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Barnacles (Thorley Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Belhaven - Bridge to NowhereGood1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsAcceptable1
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Barnacles, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

19 Apr 2018 (beery steve)
Early lunchtime visit on a lovely sunny day
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80AcceptableA beer I haven't tried for years and I now know why.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.20Not Tried
20 Nov 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime. This is a fine old pub and the welcome from landlord and staff was warm. A shame they keep such a mundane beer range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Belhaven - Bridge to Nowhere4.50GoodStrength is 4.5% according to pumpclip. Golden. Crisp and refreshing. Well above expectation.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
27 Jul 2015 (Dosser)
Possibly the worst selection of beers I have seen for a long time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
21 Sep 2011 (ChrisE)
I had been in to the nearby Hoy, and Northern Belle. The landlord of the Belle told me that the beer in Barney's was superb. He was right.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentReally tasty, slightly hazy, deliciously hoppy pint.
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
19 Jul 2010 (ChrisE)
A sunny Monday lunchtime, the doors were open giving good views over the harbour. Surprisingly few people about.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodThis beer seems to be appearing in many of Thorley Taverns pubs these days. The landlord told me it sells very well, although he prefers Directors.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
24 Jun 2010 (ChrisE)
Thursday lunch time, a warm sunny day with doors and windows open, and the smell of seaweed permeating the atmosphere. We enjoyed looking at photographs of Margate in years gone by, and sampling the very good Gadd's beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
05 Jun 2010 (ChrisE)
A hot summer Saturday afternoon, Margate was busy with visitors. I was not expecting much when I entered here, but I was very pleasantly surprised, the service was good, the bar was nicely decorated, and they had Gadd's in really superb condition.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExceptionalIn peak condition.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried

About the Barnacles

The pub sign. Barnacles, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable1
Poor-

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

A seafront pub overlooking the harbour. This was formerly the lounge bar of the Royal Albion Hotel, and retains a comfortable lounge bar atmosphere. Has been a bit of a film and TV celebrity on several occasions as it appeared in the 2001 film "Last Orders" and more recently was transformed into The Margate Shell in the TV sitcom "The Edge of Heaven".

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1DD