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The Wrong Turn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeExcellent1
Wantsum - FortitudeExcellent1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Victoria Pale AleGood1
Wantsum - MontgomeryGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Wantsum - Black PrinceGood3
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood1
Butcombe - GoldGood1
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - EnglishNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent
Picture 2. The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent

Visits Details

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 also 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
01 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon visit - I was the only customer. Landlady bemoaning the lack of appreciation from customers about her restricted opening hours. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays now. All real ales at £3 a pint.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentLovely brew - fresh on.
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Good
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
03 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening. Biggest disappointment after a long and circuitous journey to find venue closed for a private function. Pubs such as this are destination Micropubs and when this remote it is a real kick in the teeth.
10 Feb 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - stories of holes-in-one and 40-1 winning bets being told.
Butcombe - Gold4.40GoodA fresh hop taste, very nice.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
30 May 2016 (Dosser)
Sooo hard to find. Did a tour of East Kent to get here. Very unusual. Has a huge porch now and a band welcomed us in on a cold miserable Bank holiday.Came third in East Kents POTY announced today.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90ExcellentVery nice. £3 for all beers, £3.40 for ciders.
31 Jul 2015 (Jack William)
Friday beer o'clock. Nice atmosphere - a few inside and out in the sunshine.
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00ExcellentLight, flowery, refreshing - with a bite of something I couldn't quite discern.
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70GoodNice body for a mild.
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
22 Jul 2015 (Mick)
Friendly little pub.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodNice pint of this golden bitter.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90GoodGood dark beer.
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not 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 are served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room which may be viewed through a window behind the bar counter. 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 16 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 23 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 7JG