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Royal Victoria Pavilion (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Acorn - GorlovkaExcellent2
Adnams - Tally-HoExcellent1
Cairngorm - Trade WindsExcellent1
Vale - Red KiteExcellent1
Elgood's - North Brink PorterExcellent2
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Ringwood - 4X PorterGood1
Milestone - Lincoln Magna CartaGood1
Marston's - Old Empire IPAGood1
Naylor's - Santa's Dark SideGood1
Saltaire - Cascadian BlackAcceptable1
Burton Bridge - Festival AlePoor1
Otter - Otter ClausPoor1
Ringwood - Old ThumperUndrinkable1
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Mordue - IPANot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's SpecialNot Tried0
Three Castles - Autumn DazeNot Tried0
Adnams - Tally-HoNot Tried0
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - SOSNot Tried0
Oakham - Raucous ReindeerNot Tried0
Stonehenge - RudolphNot Tried0
Rudgate - Evil ElfNot Tried0
Picture 1. Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent
Picture 2. Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

Visits Details

05 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
Few beers available soon. Reminds me of other spoons
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - 4X Porter4.70GoodNice pint. Big head.
Otter - Otter Claus5.00PoorI should have sent it back. On the turn and got worse the more I drank.
30 Dec 2017 (Dosser)
5 guests on plus 2 dark uns! Busy on a Saturday af3
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - North Brink Porter5.00ExcellentSuperb
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00ExcellentFine stout
23 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Beautifully restored building but with no soul. I was quick to sup and leave after I had walked around to discover the layout. Bit much having 9 of the 18 handpumps selling Ruddles, Abbot and Doomeroo.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Good
Oakham - Raucous Reindeer4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Stonehenge - Rudolph5.00Not Tried
Milestone - Lincoln Magna Carta5.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Evil Elf4.00Not Tried
21 Dec 2017 (Dosser)
Good crowd. Had a couple of samples of uninspiring xmas beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00ExcellentSuperb condition
16 Dec 2017 (Ian)
Its huge. Its great. It has more staff than i have ever seen in a Wetherspoons. They patrol their areas ready to spring on the mere hint of an empty plate. Impressive
BeerABVScoreNotes
Naylor's - Santa's Dark Side4.40GoodSome sour but a bit too light in the malt. Good old though
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Acorn - Gorlovka6.00Not TriedHad a taster
30 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit on a very cold day with the occasional light snow flurry so we did not expect this place to be busy, in fact it was doing quite well although I think absolutely no-one was using the outside seating areas. The food trade appeared to be doing quite well. I have not listed all the beers that were available but the usual suspects were there together with some guests and the Christmas Ales were starting to make an appearance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - North Brink Porter5.00ExcellentSuperb dark and creamy porter.
24 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
10 guests on, but some of them have been on for over a week. Decided to check on them and I was a bit disappointed. The crowds that were here in the first month have disappeared as the weather got colder.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Lincoln Magna Carta5.00GoodThis beer had only been on a couple of days and was fine
Saltaire - Cascadian Black4.80AcceptableThis has been on a while and was just acceptable
Burton Bridge - Festival Ale5.50PoorAnother beer thats been on for a week and the whiff of vinegar was in the air
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10UndrinkableI had a sample of this and it was off.
08 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Quiet for a change
BeerABVScoreNotes
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Good
06 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit on a sunny November day, the pub was busy but well staffed so service was quick and friendly. I met up with some friends and we sat outside on the veranda and enjoyed some nice weather and sea views. I listened to some conspiracy theories regarding a recent article about this place in The Times. I was very pleased to hear that the manager of this pub has a policy that any beer listed as Available Soon must be on sale within one hour although, apparently, there have been some busy Friday evenings when this target has not been achieved.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cairngorm - Trade Winds4.30Excellent
Vale - Red Kite4.30Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Mordue - IPA5.10Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Young's Special4.50Not Tried
Three Castles - Autumn Daze4.40Not Tried
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.20Not Tried
Banks & Taylor's (B&T) - SOS5.00Not Tried
05 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Big afternoon crowd
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Tally-Ho7.00ExcellentLabel said 6%. Very nice though

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About the Royal Victoria Pavilion

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent14
Good15
Acceptable4
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8LS.

This building opened as a Wetherspoon's on Tuesday 29 August 2017 and is probably the largest Wetherspoon's in the country. It was designed as a dance hall by architect Stanley Davenport Adshead in 1903 and in later years operated as a casino. On two levels with a bar with 12 handpumps at ground level and another on the 1st floor balcony with 6 handpumps. Open-to-view kitchen on the ground floor. There is a ground floor rear patio and an upstairs outside covered decking area for fair weather drinking and sea and sand views.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 49 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 8LS