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The Malling Jug (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bedlam - SMaSHExcellent1
Kent - Summit Single Hopped Pale AleGood1
Kent - ĒostreAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Kelham Island - Easy RiderNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
Hook Norton - HookyNot Tried0
Grey Trees - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - Green Hop MonsterNot Tried0
Little Beer Corporation - Little TendernessNot Tried0
Froth Blowers - Riverside StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

02 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, it was the waitress's first day and I think we may have been her first customers. Some nice pictures of the defunct brewery at West Malling.
Bedlam - SMaSH4.40Excellent
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Hook Norton - Hooky3.50Not Tried
Grey Trees - Mosaic Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Rudgate - Green Hop Monster4.00Not Tried
Little Beer Corporation - Little Tenderness5.40Not Tried
Froth Blowers - Riverside Stout4.80Not TriedMy friend had this, a strong aroma of coconut which for some reason (thankfully as she does not like coconut) could not be picked up in the taste.
15 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Not all what I expected, to be confronted by a waitress upon arrival to take my order. Perhaps initial local fad but was packed and became very noisy. I think there is a curfew time on the outside garden area, which brought more people inside. The PT values on the blackboard flummoxed me until I was told it referred to Periodic Table (of beer styles).
Kent - Summit Single Hopped Pale Ale4.50GoodWhat a contrast to the Ēostre, nice head and lots of condition
Kent - Ēostre4.20AcceptableTasty enough Citra hop beer but no head and as flat as a pancake so rather unappetising
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Kelham Island - Easy Rider4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried

About The Malling Jug

The pub sign. The Malling Jug, West Malling, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in West Malling, Kent, ME19 6LU.

Hidden down an alley in High Street, opposite Swan Street, a Micropub furnished in a smart and contemporary style, which opened in early April 2017. An L-shaped floor area with a mixture of high and low tables with mainly bench seating. Real ales and ciders are sold from behind a small bar counter, on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room. Outside patio garden. At busy times waiter/waitress service applies. The beer backboard shows brewery, name, abv, PT and pint price, and PT stands for Periodic Table and nearby is a poster explaining how the periodic table of beer styles works.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 13 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME19 6LU