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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Two Tribes (formerly King Beer) - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood3
Gritchie - English LoreGood1
Old Dairy - Spring TopGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable3
Picture 1. Taproom TN23 (Formerly Villines/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia)., Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

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.
17 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon and a warm welcome from the staff behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gritchie - English Lore4.00GoodA little on the cool side. A good tasty traditional pale ale.
08 Mar 2019 (Andrew)
Busy but we got a seat at the side.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not TriedMy favourite Old Dairy beer but it went off as we ordered and wasn't replaced.
05 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon soon after 4pm opening so not many in. I was informed that Old Dairy beers may be on fairly regularly in future.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Good
25 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet and relaxing. The heavy external doors are kept closed during the winter months which can make the pub look closed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80GoodToo cold for my liking.
25 Jan 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon fairly quiet. Lighting dimmed to a pleasant level compared to the usual surgical enviroment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80AcceptableServed brain freezingly cold gave this an iced tea flavour not normally associated with this beer.

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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-
Excellent7
Good19
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 32 times, seen 28 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1DQ