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The Black Dog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Triple fff - Citra SonicExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent1
Mobberley - Boom JuiceExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent3
Gun - Red AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterNot Tried0
Ilkley - Mary JaneNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Heavy Industry - Electric MountainNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Oakham - Dr. PhobiaNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Rudgate - AstridNot Tried0
Rudgate - Wild MildNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Bude - Black RockNot Tried0
Froth Blowers - John Bull's BestNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Springhead - Left LionNot Tried0
Triple fff - Stairway To HeavenNot Tried0
Titanic - SteerageNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Full Nutty JacketNot Tried0
Beachy Head - South Downs AleNot Tried0
Exeter - LightermanNot Tried0
Kelham Island - LegendNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent
Picture 2. The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

Visits Details

12 Aug 2017 (Wittenden)
Pleasantly busy on a Saturday lunchtime.
Triple fff - Citra Sonic4.10ExcellentOatstraw.Rich piney hops.Delicious.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Beachy Head - South Downs Ale4.40Not Tried
Exeter - Lighterman3.50Not Tried
Kelham Island - Legend4.60Not Tried
22 Jul 2017 (Wittenden)
Brief escape from the al fresco consumption of oysters outside in the High Street.
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExceptionalAlways top notch here.Delicious, minty hops.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Triple fff - Stairway To Heaven4.30Not Tried
Titanic - Steerage3.80Not Tried
Kelham Island - Full Nutty Jacket4.30Not Tried
15 Jul 2017 (Alex )
fabulous interior
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Kent - Session Pale3.70Good
08 Jul 2017 (Wittenden)
I needed a walk to ease my backache. Quiet on a sultry Whitstable Saturday afternoon.
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentPale,resinous hops.Poplars.Grand stuff.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not TriedSorely tempted.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Springhead - Left Lion4.00Not Tried
24 Jun 2017 (Wittenden)
My regular end of the farmers market visit.A number of beer lovers appreciatively drinking.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentVery fresh:oranges before becoming marmalade.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Bude - Black Rock5.10Not Tried
Froth Blowers - John Bull's Best4.40Not Tried
10 Jun 2017 (Wittenden)
Very quiet on a quiet Whitstable Saturday noon. A party of elderly beer lovers had passed through.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentSurprisingly I'd never tried this from cask. Grand malty, biscuitty best bitter.Not at all cloying.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Rudgate - Astrid4.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Wild Mild4.00Not Tried
27 May 2017 (Wittenden)
A hot Saturday in East Kent:where better to cool down than the Black Dog?
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentBarley straw, herbaceous hops.Pretty close to perfection.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
13 May 2017 (Wittenden)
A few in on a Saturday lunchtime.
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentThunderingly good.
Gun - Red Ale4.40ExcellentDark Tan.Raspberries.Stalwart.
Heavy Industry - Electric Mountain3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Dr. Phobia5.20Not Tried
22 Apr 2017 (Wittenden)
Early Saturday afternoon for my regular Farmers Market libation.Only a few in.
Mobberley - Boom Juice3.60ExcellentA Tropical Pale Ale.Hops from Kiwi, eh?. Stone fruit and raspberries, followed by a long bitter finish.Light gold in colour.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not TriedResisted temptation.
Ilkley - Mary Jane3.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
08 Apr 2017 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a sunny Whitstable Saturday.Quiet.
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00GoodRemarkably sweet.Woodshavings: not my favourite beer from Tonbridge.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried

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About The Black Dog

The pub sign. The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BB.

Micropub in central Whitstable in the High Street. Formerly a delicatessen called Olivias. Various problems dogged the opening date but it finally opened for business on Sunday 22nd September 2013. A very narrow building with black tiled floor and a traditional bar counter at the back with 5 unused handpumps for decoration only although are however adorned with the current pumpclips, behind which is a viewing panel into the same level cellar where the real ales and ciders are dispensed on gravity stillage. The bar walls are part tiled, part upholstered with a number of pictures hung. High level bench seats are along the full length of both side walls and are accompanied by high tables. The interior has a dark gothic feel. From the bar up one step to pass the entrance to the cellar on the way to the toilet.

We have visited this pub 39 times, seen 101 different beers and tried 42 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 1BB