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The Milk House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Old Dairy - Copper TopExcellent2
Old Dairy - Snow TopExcellent1
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Kent - Festiv-AleGood1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutGood1
Old Dairy - Flaming EmbersGood1
Tonbridge - CoppernobAcceptable3
G2 - OrionAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Reliant RobinAcceptable1
Cronx - NektarPoor1
Tonbridge - TraditionalUndrinkable1
1648 - SignatureNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Purity - Pure EraNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

Visits Details

31 Aug 2019 (Wittenden)
A sunny Saturday lunchtime:most folk sitting outside.
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.
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.
Cronx - Nektar4.50PoorHazy,unwelcoming,few redeeming features.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
28 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Surprisingly busy for a Thursday evening.We'd come for a family meal.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80AcceptableNot much condition.
Purity - Pure Era4.50Not Tried
10 Nov 2018 (Wittenden)
Evening on a rainy November Saturday evening.We sat in the little room with the large scale map.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80GoodSecond pint.New cask,lively and earthy.
Old Dairy - Flaming Embers4.00GoodRoasty amber ale, not really my favourite style.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80UndrinkableFirst pint:ullage is the term I think.Replaced with good grace.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedI really ought to focus on this in this pub.
19 May 2018 (Wittenden)
Warm Saturday evening.Busy inside and out.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentReassuring.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodDependable.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60UndrinkableTincture of Sarsons.Exchanged and taken off with good grace.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
17 Feb 2018 (Wittenden)
Saturday evening:family meal. Bar busy with drinkers,as was the dining room.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentRewarding.
G2 - Orion3.80AcceptableNot stellar tonight.A new cask, but no condition and little flavour.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not TriedRan out.
04 Feb 2018 (Wittenden)
Early doors on a biting February Sunday.Pleasantly busy:we'd come to meet my in-laws.
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExcellentOatstraw:spicy,biscuity.Good pint of Blue.
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50GoodBlack roasty stout.Probably first out today.Fulfilling.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
28 Dec 2017 (Wittenden)
Family evening:busy in bar and dining room.
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00ExcellentDried fruit:more than a hint of Christmas pudding.Grand stuff.
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin3.70AcceptableInoffensive brown bitter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
21 Oct 2017 (Wittenden)
A showery Saturday lunchtime.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10ExcellentDecent rustic nutty dark bitter. First time I'd tried this for a while.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
1648 - Signature4.40Not Tried

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About The Milk House

The pub sign. The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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 48 times, seen 47 different beers and tried 35 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 2JG

This pub was formally know as the The Bull Inn.