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The Gun & Spitroast (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent1
Old Dairy - Diamond TopExcellent1
Old Dairy - Gold TopExcellent2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent1
Sharp's - Doom BarExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent2
Old Dairy - Sun TopExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent2
Old Dairy - Spring TopExcellent1
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldGood1
Ringwood - RazorbackGood1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentAcceptable1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAPoor1
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleNot Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Skinner's - PorthlevenNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent

Visits Details

25 May 2013 (oz11)
Early evening. A pump takeover by Old Dairy was evident.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Excellent
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
05 Apr 2013 (oz11)
Poker evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70PoorShould have stayed on the red top, but against my better judgement I tried this. Flat and out of condition.
Skinner's - Porthleven4.80Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not TriedWent off half way through the evening.
09 Nov 2012 (oz11)
Evening for poker tournament. Busy at the bar but efficient service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Good
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
27 Aug 2012 (oz11)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Excellent
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
04 Jun 2012 (oz11)
Pub number five on the crawl. Things starting to get hazy and beer notes are becoming harder to read.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExcellentFrom the courtyard.
Old Dairy - Diamond Top6.00ExcellentAvailable from the bar.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not TriedFrom the courtyard.
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not TriedFrom the courtyard.
Old Dairy - Sun Top3.60Not TriedFrom the courtyard.
03 Jun 2012 (Wittenden)
Jubilee Sunday:al fresco bbq and beer fest supporting the fete on the Heath.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Sun Top3.60ExcellentUltra pale gold,nettley hop. Perfect beer for a summer's day. I tried one to see if it would make the sun shine for the fete:it didn't, so I had another.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not TriedDiamond top was on the chalk board, but not visible!
21 Jan 2012 (oz11)
Evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
29 Oct 2011 (oz11)
Sat evening and doing a steady trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00ExcellentIn good nick!
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00GoodComing towards the end of the barrel and, indeed, when I returned to the bar it had gone.
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not TriedWent off during the evening.
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
25 Jun 2011 (oz11)
Good atmosphere, fairly busy but quick and efficient service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Excellent
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Good
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Acceptable
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried

About The Gun & Spitroast

The pub sign. The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent11
Good4
Acceptable1
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Horsmonden, Kent, TN12 8HT.

Historic 16th Century coaching inn. Notable feature is the original and still used spitroast hearth.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 20 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN12 8HT