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Hair of the Dog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Lincoln Green - Hood Best BitterExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Hammerton - Life on MarsExcellent1
Georges - BroadswordExcellent1
Elland - NettlethrasherGood1
White Cliffs - Little Lush PorterGood1
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Good1
Worsthorne - PackhorseGood1
Springhead - OutlawedGood1
Mobberley - 1924Good1
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleGood1
Kelham Island - Pride of SheffieldGood1
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)Acceptable1
RCH - Steaming SantaAcceptable1
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

23 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
Full pub. Good chat with the landlord.3 beers on
Worsthorne - Packhorse3.70GoodNot bad for a weak one
10 Mar 2018 (Dosser)
Thanet camra walk about. Great conversation in a pub that's so welcome in minster
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentQuality. £3.
19 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Exceptional hospitality on a Sunday afternoon in a packed micro. Stew and dumplings along with mince pies, cheese etc. All gratis.
Elland - Nettlethrasher4.40GoodA good pint but not our style of beer
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 Hobgoblin Ruby Beer (was Hobgoblin)4.50AcceptableNot 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

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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 23 times, seen 54 different beers and tried 41 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT12 4AB