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The Four Candles Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Four Candles - Hazelnut PorterExcellent1
Four Candles - Pacific GemExcellent1
Four Candles - Chocolate Orange PorterExcellent1
Four Candles - Target Triple HopGood1
Four Candles - MosaicGood1
Four Candles - Session BitterGood2
Four Candles - Winter WarmerGood1
Four Candles - Whitsun BitterGood1
Four Candles - Strong PaleGood1
Four Candles - Northern AleAcceptable1
Four Candles - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Four Candles - Citra Single HopNot Tried0
Four Candles - Magnum RedNot Tried0
Four Candles - Summer SessionNot Tried0
Four Candles - Fool's GoldNot Tried0
Four Candles - Session Bitter Not Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Sorachi AceNot Tried0
Four Candles - Extra PaleNot Tried0
Four Candles - East Kent HopsNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent
Picture 2. The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent

Visits Details

02 May 2017 (Dosser)
No problem with getting a seat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Target Triple Hop4.60GoodNice beer
29 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
No seats available in a full pub
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Hazelnut Porter4.90ExcellentBottle conditioned version of the beer that was available at the Thanet beer festival.
Four Candles - Session Bitter3.70Good
29 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
Nice nibbles here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Strong Pale6.10GoodA little hazy but I dont drink with my eyes. Tasted good to me.
08 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
Good chat with the boss about beer and life in general.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Chocolate Orange Porter4.50ExcellentQuality flavoursome porter.
10 Sep 2016 (Andrew)
A few in with a couple of people watching a youtube video on their phone. Ian stopped that sharpish.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Session Bitter3.70GoodBrown bitter. Toasty and watery. Really nice.
Four Candles - Extra Pale4.70Not Tried
Four Candles - East Kent Hops3.70Not Tried
07 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
One off my wish-list. Just a swift one in passing late lunchtime. Got two home-made cheesy biscuits with my pint. I like it, will be back. NOTE - all beers added as new - ABVs may not be accurate - took a picture of the board but missed the ABV column.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Mosaic4.40GoodJust a a little cloudy as was pointed out by the lady serving, Excellent, dry hoppiness.
Four Candles - Fool's Gold4.80Not TriedA Black IPA
Four Candles - Session Bitter 3.60Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Sorachi Ace4.10Not Tried
24 Jul 2016 (Dosser)
Full. Too hot to be indoors.Mike was enjoying his own beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Pacific Gem4.70ExcellentNormally only available in bottles but a one of cask.Yummy.
22 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. The Guv was able to refer to his brewing log to tell me the hops in my beer and was kind enough to give me one of his new style generic pump clips.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Northern Ale4.30AcceptableLightly English hopped but flat
Four Candles - Magnum Red4.00Not Tried
Four Candles - Summer Session3.80Not Tried
31 May 2016 (ChrisE)
Evening visit soon after opening and full with a good crowd of customers. Service was good and friendly. We were amused by the banner outside the pub opposite which read (amongst other things) real ale £2.95 and lower down advertising Happy Hour £3 per pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Whitsun Bitter4.30GoodA good traditional copper coloured bitter ale.
Four Candles - Plum Porter4.70Not Tried
Four Candles - Citra Single Hop4.80Not Tried
15 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
More new beers to add to the list. Brewer just keeps on brewing new beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Winter Warmer6.00GoodVery spicy dark ale

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About The Four Candles Alehouse

The pub sign. The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent28
Good19
Acceptable4
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in St Peter's, Kent, CT10 2AT.

Located in Sowell Street in former shop premises, converted to become one of Thanet's ever increasing population of Micropubs. Like the other Micropubs which are becoming a popular part of the East Kent drinking scene this shop conversion is a street corner former shop building with its entrance front door on the corner itself. The real ales and cider are served direct by gravity from casks in the rear temperature controlled stillage room. Access to the toilet is via the stillage room. First opened on the evening of Thursday 9th August 2012 just in time to benefit from the Broadstairs Folk Week starting the very next day. Although the pub name is prompted by a Two Ronnies TV sketch please do not try buying here any hoes, plugs, saw tips, peas, pumps, washers or even billhooks. Just beer and cider should do. A small in-house brewery installation was subsequently made here.

We have visited this pub 41 times, seen 82 different beers and tried 50 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 2AT