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The Mackland Arms (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bath Ales - ProphecyExceptional1
Shepherd Neame - Oast DodgerExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Dragonfire (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)Good1
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood2
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good1
Shepherd Neame - New Dawn Citrus AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0

Visits Details

07 Oct 2021 (ChrisE)
This was a Camra favourite and regular GBG entry back in the 1970s yet I had never been here so it was a must visit on my first ever visit to Rainham Kent. A proper pub with a regular clientele, I really enjoyed here and had a good chat with the long standing landlord.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Oast Dodger4.50ExcellentThe first one from a new cask, good to see Sheps doing a green hop beer again.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not TriedNormally available but I understand that a recent delivery had a problem and all had to be poured down the drain and refunded by the brewery. A fresh batch was getting ready in the cellar.
04 Jul 2021 (Tobes)
Popped in at 1.30pm Sunday afternoon to watch the England rugby game. Only three others in on arrival but a steady stream of locals came and went.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodInoffensive, took in four pints each one got a little better.
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not TriedJust went off.
25 May 2019 (Tobes)
7pm a number of locals milling about.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bath Ales - Prophecy3.80Exceptional
Shepherd Neame - New Dawn Citrus Ale3.50Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
09 Mar 2019 (Tobes)
Very busy. Popped in to watch the rugby. Typical back street boozer lots of family's and locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Good
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Good
14 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A late closer here it seems. Last stop on an Upchurch to Rainham walk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Dragonfire (No. 18 Yard Brewhouse)4.50GoodA hint of a white chocolate taste in this
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried

About The Mackland Arms

The pub sign. The Mackland Arms, Rainham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent1
Good7
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Rainham, Kent, ME8 7PS.

Just north of the railway station and level crossing. A single roomed community pub with 2 front entrance doors. Impressive large garden. Comfortable decor, sports TV with 4 handpumps on the bar counter. Late closing times for the area.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME8 7PS