Broadstairs Beer Guide: Your Broadstairs guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

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66 /100 156 HIGH STREET
“Visited on a Thursday evening in September '21. Classic micropub set up with 2 or 3 gravity beers and a few bladder bag ciders. Friendly staff and punters but the place is a little tired and has a musty/woody smell about it. Beers were fine but a more pedestrian range compared to other micro's in Broadstairs ... think just the 2 on my visit and one was Skinners Betty Stogs which is not what I'm after personally in a Kent micropub ... other wasn't particularly interesting either so I opted for a cider. Overall worth popping in ... it's your first venue of note if you head from the station to the town/seafront ... maybe 3 to 4 minutes from Broadstairs station ... however it's one to miss if you're on a time limit in Broadstairs.“
Theydon_Bois 7 days ago
78 /100 2 THE BROADWAY
“Could have sworn I reviewed this venue having added it and visited a few days after its official opening in Sep' 21. A welcome addition to the micropub scene in Broadstairs and just a couple of minutes over the road from the station ... carry on a further 5 minutes away from town and your at the legendary Four Candles. The Royston is a single roomed local with a large chiller type room containing 4 gravity dispense casks allied to maybe 5 or 6 bladder bag ciders ... toss in perhaps a dozen cans of the craftier variety to add more variety. The gravity has always been in top nick on my couple or three visits and always included a Shivering Sands (maybe 2) offering which I've not seen elsewhere. There's a couple of tables out front on the pavement and the interior is bright and airy with a mix of bench style seats with cushions and tall stool type chairs at tables. Also a few half decent wines and gins on offer to keep the non beer/cider crowd happy. Friendly service from the husband and wife team who run it and a good mix of friendly locals on my visits. A top micro pub.“
Theydon_Bois 7 days ago
74 /100 UNIT 1, HORNET CLOSE, PYSONS RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
“Visited just before 1400 on Saturday 19th June 2021. Check hours before visiting as things could be liable to change ... seems its 1200-1400 on Saturdays at present with a 1600 extension for events. Functional brewery taproom in an industrial estate half way between Broadstairs and Ramsgate ... as a marker about a 15 minute walk from the Four Candles micro brewpub then a further 5 to Broadstairs station. 5 cask offerings and 1 keg at the bar plus perhaps another dozen to take out in the forms of bottles and can plus they will fill a growler. Beers were all in good nick and the server was friendly and very knowledgeable on the local beer and food scene. 3 other tables occupied with around 10 folks in total. Tidy little tap room and somewhere I'd head back to ... £5.25 for 2 cask and 1 keg half pints ... whats not to like!“
Theydon_Bois 217 days ago
70 /100 61 CHURCH ST
“Popped by on Saturday 19th June 2021 around 1500. Micropub feel but in a slightly different setting ... an old stone stable houses 3 or 4 tables and the bar whilst outside in a small courtyard there is both covered and uncovered seating across two levels. Friendly table service with a couple of old locals housed up inside with another 3 or 4 small younger groups in the outside courtyard. 3 cask ales on offer all between a very reasonable £3 and £3.3 a pint ... 2 Kent locals from Tonbridge and a porter from Wantsum allied to DS Hophead. 6 ciders available but at least 4 fruity numbers from the Lilleys camp and a couple from Westons so nothing that interested me. Solid little micro if you're in the area but probably not worth the 15 or so minutes walk from the station to take you the wrong side of town if you are time limited ... that said it's a 15 minute walk to Gadds taproom and 6 or 7 from the Four Candles so you can spin a little crawl in this area of Broadstairs (St Peters).“
Theydon_Bois 217 days ago
86 /100 1 SOWELL STREET
“Visited at opening time on Friday 21/05/21 .... first week of indoor drinking post lockdown.... fingers crossed eh!? One room street corner boozer that seats about 18/20 inside and another dozen or so outdoors. The serving area is through a small door at the back almost like a curiosity shop. 3 of their own beers on offer on my visit, 2 pales and a porter all in descent nick and well priced... add to this 2 Biddenden ciders plus a few less interesting bottles and you have a solid micro (brew) pub formula. Snacks in the form of cheese board, pork pie, crisps, nuts and some excellent pork scratchings that we revisited a couple of times. Service was prompt and very friendly and the place was packed with regulars within half an hour of opening time. Great to be back in a pub and very much looking forward to heading back to this one again. They take card btw.... not always the case in micro pubs but maybe the way forward for most now post covid.“
Theydon_Bois 246 days ago
74 /100 5 CHARLOTTE STREET
“Decent micropub. Nice assortment of British ales on draft. Fair prices, 1/3 pours available. Friendly service. Incredible value on the food. The place itself has seating for about 20-25 people, at most. One of the better options in town.“
Leighton 1960 days ago
82 /100 61 CHURCH ST
“Nice small boozer of a sort still found all over northern Europe but dying out until recently in the UK. Part of the micropub tendency. Feels larger than it is when the yard outside is packed for barbecues and so on. Could do with some decent bottled beers but otherwise nicely atmospheric and full of conversation.“
Tim Webb 2470 days ago
74 /100 5 CHARLOTTE STREET
“One block off the seafront, 700 m from the station. More of a small, one-bar pub than a micropub in ethos - for size, opening hours, background music and an AB-InBev keg beer on tap (why?). Enjoyable nonetheless. Could usefully go craftwards with a small bottle stock. The novel The 39 Steps climaxes in Broadstairs - hence the name and movie posters.“
Tim Webb 2470 days ago
86 /100 1 SOWELL STREET
“Brilliant little street-corner micropub, 700 metres from the station, with its own tiny brewery in the cellar. Food is a range of six cheeses from a local cheesemaker. Nothing comes from out of county, yet. Great concept, expertly delivered.“
Tim Webb 2470 days ago
88 /100 UNIT 1, HORNET CLOSE, PYSONS RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
“Fantastic micro brewery at the edge of an Industrial Estate. The brewery is small but charming and incredibly organised. I had a wonderful tour from Eddie and he showed me various hops; encouraged me to taste different malts and additionally I received a complete and comprehensive brewing guide. Perfect guidance for novices of brewing and something to cater for to everyone. The shop range was Gadds’ merchandise and whilst volume was not heavy, quality was. T-shirts, mugs, glasses, beers were on offer. They had recently received a good trade so unfortunately stock was low when I was there. This didn’t stop me from buying a really well priced mix-case of beers. Value is second to none. The best feature, however, is the onsite tap and something to pride in. Having their beers fresh on and bang on form was wonderful. Freshly poured beer, three on offer and rotated accordingly. This is fantastic. Hopefully more breweries will do this. All in all an ideal way to spend the afternoon.“
tdtm82 3812 days ago
56 /100 UNIT 1, HORNET CLOSE, PYSONS RD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
“Not quite sure why this is in the Places section but while it is... Easy to find on a industrial estate. Friendly service but the one helping me wasn’t very knowledgable. Small selection but interesting stuff from Gadds and de Molen for example.“
jbrus 4591 days ago
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