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Rose & Crown (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidExcellent3
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent3
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood1
Shepherd Neame - PorterGood1
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood1
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - 4-4-2Not Tried0
Picture 1. Rose & Crown, Elham, Kent

Visits Details

11 Jan 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon we were the only customers.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
07 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
This pub is temporarily closed at the time of writing (7 February 2013) awaiting selection of new tenants.
28 Jul 2010 (ChrisE)
About 18:30 and the pub was starting to get busy with diners. The bar staff informed me that they have a cask of Summer Sizzler in the cellar waiting to go on, and that Master Brew is usually available. Unfortunately the pub does not seem to provide menus so it was necessary to squeeze past about twenty prospective diners trying to read a blackboard to make my way to the toilet.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Good
Shepherd Neame - 4-4-24.00Not Tried
01 Apr 2007 (David)
A quiet pub with just a few guys sitting at the bar. The best atmosphere was in the garden and provided by a few guys and a CD player in a Ford Fiesta in the car park. Various beer mats of different real ales on the wall were a false promise of the beers on offer.
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30AcceptableAn average beer at best, much like most of Shep's offerings. Fairly lifeless and served just a bit too cold.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
20 Jan 2007 (Andrew)
A few couples were in the saloon bar with a couple of blokes sitting at the bar. It was quiet with a slightly impersonal air to it. I was last here 7 years ago and since then it's changed hands a few times and one of those recently going by the 'new management' sign by the door.
Shepherd Neame - Porter4.80GoodBlack with a frothy head that didn't last the distance (which is standard with Kent's hard-water beers). A burnt flavour dominates with occasional hints of blackcurrant if you look for them. Not a complex beer by any stretch of the imagination.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
24 Jan 2005 (Ian)
This has been sold and is now a Shepherd Neame pub
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
14 Dec 2004 (Ian)
Real fire and 4 beers on including Hopdaemon Golden Braid and Incubus, Harveys Best and Gadd's No. 7.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00GoodAgain a bit below its best
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70AcceptableA bit too cold and not with its normal hoppy bite
12 Nov 2004 (Ian)
Quiet on a Friday lunchtime. Food is a bit expensive compared with normal pub prices, but is well prepared. Beer is in excellent condition. Both Hopdaemon Golden Braid and Incubus were outstanding. Flavours were sharp and precise.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70ExceptionalGolden session beer. Hops to the fore. Just so well made, you wonder why other brewers can't make beer this good.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00ExceptionalA more rounded beer than Golden Braid. Has everything. A zing of hops with excellent malt. A mid brown beer that has depth of flavour and makes you stare at the beer after each sip and admire the craftmanship
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
12 Nov 2004 (Ian)
Nice real fire and sofa
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70ExceptionalRefreshing, typical Hopdeamon hops and yeast bringing a very drinkable session bitter
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00ExceptionalQuickly becoming Hopdeamon's best beer (yes even better than Skrimshander) Excellent fruit and bitterness

About the Rose & Crown

The pub sign. Rose & Crown, Elham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Elham, Kent, CT4 6TD.

Was CAMRA East Kent Pub of the Year 2004. Now sold and taken over by Shepherd Neame. The pub is long with a number of seating areas.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 6TD