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Dartford Working Men's Club (C.I.U. / Working Men's Club)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cloudwater - To Øl Christmas Cake Imperial Stout collaboration brewExceptional2
Brodie's - Big MoFo Stout Exceptional1
Crouch Vale - Anchor Street PorterExcellent1
Offbeat - Out of Step IPAExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Brentwood - Berry ChristmasExcellent1
Leatherbritches - The OakExcellent1
Alechemy - RitualExcellent1
Mallinsons - Motueka (Now That's What I Call Hops #6)Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - PeverelExcellent1
Saltaire - Cascade Pale AleExcellent1
Kew - Petersham PorterExcellent1
Moor - So'HopExcellent1
Moor - AmoorExcellent1
Blackjack - Spring Heeled JackExcellent1
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Espresso StoutExcellent1
Brunswick - OxymoronicExcellent1
Whitstable - Black LagerExcellent1
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Good1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Made NorthGood1
Deeply Vale - Still Walking Good1
Brodie's - Bethnal Green BitterGood1
Roosters - Dry Hopped YankeeGood1
Tyne Bank - Northern PorterGood1
Leatherbritches - Belt & BracesGood1
Caveman - NeanderthalGood1
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Wadworth - Bishop's TippleNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Leatherbritches - Hairy HelmetNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow AmberNot Tried0
Medieval - CrusaderNot Tried0
Sonnet 43 - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Caveman - Clovis Point Brown Not Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Nelson - Nelsons BloodNot Tried0
Brentwood - Chestnut StoutNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Moorhouse's - White WitchNot Tried0
Brentwood - Santa's ParadiseNot Tried0
XT Brewing - No. 1 BlondeNot Tried0
Caveman - Citra (also badged as The Citra)Not Tried0
Roosters - TenderfootNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - SnowbeardNot Tried0
Oakham - GangsterNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Leatherbritches - DovedaleNot Tried0
Leatherbritches - Raspberry BelterNot Tried0
Hogs Back - HBBNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Alton AbbeyNot Tried0
Caveman - CavedwellerNot Tried0
Cloudwater - PaleNot Tried0
Kew - Sandycombe GoldNot Tried0
Tunnel - Percheron PaleNot Tried0
Marble - Cinema BeerNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
St Austell - HSDNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Devils Dyke PorterNot Tried0
Brass Castle - Ginger MarmaladeNot Tried0
Brass Castle - Hazelnut MildNot Tried0
Caledonian - Flying ScotsmanNot Tried0
Gipsy Hill - WayfarerNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Oakham - Black Hole PorterNot Tried0
Leatherbritches - Dr. JohnsonNot Tried0
Otley - O1 OriginalNot Tried0
Tap House - Taphouse GoldNot Tried0
London Beer Factory - London SessionNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldNot Tried0
Wickwar - Falling StarNot Tried0
Dark Star - FestivalNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Caveman - NeolithicNot Tried0
Rother Valley - AnthemNot Tried0
Atom - Blonde AleNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickNot Tried0
Picture 1. Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

Visits Details

04 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit to pay my subscription for 2018, surprisingly busy for this time of day. There were a few other ales on offer which I have not listed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Crouch Vale - Anchor Street Porter4.90Excellent
Alechemy - Ritual4.10Excellent
Dark Star - Festival5.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Caveman - Neolithic4.10Not Tried
Rother Valley - Anthem4.30Not Tried
Atom - Blonde Ale4.00Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Magic Rock - Hat-Trick3.70Not Tried
10 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and fairly quiet (except that I made the mistake of sitting near the television).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cloudwater - To Øl Christmas Cake Imperial Stout collaboration brew11.50Excellent
Tyne Bank - Northern Porter4.50Good
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40Good
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - Black Hole Porter5.50Not Tried
Leatherbritches - Dr. Johnson4.00Not Tried
Otley - O1 Original4.00Not Tried
Tap House - Taphouse Gold4.00Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
London Beer Factory - London Session3.80Not Tried
Brass Castle - Ginger Marmalade4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
Wickwar - Falling Star4.20Not Tried
04 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and fairly quiet. Thankfully no bingo this afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cloudwater - To Øl Christmas Cake Imperial Stout collaboration brew11.50ExceptionalSuperb, the best Christmas cake I have had in memory.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Peverel4.50Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
St Austell - HSD5.00Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Devils Dyke Porter5.00Not Tried
Brass Castle - Ginger Marmalade4.50Not Tried
Brass Castle - Hazelnut Mild4.20Not Tried
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman3.50Not Tried
Gipsy Hill - Wayfarer4.60Not Tried
16 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Saturday lunchtime and doing a good trade, the food offering seemed very popular today. Beer prices appear to be £2.60 per pint now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brunswick - Oxymoronic4.80ExcellentAdvertised as a black pale ale, hence its name.
Leatherbritches - Belt & Braces4.80GoodToo much grapefruit taste for my liking.
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not TriedSelling well here today.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Leatherbritches - Dovedale4.40Not Tried
Leatherbritches - Raspberry Belter4.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - HBB3.70Not Tried
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Peakstones (was Peakstones Rock) - Alton Abbey4.50Not Tried
Caveman - Cavedweller5.80Not Tried
Cloudwater - Pale4.10Not Tried
Kew - Sandycombe Gold4.40Not Tried
Tunnel - Percheron Pale3.80Not Tried
Marble - Cinema Beer5.10Not TriedA one off beer produced in collaboration with Northern Ireland distributor Prohibition and the Cinema for All movement. Described as a classic American Amber Ale with American hops, Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial.
12 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and reasonably quiet. A good deal of conversation about the amount of news coverage that the death of David Bowie had received. A superb selection of beers from which to choose, and all at £2.50 per pint. I have not attempted to list them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kew - Petersham Porter4.30ExcellentSuperb tasty and moreish porter. Hints of smokiness, toffee and liquorice.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Made North3.80GoodVery pale and not really to my taste.
Oakham - Gangster4.90Not Tried
14 Dec 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. Last minute enforced change of plan brought me here and I was pleased it had. £2.50 pp across the board for real ales. Bingo night with some healthy cash prizes in action.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Black Lager4.70Excellent
Brentwood - Berry Christmas4.40Excellent
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00Not Tried
Brentwood - Chestnut Stout3.90Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Moorhouse's - White Witch3.90Not Tried
Brentwood - Santa's Paradise3.50Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 1 Blonde4.20Not TriedClip now calls it Fresh Hop Blonde
Caveman - Citra (also badged as The Citra)4.10Not Tried
Roosters - Tenderfoot4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Snowbeard4.00Not Tried
25 Jan 2014 (thebrewingman)
Saturday lunchtime. Excellent selection of ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Cascade Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Moor - So'Hop4.10Excellent
Blackjack - Spring Heeled Jack6.20ExcellentAmber spiced pumkin saison.
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Leatherbritches - Hairy Helmet4.70Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
XT Brewing - No. 4 Mellow Amber3.80Not Tried
Medieval - Crusader4.40Not Tried
Sonnet 43 - American Pale Ale5.40Not TriedWent off as we ordered.
Caveman - Clovis Point Brown 5.20Not Tried
09 Jan 2014 (ChrisE)
Thursday lunch time and mostly regular attendees discussing one topic, namely beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leatherbritches - The Oak4.00ExcellentA good tasty brown ale
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20GoodBitter grapefruit, not really to my taste.
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Wadworth - Bishop's Tipple5.00Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
28 Feb 2013 (HSB)
A gathering to celebrate Chris E's birthday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Offbeat - Out of Step IPA5.80Excellent
Mallinsons - Motueka (Now That's What I Call Hops #6)4.30Excellent
Summer Wine (SWB) - Barista Espresso Stout4.80Excellent
Deeply Vale - Still Walking 3.80Good
Roosters - Dry Hopped Yankee4.30Good
21 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Mid-Day visit, and already quite busy. There were about fifteen different cask ales on offer, I have not attempted to list them all.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brodie's - Big MoFo Stout 10.50ExceptionalAmazing, it reminded me of Courage Imperial Russian Stout at first.
Moor - Amoor4.50Excellent
Brodie's - Bethnal Green Bitter4.00GoodA very bitter bitter.

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About the Dartford Working Men's Club

The pub sign. Dartford Working Men's Club, Dartford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional7
Excellent60
Good34
Acceptable6
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Dartford, Kent, DA1 2AU.

Former CAMRA National Club of the Year, with 15 handpumps constantly dispensing beautifully kept ale from near and far. Ridiculously low prices and a very friendly, convivial atmosphere. Just about the only place worth drinking in Dartford - hence the 12 month waiting list for membership. CAMRA friendly so members may visit and ask to be signed in.

We have visited this pub 28 times, seen 200 different beers and tried 103 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA1 2AU