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Bell & Jorrocks, Cranbrook

The Street
Postal town: Cranbrook
TN17 2EJ

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bell & Jorrocks

Another great evening spent at the Bell & Jorrocks, with two local morris sides (Headcorn and the incomparable Seven Champions) taking over the street outside and having a fine time of entertaining music and dance. A proper village pub, but one that continues to make an extra effort by beer festivals, live music, steak nights, farmers market, golf day, mountain biking trips, etc. Four handpumps, offering the regular Harveys and Wherry plus one or two guests (Adnams Fat Sprat on our latest visit). Thoroughly recommended, and well worth making a detour.

On 25th July 2013 - rating: 9
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. Wittenden left this review about The Bell & Jorrocks

I drive past this pub frequently, and know that it is “the” pub in the district, but haven’t been in for at least thirty years. However, today, on a foul Saturday lunchtime I had a bit of time on my hands, so I went in for a quick pint. I’m a dog lover, so was pleased to see a couple of attentive black dogs patrolling the bar.
An L shaped bar: open fire one end,darts the other: I was very pleased to see a proper Kentish “black” dartboard-no trebles or outer bull.Quiet, as you might expect, given the weather, but it gradually filled up with groups and families.The food looks good and not too pricey.
The beers were Harveys Best, Adnams Bitter and Black Sheep Best, together with various fizzy offerings. The collection of resting pump clips hinted at an interesting guest beer policy. I saw clips for various beers from DarkStar and Westerham, always a good sign in my book.The Harveys was on good form, and made me glad I live in England.
The pub also doubles as the village Post Office, and plays an important role in this isolated community.

On 28th September 2010 - no rating submitted
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Manky Badger left this review about The Bell & Jorrocks

Four good ales, all well kept. Cheesy chips too. The place doubles up as being the local post office as well as the pub, so if funds are running short you don't have to go far to top up the cash. They also do a decent cup of coffee, and usually have pickled eggs (but not today). And they stay open all day on a Saturday – something not many places do in the area.
Whilst there's sport on the TV, the sound is off, so it's unobtrusive. I can't help but feel the place suffers from not having a beer garden, but that's just me being picky.

On 16th August 2008 - rating: 7
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