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The Bear Inn (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Number 18 Brewhouse Green Hop AleExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Spooks AleExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood7
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - English Pale AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Bear Inn, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. The Bear Inn, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

09 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Great venue with its warren of small rooms, the front one being the truly atmospheric one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodGood condition
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
22 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit, I had the front bar to myself whilst a few other customers enjoyed the sunshine outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
26 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit to the atmospheric front room. The Guv told me the overhead brass lamp on an arm was a replica, but a little longer, of the original. Although he is leaving shortly his niece will take over the licence, with guest appearances from him on high days and holidays (and hop festivals!).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentSlightly caramel
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
15 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit prompted by the Guv at Furlongs remarking that the best looked after Sheps in town was here. Enjoyed the atmospheric small front corner bar. Apparently the licensees here are to retire shortly,
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spooks Ale4.70ExcellentCopper ale in superb flavoursome condition
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, we drank a couple of pints each in the little snug and then moved in to the back bar for a meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentAs it should be, a really good pint of Master Brew.
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not TriedI was tempted but decided not to start the day on a 5% beer.
31 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Eve of the hop festival and the town is alreay busy with well behaved people touring the pubs. Many people were sitting outside so I remained inside and enjoyed the atmosphere of a good unspoiled boozer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Number 18 Brewhouse Green Hop Ale4.50ExcellentIn really good condition and selling exceptionally well.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not TriedThe first time I have seen it this year and it is not quite Autumn yet in the Gregorian calendar.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
23 Apr 2018 (ChrisE)
Morning visit and a few in. I could well have been the youngest customer at this time of day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - English Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
08 Apr 2018 (Archie14)
First visit for many a year and pleased that this wonderful pub stir remains unchanged, full of character a good pint of Master Brew and excellent Bangers n Mash.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentIn a world full of over hopped, DDH, unfined Mango infused citrus IPAs at 9.5% and all that nonsense etc... this was excellent and exactly what I wanted a nice dry hoppy ale with a nice malt finish. In other words, a pint of Bitter.
15 Nov 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Probably the best Sheps pub one can visit, retaining a proper oldy worldy feel with the smell of a coal fire to add to the atmosphere. We sat in the front bar with another customer discussing the music of Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00ExcellentI've not seen this in a Sheps pub for ages and it didn't disappoint.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
01 Jul 2017 (Alex )
worth a visit for the really nice interior
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Acceptabletoo malty for my taste

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About The Bear Inn

The pub sign. The Bear Inn, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent9
Good11
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Faversham, Kent, ME13 7AG.

Conveniently situated on the Market Square. Three room pub connected by a corridor running down the left side, whilst the bar runs down the right also connecting the 3 rooms. Light public bar at the front, snug in the middle and saloon bar for dining at the rear. Interesting frieze runs the length of the back of the bar. 4 handpumps in both the public and rear bars.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7AG