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The Bell Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)Excellent1
Spencer's - Galaxy Golden AleGood1
Hook Norton - Old HookyGood2
Archers - GoldGood1
Hop Fuzz - Pacific JadeGood1
Whitstable - Bohemium LagerGood2
St Austell - TrelawnyGood2
Black Sheep - Golden SheepGood1
Wold Top - Mars MagicGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisAcceptable1
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Black GoldNot Tried0
Green Jack - Gone Fishing E.S.B.Not Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Born FreeNot Tried0
Loddon - HoppitNot Tried0
Inveralmond - Inkie PinkieNot Tried0
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside BlondeNot Tried0
Springhead - Robin HoodNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - YachtsmanNot Tried0
Otley - O5 GoldNot Tried0
Jersey (now called Liberation) - Liberation AleNot Tried0
Strathaven - Craigmill MildNot Tried0
Blindmans - Scorpion StingNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Ilkley - Summer (superseded by 4% version)Not Tried0
Thwaites - HobnobberNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Golden TippleNot Tried0
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Bluestone BitterNot Tried0
Marston Moor (brewed at Rudgate) - Ballet of SwansNot Tried0
Salopian - Blackwater Rat RaceNot Tried0
Corvedale - Golden DaleNot Tried0
Skinner's - Lions' PrideNot Tried0
Derventio - Old Chester AleNot Tried0
Hoggleys - Pump FictionNot Tried0
Cottage - ArmadaNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Bell Inn, Ivychurch, Kent

Visits Details

10 Jan 2015 (Ian)
Busyish Saturday lunchtime. Good sandwiches. Ok beer line up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)4.80ExcellentGood fruity spicy beer
St Austell - Trelawny3.80GoodGood session bitter
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
11 Jan 2014 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, I had a good natter with the person who used to be my local butcher but is now retired.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Bohemium Lager4.90GoodNice pint, the pump clip said Bohemium rather than Bohemian.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Acceptable
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.80Not Tried
11 Jan 2014 (Ian)
Busy Saturday lunchtime. Friendly enough welcome and 2nd stop on the Poty tour.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Golden Sheep3.80GoodGreat condition and very drinkable
Whitstable - Bohemium Lager4.90AcceptableSomewhere between a lager and a golden ale ok
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
12 Oct 2013 (Dosser)
Excellent value pub. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptableBland and boring not like Hooky of old.
12 Oct 2013 (ChrisE)
A lunch stop for about forty people on a coach tour, it can't be easy catering for that many people in a busy pub but the orders were taken efficiently and food delivered in reasonable time with no mistakes. People were impressed with the good value beer and food here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Excellent
Hop Fuzz - Pacific Jade4.20Good
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
07 Jul 2013 (Alenomore)
15:00 visit. A short Marsh ride from Snargate soon found this lively village local. Again, the weather brought the crowds out with a full garden area and many people enjoying the ales, barbecue and a local band. The annual beer festival, which started on the Friday, was well supported judging by the amount of ales that were sold out today! 5 ales on the main bar and a further 25 from across the UK in the marquee, plus no less than 16 Ciders. Nice pub and location.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Cairngorm - Black Gold4.40Not Tried
Green Jack - Gone Fishing E.S.B.5.50Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Born Free4.00Not Tried
Loddon - Hoppit3.50Not Tried
Inveralmond - Inkie Pinkie3.70Not Tried
Hadrian and Border - Tyneside Blonde3.90Not Tried
Springhead - Robin Hood4.00Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Yachtsman4.70Not Tried
Otley - O5 Gold5.00Not Tried
Jersey (now called Liberation) - Liberation Ale4.00Not Tried
Strathaven - Craigmill Mild3.50Not Tried
Blindmans - Scorpion Sting4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Summer (superseded by 4% version)3.90Not Tried
Thwaites - Hobnobber4.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Long Man - Golden Tipple5.00Not Tried
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Bluestone Bitter4.00Not Tried
Marston Moor (brewed at Rudgate) - Ballet of Swans3.70Not Tried
Salopian - Blackwater Rat Race4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Pacific Jade4.20Not Tried
Corvedale - Golden Dale4.20Not Tried
Skinner's - Lions' Pride4.30Not Tried
Derventio - Old Chester Ale4.50Not Tried
Hoggleys - Pump Fiction4.50Not Tried
Cottage - Armada4.60Not Tried
02 May 2013 (ChrisE)
Very busy Thursday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Spencer's - Galaxy Golden Ale4.70Good
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
05 Jan 2013 (ChrisE)
A busy village Free House. I thought it was interesting to see how some pubs seem to thrive whilst others are struggling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wold Top - Mars Magic4.60GoodChestnut coloured malty beer.
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Not Tried
05 Jan 2013 (Ian)
3rd stop on Camra bus stop. Excellent buffet lunch
BeerABVScoreNotes
St Austell - Trelawny3.80Acceptableok bitter
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Wold Top - Mars Magic4.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
28 Apr 2012 (Magnus Greel)
Afternoon visit, the large village pub soon swallowed up our bus load.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Archers - Gold4.00Good
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried

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About The Bell Inn

The pub sign. The Bell Inn, Ivychurch, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent9
Good18
Acceptable8
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Ivychurch, Kent, TN29 0AL.

Lovely pub in heart of village in front of the church. Low ceilinged bar with plenty of seating. Wooden bar has 4 handpulls. Lovely garden to the side of the pub too. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN29 0AL