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The Stag (formerly The Sun) (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Cat - Mild DisobedienceExcellent1
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinExcellent1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Sharp's - Doom BarGood1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleAcceptable1
Fuller's - London PrideAcceptable2
Mad Cat - Emotional BlackmailPoor1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Wickwar - BOBNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Stag (formerly The Sun), Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

12 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon we had time for a swifty though wish I hadn't.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Emotional Blackmail4.50PoorFlat, peppery with a vile bitter dark chocolate kick that made me shudder. No condition at all just about forced it down as I was thirsty.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
07 Feb 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and quiet, my first visit since it was The Sun. We stood at the bar for a couple of minutes while the barman fiddled with the till then decided to find somewhere else.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wickwar - BOB4.00Not Tried
16 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a few coming in after work.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50ExcellentServed by gravity dispense from a cask behind the bar with a cooling jacket. Excellent value at £2.60 per pint in this Enterprise Inns pub.
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00AcceptableGood value at £2.30 per pint.
24 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
I was put off by an A board advertising real ales from £1.99 per pint but changed my mind when I noticed the other side advertising a Meet the Brewer evening with Mad Cat and it was tonight. I was about an hour too early for the start of the proceedings but enjoyed my pint in relative peace and quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Mild Disobedience4.00ExcellentIn excellent condition as you would expect for Meet the Brewer Evening.
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00Not Tried
19 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Bit of a refuge from Maidstone's frenetic festive streets. Brief visit for a half.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableExpensive at £4.20 pp. Had the taste of a too fresh pint in a brewery sample room
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedA sticker over a Greene King IPA clip
02 Feb 2013 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Good
30 Nov 2011 (Pedro)
Popped in as strike rally was formed near-by
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
16 Oct 2011 (Pedro)
Afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Acceptable
16 Oct 2011 (Alenomore)
Another rare visit to this pseudo Irish type pub. Pleasant staff. Ales were so so today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - London Pride4.10AcceptableNot the best sample I've had today.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not TriedAlas, not on today.
24 Sep 2011 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Good
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried

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About The Stag (formerly The Sun)

The pub sign. The Stag (formerly The Sun), Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good4
Acceptable5
Poor1

The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1TG.

In Middle Row, an historic pub in the town centre which has had several names in recent years and returned to the original title of The Sun after various other existences. May be entered from either the High Street or via Bank Street to the room at the rear. When reopened again in May 2016 was re-named The Stag. Now has four casks on gravity, three are usually available.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME14 1TG