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The Wheel Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Daleside - NightjarExcellent1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Dry Irish StoutExcellent1
Rudgate - Atlantic CrossingExcellent1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Devon DarknessGood1
Musket - Powder BurnGood1
Rudgate - Pillage PorterGood1
Three Castles - Winter GoldGood1
Springhead - Roaring MegGood1
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Bosuns BestAcceptable1
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark IslandAcceptable1
Loddon - Sunny DazeAcceptable1
Partners - BlondeNot Tried0
Robinsons - WizardNot Tried0
Coastal - Golden GorseNot Tried0
Hop Back - AdmiralNot Tried0
Cotleigh - SorachiNot Tried0
Settle - Dragon FireNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent
Picture 2. The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent

Visits Details

05 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Sheltering from the rain on a miserable Saturday afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loddon - Sunny Daze4.40AcceptablePretty lifeless. Wish I tried one of the other 3 beers
13 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
I had never been here so I decided to pay a visit on a Tuesday lunchtime. Unfortunately I found the place closed with a note on the door to say that as from June 2017 the place will not be open on Monday to Friday lunchtimes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
01 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit to start a short Birchington / Minnis Bay crawl. Few in with much talk of Millwall supporters' reputation. Pleased to be told this pub now regularly opens on Monday evenings.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Bosuns Best4.20AcceptableVery sharp bittering
Hop Back - Admiral3.80Not Tried
Cotleigh - Sorachi4.30Not Tried
Settle - Dragon Fire5.00Not Tried
19 Dec 2016 (Dosser)
Not many in on a miserable Monday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Powder Burn5.00GoodEnjoyable beer.
29 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
My first visit here and I liked it. It has an upstairs too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Daleside - Nightjar4.60ExcellentOld school brown bitter goodness.
Robinsons - Wizard3.70Not Tried
Coastal - Golden Gorse5.60Not Tried
27 May 2016 (Dosser)
Camra meeting. Landlord locked door and left us to it after 9.30. Proper lock in!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Atlantic Crossing5.00ExcellentTasty
24 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
Big crowd in
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Castles - Winter Gold4.90GoodSweet tasting beer
Orkney (Sinclair) - Dark Island4.60AcceptableLast one out but perfectly drinkable
20 Dec 2015 (Dosser)
Good crowd in. No strong un but one dark un
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Pillage Porter4.00GoodNot the kick I would have liked but in good nick
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Bosuns Best4.20Not Tried
29 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. First visit for a long time. Good to see Dosser on CAMRA mag Ale of Thanet distribution duty. He gave me some to take to my next stop. A local gave me accurate bus information too to get to Westbrook.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Springhead - Roaring Meg5.50Good
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Devon Darkness4.20Good
Partners - Blonde3.90Not Tried
29 Oct 2015 (Dosser)
Delivering Ales of the unexpected, and who would be in there delivering hundreds of beer magazines from infinity and beyond but Phil Pirrip. Usual beery chat and he was off like a brides nightie to get a few more pubs in before the last train to oblivion..
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Dry Irish Stout4.20ExcellentFine pint. Most enjoyable.

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About The Wheel Alehouse

The pub sign. The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Excellent10
Good9
Acceptable8
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Website.

The pub is found in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, CT7 9RA.

Shop conversion pub which opened on 11th March 2013. Larger than recent Micropub openings and sells Guinness Surger with an at the bar ultra-sonic processor. Nautical theming with ship models, ornamental ships' wheels and knots / maps / charts. A shop conversion located in the main shopping street Station Road - most recently Cake Art which was a cake decoration shop and prior to that was a dog parlour. A small bar counter faces the entrance and behind that is a door leading to a temperature controlled stillage room with 6 casks on gravity ready or waiting. Real ales, ciders, red / white / rose wines, canned Guinness Surger and limited spirits on sale including local real ales and ciders. Furnishings consist of 2 long bench seats in the front window, high cask on end tables and high chairs at the front and normal height tables and chairs towards the rear. Several seats at the bar counter. There is a steep flight of stairs at the back leading up to a large non-barred area with further normal height tables and chairs and the toilets.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 54 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT7 9RA