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Admiral Owen (Free House)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExceptional1
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleGood1
Wantsum - ImperiumGood1
Greene King - Ruddles CountyAcceptable2
Marston's - PedigreePoor1
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Banks's - Young's London Original (was Bitter) - previously brewed in Bedford and at WychwoodNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Not Tried0
Attwell's - Bitter Sweet MosaicNot Tried0
Picture 1. Admiral Owen, Sandwich, Kent

Visits Details

25 Jul 2015 (Dosser)
Nice afternoon. 2 beers on.
Attwell's - Bitter Sweet Mosaic3.90Not Tried
21 Feb 2015 (Vacuous )
Afternoon visit. Comfortably busy. Service a tad surly for the price I thought
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00GoodSlightly hazy with a floater evident, but tasty enough with a nice balance between malt and hops
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Not Tried
07 Sep 2013 (HSB)
15:00 Fairly quiet, just two or three locals in. That said a good atmosphere to the place, I was taken with the unusual mix of furniture. My son drew my attention to the unusual "dragon" beam in the ceiling.
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
11 Mar 2011 (Trevor)
Fairly crowded when I went with my wife for a lunchtime snack following a visit to the dentist. There weren't many seats available but we found one on the settee in front of a most welcome log fire.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
29 Aug 2010 (Alenomore)
Decent and trendy type place.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalSo surprised to find this solitary ale on from my favourite brewer?
05 Jul 2008 (Brian)
Virtually empty, but it was after lunch time and before the evening trade. The pub is relatively small, with a main front room and a small area back towards the bar. I quite liked it.
Marston's - Pedigree4.50PoorI liked the pub but the beer selection was predictable and the quality poor. The staff were very friendly and I thought it would be a good place to drink Strongbow in (no, I really do like Strongbow). This stuff was watery, brown, tasteless nonsense with a few floaters.
Banks's - Young's London Original (was Bitter) - previously brewed in Bedford and at Wychwood3.70Not Tried
08 Jul 2006 (Andrew)
Only a few people in but it still felt quite busy, probably due to the cramped nature of the interior. I liked the cauldron on the fire place.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30AcceptableCloying malt and overt alcohol with a bit of apple taste
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
08 Jul 2006 (Ian)
Corner pub near the river (a Greene King house), opposite both the Bell Hotel (Courage Directors) and the Crispin Inn (Adnams Bitter and Broadside). Smallish bar at rear of main room. White walls and exposed wooden beams. Wooden furniture. It was a late Saturday afternoon with some locals at the bar and the odd tourist couple.
Greene King - Ruddles County4.30AcceptableDeep brown with thin disappearing white head. Apple, caramel and some yeast aroma. Bit tart in mouth with apple blossom perfumed apple fruit finish. Not how I remember it in the dim and distant days of my youth.
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried

About the Admiral Owen

The pub sign. Admiral Owen, Sandwich, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


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

Smallish pub near the harbour in High Street. Attractive building with lots of stone and woodwork showing inside. Closed March 2019 for major internal works.

We have visited this pub 8 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT13 9EB