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Curious Brewery (Curious Brewery)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - West Coast IPAExcellent2
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew (keg)Good2
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew BrutGood1
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious IPA (keg)Good3
Picture 1. Curious Brewery, Ashford, Kent
Picture 2. Curious Brewery, Ashford, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

25 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
I had just alighted from a train at the nearby station and was delighted that my trains today had all run exactly to time, contrary to the dire warnings in the media. It was hot and humid so I took refuge in this air conditioned bar, the staff welcomed me as if I was a regular. I had a look through the viewing window and things are certainly happening in the brewery. I treated myself to one of the keg beers and then moved on to the town centre.
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25 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
2:30 for a brewery tour. This is an impressive new set-up. We witnessed the first barrels of Curious Brew brewed here being loaded for delivery. The beers are now badged as being produced by “Curious Brewing” (rather than Chapel Down Winery) and are exclusively brewed on-site in Ashford. A very spacious upstairs bar and restaurant- with some interesting and reasonably priced bar snacks. All beers are bottled or keg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - West Coast IPA7.30ExcellentDeliciously complex. You don’t get to sample this one on the tour - you have to buy it. Very good.
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious IPA (keg)5.60Good
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew (keg)4.70GoodTheir mainstay beer - pleasant enough.
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew Brut5.00GoodI’m confused - this tasted quite sweet to me.
24 Jul 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening until close, we sat outside on a muggy evening and got the lastest brewery updates from the barman on his delayed glass collecting duties.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious IPA (keg)5.60GoodRefreshing and zesty
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew (keg)4.70Not Tried
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - West Coast IPA7.30Not Tried
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew Brut5.00Not Tried
02 Jul 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and busy we joined a group of us celebrating a friend's birthday. My first visit and was impressed. Knowledgeable and keen staff happy to provide tasters as requested.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious IPA (keg)5.60GoodFruity with a bitter sweet kick
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew (keg)4.70GoodDry fruity hoppy session ale
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - West Coast IPA7.30GoodTaster revealed this to be dangerously drinkable
Curious (was Chapel Down Winery) - Curious Brew Brut5.00Not Tried
12 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Second day of opening and my first visit here. A nice bar very handy for the railway ststion. I drank a keg stout in the bar/shop downstairs and a IPA in the bar/restaurant upstairs from where it is possible to see the brewery through a window.
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About the Curious Brewery

The pub sign. Curious Brewery, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good7
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN23 7HQ.

Brand new large scale brewery with bar and restaurant in Victoria Road. Curious beers are currently brewed at Chiswick but will be brewed here once test brews are completed. Beers are in keg or bottle. It is planned to have beer available direct from conditioning tanks soon.

We have visited this pub 5 times, seen 4 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 7HQ