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The Humphrey Bean (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Boadicea IPAExcellent1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - HopfestExcellent1
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Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mister Squirrel (superseded by 4% version)Excellent1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
Wadworth - Ye Ole AdmiralGood1
Rockin Robin - Mildly RockinGood1
Marston's - BassGood1
Caledonian - Merman XXXGood1
Whitstable - Safe Anchorage MildAcceptable1
Wickwar - SundownerNot Tried0
Westerham - Audit AleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Winkle PickerNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not 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
Picture 1. The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Visits Details

25 Jul 2021 (Dosser)
After arriving back from Tenerife so late we had to stay at a hotel at Gatwick and stopped off here for lunch on the way home by train. The beer selection was very poor and I ended up having a punk ipa with my burger.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
21 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
Doing a good lunchtime food trade. All the pump clips were facing the customer so it was impossible to tell which beers were actually available. I overheard one member of staff apologising to a customer because the Doom Bar was off.
Whitstable - Safe Anchorage Mild3.80AcceptableVery different to the Goacher's Mild that I had just drunk in a nearby pub. This had a slightly sour taste and was not what I would normally expect from a Mild.
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Not Tried
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
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.
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!
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00AcceptableAnother lukewarm serving...
28 Aug 2016 (Alenomore)
Late afternoon and Tonbridge's finest are all here today. Average selection on.
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent
07 Feb 2016 (Alenomore)
1530 visit and busy all around.
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.
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExcellentA cream tea partaken...
20 Mar 2015 (oz11)
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.
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.
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

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About The Humphrey Bean

The pub sign. The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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 145 times, seen 337 different beers and tried 202 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN9 1AP