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The Shepherd & Crook (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue TopExcellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterGood1
Adnams - Southwold BitterGood1
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% then 4.5% versions)Good1
Cotleigh - Seahawk Gold (formerly Golden Seahawk)Good1
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)Good1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red TopGood4
Wantsum - 1381Good1
Hop Fuzz - APA American Pale AleAcceptable1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Crooked TopAcceptable1
Hop Fuzz - Northern StarNot Tried0
Oxfordshire Ales - Marsh MeadNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Shepherd & Crook, Burmarsh, Kent

Visits Details

29 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
There was a bus load of us in a vintage bus with route 111 to Burmarsh on the route blind. Locals came out of their houses and some traffic stopped to photograph this rare event. Burmarsh is only served by one bus a week on a Folkestone to Ashford route these days. I think the 111 to Burmarsh as a destination ceased around 1973. Many of our group had not been here before and they all seemed to like the place. It was nice to see that some of the locals that photographed the bus also came in for a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80Good
29 Feb 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Busy on a late Saturday afternoon yet we all found somewhere to park and enjoy our beers. Even a curious motorist stopped and chatted to a few of our group upon arriving..
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - 13813.80GoodDelicate citrus notes with a herby aroma for this IPA style ale
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80Good
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)4.60Not Tried
29 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon visit with a vintage bus full of topers. Impressive range of 10 real ciders in bag in box format.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)4.60GoodUnbelievably fruity in taste, in contrast to all other beers so far today
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80Good
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
24 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Late lunchtime, a few at the bar and a few eating, although the separate restaurant area seemed closed. Bit disappointed in the general feel of the place to be honest. Had a pint of a Weltons IPA called Polling something- it was rather sharp - the Hop Fuzz much better.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% then 4.5% versions)3.80Good
09 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit for a proper BLT sandwich and a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Crooked Top4.50AcceptableRed Top badged for the pub.
Hop Fuzz - Northern Star4.40Not Tried
16 May 2015 (ChrisE)
Saturday lunch time and the place was being prepared for a function in the evening. A good mix of customers were in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue Top4.80Excellent
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Red Top3.80GoodBadged as Crooked Top
Hop Fuzz - APA American Pale Ale4.00Acceptable
11 Jan 2014 (Jack William)
Saturday lunchtime, a few customers and a very friendly blue merle collie pub dog. This pub looks like it hasn't changed much in the last 50 years - apart from the electronic cigarettes now on sale. Old Rosie cider on hand pump as well as the two ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Seahawk Gold (formerly Golden Seahawk)4.20GoodAcceptable but not distinctive.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Crooked Top4.50Not TriedNot sure if the ABV is correct - not mentioned on the Old Dairy website at present.
30 Jan 2010 (Ian)
Stop number 5. Got here just before 3 and had a pint in this great pub. Not changed for ages and it's a good place for a quiet pint with the locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodDecent drinkable bitter.
Oxfordshire Ales - Marsh Mead4.70Not Tried
10 May 2008 (Ian)
11.30 Saturday morning. Landlord was friendly chatting to me about beer. Locals sat at the bar discussing the world. A traditional village local pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00GoodNice bitter that went down easily with some character and flavour.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

About The Shepherd & Crook

The pub sign. The Shepherd & Crook, Burmarsh, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good10
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Burmarsh, Kent, TN29 0JJ.

Corner pub in centre of village by the church. Attractive traditional pub inside. Wooden bar has 4 handpulls serving two or three guest ales. Old pictures and village paraphenalia on the walls. Real fire place and outside seating for better weather and smokers.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN29 0JJ