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The Fountain of Ale (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - India Pale AleExcellent2
Wantsum - Black PrinceExcellent1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden WobblerGood1
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Man Up!Good1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Graham'sAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Brentwood - LegacyNot Tried0
Batemans - GoldNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Fountain of Ale, Sittingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

07 May 2018 (ChrisE)
Still a life and death risk to get here on foot but I am told things should get better.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90ExcellentA good Mild Ale.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Batemans - Gold3.90Not Tried
24 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief early evening visit awaiting a friend arriving by train. Lots of customers around the front door area of the bar but not ones drinking real ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Graham's4.20AcceptableGood on flavour, perhaps a tad too chilled
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Man Up!4.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Legacy4.00Not TriedOdd clip with no abv or brewery name, had to ask about provenance
17 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Within site of the bus stops at the Forum but so difficult to get to in this pedestrian unfriendly area, we had approximately one hour here before catching the rather early last bus to Maidstone at 18:42. The barman informed us that the pub is now free of tie and that some of the difficult to cross roads are going to pedestrianised.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden Wobbler4.10Good
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - Man Up!4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60Not Tried
18 May 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Did not dally.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableMetallic
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
20 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A return visit at the end of the day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - India Pale Ale4.50Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
20 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening snorter. Not been here for hundreds of years.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - India Pale Ale4.50ExcellentOne of Sheps's heritage range. Superb English bitterness
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Prominent signage stesses Thai cuisine. Having heard the rumble of a train I legged it as I wanted a beer pub - so on to Faversham.
BeerABVScoreNotes

About The Fountain of Ale

The pub sign. The Fountain of Ale, Sittingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent3
Good2
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 3ED.

Formerly The Fountain until renamed in July 2017, a sizeable down-to-earth pub right opposite Sittingbourne railway station. Hosts live music nights and offers darts, pool and free wi-fi. 4 handpumps on the bar counter in 2 sets each of 2. Railway themed decor. presumably a loose Shepherd Neame tie applies here.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME10 3ED