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The Lanes (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEExceptional1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExceptional1
Romney Marsh - Marsh GoldExcellent1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BramberExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent2
Old Dairy - Uber BrewExcellent2
Kent - ZingiberExcellent1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingExcellent1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #6Excellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2016 with Challenger)Good1
Caveman - NeolithicGood1
Kent - OlicanaGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - MosaicGood2
Rockin Robin - RPAGood1
Dark Star - FestivalGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
Kent - Session PaleAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop MosaicNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - McCanns Harry HopNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good InningsNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthNot Tried0
Kent - The New BlackNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Range Ales - Black OpsNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reliant RobinNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

03 Feb 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I had decided that I did not have enough time available in Dover to do the beer festival justice and would visit a few pubs instead. There were plenty of people I knew here (Leyton Orient have a match in town today), several of whom had reached the same conclusion. I again really enjoyed this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #64.30ExcellentMy kind of thing pale and hoppy with Simcoe, Centennial and Wai-iti hops.
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
02 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
In Dover for the beer festival - rude not to pop in here as well. Busy with comings and goings mainly to and from the festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Uber Brew3.80ExcellentAbsolutely delicious.
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Mosaic4.80AcceptableSeemed a little insipid for a 4.8
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
02 Feb 2018 (Dosser)
Packed before the beer festival
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Mosaic4.80GoodVery nice
14 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- our party of 7 got all the comfy leather seats and settled in for a few bevvies. Busy for all of the couple of hours we were here and two changes of real ales in that time. The death of the English pub has surely been exaggerated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentOpulent indeed.
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50ExcellentAbsolutely delicious and fresh on.
Dark Star - Festival5.00GoodGood - but not in the same class as their lighter ales.
Kent - Olicana4.50GoodNice dry bitterness.
Kent - Session Pale3.70AcceptableRather flowery and oversweet.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin3.70Not Tried
07 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Good chat about beer festivals and the local pub and beer scene.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExceptionalIn one word "Superb". Pity that only a last train home interrupted further quaffing
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
20 Oct 2017 (Jack William)
A Friday bike tour of my two favourite pubs in the area. Late afternoon - a dozen or so regulars most of who I recognised. Good conversation and warm welcome from the hosts as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20ExceptionalA superb APA, perfect balance and top condition.
Old Dairy - Uber Brew3.80ExcellentHoppy, pale ale with a little sweetness. Very good body for a 3.8
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Range Ales - Black Ops4.80Not Tried
26 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Early afternoon - Keith let me take my bike inside as they weren't very busy. Good chat with a couple of other drinkers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentSuperb.
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2016 with Challenger)4.00Good2017 brew obviously - with Challenger hops. Good flavour if a bit "soft" for green hop.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
Kent - The New Black4.80Not Tried
01 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Quick lunchtime stop on a 50 mile cycle - that turned into a bit longer due to an unpredicted thunderstorm. Good conversations plus a bit of a heated exchange with the local CAMRA man (not about beer though).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00ExcellentTop class summer ale.
Caveman - Neolithic4.10Good
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Innings4.60Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
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

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About The Lanes

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent44
Good28
Acceptable5
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 47 times, seen 140 different beers and tried 65 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ