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The Lanes (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop ContractExcellent1
Old Dairy - Dark SnowExcellent1
Kent - ZingiberExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent3
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry HopExcellent2
Romney Marsh - Marsh GoldExcellent1
Caveman - NeanderthalExcellent1
Kent - SummitGood1
Rockin Robin - RPAGood1
Kent - Session PaleGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleGood1
Pig & Porter - Dream MoreGood1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Autumn AmberNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Educated GuessNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - PenguinNot Tried0
Georges - 8-bit BitterNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Root ThirteenNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Chinook GoldNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Not Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Bexley - Session Golden AleNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Dark LifeNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop MosaicNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

27 Jul 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - pleasantly busy. Conversation about narrowboating with a couple of the Beery Boaters.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Marsh Gold4.10ExcellentMellow - but with a lovely dry after-bite.
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
09 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening, the Lanes were off duty and away.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Zingiber4.10Excellent4½* as pretty much as good as you'll get with this beer
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Good
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Mosaic5.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Gold4.10Not TriedRan out
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry Hop3.70Not TriedAnnoying mix up with Angel & Demons and McCanns names, implying two breweries not just the single one. It just muddies provenance
09 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit, the owners were off duty and the pub was being run by their daughter and son-in-law who were doing a very good job. One of my former work colleagues was having a pint so we had a good chat about how things are going there now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentSuperb dark ale.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry Hop3.70Good
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Gold4.10Not Tried
11 May 2017 (Jack William)
Afternoon after a trip to see the new, very impressive, Banksy nearby. Well patronised, warm welcomes from Debbie and Keith as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caveman - Neanderthal4.40ExcellentA full bodied ruby ale in perfect condition.
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract4.20ExcellentMarked as #2. Cheek suckingly good. Hoppy pale ale with Azzaca and Pekko hops.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90GoodBit bland after the Hop Contract.
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Dark Life4.50Not Tried
07 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - start of a mini crawl to the brewery. Friendly welcome as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70Good
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
Bexley - Session Golden Ale3.60Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Dark Life4.50Not Tried
24 Mar 2017 (Jack William)
Early Friday evening - very busy with plenty of conversations ongoing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Summit4.50GoodLovely singled hopped pale ale with a good back-bite. Very slightly hazy or would have scored excellent.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
02 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last visit, always good for the scamper to the station for a last train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Dark Snow6.50ExcellentNew one on me, apparently a blend of Snow Top and Dark Side of the Moo or so the story goes
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Old Dairy - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Root Thirteen3.60Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Chinook Gold4.90Not Tried
22 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening latish and the usual warm welcome.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Dream More4.20Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Penguin4.70Not Tried
Georges - 8-bit Bitter4.00Not Tried
17 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. The puzzle of ChrisE's forgotten beer(s) here yesterday was solved with help from Debbie.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Excellent4½* and nourishing
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry Hop3.70Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Mad Cat - Educated Guess4.70Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Autumn Amber3.90Not Tried
15 Dec 2016 (Jack William)
Early evening a few in, good chat with landlord Keith. Good choice of beers as usual and the promise of Gadd's Black Pearl coming soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentSuperb.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Autumn Amber3.90Not Tried

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About The Lanes

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent37
Good22
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT17 9AQ.

Street corner Micropub on Worthington Street, located in what was previously Maxwell's Amusements Arcade, which opened on 19th December 2014, a day after full planning permission was granted by Dover District Council - now that is some logistical achievement. Comfortably furnished and carpeted with real ales and ciders served on gravity dispense on 3 level stillage from a temperature controlled cellar room which has a viewing window in the bar. Mix of high tables / stools, settees / low tables plus wall shelves for vertical drinking. Lined glasses in use. 2017 local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year. CAMRA East Kent Pub of the Year 2017.

We have visited this pub 39 times, seen 120 different beers and tried 54 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ