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The Milk House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Kent - Festiv-AleGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood6
Tonbridge - Golden RuleAcceptable1
Bedlam - BenchmarkAcceptable1
Cronx - NektarPoor1
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Purity - Mad GooseNot Tried0
Black Sheep - BlitzenNot Tried0
Box Steam - Sin BinNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

Visits Details

21 Aug 2021 (Wittenden)
Early Saturday evening,family meal. More folk outside than in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodGrainy.
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50AcceptableDrinkable, but "sharp" sprang to mind.
21 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
Family meal in the early evening on a wet and windy Longest Day.Busy in the dining room;several groups of drinkers in the marquee.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentThe sole cask beer policy comes up trumps: this was in cracking form.
22 May 2021 (Wittenden)
We came for a celebratory meal: plenty of diners and perspex screens.I didn't note many drinkers, though they could have been in the big marquee in the yard.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodImproved as the evening proceeded, revealing a hidden level of spicy goodness.The only cask beer available.
01 May 2021 (Wittenden)
Outdoor service under a large marquee and adjacent garden area. Busy on a Saturday lunchtime.Prompt and friendly personnel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableNot really what I'd been waiting for.
11 Jul 2020 (Wittenden)
Saturday midday, my first pub visit since lockdown. Alfresco here,the inside of the pub out of bounds to us mortals. I stood under the ashtree and enjoyed the magic of cask beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodMy first cask beer since lockdown,served by gravity in a sort of garden shed.I'd been enjoying esoterica from Good Things, Three legs and dare I say ,Brewdog, but this was almost as good as it gets.
18 Feb 2020 (Wittenden)
Comfortably busy for a winter's Tuesday night with drinkers and diners.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00AcceptableStandard fare.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Box Steam - Sin Bin4.10Not Tried
11 Jan 2020 (Wittenden)
Dusk on a gloomy and dour Saturday.A few drinkers and tea drinkers.I came for a pint:the dogs enjoyed bonios.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodSeemed a bit on the sweet side.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
Black Sheep - Blitzen4.00Not Tried
31 Aug 2019 (Wittenden)
A sunny Saturday lunchtime:most folk sitting outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Festiv-Ale3.90GoodBrewed for the pub's "MilkFest" last weekend.Barley straw,nettley hops.OK.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
06 Jul 2019 (Wittenden)
Early doors on a rushed Saturday morning.Filling up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - West Coast IPA5.50ExcellentChewy,resinous,tooth coating hops.Oranges.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried
01 May 2019 (Wittenden)
Lively in the early evening:we'd come to meet some friends I hadn't seen since the seventies.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cronx - Nektar4.50PoorHazy,unwelcoming,few redeeming features.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried

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About The Milk House

The pub sign. The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent43
Good17
Acceptable8
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Sissinghurst, Kent, TN17 2JG.

Large 16th century village pub, with the familiar Whitbread Fremlins pebbledash. A large public bar, together with a room laid up for dining to your left as you go in through the imposing front door. Previously known as The Bull Inn closed for several years then completely revamped and re-opened on 20th September 2013 as The Milk House. Run by same people as The Barrow House in Egerton.

We have visited this pub 55 times, seen 50 different beers and tried 36 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 2JG

This pub was formally know as the The Bull Inn.