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Breakwater Brewery Taproom (Brewery Tap)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Breakwater - Test Pale #1Excellent2
Breakwater - Dockers PorterExcellent2
Breakwater - Paper Aeroplane FightExcellent1
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)Good1
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk StoutNot Tried0

Visits Details

07 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
My first visit - arrived just after opening time at 6 - a few others in. I was impressesd by the space - very well done and bigger than I had imagined. Knowledgeable and helpful barman. 3 other new own brews on but didn't note the ABV so can't add: HMS Minnow, Castle on the Hill and Hellfire Corner.
Breakwater - Paper Aeroplane Fight6.10ExcellentA wonderful brew.
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80Good
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk Stout5.00Not Tried
22 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. I arrived at the very end of a brewery tour for local CAMRA members. A free bar for all tonight as the licence to sell doesn't start until tomorrow following a licensing cock up. Very enthusiastic brewer and Guv was constantly soliciting feedback. I took just one chance to sample one of the many fizz beers, a Ramsgate (Gadds') / Breakwater collaboration "Endeavor" at 4.5% but my belch glands were quickly activated.
Breakwater - Dockers Porter4.10ExcellentNowt but a good nourishing brew
Breakwater - Test Pale #13.50GoodDelicious for its low abv, total clarity
17 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Attempted evening visit. Had researched opening hours on Twitter before I left London at 6pm and they were 12-10 today. Arrived just before 9 to find place in darkness and less signs of life than on Mars. Subsequently found out had been closed all day - would an explanation and apology in the front door window have gone amiss? Told later in The Thirsty Scarecrow that there had been numerous groups who had "tried" the Breakwater all day and come back there disappointed.
16 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Phil Lowry made me very welcome, I was given a lightning tour of the brewery and we discussed his articles in BEER magazine. I also took the opportunity to sample a few of the keg products including Augustiner Helles.
Breakwater - Test Pale #13.50ExcellentA good London Pale Ale.
Breakwater - Dockers Porter4.10Excellent

About the Breakwater Brewery Taproom

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 2AA.

Taproom attached to the Breakwater Brewery in St Martin's Yard, Lorne Road which opened in December 2016. Serves cask ales and keg beers from its own brewery as well as from across the country, ciders too. Cask ales and real ciders are sold on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room. Comfortably furnished with chunky furniture and well lit. No food on offer but customers are welcome to bring their own food or take-away and plates and cutlery are then willingly supplied. There are 11 keg taps on the bar back. The upright of the bar counter resembles a stone breakwater, a nice touch. Has a policy of charging more than the pro-rata price for a half or two-thirds of a pint.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 2AA