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The Charles Dickens (Thorley Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - BroadsideExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood5
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)Good1
Sharp's - Doom BarAcceptable1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Sharp's - Sea FuryNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Charles Dickens, Broadstairs, Kent

Visits Details

10 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
Pricey compared to where we had been.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Excellent3.90 A PINT
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodAnother good pint.
19 Feb 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Very busy in here on a sunny Sunday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodAmber-coloured Bitter.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Sea Fury5.00Not Tried
11 Aug 2015 (Dosser)
Didnt fancy any of their beers
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
08 Aug 2015 (Dosser)
Another pub with plastic glasses! Could find no beer festivals during folk week
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
18 Jun 2015 (Dosser)
Checked the beers here but the micros selection won im afraid
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not TriedSad to see gloombar in so many places
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
22 Feb 2013 (ChrisE)
Very busy on a cold Friday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Acceptable
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
13 Dec 2012 (ChrisE)
My first visit here, staff were attentive, and we enjoyed the sea views.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Good
30 Nov 2012 (Blair)
Came in for lunch. Half a dozen other tables of diners and a few old boys sat at the bar. Still don't like the new decor but it does have a good atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentPerfect few pints of seasider.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
04 Jul 2012 (Blair)
Still no obvious choice when looking for a decent pint in Broadstairs. We tried this place first, still not keen on the refurb as it's pretty cold and lacks character. I suppose it may appeal to a certain crowd.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman (superseded by 3.5% version)4.00GoodMalty bitter, decent enough.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
23 Sep 2009 (Blair)
Popped in after seeing district 9 at the cinema. Very quiet, a huge change from what this place was like a few years ago. It used to be busy every night. Shame really, you would have thought this pub would be pretty foolproof, but apparently not.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50AcceptableCreamy and malty, a decentish pint of Old Speck.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried

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About The Charles Dickens

The pub sign. The Charles Dickens, Broadstairs, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good8
Acceptable4
Poor-

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

A Thorley Tavern, one of the better ones as well. Large open plan pub right on the clifftop above the main beach. Really impressive views.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 1QS