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The Ferry Inn (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Oxney Ale (house beer)Good1
Goacher's - Oxney Ale (house beer)Good6
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable4
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Sun TopNot Tried0

Visits Details

15 Jun 2022 (Jack William)
Just after noon. Already busy with a number of customers in the sunny front paved area. Very pleasant staff - and I was given a fascinating paper map (used as a dining place mat) of the area in the 14th century. Stone - and Rye - were both islands at this time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Oxney Ale (house beer)3.80ExcellentJust perfect after a 28 mile cycle.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
After a dog walk on a warm July evening. I sat in the field and admired the pub.A long time favourite.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Oxney Ale (house beer)3.80GoodPretty fair.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 Jan 2020 (Wittenden)
Start the year with Goacher's,part two.Dusk on a still Saturday.Packed with drinkers and their dogs.The barman thought I'd ordered Gloom Bar,perish the thought. Good pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Oxney Ale (house beer)3.80GoodAs it should be.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
19 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on a chilly Saturday.Busy with a lively crowd of drinkers and their dogs.The fourth handpump was dispensing Nightingale's Cider.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Oxney Ale (house beer)3.80GoodFine,just lacking that earthiness I relish.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
03 Mar 2018 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a snowmelting March Saturday.Good mix of drinkers,lunchers and their dogs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodHadn't really recovered from the Beast from the East.Flavours rather muted today.
Goacher's - Oxney Ale (house beer)3.80GoodA bit on the cold side for the earthiness to shine through.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
16 Nov 2017 (Wittenden)
A passing visit on a November Thursday lunchtime.Some drinkers at the bar, a few folk eating.Cosy. The house beer, Oxney Ale, is now brewed by Goachers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Oxney Ale (house beer)3.80ExcellentMid Kent earthy goodness.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
17 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
I always find this a little bit cliquey, and as so often happens the only lager drinker in the pub was sitting right in front of the pump clips so we could not see the ABV of the house beer. Apart from that a very nice boozer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Oxney Ale (house beer)4.00Not Tried
05 Sep 2014 (Wittenden)
We came for a meal, and sat in the restaurant area, which I don't think was part of the pub when Wally Milsted was Guv. Still plenty of maps on display.Busy with diners and drinkers on a Friday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Oxney Ale (house beer)4.00GoodGood earthy brown bitter.What the doctor ordered.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedResisted taking part in the Doom Bar Challenge.
Old Dairy - Sun Top3.60Not TriedCame on as we were leaving.
11 Jan 2014 (ChrisE)
Very busy but service was fast and friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Poor
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Oxney Ale (house beer)4.00Not Tried
11 Jan 2014 (Ian)
Saturday afternoon. Hunting set were in. I did get a brace of pheasant for £6 so good but beer left a bit to be desired
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00PoorNo condition and little flavour
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

About The Ferry Inn

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good7
Acceptable-
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Stone in Oxney, Kent, TN30 7JY.

The Ferry Inn is an ancient, seventeenth century pub and restaurant that was the home of the ferry between the Isle-of-Oxney and the English mainland at Appledore.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 4 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN30 7JY