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The Red Cow (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Acorn - Barnsley GoldExceptional1
St Austell - TributeExcellent1
Old Dairy - Czech MateExcellent1
Banks's - MildExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Sharp's - Doom BarExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideGood1
Ringwood - FortyninerGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good3
Rockin Robin - Hoppin RobinGood1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Marston's - BassNot Tried0
H. Weston & Sons - Old Rosie Cider (was 7.3%)Not Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Not Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Otter - WitchNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Red Cow, Sandwich, Kent

Visits Details

11 Oct 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon busy with regulars, friendly and welcoming we perched at the far end of the bar and chatted to the Licensee Nina.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10GoodAlmost 4* condition flavour and temperature
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90GoodAs expected vanilla and banana flavours
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Otter - Witch5.00Not Tried
14 Jul 2016 (Jack William)
Early evening - just a couple of locals in. Nice genuine old decor.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70Good
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
11 Sep 2015 (Mick)
Another sunny garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentThe all ways drinkable No 3.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
08 Dec 2012 (Andrew)
With 10 mins before I had to meet Jane and Isabel I popped into the Red Cow. I can never really work this place out. It has a restaurant area, a pool table area and a bar that just has bar stools. Anyway, friendly with an interesting beer line up
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Mild3.50ExcellentI like Banks. I like their bitter. This mild was jolly good too. Hint of caramel, very low hopping and some watery body. Just want I want from a midland's mild.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
21 Dec 2011 (MattyBoy)
Very Nice Pub this with good local ales
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Czech Mate5.00ExcellentA very good pilsner crib with plenty of hoppy nose and full body
29 Aug 2010 (Alenomore)
My first visit to Sandwich, a very pleasant little town too. Very compact and very clean too I noted. Let the crawl begin! And this place was an impressive starter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Acorn - Barnsley Gold4.30ExceptionalThis was the best here.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Excellent
St Austell - Tribute4.20Excellent
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Marston's - Bass4.40Not Tried
H. Weston & Sons - Old Rosie Cider (was 7.3%)6.80Not Tried
31 Mar 2007 (Andrew)
It was about 3/4 full when we arrived but we still managed to get a table. It's a funny pub this as I don't think it's worked out if it's a pub or a restaurant. I like it anyway.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodSmokey with a vodka bite to it. Some oak in the body but the vodka flavour dominates. Vodka/heather finish.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
24 Mar 2007 (Andrew)
Came into Sandwich by bus hoping to go to at least 2 pubs but soon realised that the buses back were a bit erratic. Anyway this is a good pub. The barman told a group who couldn't decide what to have that they were welcome to try any of the beers before they bought. Jane and I ate here too and the food was good. They also sold bottles of Gadd's Dogbolter Porter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodBrown bitter colour. Smelt of mild malt. Earthy sharp hops dominate with a reedy malt background flavour. Long sharp bitter finish. Had 2 enjoyable pints. £3.00 a pint a little steep though.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
08 Jul 2006 (Andrew)
Interesting pub with a roof that reminded me of a long boat. Slight lack of seating for drinkers but other than that quite good really.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableNot my favourite Gadds beer but at least they had a local brew on. A bit base-bitter for me with a hard-water mouth feel to it. No.7 is much more my thing
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried

About The Red Cow

The pub sign. The Red Cow, Sandwich, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent5
Good5
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9AU.

Smallish pub partitioned into 3 areas. On the left as you walk in is an area to eat, on the right is an area to drink and in front of you is a bar area.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT13 9AU