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Royal Victoria Pavilion (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Marston's - Early DoorsExcellent1
Lymestone - Ein SteinExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Weaver's ShuttleExcellent1
Caledonian - Trojan HorseExcellent1
Jennings - Sneck LifterExcellent2
Truman's - Dark Side of the MoonGood1
Ringwood - FortyninerGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - MoonrakerGood2
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAGood1
Grafton - Apricot JungleGood2
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn WheatGood1
Little Beer Corporation - Little KahunaGood1
Kelham Island - Pale RiderAcceptable1
Goffs - Jouster AleAcceptable1
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Brains - SANot Tried0
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Banana Bread BeerNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Farnham WhiteNot Tried0
Evan Evans - Celt Castro MosaicNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent
Picture 2. Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

Visits Details

04 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Not too many in
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Good
Banks's - Arcadia Autumn Wheat6.00GoodInteresting
23 Oct 2017 (Dosser)
Lots in
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10ExcellentFine pint
20 Oct 2017 (Dosser)
First visit to the beer festival. At least 16 beers available though 2 were gloombar!
Caledonian - Trojan Horse5.50ExcellentBest beer ive had in this superpub
Marston's - Early Doors6.00Excellentyummy
Little Beer Corporation - Little Kahuna3.90Good
Truman's - Dark Side of the Moon5.00GoodA little bitter
16 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
Monday afternoon with good weather, this pub was quite busy but adequately staffed with no waiting at the bar. All eighteen hand pumps were in use with twelve different beers downstairs and six beers upstairs of which a few were also available on the ground floor. Two of the members of staff that I spoke to were ecstatic about the Banana Bread Beer from Charles Wells.
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Weaver's Shuttle4.10ExcellentDelicious amber ale.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Brains - SA4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Banana Bread Beer4.50Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Trojan Horse5.50Not Tried
Hogs Back - Farnham White4.00Not Tried
Evan Evans - Celt Castro Mosaic3.90Not Tried
Truman's - Dark Side of the Moon5.00Not Tried
27 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
Long chat with Chris the boss. Organised a pre beer festival tasting session the day before the next festival in October for my camra bods. Pity inm in Tenerife Interested to hear that all available soon beers are that way coz the lines are being cleaned and they should all be on in one hour. Mmmm.
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90GoodBarman asked me why I wanted the sparkler removed. Learn something new everyday.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90GoodBoss gave me a sample of the £3.90 key keg version which was nice. But not worth £3.90
20 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
7 guests on and plenty of staff for the number of customers.
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20AcceptableLacked condition
15 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Friday lunchtime - very busy and service slow (as seems to be the norm in 'spoons). No rush though and we sat outside in the sunshine on the sea-facing veranda with about 100 others. Very impressed with the refurbishment of this iconic seaside building. A lot of pumps turned round or "coming soon". Just noted the couple I had plus a couple of more unusual ales on.
Jennings - Sneck Lifter5.10GoodDark, dry and malty.
Grafton - Apricot Jungle4.80GoodReally liked this - full apricot flavour, but not In a way that spoiled the beer.
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60Not Tried
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00Not Tried
14 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
11 ales on. No dark uns though. Lots of school kids in uniform in at lunchtime some with ID being served alcohol. Not sure whats going on.
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00ExcellentQuality
Grafton - Apricot Jungle4.80AcceptableFar too sweet.
10 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
4 Guests on, 6 available soons and 9 Ruddles, Abbott and gloombar. When the guests go off they are not being replaced but the regulars are. 90 min wait for food. I had a pint but after I queued 20 mins for another one I was told I had to join a queue though I should have been next. Sophie the young barmaid told me to join behind 7 others. No thank you. Customer isnt always right in this place.
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Moonraker6.50Good
08 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
Just back from holiday and had to visit. 18 handpumps in action. But 9 of them had Ruddles, Abbot and Gloombar. 2 sorry not availables leaving 7 beers of which we tried two. Very noisy. Lots of youngsters. I counted 10 bouncers so we should feel safe. Meal deals all more expensive than any other spoons ive been in.
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Moonraker6.50GoodNot bad and at £2.05 a pint with a camra discount fab value.
Goffs - Jouster Ale4.00AcceptableTasted very much of antiseptic. No body. But drinkable.

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About the Royal Victoria Pavilion

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LS.

This building opened as a Wetherspoon's on Tuesday 29 August 2017 and is probably the largest Wetherspoon's in the country. It was designed as a dance hall by architect Stanley Davenport Adshead in 1903 and in later years operated as a casino. On two levels with a bar with 12 handpumps at ground level and another on the 1st floor balcony with 6 handpumps. Open-to-view kitchen on the ground floor. There is a ground floor rear patio and an upstairs outside covered decking area for fair weather drinking and sea and sand views.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 49 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 8LS