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Banks Ale & Wine House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent2
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green HopGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood2
Dark Star - HopheadGood4
Downlands (previously South Downs) - NZGood1
Tonbridge - American PaleAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent
Picture 2. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent
Picture 3. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent

Visits Details

29 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
Miserable day. Normal Sunday nibbles not offered
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Excellent
Downlands (previously South Downs) - NZ4.50Good
07 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Quiet here but a friendly caring barmaid and I was impressed with the scrupulously clean toilets, a credit to any pub.
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00AcceptableRather flat, OK poured on gravity but needed more carbonation
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
08 Jan 2018 (beery steve)
Quiet afternoon.
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green Hop4.20Good
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
07 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Good
25 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Pint before I see the ledge that is Lee Nelson at the winter gardens. After he gave Teresa may her p45 what will he be up to tonight?
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70ExcellentIn great nick.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
06 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon and comfortably busy. Just two beers on today as one had recently run out. The air conditioning was much appreciated on this warm and sunny afternoon.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
05 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
10 in on a Saturday evening. AC NOT NEEDED.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80GoodVery pleasant
Kent - Prohibition4.80GoodIn good nick
31 Jul 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Just after 4pm and busy at the bar. Nice bright and airy feel to the place with enough tables to accommodate half a dozen or so small groups. A nice selection of various brewery trinkets on display. The size and quality of the £2 pork pie made it superb value.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentFruity full bodied APA delicious.
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Good
14 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
Only 2 in
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodBetter than the last one I had here but not quite the beer it used to be
31 May 2017 (Dosser)
Early evening and another quiet un.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90AcceptableDisappointed it was lacking condition and lifeless. Been on a few days I think. I still drank it though.

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About the Banks Ale & Wine House

The pub sign. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Cliftonville, Kent, CT9 2PX.

In Northdown Road at its junction with Prices Avenue and yards from The Tap Room Micropub, in former bank premises. Bigger than a micropub but lots of trappings of a pub. The 4 handpumps on the front bar counter are purely decorative. Real ales are either served from 2 handpumps to the right hand side or from wall mounted taps which serve them on gravity dispense from casks on stillage in the room behind. A collection of old keg fonts adorn shelves and window sills.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 2PX