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The Berry (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Jemima's PitchforkExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BrockExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Long Man - Golden Tipple (4.7% version)Excellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent4
Rudgate - Ruby MildExcellent1
Brighton Bier - Thirty Three Pale AleExcellent1
Long Man - Copper HopExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
Harvey's - Tom PaineGood1
Dark Star - RedheadGood1
Grainstore - CalcuttaAcceptable1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers BitterNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Skinner's - PorthlevenNot Tried0
Skinner's - LushingtonsNot Tried0
Cairngorm - Sheepshagger's GoldNot Tried0
Skinner's - Heligans HoneyNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Bays - Jingle AleNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - EvaNot Tried0
Wylam - GalatiaNot Tried0
Oakham - Dr. PhobiaNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - No. 1 Strong PaleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Oz BombNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Berry, Walmer, Kent
Picture 2. The Berry, Walmer, Kent

Visits Details

09 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Made it at last! Late afternoon - a handful at the bar and a very fine selection of ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentI had this after the Dark Star APA expecting it to be inferior, in particular due to its ABV. It was anything but - a really hoppy, full bodied beer in top condition.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Oz Bomb4.70Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried
26 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Still on my wish list. After failing to find this place a couple of times with a sat nav in the past I made doubly sure I knew where it was and cycled 20 miles to get there at 1230 today - only to find it doesn't open until 1400 on a Tuesday. My fault - misread the opening times on What Pub. Odd, every other day of the week it opens at 1200 or earlier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
03 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening and the quietist I have known it. Impressive range of ales and ciders.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Eva4.50Not Tried
Wylam - Galatia3.90Not Tried
Oakham - Dr. Phobia5.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - No. 1 Strong Pale5.20Not Tried
05 Jun 2016 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a June Sunday. My first visit here for a quick taste after a plant fair. Had an interesting chat with the Guv about Sussex breweries.Not all beers available listed below.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentWonderfully flavoursome for the ABV.Assertive hops: a classic.
Long Man - Golden Tipple (4.7% version)4.70ExcellentNice change to see the malting barley referenced. Tropical and Christmas fruits. Bitter sweet.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
29 May 2016 (Dosser)
A fine selection of ales as always. Made me wish Id taken the train so just a half here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brock4.10ExcellentQuality creamy stout.
12 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and a good crowd in including Ian of this site.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Good
Grainstore - Calcutta3.90AcceptableVery pale, thin and bitter, nothing to write home about.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
23 Dec 2015 (Mick)
Comfortably busy, good crowd in, good beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70ExcellentPerfect pint of this sublime ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Bays - Jingle Ale4.00Not Tried
11 Sep 2015 (Mick)
First visit on our afternoon tour. Quiet, friendly pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70ExcellentServed in perfect condition.
Brighton Bier - Thirty Three Pale Ale3.30ExcellentSuperb. Pale and happy. Very good for 3.3 abv.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter4.10Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Skinner's - Porthleven4.80Not Tried
Skinner's - Lushingtons4.20Not Tried
Cairngorm - Sheepshagger's Gold4.50Not Tried
Skinner's - Heligans Honey4.00Not Tried
25 Jul 2015 (Dosser)
After many years we finally make it. 11 handpumps, 9 beers on, 5 craft ales. A fine pub. If only I wasnt driving!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Tom Paine5.50GoodTypical Harveys beer
Dark Star - Redhead3.70GoodNew beer without the usual hoppiness.
Tiny Rebel - Urban IPA5.50Not Tried
24 Jun 2015 (thebrewingman)
Lunchtime visit after walking from Walmer Castle. A real pub with real people who talk to you. Impressive range of beers including craft keg.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Excellent
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Excellent
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20Excellent
Kite (see and use entry now for Glamorgan) - Jemima's Pitchfork4.40ExcellentBlond beer with citra and eldorado hops.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried

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About The Berry

The pub sign. The Berry, Walmer, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional5
Excellent48
Good29
Acceptable19
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Walmer, Kent, CT14 7EQ.

In Canada Road this used to be the Green Beret and full of soldiers from the barracks over the road. Now the barracks have been sold off for new houses and the pub has changed its character. Re-named The Green Berry for a while and now The Berry. L- shaped bar and room. Front room for seating and darts, pool table in the rear. Brick bar has 11 handpumps. What's coming soon is on the blackboard to the left of the bar. Pump clips around the top of the walls show some of the guest beers already tried. Patio at rear for smokers and better weather. The pub has won Pub of the Year for Deal, Dover, Sandwich and District CAMRA for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. CAMRA East Kent Pub Of The Year 2011, 2013 and 2014. CAMRA Kent Pub of the Year 2013. There is a main beer festival in February, a cider festival in May and a foreign beer festival in October.

We have visited this pub 40 times, seen 153 different beers and tried 75 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT14 7EQ