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Bake & Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExceptional1
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordExcellent1
Wantsum - Red RaddleExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - Ruby RougeExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Poynton - Black PearlGood1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Dark Star - American Pale AleGood2
Bexley - Howbury 20 CascadeGood1
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)Good1
Bexley - Bexley's Own BeerAcceptable1
Tonbridge - India Pale AleAcceptable1
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - ! BeerNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Picture 1. Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent
Picture 2. Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Visits Details

11 Apr 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- first stop on our Thanet crawl - but we liked it so much we stayed for the whole session. All beers in very good condition. Plenty of chatty regulars. Our group of 7 made the pub pretty much full at times.
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExcellentHints of lavender? Definitely flowery notes.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00ExcellentSmoky.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentCrisp and crystal clear.
Timothy Taylor - Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)4.00GoodGood honest pint.
Bexley - Bexley's Own Beer4.20AcceptableOk - not so flavourful as the Boltmaker.
07 Apr 2019 (Dosser)
Packed out and 7 ales on.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70GoodDidnt have the hoppy citrus flavours of old
Bexley - Howbury 20 Cascade5.00GoodThis was a dark ale and had coffee flavours
13 Feb 2019 (beery steve)
Good lunchtime crowd in.
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Excellent
Clark's (sometimes shown as Westgate Brewery) - Ruby Rouge4.20ExcellentRed Malty Ale
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not TriedWant off during session
12 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
Good crowd in on a cold Saturday afternoon. 6 beers on
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60GoodToo cold for me. Not like it used to be in olden times...
09 Jan 2019 (beery steve)
Last pub on lunchtime beerabout.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Exceptional
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - ! Beer5.00Not Tried
11 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
6 beers on. They seem to like there ale cold here
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70GoodA tad too cold for me
07 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
Packed micro
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentTop beer
25 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Pub full of walkers
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentFine pint.
28 Oct 2017 (Dosser)
Poynton - Black Pearl5.00GoodNice chocolate stout
26 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Quite a few lunchtime drinkers in
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80AcceptableQuite cold but perfectly acceptable. Flattish. Not my sort of beer.

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About the Bake & Alehouse

The pub sign. Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, CT8 8RE.

Another of the new generation of Micropubs. This single storey building is situated close to Westgate-on-Sea railway station in an alleyway between the Carlton Cinema and Coral's bookmakers. The pub has an almost complete collection of Good Beer Guides from 1975 onwards. A mixture of breweriana and kitchenalia adorn the walls and lampshades are made from upside-down colanders. Usually 4 real ales on sale served from a cooled cellar room in the corner which has a viewing window. 2014 Thanet CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year. Changed hands in May 2016 as the original owners Pete and Gwyneth retired from the business. Local CAMRA branch Micropub of the Year 2019 and overall local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2019 too.

We have visited this pub 51 times, seen 103 different beers and tried 70 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT8 8RE