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The Red Lion (Thorley Taverns)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Bishops FarewellAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExceptional2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2020)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Good3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAGood1
Picture 1. The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

Visits Details

13 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
My first visit here since Mel left. 3 beers on but 2 changed quickly.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00AcceptableNot up to its usual standard.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Not TriedThis beer was off and was changed without fuss. There must have been at least 15 pints left in the cask.
04 Jun 2021 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon/early evening visit, we sat at the far end and enjoyed our beer. More familiar faces in here.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
17 May 2021 (Dosser)
5 people indoors. Fully covid complaint unlike elsewhere. 2 gadds.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Exceptional6.2 months ago mel told me there were 2 untapped black pearl in the cellar. Was this one of them? Superb. Nice to have room temp beer again.
02 Nov 2020 (Dosser)
2 beers on. 2 black pearls in the cellar but they should last till after lockdown. Mel was very happy with the lions long awaited entry into the gbg.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentSuperb
30 Oct 2020 (Dosser)
Afternoon visit to a new pub in the latest gbg and well deserved. Mel left early so I missed congratulating her.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentSuperb pint but in a northern way.
22 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
I have made this entry on behalf of Dosser who is having problems logging on to this site. These are his scores, not mine.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2020)4.80Excellent
06 Sep 2020 (Dosser)
Well distanced here. Capacity cut from 200 to 35 inside.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Excellent
17 Aug 2020 (ChrisE)
At first we thought we might not get in here but the lady behind the bar found a table for us. This pub is participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme, the food here is limited to crisps or peanuts so we enjoyed some half price crisps.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
17 Aug 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Late lunchtime friendly welcome from the barmaid who directed us to a free table at the rear of the pub.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60AcceptableUnexpected flowery lavender aroma and taste
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
17 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
3 ales on
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00GoodA good pint but ive had better here
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60GoodNot quite 4* tonight

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About The Red Lion

The pub sign. The Red Lion, Ramsgate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 8NN.

Busy corner pub right in the centre of town. Attracts a mostly alternative crowd and there will often be heavy rock music on the jukebox. Several large TV screens for sport enthusiasts. There is a raised area to the rear. 3 handpumps on the lower bar counter. Deservedly awarded a CAMRA Good Beer Guide entry for 2021.

We have visited this pub 125 times, seen 54 different beers and tried 40 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 8NN