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The Yeoman (formerly Lion of Kent; Kentish Yeoman). (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent9
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleExcellent1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Acceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Ruldolph's RevengeNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Yeoman (formerly Lion of Kent; Kentish Yeoman)., Bearsted, Kent

Visits Details

14 Jan 2022 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit from about 1pm. Popular with diners until 3pm when the kitchen closes for the afternoon, a good local wet trade for the rest of the afternoon. A good friendly atmosphere.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentAs good as it gets.
13 Apr 2021 (ChrisE)
Late afternon/early evening visit and starting to get a bit cold, we sat near a heater that was on timed switch so we took it in turns to get up and press the button. We enjoyed a very good meal here before boarding the last bus at 19:00.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
22 Oct 2020 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon to early evening visit to have a pint or two before catching my last bus home. Fortunately my real time journey planner informed me that my bus was running 30 minutes late so that was an excuse for a further pint. The pub was very quiet at first but started to get busy from 6pm onwards. This pub is run by Albanians and there were many Albanian customers eating the excellent cuisine in here, my friend asked "Where do all these Albanians come from?" She got the obvious answer. We only had beer but I am looking forward to my next opportunity to sample some more of the food in here.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
15 Oct 2020 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit until just before 7pm to catch my last bus home. The drinking area was full to capacity but we were offered seats in the restaurant area. This pub seems to be getting increasingly popular.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentSuperb. Just one cask beer on but it is a good one and very well kept.
14 Jul 2020 (ChrisE)
A telephone call from the guv to a friend of mine said the pub would open at 4pm today. She wanted to be first one in after lockdown so we were in at 3.40pm with the first couple of pints of Harvey's on the house to make sure that it was in good nick. The best pub in the immediate area, we enjoyed some excellent Mediterranean food along with several pints of Harvey's.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
01 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit to meet up with a few friends before heading off to a concert by the Maidstone Symphony Orchestra. Busy for this time of day.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
19 Dec 2019 (ChrisE)
Evening for some Greek food and a few pints. A fair number of exiles from the former Old Plantation (now closed) in here tonight. Nice to see this place busy.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
17 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon visit and fairly quiet. We ate a superb meal here, this pub is now offering Greek cuisine.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentHarveys as it should be.
05 Dec 2018 (ChrisE)
My first visit since the recent refurbishment. There were sincere apologies from the staff because the Harvey's was not quite ready but the alternatives were quite acceptable. I was invited to a free breakfast early next week when they will be doing a trial run before opening regularly in the morning.
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
05 Jan 2013 (Pedro)
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Acceptable
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Ruldolph's Revenge3.70Not TriedRan out

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About The Yeoman (formerly Lion of Kent; Kentish Yeoman).

The pub sign. The Yeoman (formerly Lion of Kent; Kentish Yeoman)., Bearsted, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Bearsted, Kent, ME14 4BT.

In Ashford Road, a community pub featuring a single, large, L-shaped, wooden bar and a restaurant with a carvery. It closed in 2018 for a refurbishment and reopened on 7 November 2018 as the Yeoman and now a high-class restaurant. It closed again and reopened a few months later under new management in 2019. It now offers Mediterranian cuisine.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME14 4BT