very friendly and pleasant.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodVery nice and if it hadn't had been a touch too warm, I'd have given it a "excellent".
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
20 Jul 2019 (Wittenden)
Saturday evening:busy with diners and a few drinkers within and without.Came with the family.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodFruity.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80AcceptableMossy.
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
29 Jun 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening. A few drinkers round the bar - couple of diners. This is a very well appointed gastro-pub with prices to match.
Romney Marsh - Rye Mild3.20AcceptableRather flat.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 May 2015 (Andrew)
We were on the way to East Sussex and broke our journey with a stop in West Kent. Having got home from work, packed in 20 mins and driven for 90 mins over here I was ready for a pint.
Musket - Trigger3.60ExcellentPale yellow. Good condition. Good leafy bitterness. Hint of yeast flavour. Sharp bitter finish.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
15 Sep 2014 (thebrewingman)
Early Monday evening. For a dining pub I was surprised by the number of drinking in the bar. Food was impressive as usual.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodA tad too cold.
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not TriedMy wife had this and said it was very average.
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
11 Sep 2010 (BF)
Popped into this pub en route to somewhere else. Nice friendly atmostphere.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent

About The Great House

The pub sign. The Great House, Hawkhurst, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 5EJ.

A traditional 16th century inn that has been tastefully refurbished. One gets the impression that it really focuses on food. However there is a really large bar area with comfortable seating.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN18 5EJ