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Mind the Gap (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mighty Oak - Maple MildExcellent1
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Good2
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Springhead - Drop o' The Black StuffGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - IPANot Tried0
Black Sheep - PathmakerNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat AleNot Tried0
Surrey Hills - Ranmore AleNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Picture 1. Mind the Gap, Broadstairs, Kent

Visits Details

22 May 2017 (beery steve)
Quiet lunchtime session. Romney Marsh Rye Mild also on.
Oakham - JHB3.80Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Excellent
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Excellent
15 May 2017 (ChrisE)
About 12:30 and a fair number of customers in already, we had a good chat with the landlord who told us that he had strong views that pubs should have clear and easily understood opening times and should stick to them. I agree. A good collection of used rail tickets is building up on the side wall.
Mighty Oak - Maple Mild4.50ExcellentA good dark mild with hints of chocolate. So good we made a unanimous decision to stay for another one.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
06 May 2017 (Dosser)
Found lots here who escaped from the 39 steps and the packed pub. Conversation yet again was how cold should a beer be.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentAgain missing a 5* coz its too cold.
02 May 2017 (Dosser)
Interesting conversation with locals who like their drinks cold.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentWould have been 5* if it hadnt been so cold.
29 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
Another full micro
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodVery fruity but rather cold
28 Apr 2017 (Jason)
Late afternoon to early evening. Two customers at the bar and another couple came in during our visit. We sat on the comfy sofas by the window.
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20AcceptableThe taste reflected in it's haziness
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat Ale4.20Not Tried
Surrey Hills - Ranmore Ale3.80Not Tried
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not Tried
19 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A small crowd present. I liked all the railway stuff in here. I also liked the fact that participation in the group conversation (about dogs) was not compulsory and that it was possible to disappear unobtrusively into a corner to enjoy my pint.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60ExcellentA first class, soft, black Stout.
Mighty Oak - IPA3.50Not Tried
Black Sheep - Pathmaker4.00Not Tried
11 Feb 2017 (Dosser)
Never seen this place as full
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentGreat value at £3
29 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
Good atmosphere
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60GoodNice but too cold for my liking.
17 Jan 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit with a trickle of customers coming and going. I was horrified to see a Marshall loudspeaker being installed in the pub what was relieved to discover that it is only there for a pub quiz later in the day. I had not previously been aware that this pub is owned by the same people that run the nearby Yard of Ale.
Springhead - Drop o' The Black Stuff4.00Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried

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About the Mind the Gap

The pub sign. Mind the Gap, Broadstairs, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1JB.

Retail premises conversion into the Micropub style at the top end of the High Street near the railway station. Opened officially on 15th July 2016 with a soft opening the day before. Cask ales and ciders / perries sold on gravity dispense from a chilled cabinet on the upper level behind a bar counter. The lower level has tables and chairs with a couple of settees in the bay window. Operated by the same people that have an interest in the nearby award winning Yard of Ale. Railway themed including interest adorning the walls and a real length of mainline rail acting as a foot rail at the bar counter upstairs. Thanet CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2017.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 1JB