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The Chequers Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentExcellent1
Old Dairy - Spring TopGood1
Jennings - Cumberland AleAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian GoldingsAcceptable1
Greene King - IPAAcceptable1
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Copper TopAcceptable1
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Brains - Hancock's HBNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Wychwood - Bah Humbug!Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Chequers Inn, Smarden, Kent

Visits Details

25 Aug 2019 (Wittenden)
Sunday evening :three others in.Dull beer range.
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00AcceptableNot at its best,verging on the Poor.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
21 Dec 2018 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on the shortest day.A few in.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10AcceptableFair pint.
Wychwood - Bah Humbug!4.30Not Tried
17 Mar 2018 (Wittenden)
Mid Saturday afternoon:a few watching the rugby.ChrisE's recent visit prompted me to wonder why I hadn't been in to what is my next nearest pub in over a year.Beer range was the answer.
Greene King - IPA3.60AcceptableDrunk without prejudice.Old school in an inoffensive manner.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
18 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
A few diners in the left hand bar but otherwise pretty quiet.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
31 Dec 2016 (Wittenden)
Mid afternoon on New Years Eve. Quiet.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70ExcellentA fortuitous visit, as I realised last night that I hadn't tried this old favourite this year.Delicious pint of this traditional bitter.Flinty East Coast malt,discrete pepperiness.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
05 Nov 2016 (Wittenden)
Pub packed for Smarden's Bonfire Celebrations-just like the old days.No Kentish ales on.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableSweetish grains.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not TriedRan out.
Brains - Hancock's HB3.60Not Tried
24 Apr 2016 (Wittenden)
Quiet mid evening on a spring Monday.
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00GoodUneventful.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 Jan 2016 (Wittenden)
Millionaires club evening.We'd been to pick up a car part bought on ebay, and looked in to see how the other half live!
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableBrown and malty.Dull.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
13 Nov 2015 (Wittenden)
A few in at builders' o clock on damp Friday.
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian Goldings4.40AcceptableLacklustre.Rather bland golden base ale didn't set off the hops.
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
14 Sep 2015 (Wittenden)
I arrived just before the witching hour of seven thirty on a damp Monday evening.The courses of minor Wealden rivers were debated.
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50ExcellentIn better nick than the last time I tried this beer.Spicy,brisk earthiness.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About The Chequers Inn

The pub sign. The Chequers Inn, Smarden, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

White weatherboarded pub in centre of the village. Pleasant beer garden at rear. Accommodation available. The old public bar is now a restaurant.

We have visited this pub 25 times, seen 28 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 8QA