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The Four Candles Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Four Candles - East Kent BitterExcellent1
Four Candles - Green Hop RyeExcellent1
Four Candles - Winter BitterExcellent1
Four Candles - CitraExcellent1
Four Candles - Target PorterExcellent1
Four Candles - Hazelnut PorterExcellent1
Four Candles - Southern Cross PaleExcellent1
Four Candles - American Double HopGood1
Four Candles - GoldenGood1
Four Candles - Bobek Session BitterGood1
Four Candles - Coffee & Hazelnut PorterGood1
Four Candles - Biscuity PaleAcceptable1
Four Candles - Taiheke Single HopNot Tried0
Four Candles - Wakatu Session PaleNot Tried0
Four Candles - East Kent IPANot Tried0
Four Candles - Challenger BitterNot Tried0
Four Candles - Green Hop SessionNot Tried0
Four Candles - Chinook Session BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent
Picture 2. The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent

Visits Details

17 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
Pub crawl around Broadstairs micros. 3 beers on here. Very familiar from conqueror.
Four Candles - Coffee & Hazelnut Porter4.70GoodSame porter as in conk. Sweet. One was enough.£3.40
29 Aug 2021 (Andrew)
Eight or so people were sitting at small tables outside and inside were a couple, and two people playing chess.
Four Candles - Bobek Session Bitter3.90GoodCrisp clean bitter
Four Candles - East Kent IPA5.00Not Tried
Four Candles - Challenger Bitter4.00Not Tried
31 Jan 2020 (Dosser)
3 beers on, all under 4.2%
Four Candles - Biscuity Pale3.80AcceptableGiven the wrong beer but it was OK
09 Aug 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and uncomfortably crowded, with many groups gathered on the pavement outside. Unfriendly welcome grunt from the locals when asked if we could share the couple of spaces free on their table. More folk entered hampering beer delivery who then decided to squeeze out our personal space hence we upped and left.
Four Candles - Citra4.10ExcellentVery good as expected, alas didn't note or have a chance to try the other beers on today.
27 Jul 2019 (Dosser)
Angies birthday so its a pub crawl around Broadstairs. Mike the landlord was behind the bar of the Albion opposite having taken over as temp Management. One beer on there, Four Candles ale at £3.60 a pint. 40p more than his own pub. This pub doesnt seem to be on this site
Four Candles - American Double Hop4.50GoodNice pint
09 Feb 2019 (Andrew)
Last stop of the night and busy. We ended standing up chatting to a local about pubs in Herne Bay. I really like this pub.
Four Candles - Hazelnut Porter4.90Excellent
Four Candles - East Kent Bitter4.10Excellent
Four Candles - Wakatu Session Pale3.80Not Tried
10 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Early doors at 4.30 for 5pm opening. Warm and welcoming, we stayed for longer than originally planned and cut out our visit to the next pub. A proper micropub.
Four Candles - Target Porter4.20Excellent
05 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
Small crowd and 3 home made beers
Four Candles - Golden4.70GoodThis golden was 4.4% and £3.40. Crisp and in good nick.
29 Dec 2018 (Andrew)
Great pub. We managed to find two chairs and perch on the end of a bench table. Great atmosphere.
Four Candles - Winter Bitter4.40ExcellentExcellent deep brown chestnut, and slightly sweet, best bitter.
Four Candles - Chinook Session Bitter3.90Not Tried
Four Candles - Taiheke Single Hop4.40Not Tried
03 Oct 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening one table occupied with friendly locals, we sat at the other table soon to be joined by a throng of German students, all drinking the real ales. Friendly welcome and attentive service from our barmaid.
Four Candles - Southern Cross Pale4.10ExcellentEasy drinking mellow yet full flavoured fruity NZ hopped ale in fine form
Four Candles - Green Hop Rye4.40ExcellentStronger wheatier version of the SCP, again served in fine form
Four Candles - Green Hop Session3.10Not Tried

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About The Four Candles Alehouse

The pub sign. The Four Candles Alehouse, St Peter's, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in St Peter's, Kent, CT10 2AT.

Located in Sowell Street in former shop premises, converted to become one of Thanet's ever increasing population of micropubs. Like the other micropubs which are becoming a popular part of the East Kent drinking scene this shop conversion is a street corner former shop building with its entrance front door on the corner itself. The real ales and cider are served direct by gravity from casks in the rear temperature controlled stillage room. Access to the toilet is via the stillage room. First opened on the evening of Thursday 9th August 2012 just in time to benefit from the Broadstairs Folk Week starting the very next day. Although the pub name is prompted by a Two Ronnies TV sketch please do not try buying here any hoes, plugs, saw tips, peas, pumps, washers or even billhooks. Just beer and cider should do. A small in-house brewery installation was subsequently made here.

We have visited this pub 47 times, seen 89 different beers and tried 55 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 2AT