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Carpenters Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mobberley - Elysium Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Kent - Centennial 1918 2018Excellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - German RedGood1
Milestone - English RoseGood1
Nethergate Growler - Stour Valley GoldGood1
Milestone - Shine OnGood1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - WheelieGood1
Kent - KGBAcceptable2
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - JoderunnerNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Romney Marsh - Rye MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent
Picture 2. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Visits Details

21 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - filling up nicely with regulars and a couple of visitors from Holland.
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Kent - KGB4.10PoorWell past its best - replacement offered without issue.
12 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Evening for the monthly book club meeting in the snug - coal fire on the go for us.
Kent - Centennial 1918 20184.50ExcellentA very good pale ale from this consistently good brewer.
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00AcceptableA bit flat
31 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - drinkers all outside -spread around the garden, the roadside bench and the duck pond opposite.
Mobberley - Elysium 4.70ExcellentTop quality IPA in very good nick.
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00Not Tried
08 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Wednesday evening - a good crowd of locals and a visiting cycling group.
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentTop brew in good condition.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Wheelie4.00GoodA very pleasant pale ale. Special charity brew “raising money for Oasis” - I assume that’s something other than a Gallagher brothers’ reunion.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not TriedBarrel just finished and replaced by a Gadd’s special.
26 Jun 2018 (Jack William)
Evening visit, a good crowd of regulars in. BEER FESTIVAL here this weekend starting Friday 29 June. The pub will be open all day from noon on all 3 days. Village fete on the green opposite on Friday evening.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80AcceptableA little hazy.
29 May 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening. A handful of regulars. Landlady preoccupied with posters for their beer festival at the end of June.
Kent - KGB4.10GoodNice, crisp bitterness.
Romney Marsh - Rye Mild3.20Not Tried
09 May 2018 (Jack William)
Evening, book club, a few in. New ale since Monday.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80GoodNice session ale.
Canterbury Brewers - German Red5.20GoodNew one for me - had the red rye bite and dry aftertaste.
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Not Tried
07 May 2018 (Jack William)
Good number of old and new faces on this glorious bank holiday Monday evening. The duck pond opposite was being enjoyed by a number of customers.
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
11 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Mid evening book club visit. Dozen or so in. Usual jolliness from Dad and indifference from Daughter behind the bar.
Milestone - Shine On4.00GoodA tasty refreshing pale ale.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
06 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening, quite busy inside and out in some weak sunshine. Coal fire going still.
Milestone - English Rose4.50Good
Nethergate Growler - Stour Valley Gold4.20GoodFresh on, a little hazy.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Joderunner4.00Not TriedJust missed this limited edition charity pale ale. By all accounts it was very good.

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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.

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 61 times, seen 98 different beers and tried 82 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 5AJ