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The Chapel (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - CountrymanExcellent2
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)Excellent1
Milestone - IPA (Imperial Pale Ale)Good1
Range Ales - Black OpsGood1
Kent - Brewers ReserveGood1
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Hog Mans SnoutGood1
360° - APAGood1
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Hair of the DogGood1
Hadham - CiaraGood1
Northdown - Prima DonnaAcceptable1
Titanic - Plum PorterAcceptable1
Yeovil - RubyNot Tried0
Canopy - Full Moon PorterNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Foundation BitterNot Tried0
Hammerton - N7Not Tried0
Range Ales - Golden ShotNot Tried0
Gorgeous - GlowflyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Chapel, Broadstairs, Kent
Picture 2. The Chapel, Broadstairs, Kent

Visits Details

04 Aug 2023 (Magnus Greel)
First and only pub in BS today, we arrived full of food after a late lunch in Posilipo's nearby we purloined the empty upstairs gallery room and chilled out as the heavens opened.
Milestone - IPA (Imperial Pale Ale)4.80Good
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Good
26 Feb 2023 (Dosser)
3 beers on..and no price list. Got a shock when I saw the bill!
Hadham - Ciara4.50GoodAt £4.80 a pint this dark un wasnt too bad.
Northdown - Prima Donna5.00AcceptableAt £5.20 this was the most expensive pint I've had in a long while. And it wasn't that great.
12 Aug 2022 (Dosser)
Couldn't get onto the magnet with the crowds. 4 beers on though one had to be sent back. Vinegar.
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Hog Mans Snout4.40GoodNice pint despite the plastic glass.
17 Jul 2019 (Dosser)
3 beers on and lots of key kegs
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00GoodVery nice pint
28 Oct 2018 (Dosser)
Lots of craft ales available
Range Ales - Black Ops4.80GoodHuge head on this beer
03 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening's last port of call. A very good mix of customer types here, perhaps with a number of foreign students.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90AcceptableHeavily plummy
Hammerton - N75.20Not Tried
Range Ales - Golden Shot3.70Not Tried
Gorgeous - Glowfly4.00Not Tried
11 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, my first since the more permanent bar counter and handpumps were introduced with an array of keg taps.
Pennine Brewing (Bedale) - Hair of the Dog3.90GoodAmber coloured traditional bitter
East London (ELB) - Foundation Bitter4.20Not Tried
360° - APA5.00Not Tried
10 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
Got pricey in here.
360° - APA5.00GoodNot bad. 3.80 made it pricey though.
10 Feb 2018 (Andrew)
A few in. Dark outside. I like this pub but it's a bit odd.
Signature Brew - Extra Pale Ale (E.P.)3.50Excellent
Yeovil - Ruby4.50Not Tried
Canopy - Full Moon Porter4.80Not Tried
28 Apr 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening seemed fairly quiet a couple of others at the bar however this pub has many other rooms hidden away, plus the acoustics of being surrounded by a plethora of books will soak up any hubbub of conversation.
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00ExceptionalThis was the only cask ale on offer in sea of Brew Dog keg offerings and it was in faultless condition. Spicy aroma with a roast malts throat hit. Another pump had a Boutilliers clip turned around but I did not note which brew.

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About The Chapel

The pub sign. The Chapel, Broadstairs, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1LX.

Formerly the Albion bookshop this is now converted to a pub. From the same stable as The Lifeboat in Margate. Real ales from handpump. When first opened this was served from gravity behind a trestle table bar by the stepped entrance but this was subsequently converted to an L-shaped rough plywood bar counter. In 2016 cask ale dispense was converted to handpumps. At the time of opening the venue remained a bookshop too with all books marked for sale. Drinking on several levels including a staircase up to the balcony. Now has 8 handpumps and large array of keg taps on a more formal fixed bar counter.

We have visited this pub 33 times, seen 55 different beers and tried 35 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 1LX