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The Humphrey Bean (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Red Dawn MildExcellent1
Batemans - Shongweni Robsons Durban Pale AleExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel (superseded by 4% version)Excellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent4
Shepherd Neame - Boadicea IPAExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestExcellent1
Wadworth - Ye Ole AdmiralGood1
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's RedGood1
Tring - Hazy HoedownGood1
Rockin Robin - Mildly RockinGood1
Oakham - Great GustavGood1
Marston's - BassGood1
Caledonian - Merman XXXGood1
Adnams - Sixpoint Bklyn BitterGood1
Marston's - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Black Cat ReserveNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Abbaye Du Val-Dieu Abbaye BlondeNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Dorking - Red India AleNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Conservation BitterNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaNot Tried0
Adnams - Rogue Brutal IPANot Tried0
Adnams - Golden Road California Breakfast AleNot Tried0
Marston's - Barley Brown's ESANot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Really RockinNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Wickwar - SundownerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Visits Details

01 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Latish evening visit after track-bashing a rail route on a diverted Southeastern train from the old Waterloo International platforms, next stop Sevenoaks then to here. Surprisingly good range of Kentish brews, clearly a manager's penchant. Visit marred by unsuccessful 8 minutes wait to be served a second pint, bar staff milling but not serving, something the Duty Manager should have been aware of and sorted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Bass4.40GoodCould have been any mid brown standard bitter but alas not the famous Burton snatch brew of old. Clip carried neither the true Marston's provenance nor even an abv. Enjoyed it nevertheless
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60Not Tried
Wickwar - Sundowner3.80Not Tried
25 Sep 2016 (Alenomore)
Late afternoon and Chai time. Goodly, but noisy brats crowd in again. 3 Ruddles and 3 Gloombar at one end of the bar!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00AcceptableAnother lukewarm serving...
28 Aug 2016 (Alenomore)
Late afternoon and Tonbridge's finest are all here today. Average selection on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent
07 Feb 2016 (Alenomore)
1530 visit and busy all around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExcellentVery warming on this very blowy day!
28 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
15:00 visit. Quite busy all over, especially the rear part. Selection of Ales looked OK too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExcellentA cream tea partaken...
20 Mar 2015 (oz11)
Afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Boadicea IPA5.00Excellent
Batemans - Shongweni Robsons Durban Pale Ale5.70Excellent
Caledonian - Merman XXX4.80Good
Wadworth - Ye Ole Admiral5.00Good
Adnams - Golden Road California Breakfast Ale4.80Not Tried
Marston's - Barley Brown's ESA5.10Not Tried
26 Feb 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Early afternoon visit to take advantage of a £5:40 meal and pint deal. If you ever wonder where all of Tonbridge’s retired folk hide away in the afternoon, I would suggest that the answer is that they are all in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Mildly Rockin3.70GoodA pretty decent mild.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Conservation Bitter4.10Not Tried
Hogs Back - Surrey Nirvana4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Rogue Brutal IPA6.00Not Tried
21 Feb 2015 (thebrewingman)
The mini bus dropped us at the station so it was just a short walk up the high street for a final drink or three. I have only listed those I had but there were also three Rockin Robin beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Hopfest3.80Excellent
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Red Dawn Mild3.70Excellent
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel (superseded by 4% version)4.30Excellent
25 Nov 2014 (oz11)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Sixpoint Bklyn Bitter5.50Good
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Dorking - Red India Ale5.00Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
01 Nov 2014 (oz11)
Late visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Coronado Mermaid's Red5.70Good
Tring - Hazy Hoedown4.40Good
Oakham - Great Gustav4.80Good
Marston's - Oyster Stout4.10Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Reserve4.60Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Abbaye Du Val-Dieu Abbaye Blonde6.00Not Tried

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About The Humphrey Bean

The pub sign. The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent66
Good93
Acceptable51
Poor9

Website.

The pub is found in Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1AP.

Located in the High Street this vast barn-like Wetherspoon pub was a post office for most of the 20th century. Before 1908, the 'We Three Loggerheads' pub stood on this site, with Humphrey Bean as its landlord. Banks of 6 handpumps adorn either end of the long bar counter to dispense the real ales here.

We have visited this pub 143 times, seen 332 different beers and tried 201 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN9 1AP