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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 FingerExcellent2
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterExcellent6
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale AleNot Tried0
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - English Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bear Inn, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. The Bear Inn, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

19 Dec 2023 (Andrew)
One of the loveliest pub interiors in Kent, in my opinion. The log fire kept it toasty warm, and a grinch wandered in off the street, stroked a Christmas tree bauble and left. It was all happening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
22 Jul 2023 (Jack William)
Stop 4. May first visit to this impressive heritage pub. Plenty of diners in the saloon and snug. We sat in the front bar and admired the architecture.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
08 Nov 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Early to mid afternoon and fairly quiet, we took advantage of the superb front bar but moved shortly after to the more cosy middle snug bar thanks to folk to-ing and fro-ing and not closing the the door.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00ExcellentIn superb condition a joy to drink hence three pints went down very well.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
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 Ale3.90Not 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

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About The Bear Inn

The pub sign. The Bear Inn, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent10
Good13
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 26 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7AG