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The Wrong Turn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - FortitudeExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Victoria Pale AleGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead GoodGood1
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)Good1
Wantsum - Black PrinceGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterGood1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryAcceptable2
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Acceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderAcceptable1
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent
Picture 2. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent

Visits Details

16 Oct 2020 (Jack William)
4 pm opening. Since my last visit the small cool room has been demolished enlarging the servery. Seems like a backward step to me - the ale is now served from polypins from a large fridge. Friendly welcome and wood burning stove on the go.
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00AcceptableNice enough - but a “dead” beer from a polypin.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
07 Dec 2019 (Archie14)
Great little place this, quirky and lots of eclectic charm.
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00PoorFlat as a witches T*t and a slight stale aroma, hints of oak.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
21 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Evening, a few inside and a couple of groups al fresco. Friendly chat with a couple of regulars. Much talk of the ploughing match being prepared for Wednesday between here and Shepherdswell.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00GoodA very pleasant pale ale.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
13 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Around 5 - handful in - always easy to chat with the regulars here.
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20GoodFruity and malty, very pleasant.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30AcceptableDisappointing- rather lifeless.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
29 Aug 2019 (Jack William)
Early evening visit to meet a few old friends. Busy - at least 15 in. Good ambience.
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80GoodNice hoppy pale ale, well kept.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
30 May 2019 (Jack William)
Swift one on my way back from Coldred to Canterbury- needed some more fuel for my legs. Handful of others in. Pints now £3.20 - still exceptionally good value.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Dead Good4.00GoodMalty, good condition.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Not Tried
31 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - just after 4. The outside area was the place to be on a late, warm August day. Draft beer is still £3 a pint here.
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20ExcellentFreshly tapped barrel - full, rich, smooth, best bitter.
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Victoria Pale Ale3.80GoodA very nice pale ale in excellent condition.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
07 May 2018 (Jack William)
Bank holiday Monday evening - pub open specially with some live music earlier, a few mellowed drinkers hanging on. I was convinced to part with £5 for a World Cup sweepstake ticket.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentIn superb condition, at its best.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
08 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
Becoming a habit of mine - cycling to Coldred and taking a Wrong Turn on the way. Late afternoon - just the one other customer when I arrived but others arriving as I left. Had a good chat about Dover and Canterbury pubs - both of us favouring the former on balance.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90GoodSmoky.
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
15 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
I’d heard rumours that this was closed for January and/or February. Pleasantly surprised to find it open before 5 with at least 10 customers. Winter opening 3 on Thursday and Friday, noon at the weekend. Close M/T/W. But I was told spring opening times will be longer. All ales still £3 a pint.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20ExcellentHope I got this right - no pump clip and just chalked up as “McCanns Stout 4.2%”. Freshly tapped - absolutely delicious.
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried

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About The Wrong Turn

The pub sign. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Barfrestone, Kent, CT15 7JG.

Down a short unmade drive off Pie Factory Road a Micropub which opened on Saturday 16th August 2014 based in a converted outbuilding whose most recent use had been as an art gallery. It is a chalet style pub with country kitchen styling. Wooden tables, chairs, and a rough wood bar counter. Outdoor patio and lawned area. Brings a pub back to a village which has been without one since the Yew Tree closed. Beers and ciders were originally served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room which could be viewed through a window behind the bar counter but that has since been swept away. About a two mile walk from Shepherds Well railway station. Closed on Mondays. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016.

We have visited this pub 22 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 27 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 7JG