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The Old Mill (Village Green Restaurants (Shepherd Neame))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent4
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood4
Abigale - NailbourneGood1
Abigale - SamphireGood2
1648 - Triple ChampionGood1
1648 - SignatureUndrinkable1
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
1648 - Bee-HeadNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
1648 - Britannia AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Mill, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

08 Mar 2020 (ChrisE)
Two of us came here for lunch. We were the first customers but the place soon became busy. Friendly service and great food. Not much wet trade in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodNice to see this in a Sheps pub.
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
22 Jul 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and quiet, soon got busier as expected for a warm sunny Friday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodMore like what I expected.
1648 - Signature4.40UndrinkableI thought a cider had been pulled by mistake! Barman agreed it wasn't and shouldn't taste like that.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
30 Jun 2015 (ChrisE)
A warm summer evening and a very pleasant atmosphere in which to enjoy a couple of pints.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
1648 - Bee-Head4.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
30 Oct 2014 (ChrisE)
Morning visit before the food service, so nice and quiet to enjoy a pint and sit wherever I liked.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodJust a little too cold for me.
1648 - Signature4.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
06 Aug 2013 (Trevor)
Quite busy both outside and inside on this fine day. The OAP meal and service were good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80ExcellentFine smooth dark ale
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
1648 - Britannia Ale4.10Not Tried
02 Jul 2013 (Trevor)
Very busy in the restaurant area when we arrived at lunchtime to try the OAP menu which was first introduced yesterday. There were some options within this and we were very pleased with our choices. The price was very good too, £8.95 for 2 courses. The service was excellent as well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
1648 - Britannia Ale4.10Not Tried
08 Jun 2013 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and very busy indeed. I was told that the owners are in the process of purchasing the Chequers at High Halden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
1648 - Triple Champion4.00GoodVery well kept, but not to my taste.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
30 Aug 2012 (Bob A)
Busy Thursday lunchtime diners outside got a soaking when a heavy shower passed over.Excellent customer service from the staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80ExcellentSweetish copper coloured bitter in excellent condition.
Abigale - Samphire4.10GoodGood pint from a local brewery.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
03 Jul 2012 (ChrisE)
Just after mid-day and already busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abigale - Samphire4.10Good
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
08 Jun 2012 (Ian)
ummmm shouldnt be here but I am. Still very popular. Shame Goachers isnt on after a promising start
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abigale - Nailbourne4.50GoodProbably the best pint of this I have had. Good toffee malt and some hop sting. Full bodied
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
1648 - Bee-Head4.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried

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About The Old Mill

The pub sign. The Old Mill, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Good8
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Website.

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN25 4DZ.

Previously The Golden Ball on the A28 at Kennington. Revamped and extended with old pub charm on the interior and attractive patio area at rear. Four handpumps serving local beers. Reported in November 2016 as sold by Village Green Restaurants to Shepherd Neame which takes the ownership back full circle to the pub's Golden Ball days!

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN25 4DZ

This pub was formally know as the The Golden Ball.