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Carpenters Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal PaleExcellent1
Kent - KGBGood1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Kent - Craft PaleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Acceptable1
Old Dairy - Copper TopAcceptable1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent
Picture 2. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Visits Details

14 Aug 2021 (Jack William)
Leisurely cycle via the country roads from Denton. Here for 5 pm opening. The local walking group turned up shortly after. Nice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40GoodMuch better than the Mellow.
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60AcceptableMellow by name, mellow by strength and flavour. If I was being less kind I’d say insipid.
05 Jul 2021 (Jack William)
My cycling destination of the day. Met up with a couple of old friends at 5. Colin is back behind the bar while his daughter quarantines so service was pleasantly sedate! Unfortunately just the one ale on after a busy weekend apparently.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10AcceptableThink it was this beer - Colin didn’t seem sure!
11 Jun 2021 (Jack William)
Beer o’clock, 14 mile hot cycle. The beer went down very well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Good
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
11 May 2021 (Jack William)
Ideal place for a pint stop after a 44 mile ride via Hythe, Folkestone and Dover. Early evening - two tables of locals in fine form.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentTop Gadds offering.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not TriedLooked a bit cloudy - but was being avidly supped by some.
27 Apr 2021 (Jack William)
Cycled over for 5pm opening. Soon busy with regulars. Good banter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.50ExcellentA superb pint - unusual combination of oatmeal in a pale ale - works very well.
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Good
15 Apr 2021 (Jack William)
5 pm opening. Nice sunny spot on the side of the pub. Good to be back here without my plastic container.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00ExcellentSparkling, full of flavour.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
31 Dec 2020 (Jack William)
Takeaway at 1730. This little pub has persevered throughout the year and has been well supported. I think it will make it back to normal in 2021 unlike many others I fear.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80AcceptableBit weak to see off 2020 - but ok.
18 Dec 2020 (Jack William)
Takeaway of course - but managed to sup a pint with a local outside, well away from the pub whilst keeping socially distant. When will this nightmare end?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10Good
27 Oct 2020 (Jack William)
Despite the rain and with darkening skies I cycled here for 5pm opening. Well worth it, a jolly gathering of locals. Appropriately my favourite pub for my 1400th entry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Kent - Craft Pale4.00Good
16 Oct 2020 (Jack William)
5 pm opening. Social distancing and table service now including 4 pint jugs. Half a dozen regulars in the first hour - jolly banter as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale Ale4.00ExcellentA superb straw coloured ale in sparkling condition.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried

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About the Carpenters Arms

The pub sign. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent52
Good90
Acceptable27
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Coldred, Kent, CT15 5AJ.

In The Green, a rare 2 bar survivor of a traditional village boozer with roaring fires when appropriate. This pub is listed in the CAMRA National Inventory of unspoilt pubs. The pub boasts three skittle teams using the outdoor skittle alley. The landlady, Daphne Fagg (85) had been running the pub for over forty years until she recently passed away and the pub is now run by her son Colin. The pub does not normally open at lunchtimes, except by prior arrangement. Real ales sold via three active handpumps and bartop casks on gravity stillage. Dover, Deal & Sandwich CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2015.

We have visited this pub 91 times, seen 127 different beers and tried 107 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 5AJ