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The Aviator (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Tallyman's SpecialExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood2
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0

Visits Details

30 Jul 2020 (Archie14)
Came here as all my usual local establishments don’t open on a Wednesday evening at the moment. In the middle of a “refurbishment” and I say that loosely. This pub has change many times over the years but the latest idea is to turn the centre of the pub into an ice cream parlour!!! Complete with green plastic stools, White tiled floor and walls and a bank of milkshake blenders? Had to wait 20mins for my pint of master brew as the cask needed changing, good job the pub was empty. Dear Shepherd Neame, have you truly lost the plot on your choice of pub closures and refits?
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableFresh cask served unnecessarily through a sparkler, loads of hop aroma in the head as you’d expect with the choice of dispense, then a glimmer through the pint.
30 Oct 2013 (Archie14)
Late afternoon visit and despite this being a "Foody" pub the pub had a distinctive boozer feel to it as most were at the bar drinking but, sadly not many drink ale :(
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20ExcellentGood pint' good condition.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
22 Oct 2013 (Archie14)
Large resturant family pub.
Shepherd Neame - Tallyman's Special4.50Excellent
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodGood once a new cask was on
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried

About The Aviator

The pub sign. The Aviator, Queenborough, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Queenborough, Kent, ME12 3DJ.

Ancient house significantly updated, formerly known as The Ship Inn then Lady Hamilton and once owned by Fremlins Brewery and located at Queenborough Corner. The pub has authentic uniforms, photographs and artefacts telling the story of how Sheppey was a home of the early flying pioneers such as Charles S. Rolls, the Wright brothers and the Short brothers, as well as the Eastchurch Naval Flying School and the Gordon Bennett Air Race. Large garden. 4 handpumps on bar counter.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 4 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME12 3DJ