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The Swan (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Jennings - Cumberland AleGood3
Stag - Jane DoeAcceptable9
Marston's - PedigreeUndrinkable1
Picture 1. The Swan, Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

05 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
I did not stop long.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Pedigree4.50UndrinkableReturned
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00UndrinkableReturned
Stag - Jane Doe4.00UndrinkableReturned
25 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Generally a nice atmosphere apart from one character at the bar who was rather annoying.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00PoorAlmost undrinkable. The first pint was changed but the second was not much better.
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
25 Jan 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening a few gathered around the bar, including a chap who gave a hostile reaction to my returning a pint which was none of his business.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00UndrinkableBarman pulled a few through after I returned this however the difference was negligible so I decided to abandon the rest of my pint.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
27 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
Under holding management at the moment and not doing any food. I was the only customer on a wet Tuesday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00Acceptable
13 Nov 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and busy in the left hand bar with a funeral wake, quieter in the saloon bar where I met ChrisE for a start of a local pub crawl.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00ExcellentTypical English bitter with a hint of honey
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
03 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening, quiet at first but soon taken over by a large group of foriegn language students who split in to two groups, one playing darts and perforating the wall and another playing? Bar Billiards, they appointed me as referee. Very noisy but a good crowd.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00ExcellentFirst from a new cask.
Stag - Jane Doe4.00GoodEnd of cask
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
05 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
A relaxing couple of pints and a good chat with other customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00Excellent
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
28 Sep 2018 (ChrisE)
The busiest that I have seen this place for a long time and a nice crowd of people. A most enjoyable visit. I was given a half of Stag Green Eyed Doe to try but I have not listed it here as I forgot to make a note of the ABV.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Stag - Jane Doe4.00Excellent
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
15 Sep 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Excellent
21 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a good friendly atmosphere, I sat with the guv from Made Inn who was having his afternoon break in here. I was told that Stag Brewery beers should be back here in early September.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00ExcellentA nice refreshing traditional pint, well two pints actually.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried

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About The Swan

The pub sign. The Swan, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent21
Good20
Acceptable11
Poor4

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN23 1QN.

Central town pub with mock Tudor frontage in Tufton Street. Refurbished in 2016 and reverted to a two bar pub with television screens in the right hand bar, the left side is a larger bar with a pool table at the front and a large area to the rear. After a period of closure once more re-launched in March 2018 with changes at least including the replacement of the pool table with a bar billiards table.

We have visited this pub 57 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1QN