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The Olde Wine Vaults (formerly The Vaults Cask & Kitchen) (Craft Union Pub Co. (part of Stonegate [formerly Ei Group itself formerly Enterprise Inns]))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Exceptional1
Otter - BitterExceptional2
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleExcellent1
Mad Cat - Syndale Green Hop Pale AleExcellent1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Excellent1
Mad Cat - Special Relationship Anglo-American Pale AleGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood3
Timothy Taylor - LandlordAcceptable1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)Not Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Golden HenNot Tried0
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Not Tried0
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy GrailNot Tried0
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Brains - Steaming WagonNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Caledonian - 80/-Not Tried0
Wychwood - Dog's Bollocks (aka Mutt's Nuts)Not Tried0
Cottage - S.P.A. Sterling Pale AleNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Mad Cat - The Vaults Strong Box (house beer)Not Tried0
Cottage - E-typeNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Olde Wine Vaults (formerly The Vaults Cask & Kitchen), Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

22 Jul 2023 (Jack William)
Noon. First stop on a Faversham tour. More TVs than punters. The pub has been renamed again - now the Old Wine Vaults. Cheap but uninspiring ales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30AcceptableBright but not the fullness normally expected with this beer.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening not too busy as our group has lost a few.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Syndale Green Hop Pale Ale4.30ExcellentRefreshing and zesty
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
Black Sheep - Monty Python's Holy Grail4.00Not Tried
06 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit and blimey I managed to secure CAMRA discount.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Special Relationship Anglo-American Pale Ale4.80Good
Butcombe - Bitter (or Original Beer)4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Golden Hen4.10Not Tried
24 Jul 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Large pub, almost empty in the late afternoon. I only notice the availability of a CAMRA discount when on the way out. A third cask beer was available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60ExcellentNice, crisp, golden beer with a bit of a bite.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
16 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Trying to get the CAMRA discount here seems impossible. I chose the local ale as it was a local ale discount last visit, only to be told this time it was on a SIBA supplied ale Woodforde's Wherry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Excellent
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)4.10Not Tried
17 Nov 2015 (ChrisE)
Second pub visit of the day, reasonably busy and we were asked if we were card carrying CAMRA members for a discount on the ale.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Excellent
Cottage - E-type4.10Not Tried
15 Apr 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Bit miffed to find the CAMRA discount was selective.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Bitter3.60ExceptionalThis 2nd pint climbed the scale to be exceptional. Best Otter I have had since a trip to the brewery a long long time ago
Otter - Bitter3.60ExcellentOne of the beers without CAMRA discount but short term miff soon forgotten with a great pint
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - The Vaults Strong Box (house beer)4.00Not Tried
22 Nov 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Cosy feel inside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Good
Wychwood - Dog's Bollocks (aka Mutt's Nuts)5.20Not Tried
Cottage - S.P.A. Sterling Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
23 Feb 2013 (Andrew)
Not been here for years but saw Philip Pirrip, Blair and ChrisE's reviews thought it worth popping in. Nice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Acceptable
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Caledonian - 80/-4.10Not Tried
28 Aug 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2005 hours visit, Just 2 or 3 in - sounded like the Guvnors were plotting on how to cope with Hop Festival weekend coming right up. 2 handpumps selling ciders from Hadda's.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80ExceptionalFaultless
Belhaven - Caledonian Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Brains - Steaming Wagon4.00Not Tried

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About The Olde Wine Vaults (formerly The Vaults Cask & Kitchen)

The pub sign. The Olde Wine Vaults (formerly The Vaults Cask & Kitchen), Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent6
Good5
Acceptable2
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Faversham, Kent, ME13 8PA.

Deceptively large pub in Preston Street, with a small bar area at the front with a single handpump which is rarely if ever used, and a larger bar area further back with 6 handpumps, of which at least 1 always offers a cider. Raised area provides seating for meals. Once named Hole in the Wall then The Old Wine Vault and further re-named in 2014 to The Vaults Cask & Kitchen. Closed in spring 2019 when tenants left and there seemed to be a difficulty appointing new ones here, then converted to the Ei Group's Craft Union format and re-opened on 11th September 2019. Further change of name.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 8PA