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Old House (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hidden - QuestExcellent1
RCH - Old Slug PorterExcellent1
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers BitterExcellent2
Oakham - JHBExcellent2
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Excellent1
Loddon - HoppitExcellent1
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)Not Tried0
Otter - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Old House, Ightham Common, Kent

Visits Details

27 Jul 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Good crowd of locals in on a Wednesday evening. One switched to the porter after we recommended it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
RCH - Old Slug Porter4.50ExcellentFull bodied black porter with roast malt and hints of smokiness. Some chocolate and liquorice flavours also present. My score 16/20.
03 Oct 2009 (Pedro)
Afternoon visit
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Excellent
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter4.10Excellent
Loddon - Hoppit3.50Excellent
Hidden - Quest4.20Excellent
28 Jun 2007 (Ian)
Came here with Phil as he had never been before. I really like the big inglenook fire and the community feel here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80ExcellentIt has lost the yeasty farty aroma that it had for several months and was back to being clear, bright, lots of citrus grapefruit and tangerine fruit flavours and good hoppiness. Lovely
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter4.10Not Tried
10 Feb 2007 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime and a fair number of locals in. This is one of my favourite pubs. I came here maybe 5 years ago and have been meaning to come back ever since. This is a proper public house, someone's home that has been turned into a place to sell alcohol. Great.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80GoodEggy yeasty aroma. Good condition, good citrus fruits.
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter4.10Not Tried
10 Feb 2007 (Andrew)
Even though Ian knew where he was going it was not easy to find. What a great pub. Like the front two rooms of your elderly aunts house in the woods.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter4.10GoodBrown best bitter. Good malt with sharp astringent hops. Well ballanced malt and hops.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Badger (Hall & Woodhouse) - Flowers IPA (subsequently contract brewed at Brains)3.60Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried

About the Old House

The pub sign. Old House, Ightham Common, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent6
Good2
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Website.

The pub is found in Ightham Common, Kent, TN15 9EE.

This pub is hard to find as there wasn't a pub sign outside until 2017 when two wooden pins were displayed outside where the old sign used to be years ago. This is in a line of terraced cottages halfway along Redwell Lane, look for the gable where the sign used to be. Two cottages have been knocked together to form this true public house. The single small bar in the main room serves the pub. As there is no cellar, the beer is kept in a cool corridor to the rear and is served on gravity straight from the cask. The large wood burning fire dominates one wall. It is a little down at heel, but this is very much how pubs would have been. Very much into the beer from the wood scene and buys its own wooden firkins to be filled by local breweries. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2018, 2019, 2020 and Cider Pub of the Year 2018, 2019 too.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN15 9EE