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Good Intent, West Farleigh

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Disgraceful language being used, also showing pictures of very young girls that a bloke called Peter met on holiday in Asia bordering on criminal, the actions of two of them Gary and Clive were disgusting saying what they like to do with boys on holiday, the pub needs to be looked into by the police, called us names because we left, pity as it's a great looking pub...
peterbaker - 6 Apr 2016 16:11
We found this pub "The Good Intent" by luck as we had taken the wrong road.
We were immediately greeted by the Landlady Pauline who made us feel very welcome.
There was a darts match going on in the other bar with a real sporting atmosphere which was good to see.
We frequent many pubs on our travels and I have to say this is one of the best village pubs I've been in for some time.
The only comment I can make is "Pauline keep doing what your doing" because your doing a first class job.
We'll done.

SEP37 - 5 Jun 2014 13:40
The new Landlord and Landlady: Steve and Pauline have really turned this Pub around. Unlike under the previous owners you can be confident the Pub will be open at the advertised times and certain of a friendly welcome.

The locals are very friendly and more than happy to chat and share a joke with strangers.

The two real ales: Harveys and Larkins were kept in excellent condition.

The pub boasts a real fire and the food wonderful for the price. Try the Tempura prawns or a selection of dishes from the Tapas menu!
LibationLust - 9 Nov 2011 22:15
I had high hopes of The Good Intent when the new incumbents took over; their ideas seemed good and with the pub's marvellous situation it ought to be a gem. Sadly though, they're lumbered, willy-nilly, with their old clientele, who are an uninviting crew, and the place seems to have stayed very much where it was. Last time I went in there was no cask beer available, and I haven't tried again for some time, so maybe I'll give it another go - but I'm not optimistic.
earlydrinker - 1 Oct 2011 12:52
After the drab White House, my son and I popped down to the Good Intent. In spite of the opening times claiming it was open, the doors were well and truly locked. Oh well off to the excellent Walnut Tree then.
Paul_Rochdale - 3 Feb 2010 22:15
Sad to see beerbhuda's bad review as I've always found this little pub to be very friendly with great kept beers and great chat from the bar staff. I've been going there for well on 23 years now and have seen three sets of landlords, all of whom I have got on well with so lets hope Beerbhuda comes back soon and has a good experience.
aleman07 - 8 Oct 2009 17:31
had a lovely sunday lunch, and it turned out that they had a great band on later that afternoon so we stayed. The harveys was superb, the staff were all very friendly, and we had a great time. I think, maybe, that beerbhuda either has reviewed the wrong pub or has a personal vendetta because we certainly didnt see any evidence to fit their review
maidstone1 - 8 Oct 2009 00:20
what the hell has happened here.
short barmaid with no personality ( probably never smiled in her life ) just could not be bothered to serve - but did under great duress ( it seems ) - didn't know if they had a menu on saturday lunchtime - rumaged around in a freezer and ofered me half a meal.
i declined and finished my sub standard pint of harveys
i wont be back or recommend
beerbhuda - 14 Sep 2009 17:31
This has everything in its favour to make it a great pub - a viilage gereen setting, with a unique view across the Medway valley to the North Downs. Unfortunately, like Farleigh green, which is a bit of a tip, the pub is a real let-down. The Harvey's was drinkable, and they did have the grace to tell me that someone had said the other cask beer tasted like vinegar - but not, apparently, the energy to change the barrel. If you're the kind of person who feels at home here, I can see that you'd quite like it: but it's not for me.
earlydrinker - 26 Mar 2009 13:04
A great village pub, which makes a change. It appears to be a family run business and everyone is very friendly. we were made to feel at home instantly. They seem to have lots of events and the beer is kept in top condition so its an all round winner as far as im concerned....a must visit
maidstone1 - 4 Mar 2009 21:18
Superb Harvey's Sussex was very welcome, as was the friendly atmosphere and jovial staff. It was New year's day and the boss was apparently away - not that I asume any relevance.
I will be back when in the area.
yellowyid - 15 Jan 2009 16:58
Used to be a good pub but some new people took over and seem to think they are the local mafia. Beer also worse than ever. shame used to be a nice place.
maidstoneman - 9 May 2008 01:22
A comfortable little village local that supplies well kept Harveys Sussex Bitter and a range of lagers. The landlord is a jovial chap who is popular with the regulars and enjoys a good crack. Food is available at times but not regularly. Although a plentiful Sunday lunch is always available. A bar billiards table is always popular with customers. In general a little gem in a beautiful part of Kent with stupendous views.
aleman07 - 21 Jan 2007 14:08
Decent sized pub on the village green. Serves Harveys beers and has a bar billiards table. Music is played perhaps too loud, and the place is popular with noisy barflies. Has a plain dining room over-looking the car park. The pub in general is poorly decorated with dark pine cladding and cheap cord carpet. Could be nicer with a bit of thought. Beer served in very good condition (though three of the four casks were sold out and not replaced). There's enough of a friendly, homely feel to mark this as above average.
SilkTork - 17 Apr 2006 09:55

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