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The Humphrey Bean (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Boadicea IPAExcellent1
Batemans - Shongweni Robsons Durban Pale AleExcellent1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAExcellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent4
Saltaire - New World RedGood1
Marston's - BassGood1
Caledonian - Merman XXXGood1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionGood1
Wadworth - Ye Ole AdmiralGood1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleGood1
Whitstable - Safe Anchorage MildAcceptable1
Banks's - Young Henrys Real AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Malt CrushNot Tried0
Adnams - Golden Road California Breakfast AleNot Tried0
Batemans - Beast from the EastNot Tried0
Marston's - Barley Brown's ESANot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the VillageNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Really RockinNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Wickwar - SundownerNot Tried0
Westerham - Audit AleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Winkle PickerNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles CountyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Visits Details

22 Apr 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Very busy so after a couple of minutes scouting around we pounced on a just vacated beer logged messy table and enjoyed ale and pizzas..
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70ExcellentMy 'one for the road' treat...
Saltaire - New World Red5.20Good
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Birrificio Foglie d'Erba Hot night at the Village5.00Not Tried
02 Apr 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Late lunchtime and busy as expected for the time and location. No tables free so I propped myself at the far end of the bar. My patience was rewarded as a table became free so I grabbed it and ordered my pizza to complement my beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20GoodGrainy with a bitter malt finish
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50GoodStrong wheaty kick with a biscuit twang
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedAh Wetherspoons do do this!
Banks's - Young Henrys Real Ale4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Malt Crush3.70Not Tried
Batemans - Beast from the East5.50Not Tried
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
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 - Abbot5.00Not 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

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About The Humphrey Bean

The pub sign. The Humphrey Bean, Tonbridge, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent67
Good96
Acceptable52
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 147 times, seen 346 different beers and tried 206 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN9 1AP