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The Society Rooms (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Single Hop MosaicExceptional1
Otter - Otter ClausExceptional1
Adnams - Pivovar Kocovnik Black KnightExcellent1
Wickwar - Cotswold WayExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - John Willie'sExcellent1
Hydes - MünchenExcellent1
Exe Valley - Autumn GloryExcellent1
Wychwood - Dirty TackleExcellent1
WharfeBank - Yorkshire IPAExcellent1
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Shefford Old Strong (SOS)Excellent1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning GoldExcellent1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent1
Whitstable - JungaExcellent1
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseExcellent1
Adnams - Prop HopExcellent1
Cotleigh - Uncle Sam Hop BurstExcellent1
Goffs - LancerExcellent1
Burton Bridge - Burton PorterExcellent1
Goffs - Jouster AleExcellent1
Three Castles - Autumn DazeGood1
Westerham - Gold RushGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Cosmic BrewGood1
Lymestone - Stonefish MildGood1
Wadworth - Dungarvan Copper Coast Irish Red AleGood1
Elgood's - Mamma Meerkat! The MovieAcceptable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Wantsum - Green Hop BullionNot Tried0
Wadworth - Young Master Summer of 1842 Session India Pale AleNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerNot Tried0
Yeovil - GloryNot Tried0
Brecon - Red BeaconsNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Red SailsNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Wantsum - Green Hop Bramling CrossNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
G2 - Vela BlondeNot Tried0
Wychwood - Nøgne Ø Brewery Nordic NoirNot Tried0
Titanic - Eight BellsNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Twelve DaysNot Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - NutcrackerNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Silver TopNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Really RockinNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Saltaire - Amarillo (was Amarillo Gold)Not Tried0
Rooster's - Distant SunNot Tried0
Portobello - Central Line RedNot Tried0
Jennings - Sneck LifterNot Tried0
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

18 Jun 2019 (ChrisE)
Tuesday afternoon and fairly quiet. I was impressed by the number of guest ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lymestone - Stonefish Mild4.40Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not Tried
Sadler's (see also Windsor Castle entry) - Peaky Blinder Black IPA (was 4.6%)4.40Not Tried
14 Apr 2019 (Tobes)
Sunday afternoon. Popped in for lunch, busy as you would expect.
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Cosmic Brew3.90Good
Elgood's - Mamma Meerkat! The Movie3.70Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Saltaire - Amarillo (was Amarillo Gold)4.50Not Tried
Rooster's - Distant Sun3.90Not Tried
Portobello - Central Line Red4.40Not Tried
13 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Evening until midnight close, a nice atmosphere in here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goffs - Jouster Ale4.00Excellent
Three Castles - Autumn Daze4.40Good
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00Not Tried
19 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Staff behind the bar lively and attentive.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Otter Claus5.00ExceptionalExceptional flavour, body and taste
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Titanic - Eight Bells4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hook Norton - Twelve Days5.50Not Tried
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Nutcracker5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
22 Nov 2015 (Alenomore)
22:00 and a last call today. A long time since my last visit here. Nothing changes, nothing at all here. And all 12 Ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00ExcellentGood enough.
05 Nov 2015 (HSB)
12:45 Another first visit for me. Walked by many times but never been in. Reasonably busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Gold Rush5.00GoodNot as good as the Old Dairy version of an American Pale Ale.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Green Hop Bramling Cross4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
G2 - Vela Blonde4.20Not Tried
Wychwood - Nøgne Ø Brewery Nordic Noir4.50Not Tried
26 Sep 2015 (Tobes)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burton Bridge - Burton Porter4.50Excellent
Wickwar - Cotswold Way4.20Excellent
Exe Valley - Autumn Glory4.50Excellent
B&T (Banks & Taylor) - Shefford Old Strong (SOS)5.00Excellent
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Excellent
Goffs - Lancer3.80Excellent
Adnams - Pivovar Kocovnik Black Knight5.00Excellent
Hydes - München5.00Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
05 Sep 2015 (Tobes)
8pm Great range & condition as normal. Busy as usual for this time on a Saturday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
JW Lees (see also Lees) - John Willie's4.50Excellent
Wychwood - Dirty Tackle4.00ExcellentSecond rugby offering. Nice best bitter.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Burning Gold4.10Excellent
Adnams - Prop Hop4.00ExcellentThe rugby beers are here! Wonder why!? That time every four years when out of nowhere there are rugby experts everywhere & they like to tell you all about what they know (Usually lager drinking football fans). This Beer is raining money for the Matt Hampson foundation. If you don't know who Matt is check him out inspirational guy.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Red Sails3.90Not Tried
29 Aug 2015 (Tobes)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Uncle Sam Hop Burst4.30Excellent
Wadworth - Dungarvan Copper Coast Irish Red Ale4.30Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Yeovil - Glory3.80Not Tried
Brecon - Red Beacons5.00Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Not Tried
07 Aug 2015 (Tobes)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Single Hop Mosaic4.00ExceptionalBest beer I have had in a long time!
WharfeBank - Yorkshire IPA5.10Excellent
Whitstable - Junga4.40Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Green Hop Bullion4.50Not Tried
Wadworth - Young Master Summer of 1842 Session India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried

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About The Society Rooms

The pub sign. The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional161
Excellent577
Good211
Acceptable51
Poor16

Website.

The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1RF.

Part of the Brenchley House building in Week Street. Large Wetherspoon's pub with 2 levels which opened in April 2002. The Society Rooms takes its name from the efforts of William Shipley, founder the Royal Society of Arts and the Maidstone Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge. Shipley died in 1803, and is buried in Maidstone, and lies in a tomb between All Saints Church and the old Palace. 10 handpumps in 2 banks, each of 5.

We have visited this pub 453 times, seen 893 different beers and tried 664 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME14 1RF