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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - BroadsideExcellent2
Rudgate - Ruby MildExcellent2
Black Sheep - Best BitterGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood3
Ringwood - BoondoggleGood1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Banks's - MildNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent
Picture 2. The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent

Visits Details

02 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
A sunny Saturday lunchtime and like a licensed fish and chip restaurant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
31 Mar 2018 (Trevor)
Arrived at noon and the place was already very busy and stayed that way throughout our visit. We enjoyed our cod and chips and had pleasant service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodTasty and in good condition
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
07 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Two of us were travelling in a preserved London Transport RF bus from New Romney to Dungeness and back when we had a word with the conductor and driver to see if we could be dropped off at the Pilot and picked up 30 minutes later on their way back. This was agreed, and as they are all dedicated Harvey's drinkers they were quite envious when we told them how good the Harvey's was in the pub. The pub itself was like a huge fish and chips café with beer, but it does retain some nice original features such as Ringing the Bull although it would have been impossible to play with a family (including small baby) sitting at a table in front of the bull.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodGood, a pity that we only had time for one.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
01 Sep 2014 (Trevor)
Busy with lunchtime eaters for our visit with 2 grandchildren who, like us, enjoyed their fish and chip meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
16 Aug 2014 (Trevor)
We went with my granddaughter for a fish and chip meal - the pub speciality - at just after noon when the place was busy. About 10 minutes later the place was packed. Our meal was fine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
08 Sep 2013 (Alenomore)
14:30 visit. Came here via a classic bus and the RH&D Light Railway, as part of their annual bus rally. First visit and busy as ever with diners on what was a really pleasant day out all round. The steam railway ride was pure nostalgia too.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Mild3.50Not Tried
02 Aug 2013 (Trevor)
We arrived at 12:30 and the place was already busy and by the time we left after a very satisfying fish and chips around an hour later there was not a seat to be had in the place. Pleasant and helpful service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40ExcellentRich nutty flavoured.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
27 Jul 2012 (Andrew)
Had the day off so we visited the marsh. Misty day but roasting. Got to the pub at 12:30 and it was already busy with mainly elderly customers and the occasional baby. On the stereo, and just audible over the general murmur, was ACDC's Back in Black. Must come here more often.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40GoodRoasted malt and quite rich
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
28 Jan 2012 (Trevor)
We thought we were going to be reasonably early for our lunchtime visit but the place was half full at 12:15 and was totally full when we left at 13:30. Nonetheles we had a good fish meal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70ExcellentVery good condition and enjoyable
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
23 Aug 2011 (Andrew)
Wet and windy was the marsh. Isabel wanted to visit a lighthouse so we took her to the big black and white one at Dungeness and stopped off at the pilot for lunch.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodA nice pint.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried

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About The Pilot

The pub sign. The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good10
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Dungeness, Kent, TN29 9NJ.

Situated right next to the sea on the shingle headland that is Dungeness. This pub is renowned for its fish and chips.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 14 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN29 9NJ