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Bake & Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Excellent1
Wantsum - Red RaddleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Westerham - Single Hop Sorachi AceExcellent1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleExcellent1
Westerham - Puddledock PorterExcellent1
Wantsum - One Hop Excellent1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford WobblerExcellent2
Wantsum - One Hop First GoldExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleGood1
Wantsum - GolgothaGood1
Tonbridge - CoppernobGood1
Wantsum - Dynamo (superseded by 4.3% version)Good1
Whitstable - Hüll MelonAcceptable1
Wantsum - 1381Poor1
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby MildNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Boozer CruiserNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Blue Sky DrinkingNot Tried0
Liverpool Organic - Cambrinus EnduranceNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Mighty Oak - Maldon GoldNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Gravesend GuzzlerNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Whitstable - RenaissanceNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish BestNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Red AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent
Picture 2. Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Visits Details

20 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Unusually very quiet which gave an opportunity to catch up on news and views on Micropubs with Guv Pete.
Wantsum - One Hop 4.50Excellent
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Good
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Not Tried
26 Jul 2014 (ChrisE)
17:30 just as the pub opened for the Saturday evening session. There was a big group attending a function at the premises opposite making the area outside very busy. The pub became full with regulars within ten minutes of opening.
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00ExcellentThis replaced the Gadds' when it ran out.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80GoodCool and refreshing, this beer ran out soon after mine was served.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Red Ale4.30Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
04 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The whole World seemed to have rounded on the place. A superb pork pie and grain mustard provided excellent nourishment 'twixt pints.
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00ExcellentA raw hoppiness and a natural carbonation that gave a zing in mouthfeel throughout
Wantsum - Dynamo (superseded by 4.3% version)4.60Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Kentish Best4.00Not Tried
31 May 2014 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime. Landlord was helpful with other micropubs in the area. Good locals banter
Whitstable - Hüll Melon4.40AcceptableFruity golden ale.
Wantsum - 13813.80PoorEarthy golden ale.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance3.80Not Tried
02 Apr 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The local CAMRA branch was presenting Pete and Gwyneth with its Pub of the Year tonight award so some buffet nibbles too. A well deserved award.
Westerham - Single Hop Sorachi Ace4.00ExcellentDistinctive with endearing dry aftertaste
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30Good
Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
29 Mar 2014 (Andrew)
Isabel was at a birthday party at the cinema next door. It was busy so we stood outside in the sunshine.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00GoodExcellent condition. Black watery beer with tart flavours coupled with roasted fruity sweetness
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo (superseded by 4.3% version)4.60Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
06 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Guv Alan from The Wheel Alehouse at Birchington was using his evening off to check out the competition here.
Westerham - Puddledock Porter4.00Excellent
Wantsum - One Hop First Gold4.50Excellent
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Gravesend Guzzler3.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
13 Nov 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Quiet but an influx at half time at the local cinema and folk club.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Good
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold3.80Not Tried
01 Oct 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Quite quiet but that is better for cross table conversation.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Excellent
Mighty Oak - Boozer Cruiser4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Blue Sky Drinking3.60Not Tried
Liverpool Organic - Cambrinus Endurance4.30Not Tried
22 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Alan, Guv from Birchington's Wheel Alehouse having a drink at a competitor's tonight. Good conversation about the thriving Micropub movement and its definition and future.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30Excellent
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50ExcellentFull flavoured for its abv
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Not Tried

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About the Bake & Alehouse

The pub sign. Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, CT8 8RE.

Another of the new generation of Micropubs. This single storey building is situated close to Westgate-on-Sea railway station in an alleyway between the Carlton Cinema and Coral's bookmakers. The pub has an almost complete collection of Good Beer Guides from 1975 onwards. A mixture of breweriana and kitchenalia adorn the walls and lampshades are made from upside-down colanders. Usually 4 real ales on sale served from a cooled cellar room in the corner which has a viewing window. 2014 Thanet CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year. Changed hands in May 2016 as the original owners Pete and Gwyneth retired from the business.

We have visited this pub 45 times, seen 90 different beers and tried 60 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT8 8RE