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Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') No. 5

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Larkins' AlehouseCranbrook, Kent13 Apr 2024
Copper PottleBeltinge, Kent05 Apr 2024
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London29 Mar 2024
The River Ale HouseEast Greenwich, Greater London27 Mar 2024
The HaywainBramling, Kent17 Mar 2024
Carpenters ArmsColdred, Kent13 Mar 2024
Nelson ArmsTonbridge, Kent21 Feb 2024
The Red LionRamsgate, Kent13 Feb 2024
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent13 Feb 2024
The Black PigStaple, Kent11 Feb 2024
Ale & AntiquesTankerton, Kent03 Feb 2024
The George & DragonFordwich, Kent30 Jan 2024
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent23 Jan 2024
Australian ArmsRamsgate, Kent17 Dec 2023
The Hovelling Boat InnRamsgate, Kent09 Dec 2023
The Red CowSandwich, Kent23 Nov 2023
Furlongs Ale HouseFaversham, Kent08 Nov 2023
The Door HingeWelling, Greater London03 Nov 2023
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent23 Sep 2023
Gadds' Beer Shop & TaproomBroadstairs, Kent16 Sep 2023
ParkervilleHerne Bay, Kent21 Aug 2023
Hotel De VilleRamsgate, Kent04 Aug 2023
Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms)Wye, Kent10 Jul 2023
Ale House in the Middle of our Street (formerly NauticAles)Ramsgate, Kent17 Jun 2023
The Tankerton ArmsTankerton, Kent13 Apr 2023
The Five BellsEastry, Kent09 Apr 2023
The Little Ale HouseWellingborough, Northamptonshire25 Mar 2023
Ship InnDeal, Kent25 Mar 2023
The New InnCanterbury, Kent26 Oct 2022
Queens HeadRamsgate, Kent11 Jun 2022
The Rose InnWickhambreaux, Kent05 May 2022
The Bowl InnHastingleigh, Kent30 Apr 2022
10:50 From VictoriaStrood, Kent21 Apr 2022
The Anchor InnWingham, Kent06 Jan 2022
Bell & CrownCanterbury, Kent15 Dec 2021
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent10 Dec 2021
The Wig & PenMargate, Kent31 Aug 2021
The AnchorSevenoaks, Kent24 Aug 2021
The Wrong TurnBarfrestone, Kent14 Aug 2021
The Magnet (formerly The Magnet Micropub)Broadstairs, Kent07 Jul 2021
St Crispin InnWorth, Kent06 May 2021
The Sir Stanley GrayRamsgate, Kent23 Apr 2021
The Boating Pool (formerly Ravensgate Arms By The Sea)Ramsgate, Kent23 Apr 2021
The Black RobinKingston, Kent07 Aug 2020
The Hidden TreasureDymchurch, Kent29 Feb 2020
Tartar FrigateBroadstairs, Kent31 Jan 2020
Tan Bueno (formerly The Hop and Huffkin)Sandwich, Kent06 Jan 2020
Mind the GapBroadstairs, Kent04 Jan 2020
Black HorsePluckley, Kent13 Nov 2019
Red LionBadlesmere, Kent27 Oct 2019
Ringlestone InnRinglestone, Kent26 Oct 2019
The WheatsheafRamsgate, Kent20 Oct 2019
A New Day Festival 2019Mount Ephraim, Hernhill, Kent03 Aug 2019
The Beer SellerTonbridge, Kent17 Jun 2019
The Bull InnBenenden, Kent25 May 2019
The SwanWestgate-on-Sea, Kent20 May 2019
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London11 May 2019
Donna's Ale HouseSittingbourne, Kent28 Feb 2019
Old Bay AlehouseMinnis Bay, Kent13 Feb 2019
Trafford ArmsNorwich, Norfolk12 Feb 2019
Finn'sFolkestone, Kent10 Feb 2019
BacchusFolkestone, Kent10 Feb 2019
The Mash TunDover, Kent03 Feb 2019
Cinque PortsMargate, Kent30 Jan 2019
Bake & AlehouseWestgate-on-Sea, Kent09 Jan 2019
The Potting ShedHythe, Kent22 Nov 2018
Smugglers' AlehouseNew Romney, Kent13 Oct 2018
Jackdaw InnDenton, Kent03 Oct 2018
The Black DogWhitstable, Kent25 Aug 2018
The Rusty BucketEltham, Greater London06 Aug 2018
One Inn The WoodPetts Wood, Greater London03 Aug 2018
The LanthorneBroadstairs, Kent13 Jul 2018
Jenny LindHastings, East Sussex30 May 2018
The White SwanReading Street, Kent22 May 2018
The Laughing BarrelCliftonville, Kent05 May 2018
Little PrinceMargate, Kent20 Apr 2018
The George & DragonSwanscombe, Kent07 Apr 2018
The Compass AlehouseGravesend, Kent05 Apr 2018
The Thomas Tallis AlehouseCanterbury, Kent13 Mar 2018
The Handsome SamWhitstable, Kent10 Mar 2018
The Great TreeRamsgate, Kent01 Mar 2018
Montefiore ArmsRamsgate, Kent01 Mar 2018
The Rose of EnglandRamsgate, Kent17 Feb 2018
Home Taproom (formerly The Tontine Tavern; The Troubadour of Kent)Folkestone, Kent07 Feb 2018
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent19 Dec 2017
Docker Bar (formerly Inn Doors)Sandgate, Kent03 Dec 2017
Eats 'n' Beats Bar & Kitchen (formerly Ravensgate Arms)Ramsgate, Kent20 Sep 2017
Harbour ArmsMargate, Kent03 Jun 2017
The Archibald SimpsonAberdeen, Aberdeenshire10 Mar 2017
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent27 Jan 2017
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London22 Jan 2017
Ambrette (formerly The Hoy)Margate, Kent15 Dec 2016
The Admiral's ArmQueenborough, Kent03 Dec 2016
The BohemianDeal, Kent26 Nov 2016
The LanesDover, Kent16 Nov 2016
Burrito Buoy (formerly Hog & Hop)Folkestone, Kent19 Jun 2016
Kings HeadKingsdown, Kent13 Jun 2016
Two Smoking BarrelsSturry, Kent13 May 2016
Port & AnchorRamsgate, Kent24 Dec 2015
The Cellars AlehouseMaidstone, Kent19 Dec 2015
Jacobs Ale HouseBradford, West Yorkshire02 Dec 2015
Louis ArmstrongDover, Kent30 Oct 2015
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent27 Oct 2015
The ChapelBroadstairs, Kent10 Sep 2015
The Two HalvesMargate, Kent27 Jul 2015
MarinersRamsgate, Kent13 Jul 2015
Wye Beer Festival 2015Wye, Kent26 Jun 2015
WaterfrontRamsgate, Kent16 Jun 2015
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent05 May 2015
The Hop PocketBossingham, Kent12 Apr 2015
The LocalChartham, Kent27 Mar 2015
The BedfordTunbridge Wells, Kent19 Jan 2015
Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn)Bridge, Kent15 Jan 2015
The ArlingtonDover, Kent12 Dec 2014
Two SawyersCanterbury, Kent22 Nov 2014
The Just ReproachDeal, Kent21 Oct 2014
Two DovesCanterbury, Kent23 Sep 2014
The Black HorseMonks Horton, Kent13 Aug 2014
3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014Tonbridge, Kent31 May 2014
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014Margate, Kent19 Apr 2014
The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse)Great Chart, Kent04 Mar 2014
The Firkin AlehouseFolkestone, Kent24 Jan 2014
The Paper MillSittingbourne, Kent15 Nov 2013
Stile BridgeMarden, Kent09 Nov 2013
The Red LionHythe, Kent24 Oct 2013
Catford Bridge TavernCatford, Greater London10 Oct 2013
City ArmsCanterbury, Kent23 Sep 2013
The Old Brewery TavernCanterbury, Kent15 Sep 2013
Ales of the UnexpectedWestbrook, Kent26 Aug 2013
The White StarStoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire09 May 2013
2nd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2013Tonbridge, Kent28 Apr 2013
Leas Lift Beer FestivalFolkestone, Kent15 Mar 2013
The Eight BellsDover, Kent09 Mar 2013
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London06 Mar 2013
Penderel's OakHolborn, Central London29 Jan 2013
The Cock TavernHackney, Greater London18 Dec 2012
The MagpieCity, Central London16 Oct 2012
The Crooked BilletLeigh-on-Sea, Essex07 Oct 2012
The Black FriarBlackfriars, Central London05 Oct 2012
Black GriffinCanterbury, Kent22 Sep 2012
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent27 Aug 2012
The Brown JugBroadstairs, Kent04 Aug 2012
York TapYork, North Yorkshire02 Aug 2012
The BullBarming, Kent26 Jul 2012
Lower BellBlue Bell Hill, Kent07 Jul 2012
The Charles DickensBroadstairs, Kent04 Jul 2012
Plough & HarrowOad Street, Kent07 Apr 2012
Bing (formerly The Farmhouse)Canterbury, Kent18 Feb 2012
The DolphinCanterbury, Kent08 Oct 2011
SheldonsMargate, Kent21 Sep 2011
Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011Wye, Kent17 Sep 2011
East Cliff TavernFolkestone, Kent27 Aug 2011
The Foundry Brew PubCanterbury, Kent29 Jul 2011
The Last InnOswestry, Shropshire08 May 2011
The Crown of BroadstairsBroadstairs, Kent14 Apr 2011
The Cat & Custard PotPaddlesworth, Kent26 Sep 2010
East Kent RailwayShepherdswell, Kent28 Aug 2010
BarnaclesMargate, Kent19 Jul 2010
The Lifeboat Ale & Cider HouseMargate, Kent05 Jun 2010
The Sun InnSt Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent12 Sep 2009
The UnicornBekesbourne, Kent29 Aug 2009
Hare (formerly Blean Tavern; Hare & Hounds)Blean, Kent23 May 2009
The ChambersFolkestone, Kent24 Feb 2009
The Foy BoatRamsgate, Kent22 Nov 2008
King Ethelbert InnReculver, Kent11 Oct 2008
Ramsgate Summer Festival 2008Ramsgate, Kent05 Jul 2008
Jacksons WharfRamsgate, Kent06 Jun 2008
Pearson's ArmsWhitstable, Kent05 May 2008
The BerryWalmer, Kent19 Jan 2008
CoastguardSt Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent30 May 2006
Blakes of DoverDover, Kent24 Feb 2006
Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and BakeryRamsgate, Kent02 Feb 2006
Clarendon InnSandgate, Kent16 Jul 2005
Rose & CrownElham, Kent12 Nov 2004
The Yew Tree InnBarfrestone, Kent22 Jun 2004

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

WittendenNot Tried13 Apr 2024
WittendenNot Tried17 Feb 2024
WittendenNot Tried18 Nov 2023
WittendenNot Tried23 Sep 2023
WittendenNot Tried08 Jul 2023
WittendenNot Tried04 Mar 2023
WittendenNot Tried30 Jul 2022
WittendenExcellent08 Jan 2022 Solid, biscuity East Kent goodness.
WittendenNot Tried20 Nov 2021
WittendenNot Tried07 Aug 2021
WittendenNot Tried12 Jun 2021
WittendenNot Tried23 Mar 2019
WittendenNot Tried26 Jan 2019
WittendenNot Tried01 Sep 2018
WittendenNot Tried20 May 2018
WittendenNot Tried23 Dec 2017
WittendenNot Tried25 Nov 2017

Copper Pottle, Beltinge, Kent

AndrewNot Tried05 Apr 2024
Jack WilliamGood28 Dec 2023
Jack WilliamExcellent14 Sep 2023 Fine example of this in top condition.
Jack WilliamGood15 Jun 2023
Jack WilliamGood30 Mar 2023
Jack WilliamNot Tried16 Jun 2022
Jack WilliamExcellent12 Aug 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried15 Jun 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2020
Jack WilliamNot Tried03 Oct 2019
AndrewNot Tried22 Feb 2019
AndrewNot Tried21 Aug 2018
AndrewNot Tried18 May 2018
AndrewExcellent20 Apr 2018 Near perfect condition. Not my favourite Gadds by a long shot but it was excellent.
AndrewNot Tried10 Mar 2018
AndrewNot Tried27 Feb 2018
AndrewNot Tried20 Feb 2018
AndrewNot Tried10 Nov 2017
AndrewNot Tried07 Oct 2017
Magnus GreelExcellent17 Aug 2017 Again in top form
AndrewNot Tried21 Jul 2017
AndrewNot Tried16 Jun 2017
AndrewNot Tried13 May 2017
AndrewNot Tried22 Apr 2017
Philip PirripGood16 Mar 2017 New cask on and perhaps a tad fresh
AndrewNot Tried18 Feb 2017
AndrewNot Tried27 Jan 2017
AndrewNot Tried24 Jan 2017
Jack WilliamNot Tried21 Jan 2017
AndrewExcellent11 Dec 2016 Good quality no. 5
AndrewNot Tried16 Nov 2016
AndrewNot Tried29 Oct 2016
AndrewExcellent19 Oct 2016 Quality no. 5.
AndrewNot Tried05 Oct 2016
AndrewNot Tried24 Aug 2016
AndrewNot Tried13 Aug 2016
AndrewNot Tried08 Jul 2016
AndrewNot Tried29 Jun 2016
AndrewNot Tried18 May 2016
AndrewNot Tried05 May 2016
AndrewNot Tried14 Jan 2016
AndrewNot Tried03 Jul 2015
Philip PirripGood30 Jun 2015 Rather yeasty

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripGood29 Mar 2024 Originally put off by seeing the cask well tilted but a taster convinced me to try it and this was very very good still
Philip PirripGood12 Jun 2019
Philip PirripGood17 Sep 2018 Ever reliable
Philip PirripAcceptable21 Mar 2017 Last, definitely last out of cask. Nowt wrong but far from its best

The River Ale House, East Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent27 Mar 2024 First rate Gadds' 5
Philip PirripGood04 Feb 2024 Slight caramelly backtaste
Philip PirripGood29 Oct 2023 In good condition
Philip PirripGood15 Jan 2023 Gadds' classic English bitter
Philip PirripGood22 Dec 2022 Always reliable
Philip PirripExcellent30 Oct 2022 In very fine form
Philip PirripNot Tried22 Sep 2022
Philip PirripGood21 Sep 2022 Held a good head and lacing
Philip PirripExcellent04 Sep 2022 In great nick, best No. 5 I have had for a long time. Don't know why I did not stay on it
Philip PirripGood24 May 2022 The only decent choice on tonight - this was actually a tad better than last night's too
Philip PirripGood23 May 2022 Reliable brew
Philip PirripGood03 May 2022
Philip PirripExcellent02 May 2022 A proper mid brown bitter - nirvana
Philip PirripNot Tried21 Feb 2022
Philip PirripGood20 Feb 2022 Have had better and more bitter
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Dec 2021
Philip PirripExcellent15 Dec 2021 Peak condition
Philip PirripGood21 Oct 2021 One of Gadds' staples
Philip PirripExcellent02 Jul 2021 Always consistent
Philip PirripExcellent08 Jun 2021 Going down a treat here tonight. Cask almost emptied in one day
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Mar 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried17 Mar 2019
Philip PirripExcellent17 Dec 2017 In fine form

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent17 Mar 2024
Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Oct 2023
Jack WilliamGood19 Feb 2023 Near the end of the barrel - but still drinking well.
Jack WilliamExcellent10 Jun 2021 Perfect after a warm, dry cycle.
ChrisEExcellent25 Feb 2020
BrianNot Tried25 Sep 2010
AndrewNot Tried27 Sep 2008
BrianNot Tried30 Sep 2006

Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Jack WilliamGood13 Mar 2024 Last one out the barrel, on the new pump, very drinkable.
Jack WilliamExcellent25 Jul 2023 Straight from the cask - superb.
Jack WilliamExcellent12 Jul 2023 Ah - at last, a tip top beer.
Jack WilliamGood28 Apr 2023 Good condition despite nearing the end of the barrel.
Jack WilliamExcellent12 Apr 2023 Couldn’t fault this - and far superior to the Long Blonde.
Jack WilliamGood04 Jan 2022
Jack WilliamGood27 Oct 2020
Jack WilliamGood09 Jun 2020
Jack WilliamExcellent19 May 2020 One customer at a time - but I sat at the bar for a few minutes, chatted to the landlady, supped this delicious beer and felt that everything was alright with the world.
Jack WilliamGood20 Mar 2019
Jack WilliamGood10 Jan 2018
Jack WilliamNot Tried20 Oct 2017
Jack WilliamGood27 Mar 2017
Jack WilliamNot Tried20 Jan 2017
Jack WilliamNot Tried12 Jan 2017
Jack WilliamNot Tried29 Dec 2015 Just on as I was leaving - looked bright and lively.
Jack WilliamGood10 Jul 2015
Philip PirripAcceptable09 Jul 2015
Jack WilliamGood17 Dec 2014 From the cellar - pulled off half - but could just discern a hint of staleness in the first sip or two. Then went down a treat.
Philip PirripExcellent30 Oct 2012 First rate, superb head and rounded unharsh bitterness
ChrisEExcellent17 Jul 2010

Nelson Arms, Tonbridge, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried21 Feb 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2023

The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Sep 2023
ChrisEExcellent04 Jun 2021
Magnus GreelNot Tried17 Aug 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jul 2018
Philip PirripExcellent23 Dec 2017 Creamy and bitter, in peak condition and poured into a chilled glass
Philip PirripExcellent06 Jul 2017
ChrisEGood17 Jan 2017
ChrisEGood20 Sep 2016
BlairNot Tried06 Jul 2012
BlairNot Tried08 Dec 2011
BlairGood27 May 2011 Solid pint of No 5. Malty and crisp.
BlairGood28 Jan 2011 Quite sweet and very malty. Good bitter.

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2024
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Sep 2023
Philip PirripNot Tried12 Sep 2023
DosserNot Tried29 Dec 2021
Magnus GreelNot Tried28 Oct 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Sep 2021
AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2021
ChrisENot Tried15 Jul 2021
ChrisEExcellent07 Jul 2021
ChrisEExcellent04 Jun 2021
Magnus GreelNot Tried17 Aug 2020
AndrewExcellent09 Feb 2019
ChrisENot Tried21 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried29 Dec 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jul 2018
Philip PirripExcellent23 Dec 2017 Superb with quite different mouthfeel than at The Red Lion earlier tonight. That's cask for you
Philip PirripNot Tried28 Jun 2017
ChrisENot Tried20 Sep 2016
DosserNot Tried17 Mar 2016
DosserNot Tried27 Jul 2015 Not again!
DosserNot Tried12 Jul 2015
DosserNot Tried14 May 2015
thebrewingmanExcellent18 Nov 2014 In contrast to the the Oatmeal Pale this was an excellent malty brew.
ChrisENot Tried23 Aug 2012
BlairNot Tried08 Jan 2012
BlairGood26 Oct 2011 Good, malty bitter.
BlairGood24 Jun 2011 Solid pint of this.
BlairNot Tried16 Feb 2011
AndrewNot Tried20 Aug 2010
BlairNot Tried10 Dec 2009
BlairGood25 Jun 2009 Malty and fruity, just a great bitter.
BlairGood10 May 2009 Good malty best bitter.
BlairExcellent25 Feb 2009 This is growing on me as time goes by, I used to ignore this beer when I saw it but it's actually very good. Dark ruby coloured with a toffee apple flavour to it.

The Black Pig, Staple, Kent

Jack WilliamPoor11 Feb 2024 A bit sour, first one out. Was taken off shortly after.

Ale & Antiques, Tankerton, Kent

AndrewNot Tried03 Feb 2024

The George & Dragon, Fordwich, Kent

AndrewNot Tried30 Jan 2024
Magnus GreelNot Tried18 Jul 2023
ChrisEGood21 May 2019
Jack WilliamGood16 Mar 2015
BrianNot Tried19 Oct 2012

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent23 Jan 2024 Notes of toffee, red berry, and spicy blackcurrant.
Magnus GreelExcellent18 Jul 2023
Jack WilliamExcellent20 Dec 2022
Magnus GreelExceptional17 Nov 2022 A complex toffee, red berry, and spicy blackcurrant treat.
ChrisEExcellent26 Oct 2021
ChrisEExcellent23 Feb 2020
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Feb 2020
ChrisENot Tried21 May 2019 This ran out just before I was about to purchase one.
Philip PirripGood16 May 2019 Good English bitter
ChrisEExcellent24 Nov 2018
Philip PirripExcellent18 Jul 2018 Best beer of the evening, either first or second out of new cask
ChrisENot Tried10 Apr 2018
Magnus GreelExcellent10 Apr 2018
AndrewExcellent10 Mar 2018
Jack WilliamNot Tried12 Dec 2017
Philip PirripGood12 Oct 2017
Magnus GreelExcellent17 Aug 2017 Rich, full bodied and flavoursome hence stayed on this.
AndrewNot Tried21 Jul 2017
AndrewNot Tried22 Apr 2017
Philip PirripGood16 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2016
Philip PirripGood28 Jan 2016
AndrewExcellent16 Jan 2016 Not usually my favourite of Gadds beers but this was in excellent condition and went down a treat.
Jack WilliamNot Tried31 Dec 2015
Philip PirripGood12 Nov 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Oct 2015
AndrewNot Tried25 Sep 2015
Jack WilliamNot Tried20 Sep 2015
MickExcellent04 Sep 2015 Gadds No 5 super.
ChrisENot Tried06 Aug 2015
IanNot Tried18 Jul 2015
AndrewNot Tried18 Jul 2015
MickNot Tried26 Jun 2015
AndrewNot Tried28 Mar 2015
Philip PirripExcellent23 Oct 2014
BlairNot Tried03 Aug 2011
MickExcellent26 Feb 2011 Really nice, a top quality bitter, malt and hops, in the peak of condition.
AndrewNot Tried25 Feb 2011
IanExcellent25 Feb 2011 I love this beer. From the malty biscuit aroma, to the fullness in the mouth with more malt and the malty peppery hoppy finish.
MickExcellent25 Sep 2010 Wonderful stuff,Dark with lots of malt but balanced by lots of hops
MickExceptional03 Jun 2010 Splendid stuff, dark malty, raisins and dark fruit.
MickExceptional02 Jun 2010 Wonderful, rich malt and a good depth of flavour.
KenExcellent15 May 2010
AndrewNot Tried01 May 2010
MickExcellent30 Apr 2010 Very nice, smooth, rich and very moorish.
BlairExcellent04 Mar 2010 I can honestly say this is the best I've ever tasted this. Perfectly balanced, malty with a subtle toffee flavour to it. Lovely.
ChrisEExcellent21 Jan 2010
IanExcellent20 Jan 2010 Just about my favourite brown bitter. The malts are really outstanding and the finishing butter toffee is very good. So difficult to get a decent brown best bitter these days. And beautifully presented too. Only one thing to make it that bit better from the brewer would be to throw a few more hops in, but that's just me.
AndrewNot Tried20 Jan 2010 I didn't even know this was on until Ian ordered a 2 litre bottle of it. The lesson here is ask what's on.
GlynExceptional31 Oct 2009 First time for this beer, beautiful colour and great taste. Packed a surprising punch
MickNot Tried24 Oct 2009
BlairExcellent22 Oct 2009 I was looking forward to seeing how this tasted 'Butchers Style' and I wasn't disappointed. Malty bitter with a little toffee, fairly simple bitter but very well made.

Australian Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserAcceptable17 Dec 2023 Not in great condition
DosserUndrinkable25 Jul 2022 Vinegar. Changed twice. Still vinegar,
DosserGood25 Jul 2022 Eventually the young barmaid realised the cask needed to be changed.
DosserExcellent13 May 2015

The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Dec 2023
ChrisEExcellent07 Jul 2021
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Dec 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Nov 2016

The Red Cow, Sandwich, Kent

Jack WilliamGood23 Nov 2023
Jack WilliamNot Tried28 May 2023
Jack WilliamGood15 Jul 2021
Jack WilliamGood29 Apr 2021
AndrewGood31 Mar 2007 Smokey with a vodka bite to it. Some oak in the body but the vodka flavour dominates. Vodka/heather finish.
AndrewGood24 Mar 2007 Brown bitter colour. Smelt of mild malt. Earthy sharp hops dominate with a reedy malt background flavour. Long sharp bitter finish. Had 2 enjoyable pints. £3.00 a pint a little steep though.
AndrewAcceptable08 Jul 2006 Not my favourite Gadds beer but at least they had a local brew on. A bit base-bitter for me with a hard-water mouth feel to it. No.7 is much more my thing

Furlongs Ale House, Faversham, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried08 Nov 2023
Archie14Excellent08 Aug 2021 Proper premium traditional bitter of the finest order, delicious malt, and great head retention.
Archie14Excellent01 Aug 2020 Superb malty finish to this great traditional Bitter
WittendenNot Tried30 Jun 2019

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent03 Nov 2023 Top notch condition
Philip PirripPoor09 May 2023 Well tired and very near end of cask. Best taken off sale
Philip PirripGood15 Nov 2019
Philip PirripAcceptable18 Oct 2019 Second to last out of cask and the poorer for it. None of this beer's usual hop bitterness
Philip PirripExcellent13 Sep 2019
Philip PirripExcellent24 Feb 2017 In great nick
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Oct 2016
Philip PirripExcellent27 Dec 2014
Philip PirripExcellent15 Nov 2014 Great head and a balanced contrast to the Gemstone harsh bitterness
Philip PirripExcellent22 Oct 2014 Such a contrast to the 2 lighter beers. Not a hint of citrus
Philip PirripExcellent08 Oct 2014 All the bitter and sweet nuances came out

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Sep 2023
DosserNot Tried10 Sep 2023
Philip PirripGood06 Jul 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 Dec 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Sep 2013
John BNot Tried06 Jul 2013
Philip PirripExcellent22 Sep 2012
AndrewNot Tried21 Jul 2011
IanGood04 Dec 2010 Bit cold but lovely biscuit malts
beery steveExcellent19 Nov 2010

Gadds' Beer Shop & Taproom, Broadstairs, Kent

AndrewNot Tried16 Sep 2023

Parkerville, Herne Bay, Kent

GarethExceptional21 Aug 2023 Best pint of 5 possibly ever
Jack WilliamNot Tried21 Jan 2022
AndrewNot Tried03 Sep 2020
AndrewExcellent21 Aug 2020 really very good
AndrewExceptional03 Jan 2020 Had a few of these!
Philip PirripAcceptable24 Aug 2016

Hotel De Ville, Ramsgate, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried04 Aug 2023
Magnus GreelGood17 Dec 2019 Slight malts and biscuit
AndrewAcceptable28 Dec 2012 Tasted like a creamflow beer. Maybe they used a tight sparkler. Nothing wrong with it.

Sawyers (formerly Barbers Arms), Wye, Kent

Jack WilliamAcceptable10 Jul 2023 Polypin. A bit warm and not much life in it.

Ale House in the Middle of our Street (formerly NauticAles), Ramsgate, Kent

DosserNot Tried17 Jun 2023

The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Apr 2023 I’m seeing this nearly everywhere I go these days. Didn’t try it but it went down well with the others.
Jack WilliamAcceptable14 Oct 2015 A little lifeless - but good flavour. Good measures when ordering by the quart here.

The Five Bells, Eastry, Kent

Jack WilliamGood09 Apr 2023

The Little Ale House, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried25 Mar 2023

Ship Inn, Deal, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried25 Mar 2023
ChrisEExcellent20 Jan 2022
ChrisENot Tried02 Nov 2019
AndrewNot Tried18 Oct 2019
AndrewNot Tried24 Aug 2019
ChrisEExcellent12 Mar 2019
ChrisEExcellent19 Sep 2017
AndrewNot Tried05 Aug 2017
ChrisENot Tried02 Feb 2016
ChrisENot Tried28 Jan 2016
MickNot Tried23 Dec 2015
Vacuous Excellent22 May 2015 Nicely kept.
Vacuous Not Tried21 Feb 2015
AndrewNot Tried05 Jun 2005
AndrewNot Tried16 Apr 2005

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried26 Oct 2022
Jack WilliamNot Tried04 Feb 2022
Archie14Excellent30 Sep 2021 Excellent proper best bitter, delicious malt with excellent long lingering notes of biscuit. Top stuff
Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Apr 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried11 Aug 2020
Jack WilliamGood18 Oct 2019
Archie14Excellent03 Mar 2019
Jack WilliamGood28 Sep 2018
Jack WilliamExcellent14 Jan 2018 In top condition.
AndrewNot Tried17 May 2014
IanGood01 Feb 2011 Proper session bitter in easy drinking form

Queens Head, Ramsgate, Kent

Jack WilliamAcceptable11 Jun 2022 OK + but I had to finish my daughter’s half.
ChrisEAcceptable17 Aug 2020 I was not sure about this, was it me or was this slightly on the turn? However I drank it and as we were about to leave the guv gave me another one which was gratefully received and much better.
Magnus GreelNot Tried17 Aug 2020
ChrisEExcellent25 Sep 2018
Philip PirripAcceptable31 Mar 2018
AndrewExcellent10 Feb 2018

The Rose Inn, Wickhambreaux, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried05 May 2022
Jack WilliamGood03 Mar 2022

The Bowl Inn, Hastingleigh, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried30 Apr 2022
MickExcellent11 Mar 2012 A good pint, malty with some hops.

10:50 From Victoria, Strood, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried21 Apr 2022

The Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent06 Jan 2022 New Year, old favourite- didn’t disappoint.

Bell & Crown, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent15 Dec 2021 Spot on.
Archie14Excellent30 Sep 2021 Excellent
Magnus GreelNot Tried14 Jul 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Dec 2019
AndrewNot Tried05 Dec 2019
AndrewNot Tried03 Sep 2019
Magnus GreelNot Tried01 Apr 2019
AndrewNot Tried18 Feb 2019
AndrewNot Tried27 Nov 2018
AndrewNot Tried14 Jul 2018
Jack WilliamExcellent29 Apr 2018 Just perfect.
AndrewNot Tried20 Nov 2017
AndrewNot Tried14 Nov 2017
AndrewNot Tried14 Sep 2017
AndrewNot Tried21 Jul 2017
AndrewNot Tried05 May 2017
AndrewNot Tried28 Apr 2017
AndrewNot Tried12 Apr 2017
Jack WilliamNot Tried19 Feb 2017
AndrewNot Tried18 Feb 2017
AndrewNot Tried08 Feb 2017
AndrewNot Tried21 Dec 2016
Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Aug 2016
AndrewExceptional13 Jul 2016 Superb. creamy malty genius.
AndrewNot Tried08 Jul 2016
WittendenNot Tried18 Jun 2016 There was also a Royal Birthday special from Old Dairy-not tried.
Jack WilliamAcceptable29 May 2016 Past its best.
Jack WilliamGood05 Dec 2015
AndrewNot Tried10 Oct 2015
AndrewNot Tried06 Mar 2015
AndrewNot Tried06 Feb 2015
AndrewNot Tried10 Oct 2014
AndrewNot Tried04 Oct 2014
Jack WilliamNot Tried04 Oct 2014
AndrewNot Tried19 Sep 2014
AndrewNot Tried20 Apr 2013 Tony had this and thought it very good
AndrewNot Tried17 Nov 2012
AndrewNot Tried04 May 2010
AndrewGood10 Apr 2010 Excellent condition on this well crafted beer. Can't knock the beer for it's construction or how it's been kept but it just isn't quite to my taste. It was a nutty brown bitter but I found the finish slightly harsh and sickly. It's never been my favourite Gadds. I should have had the No. 3 - other than the strength it's much more my type of beer.
IanExcellent10 Apr 2010 Beer of the day for me, just a classic brown best bitter.
AndrewNot Tried12 Feb 2010

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried10 Dec 2021
AndrewNot Tried08 Dec 2017
BrianNot Tried15 Mar 2011
BrianNot Tried17 Dec 2010
AndrewNot Tried06 Aug 2010
AndrewNot Tried02 Aug 2010
IanGood22 Jul 2010 Very good malty bitter, maybe served a touch too cold and could have been in slightly better condition. Bloke sat at the bar said that it was very popular as lots had ordered it.
ChrisENot Tried05 Jul 2010 This ran out whilst my pint was being poured.

The Wig & Pen, Margate, Kent

Jack WilliamGood31 Aug 2021
beery steveNot Tried19 Apr 2018
ChrisEExcellent24 Feb 2018 First pints from a new cask and in superb condition.
DosserGood15 Dec 2016

The Anchor, Sevenoaks, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried24 Aug 2021

The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent

Jack WilliamGood14 Aug 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried07 Aug 2021
Jack WilliamNot Tried16 Oct 2020
Jack WilliamGood21 Sep 2019
Jack WilliamNot Tried29 Aug 2019
Jack WilliamGood29 Aug 2014 Not too lively - I'm guessing toward the end of the barrel - but very suppable.

The Magnet (formerly The Magnet Micropub), Broadstairs, Kent

ChrisENot Tried07 Jul 2021
Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Aug 2019

St Crispin Inn, Worth, Kent

Jack WilliamGood06 May 2021
ChrisEExcellent09 Jun 2017 In very good condition.

The Sir Stanley Gray, Ramsgate, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent23 Apr 2021
ChrisEGood21 Jan 2019
DosserAcceptable26 Jul 2017 The best of 3 boring beers. Acceptable but nothing special.
DosserAcceptable14 Sep 2016 Warmer than a coffee but drinkable.
BlairNot Tried29 May 2011
BlairNot Tried20 Apr 2011
AndrewNot Tried10 Aug 2010

The Boating Pool (formerly Ravensgate Arms By The Sea), Ramsgate, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried23 Apr 2021

The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

Jack WilliamGood07 Aug 2020 The beer was lovely with a good head - but a bit warm and I had to ask for a top up. Otherwise it would have been Ex rated!
AndrewGood25 Feb 2018
Jack WilliamGood20 Jan 2018 Very nice - fresh barrel and very lively, but good care taken to serve a full pint nonetheless.
Jack WilliamGood06 Aug 2016
MickNot Tried26 Jun 2016
Jack WilliamNot Tried25 Jun 2016
MickExcellent15 Mar 2015 Really good brown bitter
MickGood07 Dec 2014 Good condition, fresh.
MickExcellent03 Dec 2014 Top condition, good hop, malt and a touch of pepper. No3 would have been better but this was very nice.
MickExcellent27 Nov 2014 Perfect condition. Pale copper, good malt hops and spice.

The Hidden Treasure, Dymchurch, Kent

Philip PirripAcceptable29 Feb 2020 From bag in box on gravity, poured and remained flat

Tartar Frigate, Broadstairs, Kent

DosserAcceptable31 Jan 2020 £3.90 a pint and not that great.
ChrisEExcellent03 Sep 2019
AndrewExcellent07 Jul 2018 Top draw stuff for a Gadds beer that's not one of my preferred pints.
Philip PirripGood11 Apr 2018
ChrisEGood15 May 2017
AndrewGood17 Dec 2016 This was pretty good
Jack WilliamGood10 Sep 2015
DosserNot Tried16 Jul 2015
Stephen HarrisGood05 Jan 2014 Brown coloured, full-bodied, malty bitter.
BlairExcellent12 Dec 2012 Another perfect pint of 5.
BlairNot Tried18 Nov 2012
BlairExcellent17 Nov 2012 Beautiful pint of No.5.
BlairGood07 Nov 2012 Tasted like at least part of the pint had been sat in the pipes overnight but it was still perfectly nice overall.
BlairNot Tried26 Sep 2012
BlairExcellent16 Sep 2012 Perfect condition.
BlairGood05 Sep 2012 Just a whisker below it's best, lacked a little condition. I'd guess its been on a few days.
Philip PirripExcellent07 Aug 2012 In good condition and flavoursome full bodiedness
BlairExcellent13 Jul 2012 In top condition.
BlairGood04 Jul 2012 A good pint of one of Gadds' lesser beers.
BlairGood13 May 2012 Solid malty bitter.

Tan Bueno (formerly The Hop and Huffkin), Sandwich, Kent

DosserPoor06 Jan 2020 £4.50 a pint. Didnt taste like cask, very cold and vinegar smells.

Mind the Gap, Broadstairs, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jan 2020
Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Aug 2019
Philip PirripGood03 Aug 2019 Lovely English bitter. perhaps a tad too yeasty but glugged down regardless

Black Horse, Pluckley, Kent

WittendenGood13 Nov 2019 Plenty of those East Kent hops tonight.

Red Lion, Badlesmere, Kent

AndrewNot Tried27 Oct 2019

Ringlestone Inn, Ringlestone, Kent

WittendenAcceptable26 Oct 2019 Woody,taken off sale.

The Wheatsheaf, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent20 Oct 2019 Top quality
DosserGood13 Sep 2019 Good but had warm. 2£. Bargain.

A New Day Festival 2019, Mount Ephraim, Hernhill, Kent

AndrewNot Tried03 Aug 2019

The Beer Seller, Tonbridge, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried17 Jun 2019

The Bull Inn, Benenden, Kent

WittendenAcceptable25 May 2019 OK, but not at its best,unfortunately.Slight tartness.

The Swan, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

AndrewExcellent20 May 2019 Really very good.

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent11 May 2019 Excellent Kentish traditional bitter rounded off a great evening of all 4 star (or better) beers

Donna's Ale House, Sittingbourne, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Feb 2019

Old Bay Alehouse, Minnis Bay, Kent

beery steveNot Tried13 Feb 2019
Philip PirripExcellent01 May 2017

Trafford Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

Magnus GreelNot Tried12 Feb 2019

Finn's, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEGood10 Feb 2019

Bacchus, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEGood10 Feb 2019

The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent

ChrisEExcellent03 Feb 2019

Cinque Ports, Margate, Kent

ChrisEExcellent30 Jan 2019
ChrisEExcellent23 Oct 2018
ChrisEExcellent31 Jul 2017
Magnus GreelExcellent31 Jul 2017

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

beery steveExcellent09 Jan 2019
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Nov 2013
John BNot Tried03 Aug 2013

The Potting Shed, Hythe, Kent

ChrisEExcellent22 Nov 2018
ChrisENot Tried13 May 2015
ChrisENot Tried18 Sep 2014

Smugglers' Alehouse, New Romney, Kent

ChrisEGood13 Oct 2018 A new cask on today.

Jackdaw Inn, Denton, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried03 Oct 2018

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

WittendenNot Tried25 Aug 2018
WittendenNot Tried28 Apr 2018
WittendenNot Tried14 Apr 2018
WittendenExcellent10 Jun 2017 Surprisingly I'd never tried this from cask. Grand malty, biscuitty best bitter.Not at all cloying.
TobesNot Tried19 Apr 2014 Again seen a lot of this recently.
KenExcellent26 Sep 2013 Only just come on but a fine, fresh pint

The Rusty Bucket, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent06 Aug 2018 Holding up very well in these balmy times. A 2nd followed the first
Philip PirripAcceptable16 Jul 2018 Lacking a buzzy mouthfeel

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London

Philip PirripGood03 Aug 2018
oz11Not Tried18 Nov 2014
oz11Not Tried22 Oct 2014
oz11Not Tried29 May 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried28 May 2014

The Lanthorne, Broadstairs, Kent

Magnus GreelExcellent13 Jul 2018 I wasn't expecting this to be in such good nick...
ChrisEExcellent16 May 2018 In very good condition.

Jenny Lind, Hastings, East Sussex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 May 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 May 2018

The White Swan, Reading Street, Kent

beery steveNot Tried22 May 2018
ChrisENot Tried04 Jul 2015
BlairNot Tried14 Dec 2009
BlairGood08 Nov 2008 Yup, this beer is good. Malty best bitter.

The Laughing Barrel, Cliftonville, Kent

ChrisENot Tried05 May 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried02 May 2018
Jack WilliamNot Tried01 May 2018

Little Prince, Margate, Kent

Magnus GreelAcceptable20 Apr 2018 Served from a takeaway beer box perched on the bar hence far too warm and tired.

The George & Dragon, Swanscombe, Kent

ChrisENot Tried07 Apr 2018
ChrisEGood29 Mar 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried11 Nov 2012
PedroNot Tried10 Nov 2012

The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripGood05 Apr 2018
Philip PirripExcellent05 May 2017
Philip PirripExcellent08 Apr 2017

The Thomas Tallis Alehouse, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Mar 2018
AndrewNot Tried29 Apr 2016
Jack WilliamGood22 Mar 2016

The Handsome Sam, Whitstable, Kent

AndrewNot Tried10 Mar 2018
ChrisENot Tried30 Jun 2017 This ran out.
Philip PirripExcellent06 Nov 2014

The Great Tree, Ramsgate, Kent

Magnus GreelGood01 Mar 2018
ChrisEExcellent02 Nov 2011
ChrisEExcellent12 Oct 2011 Excellent, and good value at £2.50 per pint.
ChrisEExcellent05 Oct 2011

Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried01 Mar 2018
AndrewNot Tried10 Feb 2018
ChrisENot Tried06 Nov 2017
AndrewNot Tried03 Jun 2017
IanAcceptable18 Mar 2017 First pint out of the barrel. Not as good as the No7
IanExcellent31 Dec 2016 So nice to have a proper biscuit brown best bitter.
ChrisENot Tried29 Nov 2016
Jack WilliamNot Tried23 Dec 2015
Jack WilliamGood22 Nov 2015
DosserNot Tried25 Oct 2015
DosserNot Tried27 Jul 2015 yet another pub selling it.. but its allowed here!!
DosserNot Tried24 Jul 2015
ChrisENot Tried21 Jun 2015
IanNot Tried13 Jun 2015
DosserNot Tried06 Jun 2015
ChrisENot Tried10 Apr 2015
IanGood07 Mar 2015 Fruity best bitter
ChrisENot Tried09 Sep 2010

The Rose of England, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripGood17 Feb 2018
DosserNot Tried29 Dec 2017
ChrisEGood02 Feb 2016 Excellent value at £2.50 per pint.
DosserGood09 Jan 2016
ChrisENot Tried22 Aug 2015 A bargain at £2.50 per pint.
DosserNot Tried11 Jun 2015
ChrisEGood10 Apr 2015
ChrisENot Tried27 Mar 2015
ChrisEExcellent01 Mar 2015
AndrewExcellent28 Dec 2012 Not my Gadds of choice but this was excellent. Best pint of No.5 I've had for years
IanNot Tried28 Dec 2012 Andrew said his pint was very good
ChrisENot Tried13 Oct 2012
BlairNot Tried13 Oct 2012
ChrisENot Tried23 Aug 2012
BlairNot Tried18 Apr 2012
BlairNot Tried10 Mar 2012
BlairNot Tried10 Feb 2012
BlairNot Tried20 Jan 2012

Home Taproom (formerly The Tontine Tavern; The Troubadour of Kent), Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried07 Feb 2018
ChrisEExcellent14 Sep 2017
Philip PirripExcellent29 Apr 2017
ChrisEExcellent29 Apr 2017

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried19 Dec 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jan 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jul 2013

Docker Bar (formerly Inn Doors), Sandgate, Kent

ChrisEExcellent03 Dec 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Oct 2016

Eats 'n' Beats Bar & Kitchen (formerly Ravensgate Arms), Ramsgate, Kent

DosserGood20 Sep 2017 Good half

Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

AndrewExcellent03 Jun 2017 Really very good
DosserGood27 Jul 2015 Give me something different..
Stephen HarrisGood20 Sep 2013 Amber-coloured, fruity, best bitter in very fine condition.
beery steveNot Tried15 Aug 2013
Philip PirripGood12 Aug 2013
HSBNot Tried08 Aug 2013
Philip PirripExcellent23 Jul 2013 In fine form - best beer of the evening
ChrisENot Tried15 Jul 2013
beery steveNot Tried03 Jul 2013
beery steveGood18 Jun 2013 A sweet aftertaste
Philip PirripPoor14 Jun 2013 Sourish and appley
ChrisENot Tried14 Jun 2013
beery steveNot Tried31 May 2013

The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

McGargleGood10 Mar 2017 Competent Olde Worde Best.

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

AndrewNot Tried27 Jan 2017

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

Philip PirripGood22 Jan 2017 Made the visit worthwhile

Ambrette (formerly The Hoy), Margate, Kent

DosserGood15 Dec 2016
ChrisEGood21 Sep 2011

The Admiral's Arm, Queenborough, Kent

ChrisENot Tried03 Dec 2016

The Bohemian, Deal, Kent

AndrewGood26 Nov 2016

The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried16 Nov 2016
Philip PirripExcellent01 Sep 2016 English bitter at its best
Jack WilliamNot Tried11 Dec 2015
ChrisENot Tried26 Aug 2015

Burrito Buoy (formerly Hog & Hop), Folkestone, Kent

ChrisEGood19 Jun 2016

Kings Head, Kingsdown, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried13 Jun 2016

Two Smoking Barrels, Sturry, Kent

AndrewNot Tried13 May 2016

Port & Anchor, Ramsgate, Kent

Jack WilliamGood24 Dec 2015
DosserNot Tried31 Oct 2015
DosserNot Tried17 Jun 2015

The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent19 Dec 2015 In superb nick

Jacobs Ale House, Bradford, West Yorkshire

MickNot Tried02 Dec 2015

Louis Armstrong, Dover, Kent

ChrisENot Tried30 Oct 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jun 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Dec 2014
ChrisENot Tried07 Feb 2014
AndrewNot Tried07 Feb 2014
ChrisENot Tried24 Jul 2013

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried27 Oct 2015
DosserNot Tried05 Apr 2014
TobesExcellent04 Apr 2014
DosserNot Tried29 Jan 2012 Ran out
PedroNot Tried27 Jan 2012
PedroNot Tried25 Jan 2012
PedroExcellent05 May 2011

The Chapel, Broadstairs, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried10 Sep 2015

The Two Halves, Margate, Kent

DosserNot Tried27 Jul 2015 This beer is everywhere. Lets have one of Eddies seasonals.

Mariners, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserNot Tried13 Jul 2015
DosserNot Tried27 May 2015

Wye Beer Festival 2015, Wye, Kent

AndrewNot Tried26 Jun 2015

Waterfront, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserNot Tried16 Jun 2015

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserGood05 May 2015
HSBExcellent27 Nov 2012 Best Bitter Ale
ChrisEGood02 Nov 2011
BlairNot Tried06 Feb 2010
BlairExcellent31 Oct 2009 Also in fantastic form, great best bitter. Very malty and smooth, a classic.
BlairNot Tried04 Apr 2009
BlairNot Tried27 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried25 Feb 2009
BlairGood12 Oct 2008 Malty best bitter. Easy drinking and tasty.
BlairGood18 Aug 2008 Really good pint of No 5. Rich and malty. Eddie seems to have improved his 3, 5 and 7 recently.
BlairNot Tried20 Jun 2008

The Hop Pocket, Bossingham, Kent

MickAcceptable12 Apr 2015 Last two pints from a polypin. Not at its best.
MickExcellent03 Jul 2014 Really nice, full bodied and very drinkable.
MickExcellent29 Jun 2014 Super pint of this pale hoppy ale.

The Local, Chartham, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent27 Mar 2015 Perfect condition for this old favourite.

The Bedford, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent19 Jan 2015

Bridge Arms (formerly The White Horse Inn), Bridge, Kent

MickGood15 Jan 2015 Nice pint of No5 but have had better.
MickGood18 Jan 2014 Good amber bitter.

The Arlington, Dover, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent12 Dec 2014 Another very well kept ale - almost a regular here due to popular demand apparently.
Jack WilliamNot Tried28 Nov 2014
Vacuous Excellent25 Nov 2014 Nicely conditioned version of this traditional Kentish Best Bitter. Nice balance between malt and fruit finished off with a biscuity hoppiness. Clean and fruity aftertaste. Had a couple.
ChrisENot Tried17 Sep 2014
Philip PirripExcellent06 Sep 2014

Two Sawyers, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Nov 2014
Jack WilliamExcellent31 May 2014 Tip top condition - good body and a traditional balance of hops and malt. Very moorish.

The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent

ChrisENot Tried21 Oct 2014

Two Doves, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamExcellent23 Sep 2014 Good rounded ale in excellent condition.

The Black Horse, Monks Horton, Kent

TrevorNot Tried13 Aug 2014

3rd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2014, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Good31 May 2014

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014, Margate, Kent

BaymartGood19 Apr 2014

The Little Black Dog (formerly The Hoodener's Horse), Great Chart, Kent

ChrisEAcceptable04 Mar 2014 Not ready yet, still bubbling through the soft spile, but I had some anyway.

The Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

BrianNot Tried24 Jan 2014
IanExcellent13 Jun 2013 Loved the malt the condition the white peppery hop finish

The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

PedroNot Tried15 Nov 2013
Archie14Not Tried15 Nov 2013

Stile Bridge, Marden, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent09 Nov 2013
PedroExcellent08 Mar 2012

The Red Lion, Hythe, Kent

ChrisEGood24 Oct 2013

Catford Bridge Tavern, Catford, Greater London

Philip PirripGood10 Oct 2013

City Arms, Canterbury, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried23 Sep 2013
AndrewNot Tried06 Jul 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Jun 2012
oz11Not Tried25 Feb 2012

The Old Brewery Tavern, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewGood15 Sep 2013 Solid stuff from a solid brewer.
IanExcellent01 Apr 2009 My favourite Gadd's beer. Brilliant in the fruit the malt and the hop bitterness.
IanNot Tried27 Feb 2009
AndrewNot Tried10 Feb 2009 Came on just as I left
AndrewNot Tried20 Dec 2008

Ales of the Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

ChrisENot Tried26 Aug 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Aug 2013
beery steveAcceptable23 Aug 2013

The White Star, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried09 May 2013

2nd Angelfest Music and Beer Festival 2013, Tonbridge, Kent

oz11Excellent28 Apr 2013
oz11Not Tried27 Apr 2013

Leas Lift Beer Festival, Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried15 Mar 2013

The Eight Bells, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2013

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent06 Mar 2013
Philip PirripExcellent03 Feb 2013

Penderel's Oak, Holborn, Central London

AndrewNot Tried29 Jan 2013 9:30am or not, I was tempted

The Cock Tavern, Hackney, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried18 Dec 2012

The Magpie, City, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Oct 2012

The Crooked Billet, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Oct 2012

The Black Friar, Blackfriars, Central London

IanExcellent05 Oct 2012 love this best bitter

Black Griffin, Canterbury, Kent

MickNot Tried22 Sep 2012
AndrewNot Tried11 Jun 2011

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Good27 Aug 2012

The Brown Jug, Broadstairs, Kent

ChrisEGood04 Aug 2012
ChrisENot Tried22 Mar 2011

York Tap, York, North Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Aug 2012

The Bull, Barming, Kent

PedroExcellent26 Jul 2012

Lower Bell, Blue Bell Hill, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried07 Jul 2012

The Charles Dickens, Broadstairs, Kent

BlairNot Tried04 Jul 2012

Plough & Harrow, Oad Street, Kent

PedroGood07 Apr 2012

Bing (formerly The Farmhouse), Canterbury, Kent

AndrewExcellent18 Feb 2012 Really well served pint of No.5.

The Dolphin, Canterbury, Kent

PedroNot Tried08 Oct 2011

Sheldons, Margate, Kent

ChrisEGood21 Sep 2011

Wye Hops Beer Festival 2011, Wye, Kent

AndrewNot Tried17 Sep 2011
oz11Excellent17 Sep 2011

East Cliff Tavern, Folkestone, Kent

thebrewingmanExcellent27 Aug 2011

The Foundry Brew Pub, Canterbury, Kent

IanNot Tried29 Jul 2011
AndrewNot Tried22 Jul 2011
AndrewNot Tried12 Jul 2011
BlairNot Tried12 Jul 2011
BlairNot Tried19 Jun 2011
ChrisENot Tried13 Jun 2011
AndrewNot Tried11 Jun 2011

The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffAcceptable08 May 2011 Another disappointment, slightly biscuity and slightly bitter but not much else. Lack of balance and poor body.

The Crown of Broadstairs, Broadstairs, Kent

BlairNot Tried14 Apr 2011

The Cat & Custard Pot, Paddlesworth, Kent

MickExcellent26 Sep 2010 Everything you would expect from this beer and served in excellent condition. Christmas pudding, sweet and not very hoppy.

East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, Kent

AlenomoreExcellent28 Aug 2010

Barnacles, Margate, Kent

ChrisEGood19 Jul 2010 This beer seems to be appearing in many of Thorley Taverns pubs these days. The landlord told me it sells very well, although he prefers Directors.
ChrisEExcellent24 Jun 2010
ChrisEExceptional05 Jun 2010 In peak condition.

The Lifeboat Ale & Cider House, Margate, Kent

ChrisEGood05 Jun 2010

The Sun Inn, St Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent

BlairNot Tried12 Sep 2009

The Unicorn, Bekesbourne, Kent

AndrewNot Tried29 Aug 2009

Hare (formerly Blean Tavern; Hare & Hounds), Blean, Kent

AndrewNot Tried23 May 2009

The Chambers, Folkestone, Kent

IanExcellent24 Feb 2009 In perfect condition, lovely best bitter, I could drink this all day.
IanGood22 Jan 2009 My favourite Gadd's beer. If I had to buy say 16 pints of just one of Eddie's beers it would be this one. Love the balance of sweet chestnut malts and the slightly peppery hop. Everything in a best bitter that Shepherd Neame Kent's Best isn't
IanNot Tried09 Jan 2009
IanNot Tried29 Dec 2008
IanPoor12 Nov 2008 It took a few pulls to get any liquid out of the pump so I guessed it had just got a new barrel and he was just pulling it through. Certainly the first pour didn't look very beery. But the barman didn't pour it away, he served it to me. It looked alright, but I did challenge him, he said that there is sometimes a back log of air that needs pumping out. Anyway it tasted vaguely of chemicals. Shame as this is a good beer, it just needed serving a bit better.
IanGood14 Oct 2008 Having seen Andrew's post on this beer recently, I decided to try it again. Tasty malty bitter.
IanGood20 Sep 2008 Very drinkable bitter. The pint disappeared in about 10 mins.
IanNot Tried08 Sep 2008
IanNot Tried20 Aug 2008
IanNot Tried31 Jul 2008
IanNot Tried24 Jul 2008
IanExcellent05 Jun 2008 One of the best best bitters in the country.
IanNot Tried27 Feb 2008
IanAcceptable02 Nov 2007 A little thin in the condition maybe. Otherwise a fairly ok bitter.
IanNot Tried13 Jul 2007
IanNot Tried22 Jun 2007
IanGood13 Apr 2007 Very good best bitter. Plenty of English malt and hops with a bitter finish.
IanNot Tried16 Feb 2007
IanNot Tried07 Feb 2007
IanNot Tried05 Jan 2007 The men at the table next to me were drinking this and saying how good it was and called it "a half of 10." Ha, ha.
IanGood17 Nov 2006 I had a swift half of this after the Dogbolter as I needed to catch the train. This is quickly becoming East Kent's best, best bitter. Attractive clear russet colour. Perfect malt/hop balance with tingly hop finish. Hop tends towards the aggressive as the beer finish progresses. Good beer.
IanGood25 Aug 2006 Excellent best bitter and I can't remember why I don't drink it more often. Good malts and a biting bitterness on the end
IanNot Tried19 Jul 2006
IanNot Tried01 Jul 2006
IanNot Tried22 Jun 2006
AndrewNot Tried04 Feb 2006
IanNot Tried12 Jan 2006 Sign up saying not on yet
AndrewNot Tried12 Nov 2005
AndrewNot Tried12 Nov 2005
IanPoor07 Sep 2005 Mid brown bitter. Some malt flavours but untimately not that pleasant, which is a shame because it is normally very good here
IanNot Tried16 Aug 2005
IanAcceptable29 Jun 2005 Had this here a couple of weeks ago and it was a 4/5 very good. This was a bit odd. The beer went off on handpull so the barman took the class into the cellar behind the bar and poured the beer straight from the cask. Bit flat and cold, but actually this was alright by the end.
IanGood15 Jun 2005 Chestnut brown in colour, quite a hoppy nose, good smack of hops in mouth with some malt. A good balanced best bitter. Good length and finish of hoppy bitterness. Really liked this

The Foy Boat, Ramsgate, Kent

IanGood22 Nov 2008 A very good best bitter. Slightly dusty toasty hop backs up some dry malt in mouth. It is very good and probably the best thing I've had today.
BlairNot Tried05 Sep 2008

King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver, Kent

AndrewExcellent11 Oct 2008 Superb condition and the best No 5 I've had for years (or possibly ever). What and excellent best bitter this is; hints of fruit hidden away behind a proper earthy, slighly coffee, finish. Top stuff

Ramsgate Summer Festival 2008, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood05 Jul 2008 Solid best bitter. Malty and refreshing.

Jacksons Wharf, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairGood06 Jun 2008 Brown ale with plenty of malt. Quite nice, but not the most exciting of the Gadds' range.

Pearson's Arms, Whitstable, Kent

AndrewNot Tried05 May 2008

The Berry, Walmer, Kent

IanNot Tried19 Jan 2008

Coastguard, St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent

IanNot Tried30 May 2006
AndrewNot Tried22 Jan 2006

Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

BrianNot Tried24 Feb 2006
BrianNot Tried04 Feb 2006
BrianNot Tried23 Jan 2006

Ramsgate Royal Harbour Brewhouse and Bakery, Ramsgate, Kent

AndrewNot Tried02 Feb 2006

Clarendon Inn, Sandgate, Kent

IanAcceptable16 Jul 2005 Don't remember a lot about it except that it was fine as I had had a few drinks by this stage

Rose & Crown, Elham, Kent

IanNot Tried12 Nov 2004

The Yew Tree Inn, Barfrestone, Kent

AndrewGood22 Jun 2004

Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') No. 5

4.40% ABV.

A complex best bitter brewed with East Kent Goldings and Fuggles.

We have tried this beer 346 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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