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The Pig & Sty (Elite Pubs)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent2
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)Good2
Sharp's - Doom BarGood1
Cellar Head - Single Hop PaleAcceptable1
Musket - MuzzleloaderUndrinkable1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pig & Sty, Bethersden, Kent

Visits Details

16 Jan 2022 (Jack William)
Evening - plenty of diners in but the main bar was empty. Only one of three hand pumps in use (see beer notes).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00GoodOh well, Hobson’s choice it is then.
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50UndrinkableYoung barman slogged through about 12 pulls on the pump to deliver me a short pint. After a bit of discussion and a taste by him he agreed that the sludgy appearance meant he had reached the end of the barrel. Happily replaced it.
12 Dec 2021 (Jack William)
Early evening - my wife had been here recently for a meal and was impressed by the food. They have a “Stevenson’s room” complete with a rocking horse and tools from the nearby Stevenson’s rocking horse workshops. Restaurant areas looked busy, main bar less so.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale4.60AcceptableFound this rather ordinary.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
22 Apr 2021 (ChrisE)
Two of us came here for a meal and some beer on a Thursday lunchtime. The pub was extremely busy but service was excellent. It is nice to see a pub that was a long time closure reopened and apparently doing very well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery good Harveys.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
21 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on a wet Wednesday. I'd driven past one afternoon last week, and thought it looked busy, and Jack William's visit prompted me to look in. Dining families were already in attendance, together with a few drinkers.A long time since my only previous visit, when it was a Courage pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00GoodLeafy hops,reassuring bitter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
18 Oct 2020 (Jack William)
Early Sunday evening- busy with diners but the large bar area had only a few other drinkers in. Very polite young staff. Our dog was welcome in the bar area. The refurbishment is to a high standard. Clearly a food-led pub but comfortable enough to pop in for a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
25 Sep 2019 (ChrisE)
I met a friend for lunch here. It was incredibly busy for a Wednesday lunchtime. I was told that the opening day was absolutely manic. It is nice to see yet another pub reopening after spending far too long as a restaurant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried

About The Pig & Sty

The pub sign. The Pig & Sty, Bethersden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Bethersden, Kent, TN26 3LF.

In Ashford Road, formerly the Royal Standard which closed sometime before 2006 and then became an Indian restaurant under a variety of names. Re-opened on 21st September 2019 as a pub with new name and still with a food emphasis.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 6 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN26 3LF