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The Dovecote Inn

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalExcellent2
Tonbridge - RusticExcellent1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Original Port StoutExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent1
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best BitterExcellent1
Purity - Pure GoldExcellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent2
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime BitterExcellent1
Royal Tunbridge Wells - DipperExcellent1
Tonbridge - CoppernobExcellent3
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!Not Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
Fuller's - Gale's HSBNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dovecote Inn, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent

Visits Details

05 Feb 2015 (thebrewingman)
Thursday lunchtime. Almost full with diners but we managed to get a table.
BeerABVScoreNotes
West Berkshire - Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter3.70Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
01 Oct 2014 (thebrewingman)
A sunny Wednesday which brought several people out to enjoy the last of the summer weather. We sat in the garden. The oxtail stew was delicious.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Excellent
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
25 Jul 2013 (thebrewingman)
A pleasant Thursday lunchtime so we sat on the terrace to eat and drink.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20ExcellentIn cracking form. The hops really came through.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
07 Jun 2013 (thebrewingman)
Busy Friday lunchtime but plenty of room on the patio. Food offerings were good, as usual, and a bit different from the normal pub fare.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Excellent
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
08 Jul 2012 (thebrewingman)
Sunday lunchtime. Quieter than I expected. A few seasoned drinkers at the bar and a some diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
12 Feb 2012 (thebrewingman)
Sunday lunchtime and almost all tables were reserved for diners. We found an unreserved one in a corner and had a roast lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not TriedWent off as we came in.
21 Jul 2011 (thebrewingman)
Comfortable Thursday lunchtime. Excellent food choices - as per normal - and the staff very friendly and welcoming.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Dipper3.70ExcellentReally tasty session beer. So nice I didn't bother to try anything else.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Fuller's - Gale's HSB4.80Not Tried
25 Jun 2011 (thebrewingman)
Fairly quietish Saturday lunchtime. My wife was challenged by the food menu (she wanted everything) but did decide in the end. It was very nice too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Excellent
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wolf - Granny Wouldn't Like It !!!4.80Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
04 Mar 2011 (thebrewingman)
A busy Friday lunchtime but quickly served despite lots of people milling around the bar. As we wanted to eat our drinks were carried to the table for us. Attentive service throughout the visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Original Port Stout4.80ExcellentIn excellent condition.
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best Bitter4.10ExcellentVery tasty bitter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
31 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50ExcellentIn top condition here, showing its true character as a light mild, with soft hoppiness and biscuity malt really showing through. My score 16/20.

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About The Dovecote Inn

The pub sign. The Dovecote Inn, Capel-le-Ferne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent15
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent, TN12 6SU.

One bar pub with a couple of drinking areas. Attractive interior with some exposed wood and red brick and a real fire. There is also a largish trellis covered patio and a garden. Beer is served on gravity from casks behind the bar.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN12 6SU