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The Black Robin (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent3
Ripple Steam - Classic IPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Rockin Robin - Really RockinExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayExcellent1
Old Dairy - Summer TopGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Purity - Mad GooseGood2
Mad Cat - Mild DisobedienceGood1
Hop Back - Summer LightningGood1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Otter - BitterNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

Visits Details

16 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - diners mostly finished and we had the left bar to ourselves - relaxing listening to some old classics on the sound system - until the landlord sat at the bar and started listening to something else on his phone - time to leave.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentA superb pint in top condition.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
10 Apr 2017 (Brian)
Here for a Monday lunch. The restaurant area was more or less full but the bar empty. Always a friendly welcome here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Purity - Mad Goose4.20GoodVery nice. Clear, clean and bitter.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
04 Sep 2016 (Mick)
A quick one on the way home. Chatted to Tom about beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00ExcellentFresh on and very nice.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
06 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
Mid evening both bars and garden nicely busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Purity - Mad Goose4.20AcceptableI really like this beer - but this was past its best.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 Jul 2016 (Mick)
Here for the Beer and Music Festival, well just the beer really. 13-00 arrival. Became busy as the afternoon wore on. Some of the cider was also very good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30ExcellentVery nice.
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50ExcellentGood, full bodied and well balanced.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentBeer of the day for me. Superb APA, so drinkable.
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00GoodGood, but not as good as I remembered.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90GoodOK
Mad Cat - Mild Disobedience4.00GoodNice but a little light bodied.
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00GoodA bit average.
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60GoodPerfect session ale.
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
26 Jun 2016 (Mick)
Just a few in Sunday tea time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodNice IPA, always tastes a bit sweet to me on the first sip but spot on by the end of the pint.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
25 Jun 2016 (Jack William)
Early evening, quiet in the main bar - large screen showing footie in the side bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
06 Mar 2016 (Mick)
Early evening, a few late dinners and some dog walkers in. Tom said the Gadds was on next and offered to get some from the cellar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentServed on gravity, first pint from the cask, super.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
24 Feb 2016 (Mick)
A few in early, nice relaxed atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExcellentVery nice, fresh on.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
18 Feb 2016 (Mick)
Only us in, talked to Tom about beers in general and Gadds in particular.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Excellentsuper condition, very drinkable.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried

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About The Black Robin

The pub sign. The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent67
Good61
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Kingston, Kent, CT4 6HS.

Reopened after flooding in early 2014. There are three bars, one of which can act as a restaurant or function room or just as a drinking area. A gastro pub found on the outskirts of the village.

We have visited this pub 85 times, seen 53 different beers and tried 46 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 6HS