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The Red Lion (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleExceptional1
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown AleExceptional2
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent1
Harvey's - PorterGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood2
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Ripple Steam - Black IPAGood1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Northern StarNot Tried0
Whitstable - Hallertau Blanc Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Honey BombNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Elders and BettersNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Red Lion, Hernhill, Kent
Picture 2. The Red Lion, Hernhill, Kent
Picture 3. The Red Lion, Hernhill, Kent

Visits Details

12 Mar 2019 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime - a number of early diners in. Very much a food oriented house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Aug 2015 (Andrew)
Came for an evening meal. Quiet busy for mid week
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown Ale4.80ExcellentThis is my kind of beer. Deep brown colour, soft in the mouth, sweet bite, low hopping. Bit of Brett yeast too.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Elders and Betters3.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2015 (Andrew)
Came for a spot of dinner. Nice old pub with a pleasant view across the small green to the church and an oast house. Doesn't get much more Kentish than this.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Porter4.80GoodExcellent condition. Tart and sooty with vinous notes.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
06 Sep 2014 (Andrew)
Brought my mum for a birthday lunch. Lovely interior, friendly staff, good food and great beer!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90ExceptionalExcellent condition. Strong grapefruit bitterness.
Harvey's - Lewes Castle Brown Ale4.80ExceptionalDark brown. Soft mouth. Excellent deeply rich malt loaf body. Hops are subtle. Excellent beer.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
10 Aug 2014 (Andrew)
Fleeting visit whilst attending the church fair hoping to see my teddy bear launched off the church tower. The pub was very busy. The lady who served me was friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Black IPA5.80GoodGood dark roasted beer with hint of black treacle.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Northern Star4.40Not Tried
Whitstable - Hallertau Blanc 4.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Honey Bomb5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
11 Sep 2011 (Wittenden)
A sunny September Sunday lunchtime. I sat on a bench and contemplated the church and village green. Not sure if the sundial was working!Busy with diners and drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExcellentA fine pint of this prize winning example of a Kentish (India) Pale Ale.At the same time, hoppy and nutty.Great stuff.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
07 Sep 2007 (Andrew)
Came for a meal with my parents and Jane. It was busy with nearly all the tables booked up for diners. I'd have liked to have sat outside looking at the evening draw in over the church and green but maybe next time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodA serviceably good pint of Master Brew.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
12 Aug 2007 (Andrew)
Busy Sunday lunch time but we were only here for a drink. Usually a beer line up like this wouldn't excite me but for some reason I've been craving Master Brew lately. Lovely location for a pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodA bit cold. However, a good range of hop flavours were present from a base bitterness to goldings on the finish. The malt was clean and subtle and I sank this pint with no problems. Good session beer.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried

About The Red Lion

The pub sign. The Red Lion, Hernhill, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Hernhill, Kent, ME13 9JR.

14th century pub situated in Crockham Lane, on the village green opposite the church. There is a central bar downstairs and a restaurant upstairs. The walls are exposed brick and the ceiling is made up of multiple oak beams.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 9JR