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The Rose & Crown (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood8
Hepworth - Sussex Pale AleGood1
Keltek - Golden HarvestAcceptable1
Adnams - Southwold BitterAcceptable2
Shepherd Neame - Late RedAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - EquinoxNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rose & Crown, Perry Wood, Kent
Picture 2. The Rose & Crown, Perry Wood, Kent

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18 Sep 2020 (Andrew)
We were walking on the nearby hill and came passed hoping to get a pint but we were 15 mins to early and so carried on. I did peer in the window though to see what they had on.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
21 Apr 2018 (Andrew)
It was such a nice day that we went for a walk around Perry wood and finished off here. Friendly landlady and the pub's garden is lovely looking straight into the wood.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentReally nice pint of Harvey's.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
26 Feb 2017 (Andrew)
Jane and I had an afternoon to ourselves so we can for a walk on the hill and a pint in the pub. I've not been here for a while but little has changed. Lovely little place in the woods.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalFirst of a new barrel. Top stuff.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
13 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - almost empty - rather a sad feel to the place.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodNice and hoppy.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Jan 2014 (London Pride)
Hadn't been to Perry Wood for well over a year. 3 beers on draught. Tried the Harveys Sussex, which I have invariably tried on previous visits but it was poor and lifeless. Attempted the Adnams Southwold Bitter, but this too suffered from lack of regular volume to keep it fresh.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Poor
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Poor
22 Sep 2012 (HSB)
Lunch stop on the way to Brogdale. Busy.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Acceptable
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
02 Oct 2011 (Andrew)
As the weather was so good we went for a walk in Perry Wood and popped into the pub for a half.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodVery resinous but nice.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Equinox4.20Not Tried
18 Sep 2011 (Andrew)
Went for a picnic in the woods whilst the weather was still good enough and decided to pop in for a half on the walk back. Pub garden was quite busy but we got a seat fine.
Hepworth - Sussex Pale Ale3.60GoodNice. Pale orange-gold. Nice orange peel notes and a leafy hop finish. Vaguely reminiscent of Goacher's Light
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedHad a sip of Jane's and it tasted very good.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
07 Nov 2010 (Andrew)
Here with my folks for lunch. Great atmospheric weather outside with autumn leaves, heavy grey skies, shafts of sunlight and showers. Pub got busy around 2pm.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentExcellent condition. All you'd want from Harveys except, perhaps, for a bit of fruit it can sometimes have.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70GoodExcellent condition. The initial flavours were really good; red berry and tangy malt. The finish was good and hoppy in a pepperynettly way.
18 Sep 2010 (Andrew)
Here for a meal with my parents. This is one of my favourite pubs in Kent. A few years ago Goacher's Mild was a regular but now they have a rotating guest beer instead. The staff were as friendly and helpful as ever.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodNice pint of Harvey's
Keltek - Golden Harvest3.60AcceptableHazy pale golden colour. Smelt of diacetyl. Buttery lemon flavours. Tart and dry.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About The Rose & Crown

The pub sign. The Rose & Crown, Perry Wood, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Perry Wood, Kent, ME13 9RY.

Set in a dip between pine covered shingle hills this has to be one of Kent's prettiest pubs. The garden is worth visiting by itself. The pub gets busy so if you want to eat it may be worth booking. The pub changed hands at the beginning of March 2006.

We have visited this pub 25 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 9RY