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Carpenters Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopExcellent1
Kent - KGBGood1
Nethergate Growler - Stour Valley GoldGood1
Milestone - Shine OnGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Grainstore - Rutland OspreyGood1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzGood1
Romney Marsh - American PaleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Cross Bay - VesperGood1
Rudgate - Ruby MildGood1
Canterbury Brewers - German RedGood1
Milestone - English RoseGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - JoderunnerNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Romney Marsh - Rye MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent
Picture 2. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Visits Details

26 Jun 2018 (Jack William)
Evening visit, a good crowd of regulars in. BEER FESTIVAL here this weekend starting Friday 29 June. The pub will be open all day from noon on all 3 days. Village fete on the green opposite on Friday evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80AcceptableA little hazy.
29 May 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening. A handful of regulars. Landlady preoccupied with posters for their beer festival at the end of June.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10GoodNice, crisp bitterness.
Romney Marsh - Rye Mild3.20Not Tried
09 May 2018 (Jack William)
Evening, book club, a few in. New ale since Monday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80GoodNice session ale.
Canterbury Brewers - German Red5.20GoodNew one for me - had the red rye bite and dry aftertaste.
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Not Tried
07 May 2018 (Jack William)
Good number of old and new faces on this glorious bank holiday Monday evening. The duck pond opposite was being enjoyed by a number of customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
11 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Mid evening book club visit. Dozen or so in. Usual jolliness from Dad and indifference from Daughter behind the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Shine On4.00GoodA tasty refreshing pale ale.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
06 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening, quite busy inside and out in some weak sunshine. Coal fire going still.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - English Rose4.50Good
Nethergate Growler - Stour Valley Gold4.20GoodFresh on, a little hazy.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Joderunner4.00Not TriedJust missed this limited edition charity pale ale. By all accounts it was very good.
20 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
First in just after 5 - but more than a dozen regulars in within an hour. Good natured, wide ranging conversation as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50GoodGood winter warmer.
Cross Bay - Vesper3.80GoodPump clip has a dominant NWA mark “New World Ale”. Peachy.
08 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening- Colin behind the bar and coping well with a good turn out of regulars.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentFresh on and in top nick.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Good
23 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - quiet - but two roaring log fires on the go and free cookies on the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20ExcellentDelicious and in top condition.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40GoodVery tasty mild belying it’s 4.4 strength.
15 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - quiet, just the 4 of us.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Grainstore - Rutland Osprey4.00Good
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Good

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About the Carpenters Arms

The pub sign. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent34
Good57
Acceptable18
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The pub is found in Coldred, Kent, CT15 5AJ.

A rare 2 bar survivor of a traditional village boozer with roaring fires when appropriate. This pub is listed in the CAMRA National Inventory of unspoilt pubs. The pub boasts three skittle teams using the outdoor skittle alley. The landlady, Daphne Fagg (85) had been running the pub for over forty years until she recently passed away and the pub is now run by her son Colin. The pub does not normally open at lunchtimes, except by prior arrangement. Real ales sold via three active handpumps and bartop casks on gravity stillage. Dover, Deal & Sandwich CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2015.

We have visited this pub 57 times, seen 93 different beers and tried 77 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 5AJ