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The White Lion Hotel (Marston's Inns and Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ringwood - BoondoggleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford GoldExcellent1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Old Dairy - Lions Den Good1
Marston's - EPAGood2
Marston's - PedigreeAcceptable1
Banks's - WainwrightPoor1
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Marston's - Lionheart AleNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Picture 1. The White Lion Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

Visits Details

24 Aug 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime busy outside on a warm pleasant day, quieter inside so we perched at a table in the bar area. Much frantic un co-ordinated activity by the trio of waitresses made for a rather unorganised service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Wainwright4.10PoorWatery and acetic. Downgraded to a 2* upon reflection.
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
23 Oct 2019 (ChrisE)
Nice to see Locale back here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Special (was Special)4.50Not Tried
26 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday morning and very busy both inside and outside, it made me wonder just what people did in the days when pubs were not allowed to open before noon on a Sunday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodSpoiled by an over-tight sparkler.
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried
24 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Two of us came here for a lunch which turned out to be very disappointing, we were not warned of a delay to food orders when ordering, one of the meals that we chose from the menu was not available and the other they could not fully complete because they had run out of cauliflower pakoras. We waited well over one hour for the food to turn up which meant we had to have another beer to pass the time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - EPA3.60Acceptable
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not TriedBadged as Lionheart house beer.
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not TriedOrdered and served but we rejected it and the beer was taken off sale immediately.
23 Oct 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening and time for a pint before our last bus back to Ashford. Comfortable relaxed atmosphere as usual here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Excellent
Marston's - EPA3.60Good
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50Not TriedBadged as Lionheart Ale
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
08 Feb 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon usual relaxed atmosphere here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableTired and lacking condition
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Marston's - Lionheart Ale4.50Not Tried
26 Jul 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and busy with drinkers enjoying the warm weather.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Oxford Gold4.00ExcellentTypical cask mark cold but superb. No complaints here.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
21 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
Sunday evening - a very relaxing atmosphere - a good few customers spread out round the very impressive bar area. We sat in comfy leather armchairs by the log fire. London prices. 2 beers especially brewed for the pub so I was told - Lions Den from Old Dairy and Lionheart from Wychwood.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Lions Den 4.50GoodAn Americamn Pale Ale - very good condition but rather sweet and not as hoppy as I would have expected from an APA.
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
Banks's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
01 Dec 2015 (ChrisE)
Closed for a few days whilst work is carried out to strengthen the floor. The pub and hotel should be reopen very soon so I have not flagged this up as a closed pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
19 Nov 2015 (ChrisE)
Unusually there were no Old Dairy beers on offer today but the lady behind the bar assured me that they would be on by the weekend. I was unable to find the true provenance of Lionheart but I was told that it is brewed by Marstons so that cuts it down to one of about half a dozen breweries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Marston's - EPA3.60Not Tried
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Not Tried

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About The White Lion Hotel

The pub sign. The White Lion Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good5
Acceptable4
Poor4

Website.

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

Large hotel with multiroomed bar. There's a patio garden in the front of the building.

We have visited this pub 26 times, seen 45 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN30 6BD