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The Brenchley (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Excellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent2
Wychwood - BountifulGood1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - MUFCNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Goldings AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brenchley, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

06 Dec 2015 (Alenomore)
19:00 visit and a small, scattered crowd in as the 'happy hour' ends. Couple of seasonal ales noted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Good
22 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
19:00 visit. Two years since my last visit here. No changes to the other comments here, re; ale, food ect, except for this being nice and quiet tonight. Good coffee and Wi-Fi kept me here a while....
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExcellentGood value coffee.
29 Aug 2015 (Tobes)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wychwood - Bountiful4.00Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Goldings Ale4.10Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - MUFC3.70Not Tried
07 Dec 2013 (ChrisE)
I came here on the opening night and quite liked it, but loudspeakers have been placed all along the walls only a few feet apart, and there was nowhere to sit without being blasted with Slade's Merry Christmas so we left without buying a drink.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - MUFC3.70Not Tried
01 Dec 2013 (Dosser)
Too busy near the bar to get a pint. Several beers had a plastic cup over them and no beers were replaced. Seems that these 6 beers will be permanent fixtures. At least they dont turn the pump clips around so you dont know the beers are not on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
29 Nov 2013 (ChrisE)
This was the pub's opening day, so there was a considerable amount of local interest, and plenty of staff behind the bar often assisting each other whilst getting used to the tills, etc. I was pleasantly surprised with the pricing structure with cask ales ranging in price from £1.99 to £2.95 per pint, and the food offering including such delights as Fish Finger Butties for £2.99 or beans on toast for £2.80. It will be interesting to see how this place develops.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Excellent
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Courage Best Bitter (use Banks's entry now please)4.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - MUFC3.70Not TriedNo brewer's name was on the clip, but the barman told me it was brewed by Shepherd Neame so I think it is badged Master Brew. Locals will all be aware that MUFC stands for Maidstone United Football Club.

About The Brenchley

The pub sign. The Brenchley, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1SA.

A new pub opened on 29 November 2013 in the premises formerly occupied by the Kentish Bank, which was formed by John Brenchley in 1793. The premises have been opened out to form one large bar with comfortable seating. Whilst there are a couple of amusement with prizes machines at one end, there are no music or television screens to interfere with one's enjoyment of one's pint.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME14 1SA