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The Black Dog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadExceptional1
Bedlam - AmagansettExcellent1
Four Candles - Rye Session PaleExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent2
Tiny Rebel - XLPAExcellent1
Boutilliers - Happiness PatrolExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HirundoGood1
Alechemy - RitualGood1
Hop Fuzz - MartelloGood1
Four Candles - Citra Single HopNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - VelveteenNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot Tried0
Intrepid - New World AmberNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Franklins - Resurrection PaleNot Tried0
Hop Monster (Georges) - Mad Dog MildNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Cit-Chew-EckaNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Sean of the RedNot Tried0
Elgood's - Black Dog MildNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Best BitterNot Tried0
Windswept - HurricaneNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Ilkley - Radle Me ThisNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Perpetual ParadoxNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent
Picture 2. The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

Visits Details

08 Sep 2018 (Wittenden)
Pleasantly busy during my winding down of the farmers' market visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00ExcellentWall fruit,melons.Rich,oily mouthfeel.Burnished gold APA.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Perpetual Paradox4.20Not Tried
02 Sep 2018 (Archie14)
Love this Micropub, probably in my top 3.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70Excellent
Tiny Rebel - XLPA4.20ExcellentVery pale, delicious
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
25 Aug 2018 (Wittenden)
Buzzing on a Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentTop notch today Excellent floral,herbal beer.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Ilkley - Radle Me This3.60Not Tried
11 Aug 2018 (Wittenden)
A couple of groups of drinkers in on a Saturday lunch time.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Alechemy - Ritual4.10GoodA pale ale.Grassy hops,orange essence. A bit sweet.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Windswept - Hurricane4.50Not Tried
28 Jul 2018 (Wittenden)
Fairly busy on a windy Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30ExceptionalOutstanding pale ale.Amber,berry fruits,long bitter finish.My first 5 star of the year.
Elgood's - Black Dog Mild3.60Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
14 Jul 2018 (Wittenden)
Away with the messages on a hot Saturday noon.Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - Rye Session Pale3.60ExcellentPale gold,spice,long bitter finish.Another beer from Four Candles-Dr Rudi's something or other-seen but not tried.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not TriedTempted.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Sean of the Red5.10Not Tried
23 Jun 2018 (Wittenden)
Few more in this time,on a hot Saturday noon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Boutilliers - Happiness Patrol4.80ExcellentBurnished pale ale.Summer fruits,nettley hops,steel in the backbone.
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Cit-Chew-Ecka4.50Not Tried
09 Jun 2018 (Wittenden)
Farmers Market winding down visit:a party of beer and cider lovers entered in front of me.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80GoodFruity,toffeish,amber.Dry finish.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Franklins - Resurrection Pale4.40Not Tried
Hop Monster (Georges) - Mad Dog Mild4.90Not Tried
26 May 2018 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime: a few in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentMulti dimensional.Yum.
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
Intrepid - New World Amber4.20Not Tried
12 May 2018 (Wittenden)
Midday on a damping Saturday.One other customer commenting to the barman about an obscure (to me) Blues singer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hirundo4.50GoodBarley straw pale ale.Grassy,herbal hops.Quite sweet.Not what I was expecting from Thornbridge.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Four Candles - Citra Single Hop4.80Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Velveteen4.80Not Tried

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About The Black Dog

The pub sign. The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent46
Good18
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BB.

Micropub in central Whitstable in the High Street. Formerly a delicatessen called Olivias. Various problems dogged the opening date but it finally opened for business on Sunday 22nd September 2013. A very narrow building with black tiled floor and a traditional bar counter at the back with 5 unused handpumps for decoration only although are however adorned with the current pumpclips, behind which is a viewing panel into the same level cellar where the real ales and ciders are dispensed on gravity stillage. The bar walls are part tiled, part upholstered with a number of pictures hung. High level bench seats are along the full length of both side walls and are accompanied by high tables. The interior has a dark gothic feel. From the bar up one step to pass the entrance to the cellar on the way to the toilet.

We have visited this pub 56 times, seen 140 different beers and tried 53 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 1BB