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The Tankerton Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Time and Tide - Calista IPAExcellent1
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Funky Monkey (organic)Excellent2
Mad Cat - Oatrageous Oat Pale AleExcellent1
Springhead - Robin HoodExcellent1
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Excellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Big K Irish Pale AleExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Hop Fuzz - Old American PaleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthGood1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyGood1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood2
Goacher's - Silver StarGood1
Brighton Bier - Underdog Good2
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - EKG Green Hop PaleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
Turnstone - AtlanticPoor1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Mild DisobedienceNot Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Devils Dyke PorterNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PrinceNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Northern StarNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPANot Tried0
Potbelly - Hop TrotterNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Thanksgiving Winter WarmerNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent
Picture 2. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Visits Details

17 May 2016 (Jack William)
Evening - very quiet to start with and then filled up a bit.
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentDelicious - full bodied hoppiness - took two pints home with me.
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20GoodVery pleasant, excellent condition.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
04 Dec 2015 (Andrew)
Last stop on the work's tour before I could go home and have kippers. Busy but we all got a table eventually.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodVery nice. Bit fresh. Give it a day or 2 and it'd be top notch stuff
Potbelly - Hop Trotter4.10Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Thanksgiving Winter Warmer5.50Not Tried
22 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. Surprisingly all seats already taken so we had to stand for our first pint.
Hop Fuzz - Old American Pale4.20Good
Turnstone - Atlantic5.00PoorLots of heated debate with my colleague about the marking of this one. Tasted OKish, not off but was as opaque as a scrumpy perry with little condition. He would have marked as acceptable
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Northern Star4.40Not Tried
Brighton Bier - Dealer's Choice IPA4.50Not Tried
14 Oct 2015 (Jack William)
Mid evening - pleasantly busy.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - EKG Green Hop Pale5.30GoodSubtle green hopping - very nice - badged (or black boarded in this case) as Canterbrew but at 3.8%
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableA little lifeless - but good flavour. Good measures when ordering by the quart here.
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Devils Dyke Porter5.00Not Tried
14 May 2015 (Jack William)
Thursday evening - busy with good discourse - bell went at 21:20 though!
Mad Cat - Oatrageous Oat Pale Ale3.80ExcellentVery smooth with good body. Moorish.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60GoodOnly a taster - but a rich old ale flavour - compllex.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60Good
11 Apr 2015 (Andrew)
Met up with Su and Simon and it was good to meet Jack (of this site) too. Not surprisingly we talked about beer. Good session.
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Funky Monkey (organic)4.00GoodTangy zingy golden yellow beer
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70GoodSweet dark malty low hop mild
Brighton Bier - Underdog 4.20Good
Pig & Porter - Big K Irish Pale Ale5.20GoodRich syrupy pale golden beer
11 Apr 2015 (Jack William)
Saturday evening, comfortably busy. Met up with Andrew through a mutual friend. Good chat about the origins of this site and reminiscences about past and present pub gems. And if your ears were burning we also had a bit to say about a number of the P&B regulars - all respectful of course.
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Funky Monkey (organic)4.00ExcellentVery good body with a slight sweetness.
Pig & Porter - Big K Irish Pale Ale5.20ExcellentVery good, a bit fruity.
Brighton Bier - Underdog 4.20GoodLandlord's recommendation - nice crisp dryness.
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70AcceptableGood smoky flavour but died a bit in the glass.
03 Jan 2015 (Jack William)
Mid Saturday evening - packed. We took our dog - she is now eligible for the canine photo gallery in the toilet.
Time and Tide - Calista IPA6.10ExcellentI could only have a taster of this but it was pure delight - great condition, full body and great bitter hoppy bite.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Mad Cat - Mild Disobedience4.00Not Tried
13 Dec 2014 (Jack William)
Sat evening - well patronised - Xmas jumpers have now even invaded micro pubs. Good buzz and I had a personal tour by landlord Nigel of the racking system. Bliss.
Springhead - Robin Hood4.00ExcellentGood session beer - in excellent condition - my friend stayed on this all evening.
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20ExcellentExcellent condition and a good body.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodLight in name and flavour.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark Conspiracy4.90GoodThick, black and liquoricy.
16 Aug 2014 (Jack William)
Very busy inside and out - nice atmosphere.
Dark Star - Hylder Blonde4.20ExcellentGreat beer - didn't discern the elderflowers of which it was supposed to have included though.
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40ExcellentWonderfully dry with a slightly nutty flavour and lingering bitter hoppy aftertaste. Barrel finished shortly after - could well have rated 5 stars earlier?
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentZesty - went down very easily.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried

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About The Tankerton Arms

The pub sign. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Tankerton, Kent, CT5 2AW.

A Micropub in Tankerton Road which first opened on Friday 15th March 2013 located in 139B Tankerton Road. The name is a resurrection of the old Tankerton Arms pub which was highly regarded but converted to apartments sometime ago. The premises was formerly a tattoo parlour and the word Tattoo remains on the glass above the pub frontage. There is no bar counter and there are long wooden raised bench seats fitted to both the left and right hand walls each with 3 heavy chest-height wooden tables. At the back of the pub a glass door leads to the chilled gravity stillage room. A Unisex toilet with a double "kissing gate" entrance is provided. Sells real ales, ciders and red and white wine. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016. Subsequently moved to new premises, a few doors along, in late March 2018 to the former HSBC bank premises at 135 Tankerton Road, larger than the previous premises in all regards.

We have visited this pub 38 times, seen 117 different beers and tried 62 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 2AW