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The Flying Horse, Ashford

Cage Lane
Smarden
Postal town: Ashford
TN27 8QD
Phone: 01233770432
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Flying Horse Inn

Popular village local, family-friendly and with a fine atmosphere. The traditional building is partially obscured by the large umbrellas covering the front patio area, but once inside you find much of the original layout (although the partion walls are mostly now 'bare bone' screens). Four 'rooms', comprisng two drinking areas adjacent to the bar and two further spaces more suited to dining. Notably efficient bar staff dealing with a busy Sunday lunchtime crowd. Three Shepherd Neame beers available on handpump - Master Brew, Spitfire and Early Bird (£3.50).

On 23rd May 2011 - rating: 8
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. Wittenden left this review about The Flying Horse Inn

This is the nearest pub to home, and has been my spiritual local for some while,though I don’t partake as often as I would like. A traditional Kent timber and brick house next to the churchyard,the pub has four distinct areas served from a central bar,ranging from a sort of public bar end, with screens, to more secluded sections near the open fire.Outside, a neat little courtyard effects solace for the smoker and seasonal al fresco eating and drinking.
The great strength of this pub is its role at the heart of the village: for many years it has been the natural home for all the local organisations-footballers, cricketers, bell ringers and thespians, and the new landlord seems to be continuing this tradition.
Not overly cluttered, the pub is furnished in a homely manner . Similarily, the food, though we haven’t yet eaten here under the new dispensation,is locally sourced, and not fussy.It’s a Shepherd Neame pub:on my visits, I’ve been drinking a uniformly good pint of Late Red:Masterbrew and Spitfire have been available, but unsampled to date. Various glossy fonts dispense exotic lagers from unlikely places on the north Kent coast-Sheps excellent mild is available, unfortunately only in keg form.
Dog friendly,I can’t really imagine Smarden without the Flier.

On 9th January 2011 - no rating submitted
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Manky Badger left this review about The Flying Horse Inn

What was once the "rough pub" in the village is now the place to be. Good selection of beers and friendly service too.
The Sunday lunch is excellent

On 9th May 2010 - rating: 6
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  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 January 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 May 2011 by Alan Winfield
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