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Made Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moor - RawExcellent1
Redemption - HopspurExcellent2
Siren Craft - Suspended in CascadeGood1
Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red AleGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopGood1
Old Dairy - Gold TopGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - AstrydAcceptable1
Picture 1. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Hopspur4.50ExcellentDry smoky yet slightly malty served at a perfect temperature.
25 Jul 2020 (ChrisE)
Saturday lunchtime, I met Magnus here for a fair number of pints. Steve informed us that cask sales have increased in popularity here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Redemption - Hopspur4.50ExcellentIn very good condition.
18 Jul 2020 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday afternoon on a very hot day. I sat in the back bar because it was cool in there, I had a good conversation with a girl who normally works as cabin crew for a long haul airline but is currently working for test and trace so I hope I do not get a telephone call from her on her 0300 number.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Siren Craft - Suspended in Cascade4.00GoodIn condition but not to my taste and horribly hazy as the pump clip warned me it would be.
11 Jul 2020 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday afternoon, this place has changed a lot since my last visit, the bar is now at right angles to what it was and a handpump has been installed. There are a couple of nice drinking booths by the window and I was allocated one of these when I entered. Each seating area is currently protected by a perspex screen from the adjacent one, table service is in operation and you settle your bill when you leave. Just two other customers at the time of my visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Good
11 Mar 2020 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and fairly quiet. A beer delivery of key kegs and polykegs was made, I had never heard of polykegs before.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Astryd3.80AcceptableI am not really keen on these hazy ales.
19 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
No cask ale tonight so I settled for a half of Wild Beer Co. Millionaire from keg dispense. I had a good chat with Steve who informed me that this pub will closing from 20 March 2020 for five days for an internal refit.
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05 Feb 2020 (ChrisE)
No cask available today as the one pin that they have was only delivered this morning. Another customer recommended some keg stuff that she was drinking but I thought it was horrible. I tried a keg stout which was much more to my taste.
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17 Jan 2020 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon and a new face behind the bar as Steve is on his honeymoon. A good discussion about Camra and craft beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80GoodSecond one out from a new pin.
29 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Friday evening and a good crowd in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Green Hop Ernest Red Ale4.50Good
21 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
This place has stopped doing food (apart from crisps et cetera) and has applied for retrospective planning permission for use as a pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moor - Raw4.30ExcellentIn good condition but not really my sort of beer.

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About the Made Inn

The pub sign. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent10
Good16
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 28 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1JJ