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This Ancient Boro' (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wolf - Sirious Dog StarExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PrinceExcellent2
Hopdaemon - Session AleExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstExcellent1
Goffs - Jouster AleExcellent1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent1
Salopian - High FidelityExcellent1
Rother Valley - SmildExcellent1
Long Man - Sleeping GiantExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Old Dairy - Green Hop with Bullion 2018Excellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleGood1
Range Ales - Hythe GreenGood1
Rother Valley - Ruby WheatGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
1648 - La BlondeNot Tried0
JW Lees (see also Lees) - BoatmenNot Tried0
Rudgate - Double CalypsoNot Tried0
Mauldons - OctoberfestNot Tried0
1648 - Festivale 30Not Tried0
Elgood's - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry StoutNot Tried0
Vale - Black Swan MildNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Snow TopNot Tried0
Old Pie Factory - O.P.F. BitterNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red PollNot Tried0
Navigation - PatriotNot Tried0
Wantsum - Heart of DarknessNot Tried0
Wantsum - Little Ships CitraNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
White Horse - Village IdiotNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Arundel - Brewhouse BestNot Tried0
3 Piers - Northern GoldNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Scarborough - ChinookNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Red AleNot Tried0
Red Rock - Jilt IPANot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
Goffs - Black KnightNot Tried0
North Yorkshire - White LadyNot Tried0
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - I'm a Talking ParrotNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - No Space No TimeNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel MagnaNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Ale (aka Special Coriander Ale)Not Tried0
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Paradigm ShiftNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - VentureNot Tried0
Milestone - Cromwell Best BitterNot Tried0

Visits Details

09 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
I only seem to come to this pub when I'm buying paint, as I am today.Noon on a gloomy Saturday,several in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Ruby Wheat4.60GoodListed as 4.4%abv today.Dark and grainy.No cloves , as I'd half expected,but background fruit.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Magna5.00Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Ale (aka Special Coriander Ale)3.80Not Tried
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Paradigm Shift4.20Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Venture3.70Not Tried
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
23 Oct 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I had a good chat with Ray, the guv about the attempt to reopen the Swan in Wittersham.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goffs - Jouster Ale4.00Excellent
Range Ales - Hythe Green3.80GoodA green hop ale with hops grown in Hythe, Kent.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Goffs - Black Knight5.30Not TriedVery popular in here today.
North Yorkshire - White Lady4.90Not Tried
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - I'm a Talking Parrot3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - No Space No Time4.50Not Tried
30 Jul 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon fairly busy around the bar area we decided to sit at a free table amongst the many available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Session Ale3.80ExcellentThis was very good, wheat and barley yet subtly refreshing.
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00GoodSlightly metallic which detracted from the expected flavours.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Not Tried
Vale - Black Swan Mild3.90Not Tried
Scarborough - Chinook4.10Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Red Ale4.20Not Tried
Red Rock - Jilt IPA4.20Not Tried
26 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon and fairly quiet. I had a good chat with Ray. I have not listed all the beers that were available but there were two from Cellar Head and Kirkby Lonsdale breweries.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Excellent
White Horse - Village Idiot4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Arundel - Brewhouse Best4.00Not Tried
3 Piers - Northern Gold4.10Not Tried
20 May 2019 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon:unexpected brief visit.Other beers not noted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90ExcellentThe more I drink this, the more I ask myself why Mild is a dying style.Delicious.
02 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime:busiest I'd seen it.My carrying a paint tin (No 32), occasioned much merriment.Not all beers noted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rother Valley - Smild3.80ExcellentPretty close to exceptional.Luscious dark mild:chocolate,molasses,earth.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not TriedTempted,selling well.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
31 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
A rare midweek,midday visit.Quite busy,given the inclement weather.Several dark 'uns being enjoyed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentPleased to find this;fruity and austere.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Red Poll4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Navigation - Patriot3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Heart of Darkness4.40Not Tried
Wantsum - Little Ships Citra2.40Not Tried
29 Nov 2018 (Wittenden)
An infrequent weekday visit on a damp November Thursday.A few in.Not all beers listed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentJuicy, arboreal:fulfilling.
Vale - Black Swan Mild3.90Not Tried
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
Old Pie Factory - O.P.F. Bitter3.90Not Tried
24 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
The local schoolchildren were on half-term holidays which meant that it was safe to wait for the 3.30pm bus, so I came in here and enjoyed a couple of pints whilst waiting for it. Fairly quiet in here this afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Sleeping Giant3.80Excellent
Old Dairy - Green Hop with Bullion 20184.00Excellent
Wolf - Sirious Dog Star4.40Excellent
Mauldons - Octoberfest5.00Not Tried
1648 - Festivale 303.80Not Tried
Elgood's - Plum Porter4.50Not Tried
Long Man - Scary Man4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Blackbird Dry Stout4.00Not TriedThis ran out.
27 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Bank Holiday Monday afternoon and bustling with drinkers and a few diners. A good welcome from the guv as usual. I sat at the far end of the bar and noticed that out of all the customers at the bar (and there were a lot of them) all but one of them were drinking pints of the dark uns, I think Dosser would have been impressed. I had visited two other pubs in the town centre earlier and it was interesting to note how busy this place was compared to its competitors.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90ExcellentA dark mild in very good condition.
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20ExcellentA really enjoyable stout.
Salopian - High Fidelity5.70Excellent
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not TriedSelling very well in here today.
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
1648 - La Blonde4.00Not Tried
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Boatmen3.90Not TriedJust a taster, not for me unfortunately.
Rudgate - Double Calypso4.10Not Tried

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About the This Ancient Boro'

The pub sign. This Ancient Boro', Tenterden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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The pub is found in Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6AD.

Small pub situated in East Cross, Tenterden. In the 19th Century it was known as the New Inn but later changed its name to This Ancient Boro', it was sold by Whitbread Fremlins in the late 1960s or early 1970s and became the Honeymoon Chinese Restaurant and traded as such for around 50 years. It reopened as a pub on 13 July 2018 and has a selection of cask ales on gravity dispense from behind the bar using cooling jackets. At the time of opening it is wet sales only but the tapas menu should be available in late July or early August 2018.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 68 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN30 6AD