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5th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2013 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elland - Midsummer Night's PorterExceptional1
Hop Fuzz - The EnglishExcellent1
Bear Claw - Misty SkylineExcellent2
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Goacher's - India Pearl AleExcellent2
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooGood1
Peerless - Viking GoldGood1
Old Dairy - Soft TopGood1
Ossett - Pale GoldGood1
Rother Valley - Anniversary AleGood1
Titanic - MildGood1
Elland - SavannahGood2
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterGood1
Black Hole - CyborgGood1
Tonbridge - Alsace GoldGood2
Corvedale - Normans PrideAcceptable1
Maxim - MaximusAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Hoppin RobinPoor1
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinPoor1
Coach House - Coachman's Best BitterPoor1
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseNot Tried0
Lymestone - Ein SteinNot Tried0
Tryst - Raj IPANot Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Spring TopNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Saltaire - Elderflower BlondeNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Spencer's - Blonde Light Golden AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Not Tried0
Tring - Death or GloryNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Jarrow - Rivet CatcherNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 Jun 2013 (Ian)
As a member of my local Camra branch, and this is our beer festival, I felt duty bound to help out behind the bar for the second year running. Good festival, well run, attendees are pretty good too. I'll be back next year to do the same.
Goacher's - India Pearl Ale5.60ExcellentBeer of the day for me, complex malts, biggish hops on finish. Only thing I had more than once.
Bear Claw - Misty Skyline5.30ExcellentGood strong golden ale, loved the ripping astringent Galaxy hops on this one.
Titanic - Mild3.50GoodLovely darkish mild I could have drunk all day.
Peerless - Viking Gold4.00GoodGood golden ale, loved the hop on this one
Rother Valley - Anniversary Ale4.40GoodVery acceptable drinkable bitter.
Black Hole - Cyborg5.50GoodVery drinkable strong golden ale, plenty of hops
Elland - Savannah3.80GoodCracking condition, good citrusy hops on finish.
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00GoodReally interesting hops from France. Raspberry pip and nettle. Most interesting beer of the day.
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00GoodStrong malty juicy dark beer.
Corvedale - Normans Pride4.30AcceptableOK bitter, some toffee some nettle hop.
Maxim - Maximus6.00AcceptableRuby ale with some liquorice which isn't my favourite flavour in the mouth. Good strong ruby ale though.
Coach House - Coachman's Best Bitter3.70PoorDidn't like the aroma, flavour was just a bit of caramel, not much hop, dull
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70PoorSmelt of rubber, not much hop.
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50PoorLike the other Rockin Robin beer, smelt slightly of rubber.
15 Jun 2013 (oz11)
A few other beers were available.
Elland - Midsummer Night's Porter4.50ExceptionalMy pick of the day, a full bodied, rich porter.
Hop Fuzz - The English4.00Excellent
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentA new beer to me. Good stuff from a great brewery.
Goacher's - India Pearl Ale5.60Excellent
Ossett - Pale Gold3.80Good
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Good
Old Dairy - Soft Top3.50GoodSlightly lacking condition.
Elland - Savannah3.80GoodPale and hopped with a single (but unspecified) NZ hop.
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00GoodA new limited edition beer from this recently expanded brewery. Felt it could have done with more hops :)
Bear Claw - Misty Skyline5.30GoodGreat aroma from the Galaxy hops, but didn't follow through with the taste and haziness prevented a higher rating.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10Not Tried
Tring - Death or Glory7.20Not Tried
Coach House - Coachman's Best Bitter3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Mild3.50Not Tried
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not TriedHighly rated by Rockin' Robin who pronounced it his beer of the day.
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Not Tried
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00Not Tried
Tryst - Raj IPA5.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Not Tried
Maxim - Maximus6.00Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70Not Tried
Saltaire - Elderflower Blonde4.00Not Tried
Spencer's - Blonde Light Golden Ale4.20Not Tried
Rother Valley - Anniversary Ale4.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00Not Tried

About the 5th K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2013

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6HE.

A chance to drink real ales, ciders and perries and travel on a steam train.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 38 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN30 6HE