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Carpenters Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal PaleExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Old Dairy - Summer TopGood1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Kent - Craft PaleGood1
Kent - KGBGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green Hop AleGood1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Acceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent
Picture 2. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Visits Details

11 Jun 2021 (Jack William)
Beer o’clock, 14 mile hot cycle. The beer went down very well.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
06 Oct 2020 (Jack William)
Final stop on my mini tour of East Kent. Just about at capacity for these challenging times.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green Hop Ale4.30Good
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60GoodSurprised to see this in October.
20 Aug 2020 (Jack William)
Early evening - about 3/4 through my day’s cycle. Well patronised again today. The lockdown hasn’t seem to have affected this pub too badly - but you can’t eat out to help out here - unless you want crisps, peanuts or twiglets. I settled for the exotic twiglets.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentDelicious.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried

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About the Carpenters Arms

The pub sign. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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 89 times, seen 126 different beers and tried 105 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 5AJ