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The Butchers Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Über BrewExceptional1
Adnams - BroadsideExcellent1
Hope - SX PaleExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent2
Oakham - JHBExcellent2
Old Dairy - Silver TopExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopExcellent1
Oakham - CitraGood1
Old Dairy - Gold TopGood1
Hopdaemon - RedGood1
Mighty Oak - Maldon GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - Wild HopNot Tried0
Fuller's - ESBNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Dark Star - APA Harvest HopNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - UberNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent
Picture 2. The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

Visits Details

17 Aug 2017 (Jason)
Lunchtime and first stop on our way to Herne Bay. We decided to stay longer than planned as it would have been rude not to. Two other gentlemen plus another two joined us in the convivial atmosphere as always.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentRich, full bodied and flavoursome hence stayed on this.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Uber3.80Not Tried
21 Jul 2017 (Andrew)
A swift visit after the Kent Beer Festival. Martyn was on good form and told me all about the Micropub guide book.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80ExceptionalThis was top stuff!
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Dark Star - APA Harvest Hop4.70Not Tried
01 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday just after the evening opening time, I had a good chat with Martyn before the pub got busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
22 Apr 2017 (Andrew)
Ian and I walked down from the First and Last and managed to get a seat. Martyn was ill unfortunately; it isn't the same without him!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - JHB3.80ExcellentRefreshingly good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
16 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening trip. A few in but usual good banter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Oakham - Citra4.20Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
18 Feb 2017 (Andrew)
Great as always although by this stage of the night I probably wasn't entirely coherent. There was also a 5.2% beer called Silver Ho which was a mix of Silver Top and Tally Ho!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hope - SX Pale3.90Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
15 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. A churn of customers as we sat there. Guv not in top form with toothache following bouts of virus and gout.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50ExcellentHead, condition, temperature all right so bliss
Hopdaemon - Red4.20GoodGood condition but not to my taste
Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Wild Hop4.80Not Tried
24 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Bus from outside Parkerville to front door of Butchers with maximum of 15 yards of walking. Quiet tonight but a former pub licensee from London told us a thing or two about the foibles of Pubcos.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Good
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
08 Jul 2016 (Andrew)
The chaps from work eventually phoned me as I was on the bus from the Two Smoking Barrels. I met them in the Butchers! Good fun.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentHad a few of these!
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
06 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Early doors before 12:00 and the full session until just after official closing for the afternoon. A very good conversation with Martyn on various subjects to do with beer, pubs and campaigning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Excellent
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried

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About The Butchers Arms

The pub sign. The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional232
Excellent386
Good75
Acceptable13
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Herne, Kent, CT6 7HL.

Once the Canterbury Beer Shop selling beer straight from the cask. It is now a pub (with the same owner as before) and still does off-sales which is fantastic! Voted CAMRA Kent Pub of the Year in 2008 and East Kent CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2009 (...and not surprisingly). Regarded universally as the first Micropub, which has spawned many similar ventures in East Kent and throughout the UK. Real ales are kept on gravity dispense in a cold room to the right and you will view this when you walk through it to the unisex toilet at the rear. Displays a Micropub Association Certificate of Registration warranting, annually, that it adheres to the tenets and ethics of the Association's definition of a Micropub.

We have visited this pub 349 times, seen 151 different beers and tried 124 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 7HL