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The Potting Shed (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bank Top - Dark MildExceptional1
Hopdaemon - Session AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Turners - PorterExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)Good1
Firebrand - Big Hop Little BeerGood1
Tonbridge - TraditionalGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Romney Marsh - Cinque PorterGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsGood1
Adnams - Fat SpratAcceptable1
Elgood's - Black Dog MildAcceptable1
Tonbridge - Alsace GoldAcceptable1
Hop Fuzz - Hoppy BombPoor1
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not Tried0
Adnams - Topaz GoldNot Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Wadworth - BoundaryNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

22 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
A very good atmosphere in here today. I met an old friend who used to drink in Maidstone many years ago and whom I did not recognise at first.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Romney Marsh - Cinque Porter4.20Good
16 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Time for a pint whilst waiting for a bus. I met someone who I had not seen for a good many years and we chatted about past times and old friends. Four beers were on sale but I forgot to make a note of them.
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Acceptable
03 Sep 2017 (Graeme)
Sunday afternoon and very busy but relaxed friendly service as previous visit
Hopdaemon - Session Ale3.80ExcellentEasy drinking pale with hoppy aftertaste
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)3.80GoodRich darker session beer bit of a medicinal aftertaste
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
27 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
I intended to have a pint and get the (very early) last bus to Ashford, a number of friends were in here so it was a missed bus and on to Folkestone for a train.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Good
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
29 May 2015 (Jack William)
late afternoon - just a couple of others in. First micropub I have been in without a climate controlled "cellar". My pint seemed to suffer a bit as a result.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60GoodA bit more life than the Alsace.
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00AcceptableA bit tired.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)4.10Not Tried
13 May 2015 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and fairy quiet, I had a good chat with the landlord.
Bank Top - Dark Mild4.00ExceptionalA superb pint, most enjoyable.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)3.80Not Tried
Wadworth - Boundary3.80Not Tried
20 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit and two other customers. A very enjoyable time with good conversation and beer.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentOne of my favourite beers, a bit strong for lunchtime but I had one anyway.
Turners - Porter4.90Excellent
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)3.80Not TriedProving to be very popular here today.
17 Oct 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. First successful entry visit. Into immediate conversation with some former Maidstone pub types now living locally.
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80AcceptableGood first impresssion but went flat on me
Hop Fuzz - Hoppy Bomb5.00PoorFlat so a chore to drink
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not TriedGets everywhere
Adnams - Topaz Gold4.00Not Tried
18 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
A true micro pub. We were made very welcome, the landlord talked to us about many aspects of the licensed trade including glass washing machines and availability of discounts from large breweries. Two barmaids from the landlord's previous tenanted pub came in to see him so I presume he must have been a good employer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Firebrand - Big Hop Little Beer3.60GoodVery flavoursome.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Not Tried
17 Sep 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening after 8. Walked right past first time as no front fascia signs have been erected yet. Mislead by another website that it was open until 9 every evening, in fact it had closed at 7. The hours on the door today are: Closed Monday; Tuesday 1030-1800; Wednesday to Thursday 1030 to 1900; Friday and Saturday 1030 to 2100; Sunday 1200-1600.

About The Potting Shed

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Hythe, Kent, CT21 5JR.

At the extreme east end of the High Street this is a Micropub which opened as a small corner shop (previously a cafe/bistro) conversion on 12th September 2014 selling cask ales and ciders on gravity dispense from jacket cooled casks. There is a single handpump which is connected up sometimes. Service comes from behind a highish former shop counter. Along with this come all the usual Micropub ideals.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT21 5JR