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Kings Head (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Lancaster - AmberExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterExcellent7
Shepherd Neame - Northern Lights (collaboration with St Erik's)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Late RedExcellent1
Black Sheep - Best BitterExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island APA (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island East Coast Pale Ale (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Undrinkable1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Kings Head, Shadoxhurst, Kent

Visits Details

29 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
A bus load of thirty seven of us arrived for beers plus our bus driver and conductor for teas. The pub coped very well but did start to run short of pint glasses. Beer choice as already listed by others.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80ExcellentA nice tasty low gravity ale to start the day.
29 Feb 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Late morning we surprised a few locals when our vintage bus turned up and unloaded twenty something thirsty passengers, friendly welcome the bar staff did their best to satisfy such thirsts for the hour we spent there.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentIn top form
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00GoodRare as rocking horse manure I wasn't disappointed
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
29 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late morning visit with a vintage bus run for a leapling's birthday bash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodIn good form but rather dear at £4.05pp, more than I would expect to pay in many suburban London house
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
16 Jan 2020 (ChrisE)
Afternoon about an hour before 3pm closing, diners were busy sorting out their bills when I arrived and just one chap finishing his pint when I left to catch the 3pm bus to Tenterden. I like this pub and wish that the bus frequency had not been reduced to approximately one every two hours.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not TriedThis ran out.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
23 Oct 2019 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit until afternoon close. A most enjoyable visit and a booking made for my 18th birthday on 29 February next year.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Northern Lights (collaboration with St Erik's)4.70ExcellentA blueberry IPA brewed in collaboration with St. Erik's brewery. An interesting brew but I do prefer traditional stuff.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
05 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime for about one hour, my first visit since they drastically reduced the frequency of buses last summer. The restaurant was doing well, just a few in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Not Tried
19 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and busy with diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lancaster - Amber3.70Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not TriedComing Soon
Shepherd Neame - Samuel Adams Blonde Ambition4.50Not Tried
11 Apr 2017 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, I had a good chat with the landlord and landlady, the food being served looked delicious.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island East Coast Pale Ale (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.80Excellent
08 Feb 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime and a couple of groups in. Soft background music and a log fire going made for a pleasant atmosphere on a cold grey day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Hog Island APA (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.80ExcellentCitrus pine and fruity aromas.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20UndrinkableSwapped for the Hog Island.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
15 Nov 2016 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon, I had a good chat with the landlord and landlady. I was told that Doom Bar had proved extremely popular when it was available as a guest beer recently and that Castle Rock Midnight Owl and a beer called Urban Fox should be available soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentExceptionally good Master Brew, nutty with toffee flavours.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Excellent

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About the Kings Head

The pub sign. Kings Head, Shadoxhurst, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent26
Good16
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Shadoxhurst, Kent, TN26 1LQ.

Village pub with separate dining and wet sales areas, noted for good food. Closed on Mondays. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 27 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN26 1LQ