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The Rose Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Excellent1
Milestone - Black PearlExcellent1
Hop Back - Summer LightningGood1
Woodforde's - WherryGood2
Daleside - BlondeGood1
Hop Back - Entire StoutGood1
Bryson's Brews - Hurricane BitterGood1
Springhead - Nuts in MayGood1
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)Good1
Adnams - Fat SpratAcceptable1
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Light AleAcceptable1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsAcceptable1
Wadworth - Farmers GloryAcceptable1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning GoldAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)Not Tried0
Theakston - Tour de Wot?Not Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Caledonian - Flying ScotsmanNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rose Inn, Wickhambreaux, Kent

Visits Details

20 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit on a warm and sunny day. The pub gave a lot of publicity about its Cask Marque accreditation but upon enquiry we discovered that the certificate was two years out of date.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Acceptable
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold4.10Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
20 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
Mid Satuday afternoon - a few late diners and drinkers. Log fire, cosy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Light Ale3.80AcceptableNot memorable.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
18 Jul 2015 (Andrew)
Friendly and popular. We sat out in the garden to the side of the pub and watched two dogs squaring up to each other on the road opposite.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90ExcellentLovely Turkish delight flavours with a Sheps Master Brew finish
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman3.50Not Tried
25 Jun 2014 (Mick)
Haven't been in here for ages. Sunny afternoon, quiet and cool inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80AcceptableDisappointing, no taste at all. Not tried it before but other people seem to rate it well. A one off perhaps.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Rooster's - Londinium (Taylors of Harrogate Traditional Coffee Porter)5.50Not Tried
Theakston - Tour de Wot?4.00Not Tried
25 May 2009 (Mick)
Quiet here as well, must be the weather.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80GoodA reasonable pint, no more no less, nothing remarkable.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
23 May 2009 (Blair)
They were hosting beer festival over this weekend so we decided to come check it out. First time I've been to this pub and I was really quite impressed. Quaint village setting, friendly staff, lovely beer garden, and very good beer. The perfect afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Black Pearl4.30ExcellentI really enjoyed this one. Rich and very dark. An authentic Irish stout.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00GoodLight summer ale with a strong abv. Great on a hot day.
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50GoodA strong flavoured stout. Lots of roasted malt dominate this almost one dimensional beer. Still good though.
Springhead - Nuts in May4.40GoodI was expecting a dark mild for some reason so was quite surprised when it turned out to be a pale ale. Hops and ginger with a little fruit. Really quite nice actually.
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)4.00GoodVery pale ale with a light citrus and hop flavour.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80AcceptableI've heard so many good things about this one, but I've never been impressed. Bland, slightly creamy bitter.
10 Oct 2008 (Mick)
Fairly busy for late lunchtime, with several locals in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Farmers Glory4.70AcceptableDark Mahogany colour, sweet with some hops,a nice pint. I would like to have tried it served without a sparkler.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
21 Jul 2008 (Mick)
Very quiet on this Monday evening, we sat outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bryson's Brews - Hurricane Bitter4.10GoodA nice pint, pale copper colour, no head, tasty, some malt but not much hop and no finish. Not a great beer but would have liked another.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
20 Jun 2008 (Mick)
Pleasant pub with nice interior. A different guest beer each week according to the barman.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Daleside - Blonde3.90GoodGolden ale with a good aroma and a long hoppy finish. A nice beer.
14 Jul 2007 (Andrew)
Busy. Quite a few people were sitting outside on the benches too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60ExcellentPale sandy yellow beer with short lived head. Very strong earthy, mustardy, bitterness with a well constructed malt undertone. Excellent.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried

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About The Rose Inn

The pub sign. The Rose Inn, Wickhambreaux, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good8
Acceptable7
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Wickhambreaux, Kent, CT3 1RQ.

Situated opposite the church. An ancient inn, the building itself dates back around 700 years. The interior features oak beams, wooden floors, and two inglenook fireplaces.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 23 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT3 1RQ