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Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse) (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaGood1
Wantsum - Black PigGood1
Kent - DecadenceGood1
Titanic - IcebergGood1
Northdown - Tidal PoolGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Lost and Grounded - Spring ProtagonistGood1
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)Good1
Brew York - Lupu LionAcceptable1
Dark Star - SunquakeAcceptable1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterAcceptable1
Northdown - Green Hop Fuggles StoutPoor1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Cat's EyesNot Tried0
Picture 1. Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent
Picture 2. Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent
Photos are of original site before move

Visits Details

08 Jun 2024 (Dosser)
Big crowd in when camra arrived. 3 beers on and changing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentFresh and and quality.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60AcceptableUnfortunately this was the last one out. Started as a 3, ended as just acceptable. £4.50.
21 May 2024 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening quiet just a couple of other folk in. We chatted to a pleasant chap sat at the bar and enjoyed travel talk.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Iceberg4.10GoodWheaty with a citrus hint..
Lost and Grounded - Spring Protagonist4.40GoodDeep orange in colour with biscuity notes and a subtle lemony, marmalade character.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Cat's Eyes4.00Not Tried
28 Apr 2024 (Dosser)
A new name but similar beers...
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Decadence5.00GoodNice porter with good head at £4.50.
25 Feb 2024 (Dosser)
3 beers on and a pretty full pub
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50GoodIn good nick and £4.60 a pint.
22 Oct 2023 (Dosser)
This pub has now been sold. 5 real ales and loads of craft. Prices up significantly. Friends sent 2 of the beers back. Vinegary. Make the prices too high, you won't sell the beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90AcceptableMy friend sent his beer back, but I thought it was just acceptable.
Northdown - Green Hop Fuggles Stout4.80PoorHad to send this back. Off.
26 Jul 2023 (Dosser)
Loud music, 4 beers, loads of craft, is it turning into a late night bar?? Don't know.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Tidal Pool4.60GoodGood flavour, £4.30 a pint.
22 Apr 2023 (Dosser)
Fair few in. 4 interesting beers on draught.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80GoodWent down well.
Brew York - Lupu Lion5.00AcceptableFlavoursome, but too warm for a citrusy beer.
26 Feb 2023 (Dosser)
3 beers on ranging from £3.30 to £4.20 a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentA very nice drop of stout.
12 Aug 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on and a packed pub for the folk music. Plastic glasses. Doh.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Goddards - Fuggle (or Fuggle Dee-Dum)4.80GoodNot bad but spoilt by the plastic
17 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on ranging from 3 to £3.60.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Sunquake4.80AcceptableThe big hopurst I expected didn't happen. Disappointed but still acceptable.

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About the Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)

The pub sign. Sonder (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse; The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent35
Good45
Acceptable16
Poor7

Website.

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

First incarnation was a former Pet Food shop converted into a micropub in 5 Charlotte Street specialising in cask ales and ciders. Opened on the 30th November 2012. The casks were visible racked behind the bar behind glass frontage. High tables with similarly high wall mounted bench seating abounds. Plans to relocate to a nearby much larger street corner premise at 11-13 Charlotte Street came to fruition on Friday Friday 5th May 2017 and this originally incorporated a brewhouse for what would have been Broadstairs Town Brewery perhaps in 202??! but it never came to fruition. 8 handpumps and 10 keg beer taps in the new location. Bar billiards upstairs where is some extra seating too. The new venue is too large to be a micropub so best called an alehouse or really just a pub. Change of name in 2024 and now with 5 handpumps and 18 keg taps.

We have visited this pub 80 times, seen 141 different beers and tried 97 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 1LR