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Shipwrights Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Whitstable - ChallengerExcellent1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent4
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent6
Goacher's - House BeerExcellent6
Goacher's - Shipwrecked (house beer)Excellent3
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent3
Kent - ProhibitionGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood1
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale (now use separate 3.4% entry)Acceptable1
Whitstable - Single Hop Brewers GoldAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Tolly Cobbold - English AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Tolly Cobbold Tolly English AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - Golden AcreNot Tried0
Franklins - Grumpy GuvnorNot Tried0
Hope - SX IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent
Picture 3. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

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
25 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. An exceedingly breezy walk out from Faversham enhanced the appetite for beer. Excellent chat with the landlord, a man who knows his business and what he wants to achieve here. Recently re-opened after flooding. A couple of lady customers chose to sit outside until they returned half frozen!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentIn good form but never a beer I like a lot
Whitstable - Challenger4.40ExcellentLatest single varietal from Whitstable
Goacher's - House Beer3.80GoodA beer brewed specially for here and 3 other pubs and sold under their own names
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
26 Oct 2013 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a mild but windy October Saturday.We sat at a table by the unlit fire with our unruly dogs, and discussed Patterdale terriers with a fellow victim.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - House Beer3.80ExceptionalThe epitome of Goacher's: earthy and dark tasting.
Goacher's - House Beer3.80ExcellentFresh barrel:the earthyness was there, but the freshness and condition held it at bay.
Whitstable - Single Hop Brewers Gold4.40AcceptableGolden and undistinguished.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Greene King - Tolly Cobbold Tolly English Ale2.80Not Tried
26 Jul 2013 (Andrew)
This has to be one of my favorite pubs. The marsh surrounding it is full of life and ancient ways. That, coupled with the creek and the Goachers make it hard to beat. Am I waxing too lyrical if I quote Carly Simon; No body does it better? Probably.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExceptionalRich, thick, roasted GM. Best I've had for years.
Goacher's - House Beer3.80ExceptionalRich marmalade with hints of Dark. Lovely.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentNot my favorite from the Goachers stable but by heck it was good.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
Tolly Cobbold - English Ale2.80Not Tried

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About the Shipwrights Arms

The pub sign. Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional13
Excellent43
Good20
Acceptable6
Poor-

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 29 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7TU