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The Alexandra (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterExcellent5
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestNot Tried0

Visits Details

06 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late. Lights were on earlier and still on now with activity inside. Popped my head inside the open door but it is re-opening tomorrow and will not, at least initially, be selling any real ales.
28 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening really to check out if real ale was sold. 4 handpumps all with clips turned round. No longer tied to Shepherd Neame and in fact no real ale sold. The John Smith's Smooth half was not very nice.
09 Jul 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. Planned quicky betwixt trains but, whilst the swinging sign is still up, the front fascia signing has been painted over and there is a "Ground Floor For Sale" board up. Closed and future very uncertain.
24 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Late afternoon brief visit 'twixt trains.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableBit metallic
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
01 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening. Whistlestop visit twixt change of trains. Guv behind bar was still in waistcoat and rosette garb fresh from Headcorn Morris May Day dancing earlier in the day. We had a brief chat about Micropubs and good beer and pubs.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableFlat
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
26 Feb 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening change of trains visit.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExceptionalFirst rate. No great lover of Sheps but this yet another occasion here where it has been faultless. Would like to know the Guv's cellarmanship tricks
24 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Excellent2nd recent visit here and once again this beer seems very well cared for
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
25 May 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening train change visit.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70ExceptionalThe best MB I have had in more than 10 years and I told the guv too
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
12 Aug 2012 (Alenomore)
18:10 visit. Final call before the homeward bound bus. This is another "gem" of a Shep's pub, and not been here for a while. Great location, notable architecture, and, after dark, good music and vibrant atmosphere. Friendly staff. This visit, very quiet with the sun shining through the whole pub due to it's unique location.
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10ExcellentVery refreshing.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried

About The Alexandra

The pub sign. The Alexandra, Chatham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Chatham, Kent, ME4 4RJ.

Once traditional Shep's pub formerly called The Alexandra Hotel, close to the railway station, actually built in the middle of a five road roundabout. A grand old late Victorian detached building with many fine, intact features. A very convenient stopping point for anyone coming/going via the nearby bus/rail services. Cream and light green pastel decoration. Worn wooden board flooring with coloured floor tiles around the immediate "stand at the bar" area. Small rear courtyard and smoking area. Upper rooms converted into flats in 2015. Since then whilst the pub has sported Shepherd Neame signage and remains ultimately in Sheps's ownership it is no longer tied to its products. 4 handpumps unused as no real is now sold.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 4 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME4 4RJ