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Hair of the Dog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Hammerton - Life on MarsExcellent1
Georges - BroadswordExcellent1
Lincoln Green - Hood Best BitterExcellent1
Kent - Black GoldGood1
White Cliffs - Little Lush PorterGood1
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Good1
Springhead - OutlawedGood1
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleGood1
Mobberley - 1924Good1
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleGood1
Kelham Island - Pride of SheffieldGood1
Oxfordshire Ales - MarshmellowAcceptable1
Backyard - GoldAcceptable1
RCH - Steaming SantaAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthAcceptable1
Milestone - Shine OnAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopAcceptable1
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinAcceptable1
Batemans - Rosey NoseyNot Tried0
Rudgate - SnifterNot Tried0
Batemans - Yellow BellyNot Tried0
Weltons - Horsham PaleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent
Picture 2. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Visits Details

20 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit with a friend, a really good community atmosphere in here today.
Hammerton - Life on Mars4.60Excellent
Mobberley - 19244.00Good
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90GoodVery hoppy.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
09 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
Afternoon visit in the rain to a micro thats open all day.
White Cliffs - Little Lush Porter4.50GoodNew brewery? Couldnt find it on the system. Not bad though.
10 Sep 2016 (Andrew)
First stop in Ian and my tour of micropubs. Fairly busy but we got a seat by the door. Nice interior reminiscent of the Ale and Bakehouse in Westgate.
Lincoln Green - Hood Best Bitter4.20ExcellentExcellent condition, excellent maltiness.
Batemans - Yellow Belly3.90Not Tried
Weltons - Horsham Pale3.70Not Tried
18 Dec 2015 (Dosser)
Few in on an afternoon visit. Mainly older women.
Kelham Island - Pride of Sheffield4.00GoodAcceptable but not exceptional
RCH - Steaming Santa4.50AcceptableNeither Angie or myself found this inspiring. Perfectly acceptable though.
03 Nov 2015 (Dosser)
Handful of regulars in. Gave them a few new ales of thanet magazine. Couldnt find one beer redshift at 4.2.
Springhead - Outlawed3.80Good
11 Jun 2015 (Dosser)
A few in
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Good
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50AcceptableNot my sort of beer. Surprised to find it here rather than the enterprise inns pub opposite with the disappointing beer selection
Rudgate - Snifter3.60Not Tried
30 May 2015 (Dosser)
Wonderful micro. Very clean and welcoming.
Georges - Broadsword4.70Excellent
31 May 2014 (Ian)
Saturday lunchtime and a good conversation about women's rights children marriage and politics. Also serve berr in third pints. Good pub.
Oxfordshire Ales - Marshmellow4.70AcceptableBrown bitter
Backyard - Gold4.00AcceptableLight golden ale
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60AcceptableFruity sweet golden ale
23 Jan 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Friendly and enthusiastic landlord. A welcome sight in Minster for real ale and cider lovers.
Kent - Black Gold4.00Good
Milestone - Shine On4.00AcceptableUninspiring beer
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20Acceptable
19 Dec 2013 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and a few local customers enjoying the pub. The landlord was away for the day and the pub was being looked after by relatives who were doing a good job.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80GoodA taste of honey in this beer, not really to my liking but a well kept pint.
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90Not Tried

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About the Hair of the Dog

The pub sign. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Minster (Thanet), Kent, CT12 4AB.

Micropub in the High Street - a conversion from a hairdresser's shop, Ian Barrie Hair Stylists. Opened for business on Friday 6th December 2013. Initial opening hours are Mon-Sat 12-3 & 5-9; Sun 12-3. Real ales, ciders and wines are on offer served from an airtight cooled room behind the small bar counter. The room has room for 4 or 5 casks of real ale and some cider boxes on gravity stillage. Brightly decorated pub with lots of reclaimed scrap wood for high and low tables and wall coverings. Unisex toilet through an arch to the side. Beware of limited rail and bus timetables after an evening session.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 48 different beers and tried 36 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT12 4AB