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The Milk House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - West Coast IPAExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood4
Old Dairy - Flaming EmbersGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Kent - Festiv-AleGood1
Bedlam - BenchmarkAcceptable1
Tonbridge - CoppernobAcceptable3
G2 - OrionAcceptable1
Cronx - NektarPoor1
Tonbridge - TraditionalUndrinkable1
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Purity - Pure EraNot 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

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
28 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Surprisingly busy for a Thursday evening.We'd come for a family meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.

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About The Milk House

The pub sign. The Milk House, Sissinghurst, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent42
Good15
Acceptable6
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 51 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.