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Blakes of Dover (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Weltons - Marathon Stout Excellent1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden WobblerExcellent1
Weltons - BroadwoodExcellent1
Weltons - Green Wood GoatExcellent1
Colchester - Jack Spitty's Smuggler's AleExcellent1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Cottage - Trick or TreatGood1
Adnams - Old AleGood1
Breakwater - Samphire GoldGood1
1648 - SignatureGood1
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - I'm a Talking ParrotAcceptable1
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Blakes BitterAcceptable1
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Privateer Beers - PatriotNot Tried0
Blackhill - TilleyNot Tried0
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby MildNot Tried0
Weltons - Winter HeatNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Weltons - Ace AleNot Tried0
Breakwater - Cow JuiceNot Tried0
Picture 1. Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

21 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
Afternoon, quiet. First time that I have notice that the old stillage ex The New Mogul is no longer in place. The garden has a large covered area with soft seats now.
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - I'm a Talking Parrot3.80AcceptableA bit ordinary.
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Blakes Bitter3.70Not Tried
19 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Evening visit with some ex-colleagues. We sat in the newly refurbished garden in the sunshine. Quite busy inside as well.
Breakwater - Samphire Gold4.20GoodAfter returning the first one out as cloudy and a but whiffy the next three went down a treat.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Blakes Bitter3.70Not Tried
Breakwater - Cow Juice4.20Not Tried
17 Jan 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening waiting for my fish and chips to be cooked next door (not recommended). Nice ambience - freebie snacks on the bar. One other beer on tap from Cottage.
Adnams - Old Ale4.10GoodA lovely smooth, dark brew.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Blakes Bitter3.70Not Tried
28 Aug 2015 (Jack William)
swift one after work - comfortable
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Blakes Bitter3.70Not Tried
08 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Just a very quick visit as a group of people sitting at the big table were talking very loudly.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Blakes Bitter3.70AcceptableA house beer, I thought it looked straw coloured in the lighting conditions in the bar but described as amber coloured on the clip.
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not TriedOn gravity dispense.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Weltons - Ace Ale3.70Not Tried
16 Feb 2015 (Jack William)
After work - very quiet. The micro pub boom in Dover is taking a toll here according to the staff.
Weltons - Green Wood Goat4.20ExcellentStraight from the barrel - amber, dry - very nice "golden wheat beer with toasted oats"
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Weltons - Winter Heat4.90Not Triedmay not have been this beer - I noted it as "winter warmer" - but didn't note the ABV
05 Jan 2015 (Jack William)
It's Monday, it's January, it's 5 PM - handful in all the same, pleasant.
Weltons - Marathon Stout 5.00ExcellentDark, sweet and comforting - like a Winters morning when you can have a lie-in.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden Wobbler4.10ExcellentLight and refreshing - like a summers evening - lifted the spirits.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
31 Oct 2014 (Jack William)
Early evening - handful of regulars in. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. Say no more.
1648 - Signature4.40GoodLight, refreshing.
Cottage - Trick or Treat4.40GoodIs there a brewer that DOESN'T have a Halloween themed beer? Newly on and bit hazy - needed another few hours to settle?. The regulars agreed it was smooth and nutty.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Whitstable - Renaissance Ruby Mild3.80Not Tried
08 Aug 2014 (Jack William)
Early evening - small number of regulars - usual friendly welcome. 2 other beers on but didn't note them.
Colchester - Jack Spitty's Smuggler's Ale4.00Excellentreally good condition - fresh and hoppy - I could have stayed all night ...
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
24 Jun 2014 (Jack William)
Back to the work local after being on my travels last week - early Tues evening - only four or five in - but warm welcome as always.
Weltons - Broadwood4.00ExcellentFirst pint a little hazy but this was swapped immediately by the landlady without me asking. A sign of a good ale pub. Great body with an excellent bitter hoppiness that made you want go on supping.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Privateer Beers - Patriot3.90Not Tried
Blackhill - Tilley3.90Not Tried

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About the Blakes of Dover

The pub sign. Blakes of Dover, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 1PJ.

In Castle Street, a basement bar with a mixture of gravity and handpump beer dispense. Many of the locals from The Mogul have transferred here and the beer shows the same mix of micros. At one time the old cask stillage from The Mogul was in use here. Restaurant at ground floor and accommodation on upper floors.

We have visited this pub 44 times, seen 97 different beers and tried 59 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1PJ