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Ales Of The Unexpected (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Weltons - Real OldExcellent1
Cottage - Merchant NavyGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Partners - Stout and AboutGood1
Romney Marsh - Marsh GoldGood1
Mighty Oak - Newspaper TaxisGood1
Springhead - BarebonesGood1
Range Ales - Black OpsGood1
Village Brewer (contract brewed at Hambleton) - Old Raby AleGood1
Mr Grundy's - TrenchfootAcceptable1
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Hopping Mad Acceptable2
Weltons - TwelvetreesAcceptable1
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Devon DarknessNot Tried0
Loddon - RB Reading BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent
Picture 2. Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

Visits Details

05 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
1 hour to get here by bus from the wheel. Buses are rubbish and too many micros shut on a Saturday.
Range Ales - Black Ops4.80GoodInteresting ale served at the correct temperature
01 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
Big crowd in. Lots of noise. Strange place to hold a camra meeting. Nice spread provided.
Romney Marsh - Marsh Gold4.10GoodNice pint. Strongest one on offer.
15 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
Start of our pub crawl of Margate.
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Good
20 Feb 2016 (Ian)
I like this pub, 10 mins walk from Margate station away from central Margate. In a parade of shops you have a long narrow pub that is slightly quirky and I like the maps on the walls.
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Hopping Mad 4.00AcceptableBrown bitter. OK though.
20 Feb 2016 (Andrew)
Second to last pub. Was dark by now with a faint drizzle in the air. The pub was quiet with only 3 others in. We sat near the front and looked at the maps on the wall.
Mr Grundy's - Trenchfoot3.80AcceptableFlat malty brown bitter that inexplicably Ian liked a lot
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Hopping Mad 4.00AcceptableA brown bitter with a hint of citrus hop
Loddon - RB Reading Best4.00Not Tried
24 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
Carl was missing but ample staff filling in.
Village Brewer (contract brewed at Hambleton) - Old Raby Ale4.80GoodGood dark un
27 Nov 2015 (Dosser)
Few in. Heard Carls new pub in addington street is opening this evening
Mighty Oak - Newspaper Taxis4.30Good
11 Nov 2015 (Dosser)
Great beers as always
Cottage - Merchant Navy4.70Good
Partners - Stout and About3.90GoodNew beer
04 Nov 2015 (Dosser)
Wonderful beers, fantastic landlord who is so pro real ale.
Weltons - Real Old5.30ExcellentSooo gooood
29 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Beery Steve had got here before me to deliver the latest CAMRA mag Ale of Thanet.
Springhead - Barebones4.70Good
Weltons - Twelvetrees6.50AcceptableNot really to my taste after an enticing taster. A saison
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Devon Darkness4.20Not Tried

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About the Ales Of The Unexpected

The pub sign. Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Westbrook, Kent, CT9 5AX.

Another Thanet Micropub opened on the evening of Friday 23rd August 2013. Run by Carl and Nancy. On Canterbury Road near the former Royal Sea Bathing Hospital site - a brisk 7 minutes walk from Margate railway station and on bus routes. A family run shop conversion from previous use as an antiques shop and before that a fishmonger. At the street end of the building the layout is normal height tables, chairs and benches. The bar counter is at the back in a more sparsely furnished area where the unisex toilet is also located. Real ale, cider and wine are sold. Real ale and cider are dispensed on gravity from casks set up on a fixed wooden stillage in a back room behind the bar counter, in a temperature controlled daylightless room. At November 2015 the opening hours are: Monday to Friday 1700-2200; Saturday 1200-1500, 1700-2200; Sunday 1200-1530.

We have visited this pub 29 times, seen 60 different beers and tried 39 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 5AX