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Old Bay Alehouse (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk StoutExceptional1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Panama JazzExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Excellent2
Greene King - XX Dark MildExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Excellent1
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Kent - KGBGood1
Musket - Ball PullerGood1
Iron Pier - BitterGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Romney Marsh - Rye MildAcceptable1
Cellar Head - Spring Pale AleAcceptable1
Whitstable - Bohemium LagerAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - RPANot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Best BitterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Peerless - Mocha MatariNot Tried0

Visits Details

19 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit, my second one here. Lovely jovial atmosphere here with a churn of locals whilst we were sitting, watching and occasionally participating.
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00GoodGood enough to god back for a second one. Old fashioned English mid-brown bitter, once a staple for us all
Cellar Head - Spring Pale Ale4.20AcceptableHazy, tasty but average, needed more condition
Peerless - Mocha Matari5.00Not Tried
25 Feb 2018 (Dosser)
Few in on a sunny afternoon
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50ExcellentFine pint
11 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - my first time here - very nice.
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50ExcellentJust the ticket before heading back out into the gloom.
Kent - KGB4.10GoodA full bodied solid pint.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
07 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
Few in on a cold day
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60ExcellentQuality pint
Whitstable - Bohemium Lager4.90AcceptableNot my sort of beer
15 Nov 2017 (beery steve)
Lunchtime a few in.
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20ExcellentNot normally a Citra hop fan by this superb.
28 Oct 2017 (Dosser)
Lots in on a Saturday night
Breakwater - Cow Juice Milk Stout5.00ExceptionalSuperb
Romney Marsh - Rye Mild3.20AcceptableNot our cup of tea
13 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Tuesday lunchtime, we were the only customers at first but a few others drifted in later. We had a very good chat with the owner and stayed for longer than originally planned.
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Excellent
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Panama Jazz4.80ExcellentThe landlord told us that the cask label said Angels and Demons whilst the pump clip said McCanns, as this was on gravity dispense he used the name on the cask label. An excellent brew however.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
25 May 2017 (beery steve)
Sunny day a couple in. Good banter along with good beer.
Greene King - XX Dark Mild3.00ExcellentSurprisingly good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Good
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
01 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9.30pm close. This cheered up my usual antipathy towards bank holidays. The couple running this Micropub have well researched the concept and made this a classic and welcoming Micropub haunt.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Good
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Not Tried
02 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
New micro. 3 ales on all low gravity and £3 a pint. Very pleasant environment on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Decent toilet and plenty of seats available. Beers from Gadds and Black Prince.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodPleasant enough.

About the Old Bay Alehouse

The pub sign. Old Bay Alehouse, Minnis Bay, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Minnis Bay, Kent, CT7 9NS.

Shop conversion in classic Micropub style, that opened on March 24th 2017 in Minnis Road. 3 real ales (5 at weekends) and cider sold on gravity dispense from a smart temperature controlled cellar room. Seating is at a mix of wall mounted benches and high tables and low tables and chairs and several low armchairs in the front window. Run by Phil and Kirsty a very enthusiastic couple.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT7 9NS