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Taproom TN23 (Formerly Villines/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia) (Hop Stuff Brewery (Molson Coors))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Two Tribes (formerly King Beer) - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Boutilliers - Every StateExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood2
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Old Dairy - Spring TopGood1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable2
Picture 1. Taproom TN23 (Formerly Villines/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia), Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

29 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Quite busy tonight. A band was setting up so I decided to move on after one pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodVery good.
21 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Thursday evening and fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boutilliers - Every State4.70ExcellentOne of the few really good pints that I have had today. A superb pale ale.
18 Oct 2019 (ChrisE)
Basically a loo stop between buses. A good welcome from the staff who informed that Hop Stuff should be brewing soon and the beers in pubs in about three to four weeks time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80GoodUnfined, troucal and definitely not my style.
25 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
Thursday afternoon and once again there was no cask beer available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
13 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and quiet. I had a good chat with the staff on duty about recent events affecting Hop Stuff Brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Good
27 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Bank Holiday afternoon and quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80PoorExtremely hazy pint, I think this had just not been given enough time to settle and condition properly.
29 Apr 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a good atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Two Tribes (formerly King Beer) - West Coast IPA5.40ExcellentHoppy and strong IPA.
22 Apr 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I discovered that I had won a prize in the pub's Easter charity raffle. All the takings from cask ale sales were being donated to charity today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Good
06 Apr 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon refreshment stop after a lively ride back on a preserved ex Southdown Leyland Leopard 273 AUF. We shared a couple of delicious and most welcome pizzas to accompany our beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodServed far too cold otherwise would have been an easy 4*
06 Apr 2019 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday evening, a group of three of us came here after a day at the South East Heritage Transport Show. We enjoyed a couple of large pizzas between us.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodA fresh cask on today, a good malty pint but perhaps just slightly too cold.

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About the Taproom TN23 (Formerly Villines/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia)

The pub sign. Taproom TN23 (Formerly Villines/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia), Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent8
Good22
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN23 1DQ.

Hop Stuff's third Tap Room opened on 11 May 2018 and their first outside of London. Two handpumps for cask ale and a good number of keg lines. Sour Dough Pizzas are a speciality here. CAMRA discount on cask ales.

We have visited this pub 37 times, seen 31 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1DQ