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Taproom (Formerly Taproom TN23/Vinnie's Bar & Club/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia) (Boutilliers)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Cattle Shed Cream AleExcellent1
Boutilliers - Asteroid Blues (Special Edition)Excellent1
Boutilliers - Every StateExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeGood1
Iron Pier - Export PorterGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Boutilliers - 26 BasslinesAcceptable2
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Picture 1. Taproom (Formerly Taproom TN23/Vinnie's Bar & Club/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia), Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

01 Aug 2022 (ChrisE)
One of the few places in this town open on Mondays, just a few in but ticking over. Still has a very good selection of Belgian beers at reasonable prices. I had a Brasserie de la Seine Stout Eric and an Orval and enjoyed both.
13 May 2022 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, no cask beers but a good range of "craft" lines, two ciders on handpump and a splendid selection of Belgian bottled beers in the refrigerator.
Iron Pier - Export Porter5.30GoodMy first beer for about a month, I was told by my doctors that I could have a little bit of alcohol so I chose a half pint of this. This was delicious but a bit of a shock to the system. On some form of key keg dispense. £5.50 per pint, £2,75 per half.
11 Mar 2020 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon/early evening and fairly quiet.
Boutilliers - Asteroid Blues (Special Edition)4.70ExcellentAmazingly good dark beer.
28 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit after a brewery visit and buffet nearby.
Boutilliers - 26 Basslines4.30AcceptableVery murky, sour hop flavouring and I was unsure what this beer was trying to be
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
28 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
First visit here after a tour of Curious Brewery for Mr Excells birthday. Pricey place.
Boutilliers - 26 Basslines4.30AcceptableNot my sort of beer. £4.20 too.
19 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and quiet.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Good
17 Jan 2020 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon and quiet. I had a good chat with the manager.
Old Dairy - Cattle Shed Cream Ale4.00Excellent
29 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Quite busy tonight. A band was setting up so I decided to move on after one pint.
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodVery good.
21 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Thursday evening and fairly busy.
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.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80GoodUnfined, troucal and definitely not my style.

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About the Taproom (Formerly Taproom TN23/Vinnie's Bar & Club/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia)

The pub sign. Taproom (Formerly Taproom TN23/Vinnie's Bar & Club/Hortons Wine & Dine/Utopia), Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


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

Originally Hop Stuff Brewery's third Tap Room, in Bank Street, opened on 11 May 2018 and its first outside of London. Closed after the demise of Hop Stuff Brewery and reopened 6 May 2022 under the stewardship of Boutilliers Brewery. Low Key is a sub brand of Boutilliers.

We have visited this pub 44 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1DQ