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The Chequers (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Crouch Vale - AmarilloExcellent1
Crouch Vale - SantiamExcellent1
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
AllGates - Hic Bibi (was called Citra Single Hop)Good1
Surrey Hills - Shere DropAcceptable1
Oakham - InfernoAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Acceptable1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAAcceptable1
Westerham - Black Eagle Special Pale Ale "SPA"Poor1
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESBNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley GoldNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Jack FrostNot Tried0
Dark Star - Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Chequers, Farningham, Kent

Visits Details

02 Nov 2013 (thebrewingman)
Saturday evening. Quite a few in watching the early evening football. Disappointing beer selection.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Inferno4.00AcceptableNot at it's best. Tired and lacking the Oakham freshness.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
30 Dec 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Pleasant pub, very dimly lit. Busy with ramblers. Nine cask beers on at lunchtime, and both that I tried were in rather tired condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80AcceptableClearly a good quality, pale and hoppy beer in here somewhere – but this pint had none of the crispness and vitality it should have. I wouldn’t have a second one.
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20AcceptableGolden and mellow but a bit too warm and limp.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Gold4.30Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Jack Frost4.50Not Tried
Dark Star - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
14 Jan 2012 (thebrewingman)
Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80ExcellentA nice pint.
AllGates - Hic Bibi (was called Citra Single Hop)4.20GoodSeemed a bit harsh and hoppy rather than lemony but I must have had the last pint as it was taken off.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50Not Tried
02 Apr 2011 (Pedro)
Late afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Amarillo5.00ExcellentFresh on
Crouch Vale - Santiam4.30Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
16 Dec 2006 (Ian)
This pub is in a lovely village just off the M25/M20. There is a picturesque river running through it and the buildings are superb. The pub has a central serving area with 9 handpumps. Painted freizes on the walls and doors are interesting. My feeling is that they try to do too many beers. Reasonable crowd in mid Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50AcceptableBit syrupy
Westerham - Black Eagle Special Pale Ale "SPA"3.80PoorBit vinegary and spicey. Not good.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - ESB5.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Chequers

The pub sign. The Chequers, Farningham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good1
Acceptable4
Poor1

The pub is found in Farningham, Kent, DA4 0DT.

Horseshoe shaped pub with high ceilings and a central bar. Many of the wood panels show hand painted scenes of Kent.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA4 0DT