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3rd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2011 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Plassey - Gertie Sweet New World PaleExcellent2
Kent - PaleExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Frog Island - ShoemakerExcellent1
Titanic - LongitudeGood1
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Long DazeGood2
Tring - Raunchy ReverendGood1
Otley - O2 CroesoGood1
Elland - AndromedaGood1
Bank Top - Sweeney'sGood1
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Good1
White - Franklin's OriginalGood1
Green Jack - Albion MildGood1
Ridgeside - Desert AireAcceptable1
Rother Valley - ExitAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Farriers Arms - 1606Not Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Silver TopNot Tried0
Abigale - SamphireNot Tried0
Farriers Arms - Summer GoldNot Tried0
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Golden TicketNot Tried0
Coastal - Cornish RivieraNot Tried0

Visits Details

18 Jun 2011 (oz11)
Other beers were available
Frog Island - Shoemaker4.20ExcellentBest of the day.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20ExcellentSlightly hazy but still a very good beer.
Plassey - Gertie Sweet New World Pale3.90Excellent
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent
Titanic - Longitude4.40Good
Otley - O2 Croeso4.20Good
Bank Top - Sweeney's3.80Good
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Good
Green Jack - Albion Mild4.00Good
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Long Daze4.30Good
Tring - Raunchy Reverend4.10Good
Elland - Andromeda5.00GoodNew seasonal cask conditioned lager.
18 Jun 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
A selection of the beer list shown here.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80ExcellentPale and hoppy beer with tropical hop fruitiness evident. Quite sweet with a fruity finish. My score 15/20.
Kent - Pale4.00ExcellentNew strength from its new home and an excellent pale ale. Slight sulphour on the nose, then an explosion of citrussy hops with some malt balance too. My score 16/20.
White - Franklin's Original3.80GoodQuite a malty brew with a good biscuity malt flavour. Some hop and fruit in the finish. My score 15/20.
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Long Daze4.30GoodQuite bitter pale ale with good hop bitterness. My score 15/20.
Plassey - Gertie Sweet New World Pale3.90GoodBrewed by the former Hanby brewer at Plassey, this is a well balanced pale bitter with a good bitter hop character. My score 15/20.
Rother Valley - Exit5.70AcceptableStrong bitter with a rather dry, fruity flavour, leading to an appley aftertaste. My score 14/20.
Ridgeside - Desert Aire4.80AcceptableStrong golden ale with an assertive dry, citrus hop character. A little too dry and bitter for me. My score 14/20.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Not Tried
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Farriers Arms - 16063.70Not Tried
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Abigale - Samphire4.10Not Tried
Farriers Arms - Summer Gold4.10Not Tried
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Golden Ticket5.00Not Tried
Coastal - Cornish Riviera5.00Not TriedBeer not ready to serve.

About the 3rd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2011

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE.

Despite the frequent showers, an enjoyable time was spent here. I've just listed the beers I tried and some of the more interesting ones that I didn't try.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 23 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN30 6HE