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Carpenters Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rudgate - Parcel O’ RoguesExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopExcellent2
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzGood1
Grainstore - Rutland OspreyGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Cross Bay - VesperGood1
Romney Marsh - American PaleGood1
Milestone - English RoseGood1
Rudgate - Ruby MildGood1
Rudgate - Battle AxeGood1
Nethergate Growler - Stour Valley GoldGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Good1
Milestone - Rich RubyGood1
Milestone - Shine OnGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Romney Marsh - Rye MildGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - JoderunnerNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent
Picture 2. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Visits Details

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grainstore - Rutland Osprey4.00Good
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Good
21 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
A rare lunchtime opening due to the “winter wobbler” 5 mile walk (in very wintry weather conditions). I just came early for the Uberhop. Same other two beers on from Friday’s visit as well.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20GoodStrange choice to brew this very summery ale only In January. But very nice all the same.
19 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - a few regulars in. Gadd’s Uberhop is next on.
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20GoodTrad bitter in good nick.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20GoodA fruity ruby. Good winter warmer.
10 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Evening - a good few familiar faces.
Rudgate - Parcel O’ Rogues4.10ExcellentLovely beer in very good condition - no idea about the name though.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
08 Nov 2017 (Jack William)
Evening for the Literary Society meeting (book club). The pub was packed - over 20 in - lovely atmosphere.
Milestone - Rich Ruby4.50Good
Romney Marsh - Rye Mild3.20GoodAquired taste - but very pleasant in the end with the rye bite.

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About the Carpenters Arms

The pub sign. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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 53 times, seen 88 different beers and tried 72 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 5AJ