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Shipwrights Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Shipwrecked (house beer)Excellent4
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent7
Goacher's - House BeerExcellent2
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent2
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent4
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)Acceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AlePoor1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Franklins - Grumpy GuvnorNot Tried0
Hope - SX IPANot Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent
Picture 3. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

03 Aug 2017 (Jack William)
Lunchtime. Very busy but not crowded - good to see this pub thriving.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentA gorgeous pint, bright and tasty.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90PoorA bit whiffy and flat. Near the end of the barrel by the tilt on the stillage.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
Goacher's - Shipwrecked (house beer)3.80Not Tried
08 Jul 2017 (Alex )
really hot day, high tide in the creek. Spot of lunch in the beautiful garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellentchocolate malt
01 Jul 2017 (Alex )
Grand day out on the two creeks walk with Steve. First stop of the day. Stunning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellent
Goacher's - Shipwrecked (house beer)3.80Excellent
13 May 2017 (Andrew)
Cam and I had run to the train at Teynham but missed it by 30 seconds. We got a taxi here as we couldn't face sitting in Teynham for a hour waiting for the next train. The Shipwrights was bathed in sunshine and we sat out on the banks of the creek with our Goachers. In the distance was Sheppy and Whitstable.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Shipwrecked (house beer)3.80ExcellentUmm, Goacher's Special!
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40GoodChocolate malt. A touch flat I thought but nice none the less
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
13 May 2017 (Alex )
Saturday afternoon - good time to visit, busy but not crowded. Brilliant location. Excellent views. Could have stayed all day, but needed to get the train back to London.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellentchocolate flavoured mild
Goacher's - Shipwrecked (house beer)3.80Excellent
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Kent - Prohibition4.80Good
07 May 2017 (Andrew)
A lovely warm, charm Sunday afternoon on the Faversham marshes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentAbsolutely cracking
Goacher's - House Beer3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Hope - SX IPA5.50Not Tried
21 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Various debates about walking, part walking and cabbing ended in the latter. By time we left pub was being well patronised given time of year and the cold weather.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentOne word applies - superb
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentOn the Guv's suggestion we had a mixed Mild / 1066 mixed to 5% and it became a superb porter
Goacher's - Shipwrecked (house beer)3.80Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Franklins - Grumpy Guvnor4.50Not Tried
29 Dec 2015 (Andrew)
Came for a walk but started here. Filled up quite quickly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentDry with hints of raisins and a big roasted warming finish.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)3.60AcceptableA little lacking in condition but drinkable
Goacher's - House Beer3.80Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Franklins - Grumpy Guvnor4.50Not Tried
12 Sep 2015 (Andrew)
After leaving the Black Lion at Lynsted we got the train to Faversham and, a bit lazily, a taxi to here. It was a lovely day and we sat on the banks of the creek drinking Goacher's Beers and watching the tide go out. Once done, we stumbled our way back across the marsh, as best I recall.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - House Beer3.80ExcellentLovely combination of light and dark
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentCam had this and I tried it. It was very very good
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40GoodGood condition mild with more coffee than chocolate.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Golden Acre4.00Not Tried
11 Jan 2015 (Andrew)
Very busy which was good to see. The landlord was very friendly,pointing out when a table became free and saying good bye. Wonderful beer line up. Wonderful pub!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalGoacher's Old stands out as a beacon in the sphere of beer. This was just stunningly good. Superb condition and flavours that you could write a poem about.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentReally nice stuff. Had the Old before it so took me a while to shake off those intense flavours but this was just great.
Goacher's - House Beer3.80ExcellentExcellent combo of the Dark and Light flavours of Mr Goacher.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried

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About the Shipwrights Arms

The pub sign. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional13
Excellent47
Good20
Acceptable6
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Faversham, Kent, ME13 7TU.

Ancient white weatherboarded pub out on the Swale creek at Hollowshore, this is a mecca for anyone who likes Kentish beers and marsh countryside. The walk along the creek to the pub is wonderful and good for bird life and views across to the Isle of Sheppey and up to Whitstable. Beers are normally from Goacher's plus occasional guests and feature Goacher's Mild, Shipwrecked (a Goacher's special badged and brewed for the pub) and either Gold Star or Original. A beer lovers' paradise but also with a reputation for good food and has a separate restaurant room. All real ales are served by gravity direct from the casks visible behind the bar.

We have visited this pub 32 times, seen 28 different beers and tried 18 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7TU