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The Flying Horse (Shepherd Neame)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Tallyman's SpecialExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterExcellent4
Shepherd Neame - Late RedGood5
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Flying Horse, Smarden, Kent

Visits Details

18 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime and very welcoming, the landlord took time out to talk to us about the history of the pub and the village.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentIn peak condition, Master Brew as it should be.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
05 Oct 2013 (Wittenden)
Busy on a warm October Saturday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Tallyman's Special4.50ExcellentBit of hops from Sheps! I enjoyed this one.Great condition.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
09 Feb 2013 (Wittenden)
A few friendly faces in tonight. We talked about chainsaws and moving nearer the village.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50GoodA bit sweet, a bit pallid.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
28 Dec 2012 (Wittenden)
My first visit since the new guvnors took over:they seem to be keeping the spirit of the pub. Lunchtime on a wet post Christmas Friday,after an "outside morning".Much nostalgic banter-No, I don't think gaffer tape would be much use in repairing punctures!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50GoodSeems less cloying than last year, though my taste buds have been shot to blazes by the family cold. Good condition, anyway.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
28 Jan 2012 (Wittenden)
Busy on a raw late Saturday afternoon. Footballers and a shooting party. Plenty of banter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentOn cracking form:bittersweet and soulful.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
21 Jan 2012 (Wittenden)
Afternoon: a good crowd in. Boadacea was discussed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodSurprisingly, this was the first time I'd drunk this in ages. Perhaps mellower than before, but still a good refreshing cooking bitter.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50AcceptableStill too cloying for my taste.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
08 Jan 2012 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon:tales of the old gamekeepers and of killer ladybirds.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50AcceptableNot as good as it has been, rather thin yet cloying,albeit in good condition.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
18 Jun 2011 (Wittenden)
We were selling our plants in the lychgate as part of the Smarden Open Gardens event.After the rush, and between the showers, a beer was needed.Late afternoon, a few familiar faces in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10AcceptableNow at the new improved ABV of 4.1 . A dull attempt at what, a "Golden Ale" , lager cross over? Well kept, in good condition, but dull. I was hoping that Early Bird would be on.A pity.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
22 Jan 2011 (Wittenden)
Twilight on a raw January Saturday afternoon.Busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50ExcellentBack on form-it seemed a touch tired earlier in the month.Almost spicy-great.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
17 Jan 2011 (Wittenden)
Today's the gloomiest day of the year, apparently.The river wasn't over the Town Bridge, however, and the Flyier was pleasantly busy for a late Monday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExcellentMalty, with a good hop bite.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried

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About The Flying Horse

The pub sign. The Flying Horse, Smarden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent12
Good7
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Smarden, Kent, TN27 8QD.

A traditional local next to the church in a picturesque village.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 8QD