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Made Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red AleExcellent3
Drie Fonteinen - Oude GeuzeExcellent1
Redemption - HopspurExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mr. SquirrelGood1
Marble - PintGood1
Old Dairy - Summer HazeGood1
Siren Craft - LuminaGood1
Picture 1. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

24 Oct 2020 (ChrisE)
Early doors on a Saturday. I came in and had a pint whilst waiting for the pub to open. I also sampled some keg Thornbridga DDH Jaipur from one of the keg tsps.
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Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - Mr. Squirrel4.00Good
14 Oct 2020 (ChrisE)
There should have been four of us in here to crack open a bottle of N√łgne Dark Horizon First Edition but as we were down to just two of us we decided to leave that for another day. In addition to the beers listed below we sampled some stout from Glen Affric brewery on keg dispense.
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Drie Fonteinen - Oude Geuze6.00ExcellentJust one bottle of this supplied by Ian and shared. Excellent.
Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red Ale4.50Good
10 Oct 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime and as busy as social distancing can allow these days made for a pleasant and relaxed couple of hours with Chris E and Steve the entertaining guv here.
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Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red Ale4.50ExcellentFruity, full bodied and thankfully lacking the sulphourous twang associated with OD beers, IMO of course!
10 Oct 2020 (ChrisE)
Saturday lunchtime for opening time at 12:00 but I was the third one in. I managed to get one of the window tables and sample my first green hop beer of the season.
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Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red Ale4.50ExcellentMost enjoyable and moreish. A nice appetising dark amber/reddish bitter ale.
26 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Saturday lunchtime, I think I was the first one in but was soon joined others.
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Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00GoodTraditional amber ale.
19 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday afternoon and fairly quiet.
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Siren Craft - Lumina4.20GoodNot my sort of beer but apparently Ian loved it. It made me think of an alcoholic J20 with extra haze and grapefruit. Perfectly well kept but I would have happily paid more for a pint of old fashioned Fremlins.
16 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
No cask ale today but an ale from Wantsum is getting itself ready in the cellar. I drank a keg porter and stayed longer than originally planned as the company was good. I had a good chat with Ian who used to make regular contributions to this site.
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12 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Early on a Saturday afternoon. I had a good chat with Steve the guv.
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Old Dairy - Summer Haze4.30GoodNot really my kind of beer but nothing wrong with the way it was kept or served. Hazy and far too much of a grapefruit flavour for me. I like grapefruit but I don't want my beer to taste like it.
29 Aug 2020 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit. Some good banter.
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Marble - Pint3.90GoodNo head so a full pint. A good pint of Pint.
25 Jul 2020 (Magnus Greel)
I liked the new layout with the bar moved to a more central location and replaced by two seating bays alongside the window made for a better experience. The beer was very good so we stayed for a few more than anticipated.
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Redemption - Hopspur4.50ExcellentDry smoky yet slightly malty served at a perfect temperature.

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About the Made Inn

The pub sign. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent13
Good22
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

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

This pub opened on 27 July 2018 in a former music shop in New Rents. There is seating in the bar area and a separate room to the rear plus a patio area at the back of the pub. Originally all beers were sourced from local breweries and dispensed by gravity from a stillage behind the bar but since then 10 keg lines have been added too and supply may be from outside the local area. A refurbishment took place during March 2020 and beer is now served through a handpump.

We have visited this pub 37 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 32 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1JJ