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The Smugglers Inn (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Old Faversham DarkExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Ale House RockExcellent1
Island Brewery - Vectis VenomGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood6
Shepherd Neame - CrossfireAcceptable1
Princetown - Best Bitter (aka Dartmoor IPA)Acceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Smugglers Inn, Herne, Kent

Visits Details

23 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
Sunday lunchtime and a good wet trade session. A friendly welcome from the landlord.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Acceptable
Shepherd Neame - Crossfire4.20Acceptable
03 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
About 11:50 and time for a swift half whilst waiting for the Butchers Arms to open at 12:00. A nice pub but spoiled by the television showing This Morning on ITV and discussions about peoples personal problems and relationships, not the sort of programme that I want to watch at any time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
03 Oct 2017 (Magnus Greel)
We arrived early for our friend's birthday do opposite so popped in here for a pre lunchtime half. Daytime TV dominated however I doubt for the customers benefit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodJust a half in case it was vile however much better than expected, could have managed a pint.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
06 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Morning visit and not many in at this time of day. I picked up a copy of a tabloid newspaper and tried to find some news in it, I gave up and watched the news on the pub's television instead.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
09 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit, a few people reading papers, and watching a cookery programme on the television.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Island Brewery - Vectis Venom4.80GoodTawny brown bitter, malty and plenty of flavour.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
08 Oct 2011 (Pedro)
Lunchtime
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Good
18 Aug 2010 (ChrisE)
A fairly quiet Wednesday lunch time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Ale House Rock4.10ExcellentBrewed to commemorate the death of Elvis Presley, this is a pale hoppy beer from the Pilot Brewery using American hops.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
03 Feb 2010 (ChrisE)
A group of us decided to pop in to here after visiting The Butchers. It was a pleasant surprise to find Old Faversham Dark available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Old Faversham Dark3.50ExcellentA really good dark mild.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
29 Nov 2008 (Ian)
Having had lunch with Andrew and Jane, I was thinking about what I could do on my return back to Ashford, and as I don't get to come to Herne that often, it seemed to be a wasted chance not to stop off here on my way back. Haven't been to this pub for a long time. Newish public bar with pool to the left, lovely old lounge bar with fire and dark wood to the right. Friendly landlady.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Princetown - Best Bitter (aka Dartmoor IPA)4.00AcceptablePart of Sheps beer festival where they have a guest beer on. Dusty beer, wood shavings. Not great, but with some citrus hops on the end.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
26 May 2008 (Andrew)
I've been told this pub does a good pint of Master Brew but in the past I've not been able to escape the immense gravitational pull of the Butcher's Arms to try it. Being a Monday the Butcher's was closed so I ventured in. The bar to the left has a pool table in it so I went to the bar on the right which was a low ceilinged snug kind of affair and quite pleasant. There was a live singer in to add to the fun.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableA weird one. Nothing wrong with it but it wasn't as hoppy or as caramely as Master Brew usually is.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried

About The Smugglers Inn

The pub sign. The Smugglers Inn, Herne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good5
Acceptable4
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Herne, Kent, CT6 7AN.

Large two roomed pub right in the centre of Herne village in School Lane.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 8 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 7AN