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The Chequers Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Whitstable - Pearl of KentExcellent1
Adnams - Southwold BitterExcellent1
Old Dairy - Spring TopGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Whitstable - Single Hop Styrian GoldingsAcceptable1
Greene King - IPAAcceptable1
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Copper TopAcceptable1
Jennings - Cumberland AleAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable1
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
31 Dec 2016 (Wittenden)
Mid afternoon on New Years Eve. Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent6
Good8
Acceptable14
Poor-

Website.

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