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Ales Of The Unexpected (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - Black PigExceptional1
Mighty Oak - Summer DancerExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Toe Wrestler 3Excellent1
Salopian - Hop TwisterExcellent1
Attwell's - St Nicholas Summer PaleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Neither NorExcellent1
Weltons - Real OldExcellent1
Leeds - SambaExcellent1
Partners - Stout and AboutGood1
Weltons - American Graffiti AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyGood1
Springhead - BarebonesGood1
Cottage - Merchant NavyGood1
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford Dark MildAcceptable1
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Natural Blonde Acceptable1
Weltons - TwelvetreesAcceptable1
Weltons - HogspuddingNot Tried0
Loddon - Gorgeous GeorgeNot Tried0
Green Jack - Albion MildNot Tried0
Brighton Bier - West PierNot Tried0
Bushy's - Old Bushy TailNot Tried0
Moles - Mole TrapNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Devon DarknessNot Tried0
Picture 1. Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent
Picture 2. Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

Visits Details

11 Nov 2015 (Dosser)
Great beers as always
Cottage - Merchant Navy4.70Good
Partners - Stout and About3.90GoodNew beer
04 Nov 2015 (Dosser)
Wonderful beers, fantastic landlord who is so pro real ale.
Weltons - Real Old5.30ExcellentSooo gooood
29 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Beery Steve had got here before me to deliver the latest CAMRA mag Ale of Thanet.
Springhead - Barebones4.70Good
Weltons - Twelvetrees6.50AcceptableNot really to my taste after an enticing taster. A saison
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Devon Darkness4.20Not Tried
03 Aug 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Local crowd around the bar.
Mighty Oak - Summer Dancer4.50ExcellentAlways doubtful of very yellow beers but this had great body and taste
Mighty Oak - Toe Wrestler 33.60ExcellentCool and refreshing
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
30 Jul 2015 (ChrisE)
Busy in the bar area but plenty of room at the front of the pub. A good friendly atmosphere.
Leeds - Samba3.70Excellent
Bushy's - Old Bushy Tail4.50Not TriedNice to find Bushy's on the mainland, although I did once find it in Gibraltar.
Moles - Mole Trap3.80Not Tried
10 Jul 2015 (Dosser)
Massive crowd in here at 7pm. Carl doing his best to be sociable to so many. He was glad of Phil Ps visit with the London drinkers.
Weltons - American Graffiti Ale4.50Good
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford Dark Mild3.80Acceptable
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Not Tried
08 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Carl here has purchased London Tavern in Addington Street and told me his plans for real ales there when it re-opens after a spruce-up.
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50ExcellentNew cask
Attwell's - St Nicholas Summer Pale5.00ExcellentLovely full bodied hop hit and turned out to be the last from the cask. Unfined
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Shefford Dark Mild3.80Not Tried
Brighton Bier - West Pier4.00Not Tried
11 Jun 2015 (Dosser)
First visit. Fine ale house, excellent and knowledgeable landlord.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExceptionalSuperb
11 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Carl has ceased his lunchtime opening on Mondays to Fridays.
Pig & Porter - Neither Nor5.00ExcellentPale Ale brewed with lager yeast
Loddon - Gorgeous George4.30Not Tried
Green Jack - Albion Mild4.00Not Tried
06 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until close. The Northern Belle's guv was in too.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark Conspiracy4.90Good
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Natural Blonde 4.70AcceptableRather sharp
Weltons - Hogspudding5.60Not Tried

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About the Ales Of The Unexpected

The pub sign. Ales Of The Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Westbrook, Kent, CT9 5AX.

Another Thanet Micropub opened on the evening of Friday 23rd August 2013. Run by Carl and Nancy. On Canterbury Road near the former Royal Sea Bathing Hospital site - a brisk 7 minutes walk from Margate railway station and on bus routes. A family run shop conversion from previous use as an antiques shop and before that a fishmonger. At the street end of the building the layout is normal height tables, chairs and benches. The bar counter is at the back in a more sparsely furnished area where the unisex toilet is also located. Real ale, cider and wine are sold. Real ale and cider are dispensed on gravity from casks set up on a fixed wooden stillage in a back room behind the bar counter, in a temperature controlled daylightless room. At November 2015 the opening hours are: Monday to Friday 1700-2200; Saturday 1200-1500, 1700-2200; Sunday 1200-1530.

We have visited this pub 32 times, seen 68 different beers and tried 45 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 5AX