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Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - Alsace GoldExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Banks's - MildExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordExcellent2
Breakwater - Samphire GoldExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleExcellent2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord MarplesExcellent1
Caveman - PalaeolithicExcellent2
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonExcellent2
Tír Dhá Ghlas - Jolly RogerGood1
Loddon - Ferryman's GoldGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent India Pale AleGood1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Romney Marsh - Cinque PorterGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Yates' (Isle of Wight) (some beers brewed at Goddards) - Undercliff ExperienceGood1
Farriers Arms - 1606Acceptable1
Bluestone (Pembrokeshire) - RockhopperAcceptable1
Rudgate - Grain StormAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAPoor1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Abbeydale - MoonshineNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Easy RiderNot Tried0
Acorn - Old Moor PorterNot Tried0
Acorn - Barnsley BitterNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild SwanNot Tried0
Abbeydale - BrimstoneNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pride of SheffieldNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Rother Valley - Level BestNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Hoppin RobinNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin (superseded by 3.7% version)Not Tried0
Tír Dhá Ghlas - Pigs Ear (a.k.a. Pigs Ear Summer Ale)Not Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Pilgrim - Progress Best BitterNot Tried0
Derwent Rose - Coast 2 CoastNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - StormstayNot Tried0
Bespoke - Money For Old RopeNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Moorhouse's - Black Cat MildNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford DG Dunstable GiantNot Tried0
Rudgate - VikingNot Tried0
Box Steam - Piston BrokeNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Fuller's - ESBNot Tried0
Jennings - Cumberland AleNot Tried0
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Thwaites - Original Not Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - RedNot Tried0
Marston's - Saddle TankNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

09 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
Opening time on the first day of the annual Roger Marples Beer Festival, a few teething troubles but a really nice atmosphere and some excellent beef rolls. A lot of familiar faces in here by the time I left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Banks's - Mild3.50ExcellentVery good traditional Mild Ale, I had a second one of these.
Breakwater - Samphire Gold4.20Excellent
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Good
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Fuller's - ESB5.50Not Tried
Jennings - Cumberland Ale4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Thwaites - Original 3.60Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Red4.20Not Tried
Marston's - Saddle Tank3.80Not Tried
28 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
4 pm - place was overrun by people for a retirement bash - MINE! Great time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50PoorDisappointing - well past it's best.
28 Oct 2016 (Jack William)
Mini beer festival - all beers at £2.50 a pint. Not very busy early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bluestone (Pembrokeshire) - Rockhopper3.90AcceptablePleasant enough, malty.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Black Cat Mild3.40Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford DG Dunstable Giant4.40Not Tried
Rudgate - Viking3.80Not Tried
Box Steam - Piston Broke4.50Not Tried
10 May 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon upstairs for Dave Green's wake. Casks of Skrimshander and Incubus gratefully consumed off gravity dispense by self-service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
04 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
Day one of the annual Roger Marples Beer Festival, quiet at first but the place soon filled up. I met up with a lot of people that I know. Beers as already listed by Jack William plus the usual ales at the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodOn handpump behind the bar.
Yates' (Isle of Wight) (some beers brewed at Goddards) - Undercliff Experience4.10Good
Tír Dhá Ghlas - Jolly Roger3.70GoodI always have to have one of these in memory of the late Roger Marples, a good session beer sponsored by Cullins Yard, home of the Tír Dhá Ghlas brewery.
Romney Marsh - Cinque Porter4.20GoodSponsored by The Lanes Micropub, A good tasty porter.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
04 Mar 2016 (Jack William)
1st day of the 2016 Roger Marples beer festival. Moderately busy - sunny views. Free entry and all festival beers at just £2.50 pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Loddon - Ferryman's Gold4.40GoodReverted to a familiar brew for a very nice pint in excellent condition.
Farriers Arms - 16063.70AcceptablePleasant enough.
Rudgate - Grain Storm3.60AcceptableDespite the description "hints of honey and cedar" I found it very plain.
Yates' (Isle of Wight) (some beers brewed at Goddards) - Undercliff Experience4.10Not Tried
Pilgrim - Progress Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Derwent Rose - Coast 2 Coast5.00Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Stormstay5.00Not Tried
Bespoke - Money For Old Rope4.80Not Tried
Tír Dhá Ghlas - Jolly Roger3.70Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Cinque Porter4.20Not Tried
07 Mar 2015 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon on a glorious sunny day. The beer festival seemed very popular and beers were starting to run out. The Harvey's Sussex Bitter was the first to go.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00ExcellentDelicious, I think I may have got the last one before it ran out.
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00Excellent
Caveman - Palaeolithic3.80Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not TriedRan out.
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00Not Tried
Farriers Arms - 16063.70Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin (superseded by 3.7% version)4.20Not Tried
Tír Dhá Ghlas - Pigs Ear (a.k.a. Pigs Ear Summer Ale)3.70Not Tried
06 Mar 2015 (Jack William)
First day of the Roger Marples beer festival - in memory of the man. Early evening - plenty of drinkers enjoying the ambience - rather chilly on the flimsily clad "front porch" where the racked ales are being kept. But good friendly service and at £2.50 a pint for all beers this should go well over the weekend.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00ExcellentSponsored by our very own ChrisE - nice choice - I'm not a dark man usually but had to try this - a great body and a taste like an old ash tray - in a good way!
Caveman - Palaeolithic3.80ExcellentI really liked this - great body and hoppy flavour for the ABV.
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00GoodTasting notes said lemon balm, honey and blackcurrant - sounded like a cold cure - but tasted like a good beer with fruity notes.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Rother Valley - Level Best4.00Not Tried
Farriers Arms - 16063.70Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Hoppin Robin3.70Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin (superseded by 3.7% version)4.20Not Tried
Tír Dhá Ghlas - Pigs Ear (a.k.a. Pigs Ear Summer Ale)3.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Alsace Gold4.00Not Tried
02 Mar 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
2nd day of The Roger Marples Beer Festival held to celebrate the life of a local CAMRA founding father and bar steward / Secretary at the Club who passed away last year. 21 beers and 3 ciders - most on gravity in an outside marquee attached to the bar. An oak bench has been commissioned for outside veranda use simply plaqued "Roger A. Marples English Gentleman". The spicy pickled eggs were of an especially tummy warming recipe.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00ExcellentLeft a lingering sweetness on the lips
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentFull flavoured which lived through the pickled eggs
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent India Pale Ale6.50GoodSome haze but substantial body yet subtle hopping
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Abbeydale - Moonshine4.30Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Kelham Island - Easy Rider4.30Not Tried
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Not TriedHad run out
Acorn - Barnsley Bitter3.80Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wild Swan3.50Not Tried
Abbeydale - Brimstone3.90Not Tried
Farriers Arms - 16063.70Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pride of Sheffield4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Tír Dhá Ghlas - Jolly Roger3.70Not TriedSold out
02 Mar 2013 (HSB)
Beer festival and dedication of a bench in the memory of the late Roger Marples. A good turnout for both reasons.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Lord Marples4.00Excellent
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Excellent
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good

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About the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club

The pub sign. Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent27
Good20
Acceptable3
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 1LA.

You must be a member or know a member to sign you into this club. However, once you are in, the view over the harbour is excellent. Very relaxed club atmosphere with a corner bar and well spaced out tables and chairs for seating. Well maintained club bar with 3 handpumps. Occasional beer festivals.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 69 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1LA