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The Berry (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Six HopExceptional1
Rudgate - Ruby MildExcellent1
Colchester - No. 1Excellent1
Long Man - Copper HopExcellent1
Brew Wharf - Hopfather IIExcellent1
Arbor Ales - Hop ApocalypseExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent5
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Jemima's PitchforkExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop OutExcellent1
Time and Tide - Spratwaffler Pale AleExcellent2
Time and Tide - TripelExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Bespoke - Over a BarrelGood1
Dark Star - American Pale AleGood3
Time and Tide - Calista IPAGood1
Southport - Golden SandsGood1
Hackney - New Zealand Pale Ale Good1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterGood1
Time and Tide - DubbelAcceptable1
Nine Standards (now brewed at Settle) - Gold StandardAcceptable1
Lymestone - CowboyAcceptable1
Cottage - GalaxyAcceptable1
Sonnet 43 - Bourbon Milk StoutAcceptable1
Oldershaw - Old BoyPoor1
Fat Cat - PorterPoor1
Harvey's - Star of EastbourneNot Tried0
Harwich Town - Phoenix APANot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry TorpedoNot Tried0
Harwich Town - GangesNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout - now use 4.5% version entry (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)Not Tried0
Surrey Hills - Greensand IPANot Tried0
Turners - PorterNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Classic IPANot Tried0
Skinner's - PorthlevenNot Tried0
Harvey's - Bellowhead RevivalNot Tried0
Teignworthy - Martha's MildNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - MotuekaNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - No. 7Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Berry, Walmer, Kent
Picture 2. The Berry, Walmer, Kent

Visits Details

24 Jun 2015 (thebrewingman)
Lunchtime visit after walking from Walmer Castle. A real pub with real people who talk to you. Impressive range of beers including craft keg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Excellent
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Excellent
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20Excellent
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Jemima's Pitchfork4.40ExcellentBlond beer with citra and eldorado hops.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
08 May 2015 (Mick)
Fairly busy, quiz evening started at 8.00pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Six Hop6.50ExceptionalStunning, dangerous stuff, so drinkable, would never think it was 6.5%. Lovely stuff.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentOne of my favourite gadds'
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70ExcellentSuper
Time and Tide - Spratwaffler Pale Ale3.70Excellentvery nice pint of this pale hoppy ale.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - No. 74.20Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Sequoia4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
26 Mar 2015 (Ian)
Early evening visit. Sat at the bar and sometimes you find somewhere that you just feel completely at home. And this place is excellent and if anything gets better. I can indulge my love of quality cask ale as well as high class London keykeg beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Arbor Ales - Hop Apocalypse4.80ExcellentExcellent tropical fruit apa
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableDecent not the best but fine
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Teignworthy - Martha's Mild5.30Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Single Hop - Motueka4.00Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Time and Tide - Spratwaffler Pale Ale3.70Not Tried
29 Nov 2014 (Vacuous )
7pm visit..comfortably busy, but prompt service. Couldn't list all beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentFresh tasting.
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00GoodOne of three Skinner's beers on.
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30GoodDark and malty. Rich. In good order
Skinner's - Porthleven4.80Not Tried
Time and Tide - Spratwaffler Pale Ale3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Bellowhead Revival3.70Not TriedLabelled as Bellowhead Revival Ale
25 Aug 2014 (Ian)
August bank holiday Monday and it was pouring with rain all day so I bit the bullet and put the waterproofs on and came here fir lunchtime session. Sprinkling of locals and decent beer line up
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalOutstanding. The yeast malt and hops. All outstanding
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70ExcellentGood English version of an apa. Drinkability
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodMalty bitter with sharply defined flavours
Time and Tide - Calista IPA6.10GoodLovely fruit aroma in The Kernel mould. Too cold. Good bitter finish. Some earthiness
Time and Tide - Spratwaffler Pale Ale3.70GoodDecent pale ale plenty of earthy hops
Lymestone - Cowboy4.20Acceptable
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50Not Tried
01 Jul 2014 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodI was really enjoying this when the barman offered to change it as he had just realised it was the very end of the cask. I was more than happy to keep the one that I had.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Titanic - White Star (superseded by 4.5% version - see separate entry)4.80Not Tried
Surrey Hills - Greensand IPA4.60Not Tried
Turners - Porter4.90Not Tried
23 Mar 2014 (Ian)
Saw Kevin the Pickle and had the new Time and Tide beers on keykeg. Great pub and what a beer lineup.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Time and Tide - Tripel9.00ExcellentBeer of the day, fruity peach Belgian esters and dry hoppy finish. Excellent.
Bespoke - Over a Barrel5.00GoodGood brown ale.
Cottage - Galaxy4.80AcceptableOK if underpowered golden ale.
Time and Tide - Dubbel7.10AcceptableDidn't quite work for me but top marks for trying.
Fat Cat - Porter5.20PoorComing to the end of the barrel maybe.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Time and Tide - Calista IPA6.10Not Tried
Time and Tide - Spratwaffler Pale Ale3.70Not Tried
21 Feb 2014 (Ian)
Winter ale festival and it was heaving. But in a good way. I can't believe how well the beer has taken off here in the past few years but pleased it has. Chris as always was a fantastic landlord.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Southport - Golden Sands4.00GoodHoppy session golden ale
Sonnet 43 - Bourbon Milk Stout4.30AcceptableInteresting chocolate and milk beer but not to my taste
Nine Standards (now brewed at Settle) - Gold Standard4.10AcceptableDecent golden ale
Oldershaw - Old Boy4.80PoorBit of rubber and not great
10 Dec 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening and well patronised but we did get seats at the bar after a while. The Brewer from the new Kent brewery Time and Tide was delivering for the forthcoming launch here on Saturday 14th and he had time for a chat. It is initially using spare capacity at Ripple Steam Brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Colchester - No. 14.10ExcellentClean and refreshing
Brew Wharf - Hopfather II6.10ExcellentExcellent warmer before a sea front walk to Deal
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not TriedAlready signed as coming on on Thursday
Harwich Town - Phoenix APA5.00Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50Not Tried
Harwich Town - Ganges4.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout - now use 4.5% version entry (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.80Not Tried
26 Oct 2013 (Ian)
Presentation of Kent Pub of the Year. Gentlemen of Few were playing and the whole place was jumping. Great afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentGreat finish
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop Out5.00ExcellentSmokey dark lovely
Hackney - New Zealand Pale Ale 4.50GoodGood new world hop
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70AcceptableNot as hoppy as usual
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Harvey's - Star of Eastbourne5.50Not Tried

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About The Berry

The pub sign. The Berry, Walmer, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional5
Excellent48
Good30
Acceptable19
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Walmer, Kent, CT14 7EQ.

In Canada Road this used to be the Green Beret and full of soldiers from the barracks over the road. Now the barracks have been sold off for new houses and the pub has changed its character. Re-named The Green Berry for a while and now The Berry. L- shaped bar and room. Front room for seating and darts, pool table in the rear. Brick bar has 11 handpumps. What's coming soon is on the blackboard to the left of the bar. Pump clips around the top of the walls show some of the guest beers already tried. Patio at rear for smokers and better weather. The pub has won Pub of the Year for Deal, Dover, Sandwich and District CAMRA for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. CAMRA East Kent Pub Of The Year 2011, 2013 and 2014. CAMRA Kent Pub of the Year 2013. There is a main beer festival in February, a cider festival in May and a foreign beer festival in October.

We have visited this pub 41 times, seen 154 different beers and tried 76 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT14 7EQ