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The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse) (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent IPAExcellent1
Kent - CitraGood1
Kent - Black MirrorGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterGood1
Kent - Green GiantGood1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleGood1
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - MasterpieceAcceptable1
Oakham - Bishops FarewellAcceptable1
Northdown - He-BruAcceptable1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryPoor1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight'sPoor1
Anarchy - Hard TimesNot Tried0
Westerham - British BulldogNot Tried0
Iron Pier - PorterNot Tried0
Iron Pier - RytesNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - CwtchNot Tried0
Swan - Green SwanNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 21 Strong PaleNot Tried0
Sharp's - SpecialNot Tried0
Northdown - Muggy PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent
Picture 2. The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse), Broadstairs, Kent

Visits Details

23 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Very quiet but great to hear Singing the Blues by Tommy Steele over the speakers, got me whistling. I wonder if the in-house brewery will ever emerge, despite its purpose built (with power and water sources) room on prominent show.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20GoodSour hopping
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00Not Tried
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00Not Tried
Northdown - He-Bru4.80Not Tried
18 Sep 2019 (Dosser)
4 ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60AcceptableLifeless and no sign of any citrus flavours
Sharp's - Special5.00Not TriedMy friend enjoyed this
09 Aug 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Fairly quiet for a Friday evening a few groups dotted about we perched at the table by the entrance and enjoyed the gentle breeze coming through the open doors on a muggy summer's evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10GoodNutty malty traditional English bitter
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 21 Strong Pale6.20Not Tried
17 Jul 2019 (Dosser)
3 ales on and not as many key kegs as normal.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - He-Bru4.80AcceptableToo warm for me
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's4.60PoorThis was sent back as it appeared to be on the turn
27 Mar 2019 (Dosser)
3 beers on, all Gadds. Unusual for here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent IPA6.50ExcellentMost enjoyable pint I had in Broadstairs.
03 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
Few in on a cold afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Mirror4.50GoodDidn't taste like a Kent brewery beer but went down well.
28 Oct 2018 (Dosser)
A good crowd in
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70GoodNice flavours
Heritage (formerly William Worthington Brewery) - Masterpiece5.60AcceptableNot my sort of beer at all
03 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. A singing group was in full voice in the upstairs area with a variety of harmonics put to a number of contemporary pop and more traditional songs, very good they were. The barmaid said the owner is concentrating on the delicatessen in the old pub's premises for the moment then attention may fall to commissioning the brewery intended for here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant6.00GoodGood but not a patch on last year's anywhere I have tried it so far in 2018
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00PoorA tired pint which needed lemonade dashes to push it down
Tiny Rebel - Cwtch4.60Not Tried
Swan - Green Swan4.10Not TriedA Herefordshire take on green hopping
22 Jul 2018 (Dosser)
5 ales on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentLovely flavours
17 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Good chat with a travelling wine sales rep who was adamant that Oakham Citra was the best Citra beer and who could gainsay him.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Citra4.50Good
Anarchy - Hard Times4.30Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog4.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Porter5.30Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rytes4.50Not Tried

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About The Thirty-Nine Steps Brewhouse (formerly The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse)

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent33
Good37
Acceptable11
Poor6

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 incorporates a brewhouse for what will be Broadstairs Town Brewery perhaps in 2018. 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.

We have visited this pub 69 times, seen 128 different beers and tried 85 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 1LR