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The Anchor (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Old Faversham GoldGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood3
Shepherd Neame - Harvest AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Abbey MildGood1
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - 4-4-2Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Amber AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Anchor, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. The Anchor, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

08 Jul 2017 (Joe Gargery)
nice beer garden at the back, separate area for the foodies inside away from the bar area. Friendly staff. Dogs welcome. Liked it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold (or Spitfire Golden Ale)4.10Excellentcitrus with soft bitter finish
02 Feb 2017 (ChrisE)
A good atmosphere and chatty landlord. Blues music was being played in the background.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
23 Feb 2013 (Andrew)
Ah the Anchor; step back in time. Nice pub. Only pub in the day where I had a pint (if we ignore the half of old and half of lager in the Wetherspoons)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Goodgood condition
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Amber Ale4.50Not Tried
30 Jun 2010 (ChrisE)
Six handpumps with six different Shepherd Neame beers. I came here looking for Old Faversham Gold and I found it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Old Faversham Gold4.20GoodAs the name implies, this is a golden ale. Cascade and Amarillo hops.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - 4-4-24.00Not Tried
02 May 2009 (Andrew)
Second pub of the day. Tony and I sat out the front on the benches and watched the local residents park their cars. The weather was superb and I could have sat there for much longer but we had other pubs to cover.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Abbey Mild3.40GoodI'm guessing this was from their micro-kit. A brown mild that tasted of toffee-apples. Certainly above average for Sheps.
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30AcceptableBeen wanting to have this all year but never seen it until now. It was okay but a bit soapy.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
18 Sep 2008 (Andrew)
Friday the 12th’s Independent ran a supplement that contained Roger Rrotz’s top 25 pubs in the country. This was one of them and the only one in Kent. Well that’s a gauntlet if ever there was one. I came here fully expecting to disagree with old Roger but it turned out to be a gem. It was the kind of pub farm workers would have strolled into 200 years ago. Okay, the beer was Shep’s but it was good Shep’s. Would I have put this in my top 25 pubs in Britain? No. It would probably stuggle to get in my top 25 in Kent. However, it was still a cracking pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Harvest Ale4.50GoodFawn brown coloured and soft in the mouth. I wouldn’t have picked this as a Shep’s beer which suggests to me it was brewed on their micro kit. The body was malty and the finish was astringent, tart and had an orange peel bite. £3.10 a pint was a bit steep I thought.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
26 Aug 2006 (Ian)
If I had to pick one pub in Faversham to return to, it would be this one. Maybe not the best Master Brew but still a 3.5/5. The location, building and overall atmosphere are excellent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodMaybe just behind the Mechanics Arms and Crown & Anchor for flavour. Yeast aroma was a little less stated but the hop finish is good and bitter.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic Ale4.50Not Tried

About The Anchor

The pub sign. The Anchor, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good6
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

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

This large pub is situated at the end of the attractive and historic Abbey Street, near the river. Long pub with dining in saloon, public bar, rear snug and garden. Sailing/Faversham memorabilia. Lots of wood and has authentic feel. No one has tried to destroy it. Serving hatch for rear room and garden.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7BP