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Taproom TN23 (formerly Vinnies / Hortons Wine and Dine) (Hop Stuff Brewery)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
G2 - Plough Excellent2
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
RedWillow - StatelessExcellent1
Stag - Jane DoeExcellent1
Wild Beer Co. - PogoExcellent1
Hop Stuff - FusilierGood1
Hop Stuff - Single Hop EkuanotGood1
ABC (Aston Brewing Company) - Hoi PolloiNot Tried0
Bone Machine (originally cuckooed at Turning Point) - Green MachineNot Tried0
Fourpure - JuiceboxNot Tried0
Franklins - Go Man GoNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - MixerNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - DDHNot Tried0
Hop Stuff - Four Hour SessionNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salutation Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Taproom TN23 (formerly Vinnies / Hortons Wine and Dine), Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

12 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon, a good mix of customers but unfortunately no cask available today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
26 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
Thursday afternoon soon after 4pm opening time and already a few in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00ExcellentThis was £5.10 per pint so I just had a half and left.
11 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit soon after 4pm opening time. I was given a few samples of keg beers to try.
BeerABVScoreNotes
G2 - Plough 4.40Good
08 Jul 2018 (ChrisE)
A very hot Sunday afternoon, the air handling system in here was working perfectly and it was a pleasure to sit in here and talk to knowledgeable bar staff about beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
G2 - Plough 4.40ExcellentNot my favourite beer but in top condition.
30 Jun 2018 (Andrew)
Met Ian here. He was sitting at the bar reading letters I'd sent him 30 years ago before the internet existed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wild Beer Co. - Pogo4.00ExcellentFruity
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Salutation Pale Ale4.40Not Tried
Fourpure - Juicebox5.90Not Tried
Bone Machine (originally cuckooed at Turning Point) - Green Machine5.00Not Tried
Hop Stuff - DDH4.50Not Tried
Hop Stuff - Four Hour Session4.20Not Tried
Franklins - Go Man Go4.00Not Tried
ABC (Aston Brewing Company) - Hoi Polloi4.80Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Mixer5.00Not Tried
27 Jun 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and fairly quiet, our group's arrival easily doubled the amount of customers. Only one cask beer on offer compared to a sea of keg varieties which was disappointing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - Single Hop Ekuanot4.20GoodDespite only using one variety of hop this was full on with lingering intensity - I can still taste and smell it 12 hours later!
20 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and fairly busy. Very good service in here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RedWillow - Stateless3.90ExcellentA light pale ale and good tasty session beer.
28 May 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I happened to arrive at the same time as a friend so we sat down and had a couple of pints each.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Hop Stuff - Fusilier4.30Good
15 May 2018 (Magnus Greel)
I was eagerly anticipating my first visit here only to find it closed. Disappointed hence we decided to pop in The Swan around the corner.
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15 May 2018 (ChrisE)
I had arranged to meet Jason (aka Magnus) here at around 4.30pm as their web site stated that the pub opens at 4pm on Tuesdays. We waited for some time but there was no sign of life inside so we eventually moved on to the Swan. I found out the following morning that there was a mention on Twitter that they would not be open this Tuesday but as neither of us do Twitter we (and a fair number of other prospective customers) were not aware of that.
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About the Taproom TN23 (formerly Vinnies / Hortons Wine and Dine)

The pub sign. Taproom TN23 (formerly Vinnies / Hortons Wine and Dine), Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good9
Acceptable1
Poor-

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 17 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1DQ