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The George (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Exceptional2
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper TopExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood4
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterGood3
Long Man - Long BlondeGood1
Plain Ales - Sheep DipGood1
Plain Ales - Arty FartyGood1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Goacher's - Special House AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Kent - SunsetNot Tried0
Picture 1. The George, Bethersden, Kent
Picture 2. The George, Bethersden, Kent

Visits Details

06 Jan 2024 (Andrew)
It's been years since I was here and the pub has totally changed - and much for the better. Everything about this place was great - great interior, friendly staff, fantastic beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExceptionalOutstandingly good.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Sunset4.30Not Tried
23 Aug 2023 (Wittenden)
My first visit since reopening under community ownership.Early mid week evening,pleasantly busy:the garden being well used.There was also a Greene King seasonal ale,which I didn't note.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Long Blonde3.80GoodZesty.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
08 Feb 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and empty in the comfy warm lounge bar. The saloon bar sounded more lively.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30ExceptionalWow blxxdy delicious and in purrfect nick. Superb!
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50GoodPlummy Christmas Pudding dark beer
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
10 Jan 2015 (Ian)
Public bar was busy, lounge side less so. Welcoming village pub
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentBest pint of Harveys today. Yeast malt hop clean. Intense.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
24 Apr 2013 (ChrisE)
The bus from Tenterden was full of screeching school children so we decided to alight at Bethersden and try the newly re-opened butchers shop opposite, plus have a couple of pints in here. We had a good chat with the lady behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodO.K. but not moreish.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Good
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
06 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Mid afternoon visit, I sat in the public bar and chatted with a few of the regulars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Plain Ales - Arty Farty3.90Good
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
14 Nov 2012 (Trevor)
Only a few in when we visited at lunchtime. However the OAP meal was very good with pleasant service too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Plain Ales - Sheep Dip3.80GoodThought that I ought to try this and it was nothing like its name might suggest with a zesty start tending to a dry hoppy finish.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
19 Oct 2012 (Trevor)
Only 3 others in when we arrived for our lunchtime celebration meal with a friend on this very wet Friday. We all had the Dover Sole special which was excellent and the service was good as well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Copper Top4.10ExcellentVery good condition rich dark brown bitter with a smooth toffee flavour.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
30 Jan 2011 (ChrisE)
Opening time on a Sunday lunch time, the pub soon became quite busy. We enjoyed some very hot roast potatoes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40GoodA tasty session ale.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
30 Jan 2011 (Ian)
Here with a minibus of local Camra chaps. Pub opened a bit early for us and supplied us with roast potatoes. Relaxed village local.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40ExcellentFresh yeasty and hoppy and enormously drinkable
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodLovely Harveys aroma. Good flavour. Decent condition
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried

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About The George

The pub sign. The George, Bethersden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent8
Good25
Acceptable24
Poor5

Website.

The pub is found in Bethersden, Kent, TN26 3AG.

Two bar pub in The Street, in a pretty Kent village south of Ashford, located not far from the C of E church. Lounge bar on the left has tables for food as well as seating at the bar. Public bar has the stillage for the gravity dispense beers and also a pool table and juke box. Low ceilings lined with hops add to the cosy feel. Large beer garden to the side. Three handpumps plus the gravity beer. Selection of regional brewers. This pub closed for business on Sunday 18th October 2020. Future unknown. Good news December 2022 - successful local community buy-out with hope to reopen late spring 2023 and did re-open on Friday 26th May 2023 to great local fanfare.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 63 different beers and tried 53 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN26 3AG