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The Pheasant (Marston's Inns and Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterExcellent2
Banks's - Amber Bitter Excellent1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishExcellent1
Banks's - Amber Bitter Excellent1
Marston's - PedigreeGood7
Banks's - Amber BitterGood1
Wychwood - HobgoblinGood1
Banks's - Amber BitterPoor1
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)Not Tried0
Banks's - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pheasant, Ashford, Kent
Picture 2. The Pheasant, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

27 Dec 2018 (ChrisE)
Podge's Belgian Beer Tours had dropped me off nearby so I decided to have a pint in here before catching a bus, quite frankly I wish I had foregone the pint and caught an earlier bus, this pub was busy with groups of what I call loud shouty people. I moved to a quieter part of the pub where people were eating to finish my beer.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Acceptable
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Bitter3.80Not Tried
02 Nov 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Noisy more riotous than expected for a suburban pub on a Friday evening, mostly folk drinking I didn't notice any diners. We found a table by the window and enjoyed a couple of pre curry beers. Despite this the bar staff were on the ball and we were served promptly each time. Impressive beer range here tonight which I wasn't expecting.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50ExcellentExcellent condition with all the toffee bitterness prevalent.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
01 Sep 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening busy with mostly younger folk, the two bar staff struggled to cope hence extended waiting time at the bar. I was impressed with the beer range on offer.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50ExcellentSpoilt for choice I opted for this, luckily it was in excellent condition.
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80Not Tried
09 Jun 2018 (Magnus Greel)
I fancied a poor choice of national bland beers and I wasn't disappointed, George has been his usual Generous self with the beer range on this busy mid Saturday evening visit.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50GoodAcidic twang detracted from the usual flavours.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50GoodRich plummy chewy and syrupy ale
17 Mar 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and busy mainly with drinkers, some accompanied by a few boisterous children who luckily departed not long after our arrival. Usual unexciting beer range on offer.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Excellent
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10ExcellentSpot on condition and temperature, subtle flavours coming through eventually.
Banks's - Amber Bitter 3.80Excellent
20 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and very busy just a couple of tables free so we grabbed one in the lounge area alongside the entrance.
Banks's - Amber Bitter 3.80ExcellentCrisp clear with a slight vanilla aftertaste.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40GoodNice hoppy bitter bite to this, missed 4* as served rather cold.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
02 Nov 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening and very busy with both drinkers and diners. We managed to find a free table by the window. Disappointing beer range here tonight.
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80PoorFlat cold and tasteless. Hopefully not the start of a continuing trend here.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
29 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly quiet, a couple of groups dining and a few outside enjoying a balmy humid evening.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40ExcellentAt last, something different and in top form too.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80Not Tried
16 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly busy by the bar, we had our pick of tables so opted for one by a welcome open window on a warm sunny evening. Since last year's refurb Marston's seem to have given up on offering customers a wider choice of beers.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50ExcellentExcellent condition compared to my last visit. The first pint didn't touch the sides!
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried
05 Aug 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly busy with drinkers and diners, a fair amount of tables reserved for later groups. The exciting beer range tonight caught me by surprise I must admit.
Banks's - Amber Bitter3.80GoodIn as good condition as expected however not eyebrow raising.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50AcceptableTired and lacklustre, lacking it's usual liveliness.
Jennings - Cocker Hoop (aka September Ale)4.60Not Tried

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About The Pheasant

The pub sign. The Pheasant, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN25 4QH.

Between the new Trinity housing estate and the Eureka Business Park. Largish multi-area pub. Patio to the side for better weather and smokers. Curved bar has six handpumps serving beer from the Marston's estate. Pictures of old Ashford on the walls. It advertises a monthly special also from the Marston's range.

We have visited this pub 94 times, seen 43 different beers and tried 36 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN25 4QH