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The Woolpack Inn, Ashford

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Church Lane
Postal town: Ashford
TN26 2LL
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about The Woolpack Inn

After a visit to the Red Lion at Snargate, any subsequent pubs were likely to be a bit of a letdown. But in fairness to this one, it surpassed by initial low expectations.

On approach, it appears to be more of a foodie pub than anything else, but once inside you can appreciate the multiple room layout of another historic Kent pub.

Food is indeed the mainstay of this place which belongs to a chain called Pickled Egg. I think we were the only customers who were in solely for a drink. But despite a wait for service, we were well accommodated nonetheless. Staff cleared off a long bench-like imitation bar, adjacent to the main bar and complete with 4 handpulls, to allow us to sit there.

Ales on were Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter & Old Dairy Uber Brew. A small chalkboard sitting on the bar listed 4 Kent Cider Company ciders - Lemon Cider, Henderson's Rhubarb Cider, Henderson's Spiced Cider & Discovery. I initially challenged the barman as to whether the Discovery was actually from Kent Cider Company, believing it to be from Nightingale, but on further research, he was indeed correct. So, it was a new cider for me.

We didn't try the food, but it was clearly popular given how busy the place was on a weekday lunchtime. I may not have been expecting much here, but I was suitably impressed.

On 20th January 2022 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1258 recommendations about 1258 pubs]

Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Woolpack Inn

Nice old pub - plausibly claiming a date of 1570 - opposite the parish church (whose plain brick tower is one of the newer elements of the village). Refurbished inside in a very traditional style; with most tables inevitably laid up for those dining, but some free for those just looking for a drink. Also has plenty of wooden benches out front for the better weather. The four handpumps on the counter may be partly for show as my pint of Old Dairy Green Hop (£4.30) came directly from a cask on the stillage in a side area. The seasonal Pigs in Blankets from Pig & Porter was also available, with the Harvey's put on during my visit and Old Dairy's Uber Brew being readied from the New Year's Eve celebrations later on.

On 2nd January 2022 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6951 recommendations about 6951 pubs]

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Will Larter left this review about The Woolpack Inn

I was rather distracted during my visit here, because the chain had come off my bike a few metres up the road, and I spent a lot of time cleaning the muck off my hands which I would otherwise have spent making notes and looking at the important features of the pub. Fortunately Rex Rattus was here a few weeks before me, so you can read his review instead.

Service was friendly and the local beers were well kept. We sat outside in the front garden, which was very pleasant - oh, and I nearly got run down by another cyclist while taking a photo of the pub, much to the amusement of all who witnessed the event.

Date of visit: 31st August 2016

On 21st October 2016 - rating: 8
[User has posted 2952 recommendations about 2774 pubs]

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Ham Street, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
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20th Jan 2022, 10:52
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
2nd Jan 2022, 21:27

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 13 July 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 13 July 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 13 July 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 13 July 2015 by . Wittenden
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 July 2015 by . Wittenden
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