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King Ethelbert Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - MartelloExcellent1
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session Pale AleExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King WenceslasGood1
Otter - BitterGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - American Pale AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Theakston - Best BitterNot Tried0
Marston's - Courage Best Bitter (was brewed at Banks's for a while)Not Tried0
Greene King - Gangly GhoulNot Tried0
Wantsum - Figgy PuddingNot Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)Not Tried0
Caledonian - LipsmackerNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleNot Tried0
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver, Kent

Visits Details

26 Aug 2023 (Andrew)
Busy inside, quiet out. We sat out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Bitter3.60GoodFunny to see this outside of Devon. Good condition.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
27 Apr 2023 (Jack William)
Cycle group meeting, lunchtime. I haven’t been here for decades. Decent ale and a good choice of bar snacks. 8 of us in the landside bar - a similar number seaside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Martello4.50Excellent
Marston's - Courage Best Bitter (was brewed at Banks's for a while)4.00Not Tried
10 Jun 2021 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit for something to eat and a few pints. Friendly and efficient service, I noticed the vintage Cresset machine on the wall. These used to be a common sight in Kent pubs but are very rare now.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Excellent
Marston's - Courage Best Bitter (was brewed at Banks's for a while)4.00Not Tried
14 Jul 2019 (Andrew)
Went for a walk and popped in for a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not Tried
Theakston - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
19 Aug 2018 (Andrew)
Summer here so we cycled over and walked to the beach. Came to the pub for refreshment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - American Pale Ale4.70GoodMid Brown colour. Deep malt and nettle hop and white pepper bite
Caledonian - Edinburgh Castle4.10Not Tried
21 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Came for lunch and had skate.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session Pale Ale3.60ExcellentReally nice light hoppy soft in the mouth light golden session beer.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Caledonian - Edinburgh Castle4.10Not Tried
02 Aug 2015 (Dosser)
Nice pub but it is a free house with sheps beer on. Must do a wittenden and move on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not TriedOh no..
Caledonian - Lipsmacker4.30Not Tried
14 Mar 2015 (Andrew)
Jane was up in the smoke so Isabel and I went to burn off some energy at Reculver. We stayed about 10 minutes before the bitter wind turned us around. Bitter? Yes please. The pub was busy. Blokes sitting about chatting, watching sports scores, drinking beer - just what a pub is all about. I went outside and sat in the garden and froze whilst Isabel did a 2 minute circuit of the play equipment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10ExcellentExcellent condition. Nutty brown bitter
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)4.10Not Tried
29 Dec 2013 (Andrew)
Came out for a brief walk before the sun went down and my fingers froze off. Busy and friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King Wenceslas4.80GoodGood condition. Rich malt with hint of spices. Clean tangy finish.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Figgy Pudding4.50Not Tried
10 Nov 2013 (Stephen Harris)
The plan had been to stop here for Sunday lunch, midway along a coastal walk. But at 12:30 there were no available tables and it was a bit too chilly to sit outside. So, a quick pint and onwards.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableBland in the extreme.
Greene King - Gangly Ghoul4.20Not Tried

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About the King Ethelbert Inn

The pub sign. King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent10
Good10
Acceptable2
Poor-

The pub is found in Reculver, Kent, CT6 6SU.

Large pub very near the sea front at Reculver. Popular with locals and holiday folk from the local static caravan site

We have visited this pub 25 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 19 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 6SU