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East Kent Railway (Non-CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Potbelly - Yeller BellyExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Exceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Outstanding - Standing OutExcellent1
Phoenix - Sticky WicketExcellent1
Fuzzy Duck - Pheasant PluckerExcellent1
Bank Top - Dark MildExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Kirkby Lonsdale - MonumentalExcellent1
Three B's - Bee ThriftyGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Potbelly - Teck' It To RideNot Tried0
Picture 1. East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, Kent

Visits Details

25 Aug 2012 (Alenomore)
13:00 visit. Late on "duty" today having had a Hoppy overload the night before! And two years after creating this listing, I return to the East Kent area for a long weekend! A windy but pleasant day. The preserved two car Diesel EMU was running up and down the line and the barbecue smelt good. There was a small stillage in a marquee, serving a selection of ales from Lancashire and Kent only, plus some Kent ciders too. Some familiar local faces in the crowd including fellow P&B scribe ChrisE. A good four hour session was had before moving on.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExceptionalTop Class. True 5* Stout.
Phoenix - Sticky Wicket4.70ExcellentLast sampled in 2006. Vgc.
Bank Top - Dark Mild4.00ExcellentA vgc Mild.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentA1 condition.
Kirkby Lonsdale - Monumental4.50ExcellentThird new ale for me today. Vgc.
Outstanding - Standing Out5.50ExcellentAnother new ale for me and it was too, on both counts?
Fuzzy Duck - Pheasant Plucker4.20ExcellentFourth new ale today. Very good too.
Three B's - Bee Thrifty3.40GoodNew one for me and pretty good.
28 Aug 2010 (Alenomore)
A pleasant day out to visit their second beer festival, my first visit and very impressive too. A large marquee at Eyethorne Station, accessed via a 10 minute ride on a preserved 2-car Diesel train. Emphasis on Locale' with Gadds being the main sponsor. The Gadd's ales were very good too. Recommended.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Exceptional
Potbelly - Yeller Belly5.20ExceptionalFirst of the day.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Excellent
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Potbelly - Teck' It To Ride4.50Not Tried

About the East Kent Railway

The pub sign. East Kent Railway, Shepherdswell, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Shepherdswell, Kent, CT15 7PD.

A preserved light railway that used to serve the coalfields of East Kent. Originally built and managed by Colonel Holman Stephens. The final pits to operate were closed in 1985.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 16 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT15 7PD