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Whitstable Pearl of Kent

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
King Charles IPentonville, Central London27 Feb 2020
The Conqueror AlehouseRamsgate, Kent23 Jan 2020
Bell & CrownCanterbury, Kent22 Dec 2019
The Long PondEltham, Greater London13 Sep 2019
The Broken DrumBlackfen, Greater London15 Jul 2019
The Golden Lion HotelRochester, Kent24 Jun 2019
The Seven StarsAldwych, Central London29 Nov 2018
The UnicornCanterbury, Kent25 Nov 2018
The Creeker's Tap (formerly The Corner Tap)Faversham, Kent19 Sep 2018
Skinners ArmsKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London17 Apr 2018
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent23 Sep 2017
The HarpCharing Cross, Central London22 Jul 2016
The West Gate InnCanterbury, Kent06 Feb 2016
The Two HalvesMargate, Kent21 Jan 2016
The Chequers InnSmarden, Kent14 Sep 2015
The Thomas IngoldsbyCanterbury, Kent15 Aug 2015
The Rose & CrownMundy Bois, Kent03 Aug 2015
The Goudhurst InnGoudhurst, Kent01 Aug 2015
The PloughStalisfield Green, Kent20 May 2015
The TipperaryFleet Street, Central London08 Apr 2015
The Dartmouth ArmsForest Hill, Greater London19 Mar 2015
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent28 Feb 2015
The PloughNottingham, Nottinghamshire21 Feb 2015
Red LionSnargate, Kent10 Jan 2015
Royal AlbertNew Cross, Greater London25 Nov 2014
The Queen's HeadKing's Cross / St Pancras, Central London16 Sep 2014
Artillery ArmsRamsgate, Kent04 Jul 2014
The WindmillSevenoaks Weald, Kent01 Jul 2014
The Peter CushingWhitstable, Kent23 Apr 2014
The Sir Norman WisdomDeal, Kent17 Aug 2013
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent10 Aug 2013
The CrownOtford, Kent26 Jul 2013
George & DragonHeadcorn, Kent26 Jun 2013
The Mechanical ElephantMargate, Kent27 May 2013
Halfway HouseBrenchley, Kent25 May 2013
Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013Dover, Kent24 May 2013
The Eight BellsDover, Kent09 Mar 2013
The Man of Kent Ale HouseRochester, Kent05 Mar 2013
The DuckPett Bottom, Kent14 Feb 2013
Shipwrights ArmsFaversham, Kent20 Oct 2012
The Royal OakMersham, Kent05 Oct 2012
The SummonerSittingbourne, Kent29 Sep 2012
Who'd A Thought ItGrafty Green, Kent26 Aug 2012
The Leading LightFaversham, Kent18 Apr 2012
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent09 Oct 2011
The Crown of BroadstairsBroadstairs, Kent05 Aug 2011
Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar)Whitstable, Kent22 Jul 2011
The Gun & SpitroastHorsmonden, Kent25 Jun 2011
The Old Brewery TavernCanterbury, Kent25 May 2011
The White HorseSandway, Kent19 Mar 2011
Bowl InnCharing, Kent18 Jul 2010
2nd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2010Tenterden, Kent12 Jun 2010
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent04 Dec 2009
The Three MarinersHythe, Kent28 May 2009
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent15 Aug 2008
Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008Margate, Kent21 Mar 2008

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.

King Charles I, Pentonville, Central London

Magnus GreelExcellent27 Feb 2020 Bready easy drinking tropical fruit fare

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried23 Jan 2020

Bell & Crown, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried22 Dec 2019
BlairNot Tried01 Nov 2008
AndrewGood17 Oct 2008 Bit sharper than the last time I had it but still very good. The hop on this (which I assume is Perle) is lovely.
BlairNot Tried04 Oct 2008
AndrewExcellent30 Sep 2008 Really good condition. Really good earthy hop with good malt and a slightly tart bite to it.
AndrewNot Tried01 Sep 2008
IanNot Tried24 Aug 2008
BrianNot Tried15 Aug 2008

The Long Pond, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Sep 2019
Philip PirripGood23 Mar 2019 Like many Whitstable beers seems to have lost the bitterness levels of before
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Jun 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried24 Mar 2018
Philip PirripGood02 Nov 2016 Best of my three here

The Broken Drum, Blackfen, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Jul 2019 Ran out
Philip PirripExcellent31 May 2016

The Golden Lion Hotel, Rochester, Kent

Stephen HarrisGood24 Jun 2019 A dry, balanced Golden Ale.

The Seven Stars, Aldwych, Central London

Magnus GreelAcceptable29 Nov 2018 Sharper than the usual creamy flavour

The Unicorn, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamGood25 Nov 2018 Smooth with a good body.
IanGood10 Jul 2010 Funny, I went through a period of not liking these beers from this brewery, but the last 2 I have had have been good. Lovely rose petal citrus notes
AndrewGood10 Jul 2010 I like Pearl hops and so, not surprisingly, I like this beer. Unfortunately I'd had a salad-kebab on the way up to the pub which had consisted of mainly raw onion so I couldn't actually taste much more than onion when drinking this.
AndrewNot Tried24 Oct 2008

The Creeker's Tap (formerly The Corner Tap), Faversham, Kent

Jack WilliamNot Tried19 Sep 2018
Philip PirripNot Tried06 Sep 2018

Skinners Arms, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

ChrisENot Tried17 Apr 2018

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripGood23 Sep 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried05 May 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Aug 2014

The Harp, Charing Cross, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent22 Jul 2016 Clean tasting and crisp

The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamGood06 Feb 2016 A flowery little number.

The Two Halves, Margate, Kent

ChrisENot Tried21 Jan 2016

The Chequers Inn, Smarden, Kent

WittendenExcellent14 Sep 2015 In better nick than the last time I tried this beer.Spicy,brisk earthiness.

The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewGood15 Aug 2015 Bit bland

The Rose & Crown, Mundy Bois, Kent

DosserGood03 Aug 2015 Went off after 3 pints

The Goudhurst Inn, Goudhurst, Kent

WittendenAcceptable01 Aug 2015 Ardent golden ale, served fobbingly through a swan's neck. I know today is Yorkshire Day, but Goudhurst is in Kent, for heaven's sake!

The Plough, Stalisfield Green, Kent

WittendenNot Tried20 May 2015
WittendenNot Tried01 Jan 2013
AndrewNot Tried16 May 2010

The Tipperary, Fleet Street, Central London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried08 Apr 2015

The Dartmouth Arms, Forest Hill, Greater London

Philip PirripExcellent19 Mar 2015

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Feb 2015 Ran out
TobesNot Tried31 Jan 2015
TobesNot Tried23 Dec 2014
TobesNot Tried08 Mar 2014
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Aug 2013
TobesNot Tried26 Aug 2013
TobesNot Tried25 Aug 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried29 Jun 2013
Toby Not Tried29 Jun 2013

The Plough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

AndrewNot Tried21 Feb 2015

Red Lion, Snargate, Kent

IanNot Tried10 Jan 2015
ChrisENot Tried01 Jun 2014

Royal Albert, New Cross, Greater London

Philip PirripGood25 Nov 2014

The Queen's Head, King's Cross / St Pancras, Central London

ChrisENot Tried16 Sep 2014

Artillery Arms, Ramsgate, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried04 Jul 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried11 Oct 2013
Philip PirripGood02 Jul 2013 Last half out - received gratis gratefully as still in fine bitter condition
BlairNot Tried18 Apr 2012
BlairNot Tried08 Jan 2012
BlairNot Tried20 Nov 2011
BlairNot Tried05 Nov 2011
BlairNot Tried30 Jun 2011
BlairNot Tried12 Jun 2011
PedroExcellent25 Mar 2011
BlairNot Tried07 Mar 2010
BlairNot Tried27 Feb 2009
BlairNot Tried19 Oct 2008
BlairNot Tried16 Jun 2008
BlairNot Tried21 May 2008
BlairNot Tried29 Mar 2008

The Windmill, Sevenoaks Weald, Kent

ChrisENot Tried01 Jul 2014

The Peter Cushing, Whitstable, Kent

AndrewGood23 Apr 2014 Hint of perspex but solid pearl hops in there.

The Sir Norman Wisdom, Deal, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried17 Aug 2013

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

TobesExcellent10 Aug 2013

The Crown, Otford, Kent

PedroExcellent26 Jul 2013

George & Dragon, Headcorn, Kent

thebrewingmanNot Tried26 Jun 2013
PedroExcellent15 Apr 2012
PedroGood12 Apr 2012

The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried27 May 2013

Halfway House, Brenchley, Kent

oz11Not Tried25 May 2013

Crabble Corn Mill Beer Festival 2013, Dover, Kent

MickNot Tried24 May 2013

The Eight Bells, Dover, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried09 Mar 2013
Martin the MildmanGood01 Feb 2013 Pale bitter with a strng biscuity malt character to start then hop takes over for the finish. My score 15/20.

The Man of Kent Ale House, Rochester, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried05 Mar 2013
BlairNot Tried09 Aug 2008

The Duck, Pett Bottom, Kent

MickNot Tried14 Feb 2013
MickGood09 Feb 2013 OK, nothing spectacular, good hops.

Shipwrights Arms, Faversham, Kent

PedroExcellent20 Oct 2012
Stephen HarrisGood27 May 2012
thebrewingmanExcellent23 Jun 2011 My wife really enjoyed this one.
AndrewGood08 May 2011 Lively. Good hop profile.

The Royal Oak, Mersham, Kent

ChrisENot Tried05 Oct 2012

The Summoner, Sittingbourne, Kent

PedroExcellent29 Sep 2012

Who'd A Thought It, Grafty Green, Kent

PedroGood26 Aug 2012 But tasted like Harvey's !!

The Leading Light, Faversham, Kent

Philip PirripExcellent18 Apr 2012 Always consistent here

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExcellent09 Oct 2011
DosserNot Tried08 Oct 2011
PedroExcellent07 Oct 2011

The Crown of Broadstairs, Broadstairs, Kent

BlairNot Tried05 Aug 2011
BlairGood07 Jul 2011 Served at fridge temperature but I didn't really mind too much. A little hop and citrus, refreshing.

Lobster Shack (formerly The Whitstable Brewery Bar), Whitstable, Kent

PedroNot Tried22 Jul 2011

The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent

oz11Acceptable25 Jun 2011

The Old Brewery Tavern, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewNot Tried25 May 2011
BrianNot Tried15 Mar 2011
IanNot Tried24 May 2009

The White Horse, Sandway, Kent

PedroExcellent19 Mar 2011

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried18 Jul 2010

2nd K&ES Railway Beer Festival 2010, Tenterden, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried12 Jun 2010

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairNot Tried04 Dec 2009
BlairNot Tried19 Nov 2009
BlairNot Tried09 Aug 2009
BlairAcceptable10 May 2009 Not sure what I was thinking, I already knew I wasn't overkeen on this. A little fruity with a a light hoppy undertone. Just a bit bland.
BlairNot Tried15 Nov 2008
BlairNot Tried05 Sep 2008
BlairNot Tried31 Jul 2008
BlairNot Tried13 Jul 2008

The Three Mariners, Hythe, Kent

IanNot Tried28 May 2009

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

AndrewExcellent15 Aug 2008 What a great pint. Pale gold in colour with a rich and sharp body. Lime and Kiwi flavours dominate with an earthy, nettley hop bite. Excellent.

Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2008, Margate, Kent

IanGood21 Mar 2008 Gold, bubbly beige head. Some decent citrusy fruits on aroma. It’s got some nuts in the mouth. Pretty decent bitter, moderate fruit, has an almost minty flavour.

Whitstable Pearl of Kent

4.50% ABV.

We have tried this beer 44 times.

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

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