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Boutilliers at the Old Coachworks (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Boon - Oude Geuze Mariage ParfaitExcellent1
Boutilliers - Asteroid Blues (Special Edition)Good3
Girardin - Gueze 1882 (Black Label)Excellent2
Struise Brouwers - Clash of the Titans ReservaExcellent2
Struise Brouwers - Robert the GreatExcellent2
Tilquin - GueuzeExcellent1
La Senne - Taras Boulba Not Tried0
La Senne - ZinnebirNot Tried0
Orval - OrvalNot Tried0

Visits Details

29 Apr 2021 (ChrisE)
I had originally planned to be in Belgium today doing the Toer de Geuze but COVID prevented that, so as this is the only pub that I know of selling gueze I came here instead. I sat in the space shared with the other bar here and enjoyed a couple of beers.
Struise Brouwers - Clash of the Titans Reserva12.00Excellent
Girardin - Gueze 1882 (Black Label)5.00ExcellentFantastic.
22 Apr 2021 (ChrisE)
I was on the bus intending to go home when I discovered that it would be diverted because of a burst water main so I had to alight here and walk. Well it would be rude not to pop in for a beer first.
Girardin - Gueze 1882 (Black Label)5.00ExcellentExcellent and an unusual find for Ashford.
15 Oct 2020 (ChrisE)
Evening until 10pm close. A very pleasant atmosphere in here tonight and busier than I expected it to be. No cask ales but I had a number of Belgian bottle conditioned ales from which to choose.
Struise Brouwers - Robert the Great10.50ExcellentI love this, I was told they have sold rather a lot of it, mostly to me. A good Imperial Stout.
Struise Brouwers - Clash of the Titans Reserva12.00ExcellentOh dear, the label on this is difficult to read and I had not noticed the 12% abv when I ordered it. I would describe this as an oaky barley wine.
10 Oct 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and a few other groups easily swallowed up in this warehouse sized establishment. My first visit and had I been transported here by a TARDIS or beamed off The Enterprise I'd have thought I was in a venue more suited to the now trendy 'burrows' (as the Yanks pronounce them) of East London! We had two beers here, the first I never noted but the second was a bottle of Robert The Great, both silly ABV's and both enjoyable, thanks to these I had my full night's quota of sleep around seven hours earlier than I planned to. The second round came to nearly fourteen quid for two 330ml bottles, but to me worth every penny as this place, similar to The Curious Brewery over the road, attracts a different kind of clientele compared to the cheaper places prevalent in this town.
24 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
Thursday afternoon and very quiet which gave me a good opportunity for socially distant chat with the guvs from Boutilliers Brewery.
Struise Brouwers - Robert the Great10.50ExcellentI think this is bottle conditioned and suitable for an entry on this site. This pub has just taken delivery of a number of very interesting beers from De Struise. This is a black Imperial Russian Stout and absolutely delicious. £6.84 for a 33cl bottle meant that I rationed myself to two of them.
28 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Return mid evening visit with Dosser of this august journal. A small crowd by then standing around the bar and a loud sound system blasting from a rostrum in the main hall. The multi-cubicle unisex toilet needs some getting used to.
Boutilliers - Asteroid Blues (Special Edition)4.70Good
28 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
Went here with Mr Pirrip. Small bar in warehouse. One of the beers on draught was over £14 a pint! Wow
Boutilliers - Asteroid Blues (Special Edition)4.70Good
28 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid afternoon exploratory visit only marred by trying to find the entrance from the railway station side in an umbrella destroying wind. Great chat with the brewer who was staffing the bar. No cask here. A couple of other draught beers including an over 10% Triple IPA.
Boutilliers - Asteroid Blues (Special Edition)4.70GoodKeyKeg I think and not a silly price. This beer had been sold in three formats as coffee, standard and this one special and just the one keg of this one
17 Jan 2020 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon visit for some gueze.
Tilquin - Gueuze6.00Excellent
Boon - Oude Geuze Mariage Parfait8.00Excellent
Orval - Orval6.20Not Tried
La Senne - Taras Boulba 4.50Not Tried
La Senne - Zinnebir6.00Not Tried
29 Nov 2019 (ChrisE)
Low key opening tonight. keg and bottled beers only at the moment but is planned to have pins of cask in the future. I was disappointed to find that they do not accept cash as I do not like using cards for small amounts. Very welcoming brewers behind the bar so I stayed here for a few keg beers. There are currently no glass washing facilities so beers are served in paper cups. I looked at the bottle display and decided that if I have an Orval I will bring my own glass. I have called this place Boutilliers at the Old Coachworks in agreement with the guvs as this place does not have a name at the moment. A spiral staircase leads to the Yard Bar which is operated by Curious Brewery.

About the Boutilliers at the Old Coachworks

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN23 1HU.

This bar opened on Friday 29 November 2019. To find it enter the yard of the former coachworks and the bar is situated in the building on the left. Equipped with several keg lines and a large selection of bottled and canned products. One basic bench seat or else it is standing room here. The building has one truly shared unisex toilet cubicles room facility. Fairly rigid eco-friendly plastic "glasses" only here. Card payments only, no cash accepted here. Currently (September 2020) open Thursdays to Sundays only.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1HU