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The Pantiles Tap (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rother Valley - ExitExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven Excellent1
Saltaire - New World RedExcellent1
Fallen - BeelineExcellent1
Staggeringly Good - Thai-Ranno Citrus IPAGood1
Stewart - Belgique GoldAcceptable1
Heavy Industry - Freak ChickAcceptable1
Amundsen Bryggeri - Ink & DaggerAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - Lost ColonyAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - Penhurst Pale AleNot Tried0
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPANot Tried0
Weltons - Persian PrincessNot Tried0
Summer Wine (SWB) - TeleporterNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Gun - Red AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Rother Valley - Hoppers AleNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pantiles Tap, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Stephen Harris

Visits Details

11 May 2019 (Tobes)
No cask options. But the misses was well catered for with 16 real ciders.
21 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Quiet in here in the afternoon. Halloween decorations were going up. I neglected to scribble down a beer list.
Amundsen Bryggeri - Ink & Dagger6.50AcceptableFrom keg. An over-fizzed IPA.
22 Oct 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon. Several people have moved on here when the Spa Valley Railway Beer Festival started to dry up.
Staggeringly Good - Thai-Ranno Citrus IPA4.00GoodGolden and hazy. Dry. A great, lingering citrus flavour from the use of Kaffir Limes in the brew. But a bit fizzy from a key-keg. Three days later and I’ve just got the dinosaur joke in the beer’s name.
Heavy Industry - Freak Chick4.60AcceptableA murky brown beer. Didn’t seem quite right.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Rother Valley - Hoppers Ale4.40Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
26 May 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Nice pub. A light late-afternoon custom.
Fallen - Beeline6.50ExcellentKey-keg. A fab, cloudy, amber-coloured Saison, with honey, pear and guava.
Pig & Porter - Lost Colony4.80AcceptableA golden, fruity beer in the APA style, spoiled by very flat condition.
Summer Wine (SWB) - Teleporter5.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Gun - Red Ale4.40Not Tried
19 Jan 2015 (thebrewingman)
Late afternoon. We were the only ones in there but a couple did come in later.
Rother Valley - Exit5.70Excellent
Bristol Beer Factory - Seven 4.20Excellent
Saltaire - New World Red5.20Excellent
Pig & Porter - Penhurst Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
Burning Sky - Devil's Rest IPA7.00Not Tried
Weltons - Persian Princess6.00Not Tried
15 Jan 2015 (thebrewingman)
Mid afternoon. The beers are all served from taps on the wall behind the bar. It was not easy to see what beers were available without peering and trying to read the pump clips behind the taps. For this reason I am only able to record the one beer I had.
Stewart - Belgique Gold4.80AcceptableNot sure whether it was the Belgian sour taste or it was past its best but it was just drinkable.

About The Pantiles Tap

The pub sign. The Pantiles Tap, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5TE.

A completely independent cellar bar focusing on an ever changing range of cask and craft beer as well as cider. It is situated in the Lower Pantiles below Mottrams in what were the beer cellars of the Gloster Tavern, the first hotel in the town. It has the original sandstone walls, tiled floor and eclectic furniture.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 18 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN2 5TE