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

Latest reviews from Whitstable

70 /100
Offy (Beer Store)
5 HIGH STREET
“Visited on Saturday 12/10/19. Decent enough offie on the Main Street. A good 40 to 50 beers and nearly all from Kent both old and new leaning with BA beers from Time and Tide amongst the trad bitters. You’ll be sure to secure a few ticks here.“
Theydon_Bois 549 days ago
70 /100
Black Dog (Bar)
66 HIGH STREET
“Visited around 1430 on Saturday, 12th October, 2019. Traditional single roomed micropub with tall bench style seating and beers on gravity in the back room. The place was doing a good trade, metal/rock music played at a good level of volume so as to allow conversation and the walls were adorned with Victoriana of the curious and freakshow variety. 5 locales all from Kent and perhaps 8 bladder bag ciders ... again largely local although about half were fruited nonsense. Prompt enough service from the one man band and the bitter I had was in decent nick. Overall a pleasant enough micropub.“
Theydon_Bois 549 days ago
76 /100 102 HIGH STREET
“Visited on Saturday afternoon, 12/10/19. Located on the High Street, 17 doors down from the Black Dog, the Twelve Taps is a keg only micro pub with gin and wine tossed in allied to a decent canned beer selection in the fridge. Single room bar that probably seats 50 or so when full the walls and ceilings are adorned with tap badges and a display of underwear ! Mixture of high bench along the back wall and low table seating on the inside. The place was less than half full on arrival at 1500 but by the time we left an hour later it was packed. Thirds available and tasting flights will save you money over individual beers. Selection on tap was a-typical on my visit as they had a Buxton brewery TTO on. 10 Buxton beers plus a Hammerton imperial stout and lost & grounded pils formed the 12 taps. Service was prompt and friendly. Overall a great little craft focussed micropub.“
Theydon_Bois 549 days ago
72 /100
Black Dog (Bar)
66 HIGH STREET
“Good, modest-sized micropub with a curiously alternative steampunk vibe about it. Every inch of the walls and ceiling, including in the toilets, seem dedicated to all kinds of strange, freakish, Victorian pictures, photos, articles etc... which sets a tone to some extent, but essentially this is a quiet, down to earth micropub with a good selection of real ale and box cider. The cider has its own dedicated clipboard, though unfortunately the need to list each producer is deemed unnecessary in favour of the name or fruit character of each. The owner is helpful enough, keeping it old school by taking payment at the table and bringing out the change. 4 cask offerings from local breweries. Dog Friendly. Nice place.“
minutemat 562 days ago
74 /100
Offy (Beer Store)
5 HIGH STREET
“Modern off-license with a focus on quality over the usual mass-market rubbish. Big emphasis on good independent wines, lots of local / regional beer and cider, some international craft options in the fridge. Even a sweet section. Seemed to be quite popular on our visit, and justly so. The kind of offy every town should have. “
minutemat 562 days ago
52 /100
Forge (Restaurant)
WHITSTABLE FISHERMAN’S HUTS, SEA WALL
“A shack on Whitstable beach serving oysters, donuts, fish and chips and some very good beer. Its served out of polypins and the pint of IPA that I had (no idea of the brewery) was very good. They do say that the beer has to be drunk in their little fenced in area, but the chap I was with and I smuggled them out and onto the beach where our respective wives were waiting and monitoring the children. The food looks excellent, huge portions of fish and chips and the oysters are shucked in front of you. In fact, they are shucked slightly round the corner from the serving hatch, but they have a CCTV camera installed so you can make sure it is done properly. Service was poor, but the young man serving us explained that they were a man down on the day, so they are forgiven for that. If you are in Whitstable I recommend a visit.“
Davros IX 1411 days ago
70 /100
Offy (Beer Store)
5 HIGH STREET
“An OK off licence. Nice range of beers, though nothing spectacular. Some regional stuff, a few of the more prominent London brewers, some random US breweries, a few ciders. Good prices. Service is friendly enough. Certainly not a destination on its own, but a good option for the town.“
Leighton 1610 days ago
64 /100 29 BEACH WALK
“Owned by the same group that owns the Whitstable Brewery. A small bar/cafe on the sea front serving 6 Whitstable beers on tap plus several bottles. Great service, solid wifi and good food too.“
jmgreenuk 1682 days ago
78 /100 102 HIGH STREET
“An awesome, recently opened, craft beer pub in the centre of Whitstable. As the name suggests, they have 12 taps with a good selection of local Kent brewed beers and the reminder from the rest of the U.K. and around the world. A really nice place with a nice warm feel to it. They serve 1/3 pint flights, priced on the alcohol content. Friendly service and solid wifi. A really superb place and well worth a visit. I will return, just not sure when!“
jmgreenuk 1683 days ago
78 /100 102 HIGH STREET
“Whitstable’s Craft alehouse, opened March 2016. Visited on 7th May, at the end of a crawl. A friendly, town-centre craft keg house featuring beers from UK micros. A low ceilinged intimate narrow pub with a small beer garden at the rear. Friendly staff and chilled, relaxed drinkers. I enjoyed my pint of Magic Rock Salty Kiss, sadly time was running out otherwise I would have stayed for a couple more. Flights are available. This is a great addition to Whitstable’s beer circuit, and deserves to succeed. It is completely different from the German-styled Ship Centurion across the road, but equally pleasant and welcoming. Beware it is closed on Mondays except bank holidays. Enjoy!“
ladnewton 1795 days ago
72 /100 111 HIGH STREET,
“Visited this traditional, welcoming pub on 7th May 2016. This is a pleasant town centre house with a German theme to it. Indeed this theme runs through the food menu, the keg beer range, the illuminated signage and events for locals which include trips to Germany. Staff were very friendly behind the bar, and my pint of Time and Tide Ship Centurion was superb. The cask ale range is micros to medium sized breweries from southern and eastern England. I was not in the pub long enough to survey or sample the German range. Small screen TVs showing sports. It was an early Saturday evening and the pub was fairly busy but not heaving. All in all a very pleasant pub and well worth visiting while in town. Also handy for the Twelve Taps over the road.“
ladnewton 1796 days ago
82 /100
Black Dog (Bar)
66 HIGH STREET
“Was love at first sight! Visited on 7th May 2016 on a Camra GBG-inspired Whitstable crawl. Quirky Victorian decor sets the theme for all manner of eccentricities- see the toilet and have a laugh! Friendly staff, enthusiastic and knowledgeable purvey 5 ales and 6 ciders from stillage, from well-chosen breweries. Note the hand pumps on the bar only advertise the beer and are not used. Convivial atmosphere as the pub began to fill up with a mix of locals and visitors. My pint of Kent Session Pale tasted better than it had anywhere in London. The Black Dog is one of what are now three "must do" pubs on Whitstable High Street. I wish I could have stayed longer!“
ladnewton 1801 days ago
74 /100
Black Dog (Bar)
66 HIGH STREET
“Great example of a micro pub. Tiny quirky hole in the wall with a small but well chosen mix of beers. All cask but craft beers well represented by Darkstar. If you are used to the vast selection of some of the london outfits (or even the local Weatherspoons) you may be a little disappointed but do preserve I really liked the place and definitely worth stopping by“
Dannybro 2097 days ago
64 /100 HORSEBRIDGE ROAD
“This fish restaurant is housed in a great building that might of been a warehouse at some point. Lost of exposed bricks. Service has always been ok. They have Whitstable brewery ale available. Food its ok, nothing special but not bad. Worth a visit.“
alexcandy 3090 days ago
64 /100 HORSEBRIDGE ROAD
“Love the oyster stout and the location but other than that i find the selection weak“
Spunky 3535 days ago
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