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The Flippin' Frog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Whitstable - East India Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - Black GoldExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent1
Revolutions - The Killing MoonExcellent1
Boutilliers - Smoked Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2016)Excellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialGood2
Kent - Old JamaicaGood1
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)Good1
Old Dairy - Silver TopGood1
Kent - Dark Horse Liquorice StoutGood1
Boutilliers - KölschAcceptable1
Romney Marsh - Rye MildAcceptable1
Whitstable - CitraAcceptable1
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Weird Beard - California CommonNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slow Black StoutNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Colchester - Double Drop Oatmeal MildNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Burlington BertieNot Tried0
Breakwater - Cow JuiceNot Tried0
Lister's - Westmorland Dark MildNot Tried0

Visits Details

14 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Cosy homely feel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Acceptable
Boutilliers - Kölsch5.20Acceptable
Mighty Oak - Burlington Bertie3.90Not Tried
Breakwater - Cow Juice4.20Not Tried
14 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening. Almost everybody is eating and the food looks and smells great. But I have very limited time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentJust my cup of tea this one. Golden, floral hops, quite dry.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Burlington Bertie3.90Not Tried
Boutilliers - Kölsch5.20Not Tried
Breakwater - Cow Juice4.20Not Tried
Lister's - Westmorland Dark Mild3.70Not Tried
04 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit, only Mrs Frog in situ tonight. 2 groups in playing a card game and a wooden construction poser game.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Revolutions - The Killing Moon4.50ExcellentFresh cask, first out too, of this treacle toffee brown ale in a firkin on the bar counter top
Kent - Dark Horse Liquorice Stout4.90GoodTasty liquorice stout
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Colchester - Double Drop Oatmeal Mild3.50Not TriedOn last knockings
17 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit just after the food had stopped being served. The wooden 2 tier ale cask stillage has been moved through 90° behind the bar counter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)4.80GoodFresh cask on today, lots of mouthfeel
Romney Marsh - Rye Mild3.20Acceptable
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
08 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. The Guvs are en vacances. Intense chat with a chap about the state of modern brewing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10GoodDespite the usual shortcomings of cooled cask jackets this was at a quite acceptable temperature and all the flavours came through, good enough to have a second
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50Not Tried
02 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Iíve been to a few of these Micropubs now (some which meet the definition and some which do not) and have liked some more than others. This one is great and I caught it at a good time with live music in the bar. Afterwards I had to question my sanity/sobriety when it took 25 minutes to find Rochester station, which has migrated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Gold4.00Excellent
Boutilliers - Smoked Oatmeal Stout4.40ExcellentI thought this was great. Black and creamy and very smoky.
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
12 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Welcome oasis from the damp uninviting weather. Friendly buzz inside. The Guv's cask jacket cooler had failed but the beers were still OK.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10ExcellentIn lovely nick and full of flavour
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Good
Whitstable - Citra4.40AcceptableNo real Citra hit, perhaps a bit tired
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slow Black Stout5.10Not Tried
20 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Failed evening visit with a train delay meaning I arrived as the last were leaving and the keys were jangling for lock up time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
06 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. I have only just noticed the wooden rural looking custom built stillage which replaced the original temprary one. Ciders now kept in a fridge out the back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2016)4.80ExcellentSpot on
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
19 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here, a really good friendly atmosphere. I expect to come here again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00ExcellentA good traditional bitter in fine form.
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Weird Beard - California Common5.50Not TriedA collaboration brew with Pig & Porter.

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About The Flippin' Frog

The pub sign. The Flippin' Frog, Rochester, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent7
Good5
Acceptable8
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Rochester, Kent, ME1 1BT.

Cask ale and cider bar / café which opened on 19th December 2015 in the former Pizza Romana premises on a high pavement at the eastern end of the High Street, really nearer Chatham. Could be a Micropub but for its significantly enhanced hot food offerings. Cunningly named after the flipping of crêpes (pancakes) and the French couple who run it. The lady partner is an experienced chef and she runs a mobile food business too. Open view kitchen to the left and a small bar counter in the middle with jacket cooled gravity dispense cask ales on a 2 tier (holding 6 casks) wooden stillage behind the bar. Boxes of cider are kept in a fridge at the rear. To the right is a wooden slatted walled seating area and there are high tables and seats at the front window. Small rear paved courtyard garden and smoking area. Sells predominantly Kentish cask ales and ciders / perries. Very friendly family welcome at all times. An interesting selection of card, board and tactile poser games is provided.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME1 1BT