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King Ethelbert Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthExceptional1
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Excellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Summer Session Pale AleExcellent1
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterExcellent1
Wantsum - Miller's MirthGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - American Pale AleGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King WenceslasGood1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterAcceptable1
Marston's - PedigreeNot Tried0
Greene King - Gangly GhoulNot Tried0
Wantsum - Figgy PuddingNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Caledonian - LipsmackerNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Edinburgh CastleNot Tried0
Picture 1. King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver, Kent

Visits Details

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 (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not 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
03 Aug 2013 (Andrew)
Gloriously hot day. After sitting on the beach for some time it was clearly time to re-hydrate.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60ExceptionalReally exceptional. Condition was excellent and the depth of flavours in this 3.6% beer was superb. Leafy zingy hops with a hint of cotton-candy on the finish.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
26 Jul 2013 (Andrew)
Hot weather brought out the retired and those on holiday. I didn't fancy the beer selection having come from the Shipwrights so I stuck to the coke.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Marston's - Pedigree4.50Not Tried
16 Jun 2013 (Andrew)
Overcast June day but not too cold. Busy and with a holiday feel to it. Summer, sea, pint; all natural buddies.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20GoodGood condition. Quite fruity for a Wantsum beer. Tangy with a nettle hop finish.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
11 Aug 2012 (Andrew)
After spending most of the day watching Scooby Do on DVD it was time to go out. The pub was heaving but we got a bench near the play area and, whilst Isabel played, listened in on the chatter of holiday makers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50ExcellentReally excellent. Tart fruit, lemon rind and some grapefruit
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried

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About the King Ethelbert Inn

The pub sign. King Ethelbert Inn, Reculver, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent8
Good8
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 21 times, seen 29 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 6SU