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The Duke of Cumberland (Star Pubs & Bars (Heineken UK))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Expresso StoutExceptional1
Wentworth - Oyster StoutExceptional1
Summer Wine (SWB) - DiabloExceptional1
Saltaire - Stateside IPAExceptional1
Spire - Dark Side of the MoonExcellent1
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)Excellent1
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Black BearExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
RCH - PitchforkExcellent1
Nottingham - DreadnoughtExcellent1
Anglo-Dutch - Tabatha The KnackeredExcellent1
Black Hole - BHBExcellent1
Sambrook's - Watneys StarlightExcellent1
Downton - QuadhopGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood3
Cottage - DuchessGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Maxim - MaximusGood1
Brains - Dark (aka Red Dragon Dark)Good1
Sharp's - SpecialGood1
Banks's - WainwrightGood1
Rudgate - Battle AxeGood1
Abbeydale - MoonshineGood1
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle DooGood1
Phoenix - HopsackGood1
Wylam - MagicGood1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)Acceptable1
Black Sheep - Best BitterAcceptable1
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)Acceptable1
Moor - Merlin's MagicAcceptable1
Phoenix - ArizonaAcceptable1
Titanic - Capt. SmithsPoor1
Marston's - 61 DeepUndrinkable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Mauldons - Black AdderNot Tried0
Grainstore - Rutland PantherNot Tried0
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - GuzzlerNot Tried0
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bear AssNot Tried0
Bradfield - Farmers BlondeNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Screech OwlNot Tried0
Rudgate - VikingNot Tried0
Ilkley - GoldNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Dragon SlayerNot Tried0
Copper Dragon - Black GoldNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Festival AleNot Tried0
Wentworth - Black ZakNot Tried0
Springhead - Maid MarianNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bohemian WayNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Sambrook's - Watneys StarlightNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Duke of Cumberland, Barham, Kent

Visits Details

14 Jan 2022 (Jack William)
Lunchtime. Changed hands since my last visit. Oh dear. Beer well kept, lovely wood burning stove and good decor decor BUT very loud commercial radio being played, barman’s toddler being fed in the main bar area distracting him from serving, two slush puppy machines behind the bar and a huge Carte D’Or freezer in the main bar area. Next quiz night sign - 8th November!
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodLovely condition.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
21 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Afternoon - a number of drinkers enjoying the sunny courtyard at the rear of the pub. I believe the pub has changed hands this year. Friendly, and an apology that only 3 ales were on (4 handpumps on the bar).
Sambrook's - Watneys Starlight4.00ExcellentSingle hop Amarillo - very drinkable.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
14 Sep 2019 (Andrew)
Ian, Martin and my first pub of our Elham valley tour. We caught be bus from Bridge and then sat our in the back yard of the Duke.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80AcceptableBit of diacetyl making it a little too buttery.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Bohemian Way3.70Not Tried
Sambrook's - Watneys Starlight4.00Not Tried
25 Feb 2018 (Andrew)
I was walking past and peered in. Quite a few people in the pub.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
24 Jul 2017 (Jack William)
En route back to Canterbury and haven't been in here for a few years. Quiet Monday evening. Rather dissapointed that the first pint was so awful, visually and by smell but not noticed by the bar staff. Happily changed (by the manager?) - hopefully not typical as there is a beer festival here this weekend 28-30 July. There is an interesting area at the back in and around an old barn that is being prepared for the event.
Banks's - Wainwright4.10Good
Marston's - 61 Deep3.80UndrinkableClearly, well opaquely actually, the sludge at the end of the barrel. I'm surprised that someone must have drunk the pint before this without commenting. Taken off and a new barrel of Wainright's replaced it after some shenanigans from the bar staff - all done in good spirit though.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
07 Jun 2013 (Mick)
Beer festival this weekend, 12 beers and 19 ciders, a cider festival perhaps?
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentEverything a pint of Jaipur should be, fresh, hoppy citrus, lovely.
RCH - Pitchfork4.30ExcellentPale bitter, good citrus notes and a good finish.
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20GoodRich malty and smooth.
Phoenix - Hopsack3.80GoodVery pale, good hops.
Downton - Quadhop3.90GoodNice, very malty.
Cottage - Duchess4.20GoodNice pale bitter.
Maxim - Maximus6.00GoodVery rich and a tad sweet, nice but one was enough.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Copper Dragon - Black Gold3.70Not Tried
Burton Bridge - Festival Ale5.50Not Tried
Wentworth - Black Zak4.60Not Tried
Springhead - Maid Marian4.50Not Tried
03 Jun 2011 (Mick)
Passed here Friday morning and saw there was a beer fest on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I was free Friday afternoon so obvious really. A good selection of ale from IPA and APA to stouts, plus ciders. Worth a visit if you are near. All the beers were in excellent condition. I would just add I shared most of the beers tasted with Rosemary and did not consume the lot. Also tried a cider - Gwynt Y Ddraig. Farmhouse Scrumpy (7.2%) delicious!
Wentworth - Oyster Stout4.80ExceptionalVery nice everything a stout should be, rich and dark roast and caramal and coffee.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Diablo6.00ExceptionalA strong IPA, golden with strong citrus notes and a long dry finish, possibly my best beer of the day.
Saltaire - Stateside IPA6.00ExceptionalFull bodied American IPA. Hops are stunning but not harsh or out of balance, a super beer.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Expresso Stout4.80ExceptionalSimilar to the Wentworth Oyster but more coffee and a dryer finish
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Black Bear5.00ExcellentDark bitter, hint of roast with a little liqourice.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentHophead from Darkstar, nothing to add really, super.
Anglo-Dutch - Tabatha The Knackered6.00ExcellentNot always a fan of Belgian style beers but I liked this, the tasting notes say it all, A Belgian trippel beer style, strong and fruity with a hoppy and bitter chacter
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20ExcellentLovely, lots of hops,citrusy and really nice.
Nottingham - Dreadnought4.50ExcellentRuby bitter, rich and well balanced, good hop depth.
Brewster's - Hop a Doodle Doo4.30GoodFull bodied with a good mouthfeel, some malt, nice finish.
Wylam - Magic4.20GoodFresh and hoppy, crisp with a nice finish.
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30Not Tried
Grainstore - Rutland Panther3.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
York (now brewed by and at Black Sheep) - Guzzler3.60Not Tried
Beartown (latterly part of Manning Brewers) - Bear Ass4.00Not Tried
Bradfield - Farmers Blonde4.00Not Tried
Castle Rock - Screech Owl5.50Not Tried
Rudgate - Viking3.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Gold3.90Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - Dragon Slayer4.50Not Tried
21 May 2010 (Mick)
First in this evening but the place soon got busy.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodAn ok pint but perhaps a bit tired, lacking that distinctive Adnams taste
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
03 Jul 2009 (Mick)
Came for the beer festival and managed to blag a lift from a non beer drinking friend. 20 beers to choose from several unknown to me.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentFinished with a pint of this from the bar, nice and classic Adnams but would have been better without the sparkler.
Black Hole - BHB3.80ExcellentMy beer of the evening, a gold bitter, hoppy with an intense finish.
Spire - Dark Side of the Moon4.30ExcellentDarkish bitter, slightly sweet with a good hop balance.
Sharp's - Special5.00GoodDark copper, very nice malt and good hops.
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30GoodPale bittter, faint citrus with a nice finish
Brains - Dark (aka Red Dragon Dark)3.50GoodSweet malt, roasty, some toffee with a gentle long finish.
Phoenix - Arizona4.10AcceptableOK,light with a mellow taste, no depth of flavour.
Orkney (Sinclair) - Nimbus Blonde (Atlas range)5.00AcceptableNice enough, pale but a bit lacking for a 5%
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)3.50AcceptableNice enough but unexceptional.
Moor - Merlin's Magic4.30AcceptableRich copper colour, hoppy and full flavoured.
Titanic - Capt. Smiths5.20PoorNot sure about this one, perhaps a bit too sweet/malt, finish ok.
02 Nov 2008 (James)
Called in for a quick Sunday evening drink, after tea. Met a few friends there, the pub had a few locals in and had a good atmosphere.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodDry, hoppy, malty, a very nice pint.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried

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About The Duke of Cumberland

The pub sign. The Duke of Cumberland, Barham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Barham, Kent, CT4 6NY.

A former Mackeson's pub in The Street, consisting of 2 rooms: one for drinking and one for eating. Exposed wood and flagstone floor with white panels around the walls. 4 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 55 different beers and tried 39 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 6NY