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The Mash Tun (Midland Micropubs Ltd)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Hockley SoulGood1
Breakwater - Black EnsignExcellent1
Breakwater - Dockers PorterExceptional1
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:7Good2
Hopdaemon - House Beer (For The Mash Tun)Good3
Old Dairy - Gold TopGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale AleExcellent1
Red Star - Havana MoonExcellent1
Weltons - American Graffiti AleExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Over the TopNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - RedNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
North Blyth - Battleship Wharf StoutNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Jazz TopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Chinook Porter Love MedicineNot Tried0
Red Star - Formby BlondeNot Tried0
Reedley Hallows - Monkholme PremiumNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowNot Tried0
Weltons - Old HarryNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

10 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and a good crowd in.
Breakwater - Black Ensign3.20Excellent
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Jazz Top4.20Not Tried
02 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening given 2030 hours. Place in darkness yet opening hours in window say open until 10pm. No other notice of reason for closure. Annoying for what is a destination Micropub.
16 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and some interesting conversations among the customers.
Breakwater - Dockers Porter4.10ExceptionalSo good that I couldn't wait for the brewery tap to open later on.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Good
Reedley Hallows - Monkholme Premium4.20Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Hockley Soul4.20Not TriedThis ran out and was replaced by Breakwater Dockers.
Pig & Porter - Chinook Porter Love Medicine6.00Not Tried
10 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening and solace after the blasting noise of the Rack of Ale. Dutch fellow and a Brit who has worked in Dutch apple farming were knocking back 8% Turners Russet like it had gone out of fashion.
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30GoodA distinctive full on flavour
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Hockley Soul4.20GoodNice soft tasting stout. Apparently a new brewing outfit in Capel-le-Ferne which I had not heard of despite its website saying it has brewed since 2015. Both here and nearby The Lanes have been supplied and sold the beers. Whether it is some sort of cuckoo brewer or contract brewing arrangement or full on brewer will no doubt become apparent
Reedley Hallows - Monkholme Premium4.20Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Red4.20Not Tried
03 Nov 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, a good chat with Kathryn and Peter plus a few locals. I was informed that Peter and Kathryn are planning to move on in about a year and are looking for someone to take over the business. They assured me that this information was not given in confidence as they want the right sort of people to know that the business will become available.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale Ale4.00Excellent
01 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. A touring family was in the pub and the young daughter stood up and sang playing banjo, guitar, mouth organ (busker style) and bagpipes. Worthy of and got great applause all round.
Weltons - American Graffiti Ale4.50ExcellentDon't normally give Welton house room but this was a most flavoursome pint
Hopdaemon - House Beer (For The Mash Tun)3.80AcceptablePretty average I thought
Weltons - Old Harry5.20Not Tried
16 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
My first time in Dover for many years (since the old overnight ferry to Oostende ceased in fact). Iím in this lovely little pub just after noon and there are only two customers in ahead of me. It turns out that I know both of them, so we quickly plan a little pub crawl.
Hopdaemon - House Beer (For The Mash Tun)3.80GoodA good-quality Bitter.
Hopdaemon - Over the Top5.20Not Tried
North Blyth - Battleship Wharf Stout4.00Not Tried
04 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunch time visit, I had a good chat with Peter and Kathryn. A good choice of ales but I did not note them all down.
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:74.50Good
29 Feb 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening and last (4th stop) on a leap year birthday bash bus trip for ChrisE. Finally Happy Birthday was sung in unison prompted by Guv Peter from his pulpit. The house beer is aptly named Pulpit Ale but not badged as such yet.
Hopdaemon - House Beer (For The Mash Tun)3.80GoodNice and clean tasting bitter
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:74.50GoodSurpringly sour hopped. Not sure how this taste style has become so popular
Red Star - Formby Blonde3.90Not Tried
North Blyth - Battleship Wharf Stout4.00Not Tried
28 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Early evening, we were hungry so we took advantage of the facility to have a take-away pizza from the restaurant next door.
Red Star - Havana Moon4.20Excellent
Nethergate Growler - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - House Beer (For The Mash Tun)3.80Not Tried

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About The Mash Tun

The pub sign. The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Micropub situated close to the Market Square in Dover in the premises previously occupied by Pier Three. It has comfortable chairs (including several chesterfields) plus tables and chairs at the side. The pub has a 200 years old church pulpit instead of a bar. The licensees have stated an intention to set up a micro-brewery at the rear but it has not, to date, come to fruition. Has become renowned for its cask ales and a wide range of real ciders and perries, all sold under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the pulpit bar.

We have visited this pub 25 times, seen 52 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1JH

This pub was formally know as the Pier Three.