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London Tavern (Free House)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExceptional2
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyExcellent1
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Hopping Mad Excellent1
Kernel (The Kernel) - India Pale Ale Mosaic, SimcoeExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Adnams - Juniper SaisonGood1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - CrownGood1
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Original IPAGood1
Brains - First GoldGood1
Goacher's - Gold StarAcceptable1
Merrie City (sub-brand of Clark's) - Atlantic HopAcceptable1
Caledonian - Double Dark StoutAcceptable1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPANot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Not Tried0
Caledonian - Flying ScotsmanNot Tried0
Brains - Bread of HeavenNot Tried0
Picture 1. London Tavern, Margate, Kent
Picture 2. London Tavern, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

06 Jul 2016 (Alenomore)
Late afternoon, first visit and with a pal from Buxton down too. Nice pub, very friendly guv'. Both of us impressed. Not listing/scoring these days.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Excellent
11 Jun 2016 (Dosser)
Lots in.Totally different crowd in here when compared to the mechanical elephant. I think Carl likes it like that!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Crown4.80GoodLittle dry for me.
28 May 2016 (Dosser)
Angies son Anthonys birthday so we ate a fantastic meal here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Juniper Saison4.10Good
20 Feb 2016 (Ian)
I liked this place and will certainly come back. More of interest for me than Andrew with a fair few interesting beers on keykeg/keg/
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kernel (The Kernel) - India Pale Ale Mosaic, Simcoe7.40ExcellentAn explosion of tropical fruits, grapefruit, passionfruit and mango. Glorious.
20 Feb 2016 (Andrew)
The first non-micro pub on our tour. Had a London feel to it ironically (or maybe not ironically). Nice pub whose staff tolerated us asking nerdy questions about their beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Merrie City (sub-brand of Clark's) - Atlantic Hop4.00Acceptablemid brown soft sweet bitter with low hop finish
Caledonian - Double Dark Stout4.60AcceptableSweet dark brown beer.
Brains - Bread of Heaven4.00Not Tried
07 Feb 2016 (Dosser)
Great pub with excellent beer and food
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50Exceptional
31 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
Long chat with Carl. Hes doing really well here and turning over loads of cask ales. Best of luck to him.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentIn fine form
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Original IPA4.80Good
21 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
The final pub on a tour of Margate. We ate here and the food was superb and good value for money, we had a good chat with the Landlord and the Chef.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Hopping Mad 4.00Excellent
Brains - First Gold3.80Good
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
14 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Not as remote as I thought - very near Cecil Square and bus routes. Much smarter and larger than I had imagined for a reborn street corner local.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Acceptable
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Beacon Hill (was Beacon)3.80Not Tried
09 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
Afternoon visit in the rain. Wonderfully done up pub. Lots of classic features. I think this place is trying to attract a different sort of crowd to Carls other pub. £3.50 a pint over 5% though.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80ExcellentA superb pint.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Flying Scotsman3.50Not Tried

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About the London Tavern

The pub sign. London Tavern, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent9
Good12
Acceptable4
Poor-

The pub is found in Margate, Kent, CT9 1PN.

A large freehouse close to the Theatre Royal, it was originally called the Shakespeare Tavern, London Tavern and Everybody's Inn, it has now reverted to the name that was in use from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century. 5 handpumps including 1 for cider. Thanet CAMRA branch 2017 Pub of the Year. Temporarily closed, expected to reopen under new ownership around 28 January 2021.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 25 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1PN