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The Swan (Freehouse)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rother Valley - Level BestExcellent2
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent4
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Good2
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Swan, Sutton Valence, Kent

Visits Details

16 Sep 2012 (Alenomore)
15:00 visit. My 11th day of "Chasing the Ale" brings our trio to this area for the first time. Good local crowd, supporting their local!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentMuch better and in top condition.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70GoodIn good nick.
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00Not TriedWent off on our arrival.
21 Jun 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00Excellent
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
23 Feb 2012 (Pedro)
Evening
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
18 Aug 2011 (Pedro)
Late
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00Good
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Good
30 Jan 2005 (Ian)
Goachers Light and Shepherd Neame Master Brew on when I visited. 2 room bar with one room for darts. In the main bar area there is a real fire and bar billiards. Situated in a lovely village with many old buildings and cottages. Can be smokey, but the pub is used by the locals who are friendly. There is a restaurant in a separate room
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentExcellent light coloured beer with good malty flavours. Very refreshing
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Swan

The pub sign. The Swan, Sutton Valence, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good5
Acceptable-
Poor-

The pub is found in Sutton Valence, Kent, ME17 3AJ.

2 real ales on. 2 room bar with bar billiards, darts and real fire. Situated in a lovely village with old cottages etc. Can be smoky, but it has friendly locals and a restaurant to one side. Closed since early 2013 and subject to a planning application to convert to a single domestic residence.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME17 3AJ