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Fishermans Arms (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood2
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Good2
Shepherd Neame - Christmas AleExcellent1
Gemstone (brewed on Nelson plant) - Sapphire BlondeAcceptable1
Nelson - TemptressAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Late RedAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. Fishermans Arms, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

20 Feb 2016 (Tobes)
Heard this place had re-opened free of tie although remaining a sheps house. The landlady is runs the Gemstone Brewery and is obviously pushing them through her new establishment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nelson - Temptress4.00AcceptableOk, nothing special.
Gemstone (brewed on Nelson plant) - Sapphire Blonde4.00AcceptableAgain ok, a bit cloudy something not quite right but drinkable.
06 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
KM reports today it is temporarily closed until a new manager/tenant is in place. The previous guvnor' has just taken over the nearby Walnut Tree.
BeerABVScoreNotes
05 Nov 2015 (HSB)
11:45 Waiting for the Thirsty Pig to open we wandered down here to see if we could get an earlier pint. Firmly shut with a handwritten notice in the window "Closed until further notice".
BeerABVScoreNotes
22 Nov 2014 (Tobes)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodSurprisingly good!
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
07 Dec 2013 (ChrisE)
My first visit here for very many years, I was surprised at how many people we knew in here with customers from various other pubs we know coming to talk to us.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50AcceptableThe lady behind the bar said she was not sure whether this pint would be O.K. and she would change it if necessary, but it was quite acceptable.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
22 Sep 2013 (Alenomore)
18:45 visit. A rare call to this very old pub, the nice interior being the only thing of interest here, but we were passing the door and very quiet at this time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
26 Dec 2012 (Alenomore)
19:30 visit. Very few people about, what with no public transport available. With some pubs not even opening up I pulled in here to see the first half of a live game and the Xmas ale was on too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Christmas Ale5.00ExcellentIn good condition but a bit too cool.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
30 Nov 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
12 Oct 2011 (Alenomore)
1930 visit. Not been here for a couple of years. New people in charge took over recently. Only myself and one other in, but the weekend line-up of live music looks to be their big draw. Only £3.30 a pint too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20ExcellentOne of Shep's better ales, and exceptionally good here tonight.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
23 Sep 2011 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not TriedTold it was off - they then turned around pump-clip

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About the Fishermans Arms

The pub sign. Fishermans Arms, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good4
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6NA.

Conveniently situated in the town centre, the Fishermans Arms is a truly historic building, reputedly the oldest building in Maidstone, dated 1430. Fishermans Arms has its own resident ghost, known as Black Jack by the locals, a soldier who died in the building having been injured in a battle which took place nearby. Re-opened with new licensee in December 2015 effectively running it as a freehouse, promoting her own Gemstone ales - brewed at Nelson Brewery Chatham.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME15 6NA