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The Tankerton Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hylder BlondeExcellent1
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Excellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Oakham - JHBExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Big K Irish Pale AleExcellent2
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Time and Tide - Calista IPAExcellent1
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The MooseExcellent1
Milk Street - Funky Monkey (organic)Excellent2
Mad Cat - Oatrageous Oat Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - SimcoeExcellent1
Springhead - Robin HoodExcellent1
Brighton Bier - Underdog Good2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
XT Brewing - No. 14 Saison Pale AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleGood1
Marble - PintGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop SimcoeGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyGood1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildGood2
Turnstone - ColumnialAcceptable1
Turnstone - Two Seas PaleAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Dark Star - Espresso StoutNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Time Ball SpecialNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Silver TopNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - EnglishNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port StoutNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Mild DisobedienceNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent
Picture 2. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Visits Details

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.
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.
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
03 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Crowded and doing very well. My colleague had a good chat with the Turnstone brewer - an enthusiastic local home brewer who has recently advanced to limited commercial brewing in 36 pint brewlengths.
Turnstone - Two Seas Pale4.30AcceptableVery full bodied for its abv. Fruity perhaps appley. Rather flat
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port Stout4.80Not Tried
28 Jun 2014 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - moderately busy - friendly atmosphere as always
Oakham - JHB3.80ExcellentSpot on.
XT Brewing - No. 14 Saison Pale Ale4.50GoodAlso named "Saison Pale Ale" on the board. Belgian style beer - yeasty - good of its kind if you like that sort of thing.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Simcoe4.40GoodGood body, malty. last one out of the barrel but still very drinkable.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
12 Jun 2014 (Baymart)
First time, and only a passing visit, good number of chairs and outside seats a bonus. Will most definitely return another time.
Turnstone - Columnial4.30Acceptable
Dark Star - Espresso Stout4.20Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Time Ball Special3.90Not Tried
19 Apr 2014 (Jack William)
Evening - pretty full - nice vibe. Cider on offer included an excellent Kentish Pip Ginger Cider - fresh ginger flavour to a good cloudy cider, 4.0%
Purple Moose - Dark Side Of The Moose4.60ExcellentLiquorice notes, great body.
Kent - Simcoe4.50ExcellentGreat condition, dry bitterness with a good bite.
Marble - Pint3.90GoodCitrus flavours, light and very drinkable.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not 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 34 times, seen 100 different beers and tried 55 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 2AW