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The Bowl Inn, Ashford

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
The Street
Hastingleigh
Postal town: Ashford
TN25 5HU
Phone: 01233750354

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Will Larter left this review about The Bowl Inn

Unfortunately closed at the time I was in the area because of the death of the landlord, Ron Blown, on 12 April 2019. Pub reopened after his funeral.

On 5th May 2019 - no rating submitted
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. Wittenden left this review about The Bowl Inn

'Arzonlye, Arzonlye,you be daft and so be I'. People on The Hill are supposed to be odd: I'm not sure about that, but I know that The Bowl is a cracking pub in an isolated village up the hill from Wye in the North Downs.
A solid eighteenth century looking whitewashed pub in the centre of the village. To the left of the front door, a games room, with the once universal black benches around the walls. To the right a couple of rooms furnished with tables and chairs:open coal fires,eclectic artifacts. On the bar, keg founts and three active handpumps serving predominantly beer from Kent micros.On my visit on a cold but bright January Saturday lunchtime I enjoyed two Hopdaemon beers-Golden Braid and Skrimshander IPA:also available was The English from Hopfuzz down at Hythe.
A very warm welcome from the long standing landlord and his son,who runs regular pop up curry nights. Meals generally are good looking sandwiches and ploughmans at weekends. I was unable to partake, as bread is not a great ally of mine, unfortunately.
Dogs are not welcome,as the bar is home to a friendly pub dog, though children and family groups are! A large garden to the rear is haunted by a large owl-perhaps an European Eagle? The isolated location leads to limited hours.

On 16th January 2016 - no rating submitted
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Manky Badger left this review about The Bowl Inn

It's run in a way that people immediately love or hate. But for me, the Bowl at Hastingleigh is a brilliant pub. I'd never been there before today. Four of us cycled up, and two of us drove. Next time, I'll be a passenger in the car. It's a bit "up".
Four ales, and the landlord is quite a character – treating everyone as an old friend, even if he's only just met you. The beer selection was fine, and I had a couple of pints of the aptly named “Full Steam Ahead”. A roast beef baguette, a bit of a laugh with the pub dog, all too soon it was time to leave.
Will certainly be back.

On 30th May 2009 - rating: 8
[User has posted 155 recommendations about 154 pubs]