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Carpenters Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Empower AleExcellent1
Mobberley - Elysium Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Kent - Centennial 1918 2018Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Romney Marsh - American PaleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - WheelieGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Hopdaemon - RedGood2
Dark Star - American Pale AleGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)Good2
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Reliant RobinAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleAcceptable1
Kent - KGBPoor1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Picture 1. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent
Picture 2. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Visits Details

20 Mar 2019 (Jack William)
Just 4 of us in - but good banter nevertheless.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Good
27 Feb 2019 (Jack William)
A few in early evening gearing up for the monthly cheese night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Empower Ale4.00ExcellentA Gadd’s special for international Women’s Day. A very fine ruby ale.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80AcceptableNew on - bit cloudy, needed a bit more settling time.
22 Feb 2019 (Jack William)
Friday evening - good group of regulars. Chatted to Colin about the need for a tri-centennial event this year. There is tile above the fireplace bearing the date 1719.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
30 Jan 2019 (Jack William)
Opening time - lovely sunset over the wintry pond opposite. A dozen or so regulars in by the time I left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20ExcellentReally like this.
Hopdaemon - Red4.20GoodGood body, smooth.
28 Nov 2018 (Jack William)
A miserable day for weather - but jolly banter, a coal fire and some roasted chestnuts at the Carpenters. Very pleasant. Colin, the landlord, tells us that the Rockin Robin brewery has closed down - tonight’s Reliant Robin one of the last barrels produced.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00GoodFresh on to replace the HD Red.
Hopdaemon - Red4.20GoodVery smooth, full bodied ale in good condition.
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin3.70AcceptableBit past its best. RIP
21 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Early evening - filling up nicely with regulars and a couple of visitors from Holland.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80AcceptableA little hazy.

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About the Carpenters Arms

The pub sign. Carpenters Arms, Coldred, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent40
Good64
Acceptable21
Poor1

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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 66 times, seen 101 different beers and tried 85 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 5AJ