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Made Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Redemption - HopspurExcellent2
Bristol Beer Factory - FortitudeGood1
Siren Craft - Suspended in CascadeGood1
Marble - PintGood1
Old Dairy - Summer HazeGood1
Siren Craft - LuminaGood1
Old Dairy - Gold TopGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - AstrydAcceptable1
Picture 1. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

26 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Saturday lunchtime, I think I was the first one in but was soon joined others.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Fortitude4.00GoodTraditional amber ale.
19 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Early Saturday afternoon and fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
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.

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About the Made Inn

The pub sign. Made Inn, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent10
Good20
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 33 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1JJ