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The Bowl Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Whitstable - East India Pale AleExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent1
Rockin Robin - RPAExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisExcellent2
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - 1914 Lest We ForgetGood1
Ripple Steam - Classic IPAGood1
Old Dairy - Up & UdderGood1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAGood3
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestGood1
Whitstable - CentennialGood1
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Westerham - Bonfire BitterNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Sun TopNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger (superseded by 3.7% version)Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - EnglishNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - TomahawkNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh, Kent
Picture 2. The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh, Kent

Visits Details

31 Jul 2016 (Mick)
To long since I have been here. Excellent beer and company.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentSpot on condition.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Tomahawk5.00Not Tried
03 Jun 2016 (ChrisE)
A very interesting visit as usual. Ron showed us his newly acquired Harley Davidson motor cycle and a rare Breeds of Hastings brewery badge, Breeds ceased brewing in 1931 when they were taken over by George Beer & Rigden of Faversham.
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Excellent
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
14 Feb 2016 (Mick)
Sunday lunchtime, usual regulars in.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10ExcellentVery nice top condition, excellent IPA.
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50GoodNice IPA
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
16 Jan 2016 (Wittenden)
Sat by the fire on a bright but cold January Saturday midday.Very welcoming:the pub soon filled up.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70ExcellentGreat condition.Pale.Nettles and bitter herbs.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50GoodReassuring Kentish IPA;peppery,refreshing.
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
12 Jul 2015 (Mick)
First in at lunchtime. Good atmosphere.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50GoodNice malty beer.
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger (superseded by 3.7% version)4.00Not Tried
30 Jun 2015 (ChrisE)
Ron made us very welcome, we had a good chat about the licensed trade in general.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Old Dairy - Sun Top3.60Not Tried
08 Feb 2015 (Mick)
First in at lunchtime, rapidly became busy.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Excellent
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Good
23 Nov 2014 (Mick)
A dark, wet and bleak Sunday afternoon but warm and friendly in here.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00ExcellentSuper pint of this dark ale.
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00GoodAverage copper bitter.
Westerham - Bonfire Bitter4.00Not Tried
02 Feb 2014 (Mick)
Typical Sunday lunchtime. Ron in good form
Whitstable - Centennial4.40GoodPale gold, nice, would have liked a bit more hop.
Hop Fuzz - 1914 Lest We Forget4.50GoodPump clip says it's a mild but it is a bit more than that. Solid malt rich and a touch sweet, but nicely so.
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Jan 2014 (ChrisE)
Mid-day and the first pub on a tour with a mini-bus. Ron was on fine form and made us very welcome. The pub soon became quite busy with a good mix of clientele.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50ExcellentThe best of this beer that I have had so far.
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried

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About The Bowl Inn

The pub sign. The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hastingleigh, Kent, TN25 5HU.

A well proportioned 2 room pub with a long garden at the rear. The smaller of the 2 rooms is taken up with a pool table whilst the other room is larger and L-Shaped. The floors are bare board and the furniture is eclectic. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2017, 2018 and again in 2019.

We have visited this pub 48 times, seen 44 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN25 5HU