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The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn) (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonExcellent4
Tonbridge - CoppernobExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - American FallExcellent1
Purity - Pure UBUExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideExcellent1
Marston's - 61 DeepGood1
Wickwar - BOBGood1
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Good1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood1
Marston's - PoppyGood1
Harviestoun - Bitter & TwistedNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - First CutNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Rye MildNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Sharp's - Fathoms Deep Black IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn), Willesborough, Kent

Visits Details

12 Apr 2021 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and the garden area was busy. This was the first day of reopening under new management and a new name after a period of closure, COVID restrictions meant that only the garden area could open today, it will be interesting to see how this pub does once things settle down.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
09 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Now with new tenants, I spoke to the incoming guv and he told me that Doom Bar would return to the pumps here and that John Smiths Smooth would also be making a come back. The beers in the future should consist of Sharp's Doom Bar, Atlantic and one guest ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20AcceptableSlightly acetic.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
10 Dec 2018 (ChrisE)
I had a good chat with Annie, the current landlady and enjoyed a couple of pints which were the best of today's visits. This pub is currently being advertised as a business opportunity.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Excellent
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
13 Nov 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening just a couple of others at the bar, learned from the barman the pub will be changing hands early new year.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Poppy3.60GoodPossibly rebadged from something else in the Marston's range?
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
15 May 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and a hive of activity with a dozen or so students unloading and setting up band equipment ready for tonight's live music.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50GoodFresh cask and very lively. Wheaty caramel with a delicate floral and light citrus finish
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
16 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I was the only customer at first but was joined by a few more later on. I had a good chat with the landlady.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Excellent
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
02 Nov 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and busy around the bar. Better selection of beers since my last visit thanks to the new licensee.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20ExcellentInstant 4 star recognition, superb.
Marston's - 61 Deep3.80Good
Black Sheep - Rye Mild4.10Not Tried
06 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
Friday evening with a very loud rock band playing. I had to order by pointing to the pump clip and using sign language as I could not make myself heard above the band. One pint and away.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20ExcellentOne of my favourite Tonbridge beers, a superb dark ale.
Harviestoun - Bitter & Twisted3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - First Cut4.20Not Tried
28 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, I had a good chat with the representative from EI Group who was sitting at the bar. The landlady informed me that she intends to showcase Kent Green Hop Beers in the near future.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - American Fall4.00Excellent
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Good
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Fathoms Deep Black IPA4.50Not Tried
17 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Sunday evening and fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Excellent
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20ExcellentGood dark ale with a nice flavour of chocolate malt.
Wickwar - BOB4.00Good
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50Good

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About The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn)

The pub sign. The New Fox Inn (formerly The Windmill Inn), Willesborough, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good27
Acceptable13
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Willesborough, Kent, TN24 0QR.

In Hythe Road, the pub changed its name in 2009 to Windmill Inn from The Fox. On entry there is a bar area facing you with tables and chairs occupying most of the one large room. There is a spacious L-shaped area outside with benches, some of which are under a canopy. Being renovated during closure in 2020 with stated plans to re-open as The New Fox Inn.

We have visited this pub 46 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN24 0QR