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The Fleur de Lis (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExceptional1
Cotleigh - Harrier LiteExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Archers - Blonde BikerGood2
Ventnor - Hippy High AleGood1
Adnams - LighthouseAcceptable1
Archers - Slap & TickleAcceptable1
Black Sheep - Best BitterPoor2
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Wadworth - 6XNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Batemans - Rosey NoseyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Fleur de Lis, Sandwich, Kent

Visits Details

08 Dec 2012 (Andrew)
Went to Sandwich for something to do. Came here for lunch. Think it's changed hands since last we were here. Friendly staff and locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40AcceptableBit cold and a bit lack lustre but okay
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Batemans - Rosey Nosey4.90Not Tried
29 Aug 2010 (Alenomore)
Impressive, smart and very busy place. Focused on food and families, but the ale was good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Harrier Lite3.50Exceptional
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
17 Aug 2010 (Andrew)
Came for lunch. They were in the middle of a beer delivery when we arrived. The pub seemed quite busy at the bar but quiet everywhere else. My first beer was off so I took it back. The lady behind the bar thought that the recent beer delivery had shaken the barrels up too much. Anyway she replaced the beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80AcceptableNot in great condition.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80UndrinkableVinegar and cloudy. Took it back and got another.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not Tried
18 Aug 2008 (Blair)
Came here for a meal so didn't sit in the bar. Food was good and the staff were friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentThe best pint of this I've had. Sweet with lots of malt and toffee. This was gorgeous.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
16 Aug 2008 (Blair)
Absolutely gasping for a pint, cycled around 20 miles by this point. I really like this place, it's got a really good chillaxed atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExceptionalThis was absolutely stunning. Light and extremely hoppy. Served at the perfect temperature as well.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
05 Jul 2008 (Brian)
Debbie had taken over the reins of the car by the time we reached here. It was mid-afternoon and only a few people in, but the atmosphere was good. Glad to see some Hopdaemon on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00GoodDark brown and fruity. I like this beer, but it never seems to be the same twice. This was full of dark current fruit but lacked any real bitterness. Good without being great.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
31 Mar 2007 (Andrew)
The pub was busy preparing for the arrival of a wedding party so the dinning area had been cordoned off. The bar area was busy and a large, loud, TV was showing the rugby.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ventnor - Hippy High Ale4.40GoodA mid brown bitter. Basically it tasted of sherbet from start to finish. Quite pleasant
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
08 Jul 2006 (Andrew)
Has the feel of a hotel lobby for some reason. Friendly enough but a bit impersonal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Archers - Blonde Biker4.00GoodPale gold beer with soft mouth feel. Quite appley with a sharp bitter and slight peanut finish
Archers - Slap & Tickle4.40AcceptableA best bitter. Good malt and slightly sickly syrupy hops.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried
08 Jul 2006 (Ian)
Probably the pub I liked the most on our mini pub crawl. We ate here as well and the bar menu was fine and the service I though was very good. The bar is in the pub area to the left with plenty of seating for food in 2 rooms on the right.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Archers - Blonde Biker4.00AcceptableVery blond/pale gold colour with lasting white head. Blond woody beer. Could be some wheat in here. Citrus bite on hoppy end. Fairly typical summer beer of this style. OK, but a bit bleached.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Wadworth - 6X4.10Not Tried

About The Fleur de Lis

The pub sign. The Fleur de Lis, Sandwich, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent1
Good3
Acceptable4
Poor-

The pub is found in Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9BZ.

Large long pub with a dark and relaxed feel to it. Right half is a restaurant with the left half for drinkers. Recent chequered history having closed in late 2011, re-opened July 2013 and subsequently closed again September 2014 and now work in progress inside for a further re-opening.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT13 9BZ