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The Cellars Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - American Pale AleExceptional1
Kent - ProhibitionExceptional1
Purple Moose - Snowdonia AleExceptional1
Bedlam - India Pale AleExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutExcellent1
Rockin Robin - RPAExcellent1
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPAExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - HANKExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop OutExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Crate - Golden AleExcellent1
Dark Star - HopheadExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Brew Buddies - SH01 Single Hop Mosaic Pale AleGood1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Caveman - PalaeolithicGood1
Wantsum - BullionGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and Gold Acceptable1
Vale - GravitasNot Tried0
Kent - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Mordue - Northumbrian BlondeNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PorterNot Tried0
Atom - Dark MatterNot Tried0
Cloudwater - Brown AleNot Tried0
Lincoln Green - Hood Best BitterNot Tried0
Kent - Sacred GroundsNot Tried0
Bespoke - The Kings ShillingNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale Ale - ChallengerNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Rudgate - York Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Staggeringly Good - Thai-Ranno Citrus IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead ExtraNot Tried0
Old Dairy - 950 Battle of Hastings 950th Anniversary AleNot Tried0
Salopian - Mixed MetaphorNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Kent - PorterNot Tried0
Peerless - Knee-BucklerNot Tried0
Dark Star - BockNot Tried0

Visits Details

12 Jan 2018 (Jason)
Early afternoon and a couple of others in, soon joined by a half a dozen or so of our Friday Evening Group before heading off to the Rifle Volunteer. My first visit here and I liked the quaintness of the place.
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale3.60ExceptionalThis brewery's beers never disappoint, faultless.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Porter5.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Peerless - Knee-Buckler5.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Bock5.40Not Tried
31 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
Tuesday afternoon and at first I was the only customer but was joined by another soon afterwards. I had a good chat with the barman and enjoyed a BLT sandwich for just £2.50 My only complaint about this place is the uncomfortable stools.
Brew Buddies - SH01 Single Hop Mosaic Pale Ale4.30Good
Dark Star - Hophead Extra5.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - 950 Battle of Hastings 950th Anniversary Ale4.60Not Tried
Salopian - Mixed Metaphor4.50Not Tried
28 Apr 2017 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon and reasonably busy.
Tiny Rebel - HANK4.00Excellent
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
Staggeringly Good - Thai-Ranno Citrus IPA4.00Not Tried
15 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Went here after a Maidstone United game. None of the taxi drivers at Maidstone East station knew where it was even though we had the address! We walked back to the station....Very quiet on a Saturday tea time
Caveman - Palaeolithic3.80Good
Wantsum - Bullion4.50Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and Gold 4.80AcceptableVery harsh
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale Ale - Challenger4.60Not Tried
16 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
A very wet Friday afternoon and quite an effort to get here with having to wade through flooded subways, understandably the pub was quiet this afternoon. Well worth the effort of getting here.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70ExceptionalFantastic, the best pint that I have had of this for some time.
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Good
Bespoke - The Kings Shilling4.20Not Tried
24 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
I almost turned round and left because there was a big sign in the door saying Closed, but fortunately they had just forgotten to turn it round when they opened. Sandwiches are good value at £2.50 so I had a BLT to accompany my pint. Camra discount on ales here, they also accept Wetherspoon vouchers.
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Excellent
Lincoln Green - Hood Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Kent - Sacred Grounds5.10Not Tried
20 Feb 2016 (Tobes)
Like the place in general good ale and seems to have settled in acquiring a solid stream of regulars along with a turn over of ale enthusiasts. I still find the location to be to its detriment if you are drinking in Maidstone you pretty much have to go out of your way to get here.
Crate - Golden Ale3.80Excellent
Bedlam - India Pale Ale4.80Excellent
Atom - Dark Matter4.50Not Tried
Cloudwater - Brown Ale4.80Not Tried
03 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
First visit. Fine selection of quality ales.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExceptionalOutstanding pint
Tiny Rebel - Dirty Stop Out5.00ExcellentTop stout
28 Dec 2015 (thebrewingman)
First ones in at lunchtime so we had plenty of opportunity to chat about beers (and cider). A few more drifted in later.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80ExcellentTasted far better than several I have had recently. Is it because it is well kept?
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50ExcellentIn excellent condition.
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPA4.50ExcellentA very hoppy beer. Nice.
19 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening on 2nd day of opening. Very busy indeed with quite a few self-confessed ale and cider virgins. There will be arguments about if a Micropub can have such a large floor space. Very friendly and enthusiastic owners working flat out tonight. One criticism: needs some soft furnishings and / or sound absorbers on the walls as I found the noise of raised human voices painfully ear shattering at times.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentIn superb nick
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Vale - Gravitas4.80Not TriedRan out
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Not TriedReplaced the Gravitas
Mordue - Northumbrian Blonde4.00Not Tried
Burning Sky - Porter4.80Not Tried

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About The Cellars Alehouse

The pub sign. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DZ.

A new family run alehouse (set up to follow the style of a Micropub) which opened on Friday 18th December 2015 in the cellars of the old Style & Winch Brewery in Buckland Road. Entrance is down steps from the old brewery yard and the pub occupies a large stone floored, low-arched ceilinged cellar. Seating is on benches with high wooden tables. The bar counter is in the far corner and behind it is a glazed door leading to a temperature controlled cellar room where cask ales and ciders / perries are served on gravity dispense.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 42 different beers and tried 22 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME16 0DZ