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Medway Beer Festival 2010 (Non-CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Milestone - Olde Home WreckerExceptional1
Empire - ImperiumExceptional1
Green Jack - Fruit BatExcellent1
Rudgate - Hop MonkeyExcellent1
Inveralmond - That's The SpiritExcellent1
Wood's - Bonfire BrewExcellent1
Wadworth - SwordfishExcellent1
Ilkley - Stout MaryExcellent1
Williams Brothers - Cock 'O' The WalkGood1
Wolf - HowlerGood1
Holden's - Table TopperGood1
Rudgate - AdmiralGood1
North Yorkshire - Crystal TipsGood1
Milestone - Shine OnGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Fool's GoldGood1
Picture 1. Medway Beer Festival 2010, Chatham, Kent

Visits Details

05 Nov 2010 (Alenomore)
An established date in the diary now, arrived here just before mid-day. As the afternoon wore on, the ballroom filled up to quite a fair sized crowd. Many regular faces in attendance today too. The 50+ ales on offer this year were of excellent quality, and I noted 20+ new ales to check out, and I did my best to try them all!
Milestone - Olde Home Wrecker4.90ExceptionalMy final new ale today and this classic winter warmer went down very well.
Empire - Imperium5.10ExceptionalWorthy of a 5* rating here.
Green Jack - Fruit Bat5.50ExcellentGood, strong fruity notes.
Ilkley - Stout Mary4.50ExcellentA decent dark un'.
Rudgate - Hop Monkey3.60Excellent
Inveralmond - That's The Spirit4.50Excellent
Wood's - Bonfire Brew5.40ExcellentA decent big un'.
Wadworth - Swordfish5.00ExcellentVery good.
North Yorkshire - Crystal Tips4.00Good
Milestone - Shine On4.00Good
Wolf - Howler4.20Good
Holden's - Table Topper4.70Good
Rudgate - Admiral4.00GoodFirst new ale of the day.
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Fool's Gold4.10Good
Williams Brothers - Cock 'O' The Walk4.30Good

About the Medway Beer Festival 2010

The pub sign. Medway Beer Festival 2010, Chatham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Chatham, Kent, ME4 6BB.

This 9th edition, held at the impressive Stanley Ballroom of the St George Hotel, on New Road Avenue, entrance in Gundulph Lane. A large, old type venue, with plenty of seating. Live music for the evening sessions and good value hot food on offer. Three bar areas selling over 50 real ales, plus a large selection of cider, perry and foreign beers. This very successful and popular annual event is run and licensed by local landlord, John Brice, of the King George V in nearby Brompton (Gillingham), with the help of many unpaid volunteers. Recommended.

We have visited this pub once, seen 15 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: ME4 6BB