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The White Horse (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wickwar - BOBGood1
Adnams - LighthouseGood1
Wadworth - Dirty RuckerGood1
Greene King - RevolverGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood3
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood3
St Austell - TributeGood1
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenPoor1
Butcombe - Chris MoosePoor1
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker AleNot Tried0
Brains - Flowers IPANot Tried0
Loddon - Ferryman's GoldNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The White Horse, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

21 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - busy but good service and we had a couple of rather tasty fish burgers and chips. I was allowed round the bar area to take a picture of the record written on the ceiling of the one and only 4-Way channel swim crossing completed by Sarah Thomas of the USA last September in 59 hours and 10 minutes. Humbling.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
13 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- nicely busy, mainly lunching. I was here with 5 old mates to play Liar Dice in memory of one of our group who sadly passed this year. 20 years playing this hugely amusing game and I am still a novice.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
27 Dec 2018 (Jack William)
On the recommendation of Keith from Lanes (which is closed today). New ownership this year. Pleasant enough but the beers were not inspiring.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodThree of us did a swift gallon plus of this.
Butcombe - Chris Moose4.10PoorJust a taster - was taken off shortly after with no replacement.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
09 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet in the bar but a fair number taking advantage of the nice weather outside.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
19 Feb 2016 (Jack William)
After work - a few like minded souls in.
Wadworth - Dirty Rucker3.90GoodRuby, malty brew.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
20 Nov 2015 (Jack William)
Beer o'clock. A few in - log fire on the go - nice.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40GoodNice condition - and topped up without asking.
21 Aug 2015 (Jack William)
Beer o'clock - group in from Canterbury Archaeological Trust - no cross channel swimmers signing the walls yet - but plenty in the water today apparently.
Wickwar - BOB4.00GoodVery cold - good taste eventually.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Loddon - Ferryman's Gold4.40Not Tried
02 Nov 2013 (ChrisE)
Busy with a large group of cross-channel swimmers in evening dress having a social get together before going to a formal dinner at the Town Hall.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentExcellent, just as it has been on all my visits under the present management.
Brains - Flowers IPA3.60Not Tried
13 Aug 2013 (Jack William)
Early evening, Only 3 other customers. Uninspiring.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50PoorNot bright, faint whiff - either end of barrel or first drawn for a while.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
06 Aug 2013 (Jack William)
Early evening - few customers - all on laptops or smartphones. managed a brief conversation about the lack of conversation.
Greene King - Revolver4.00GoodNew beer from GK to celebrate something about the Beatles. Bit bland (appropriately, I guess) - but well kept and refreshing. (Not exactly sure about the ABV - but under 4 - I will try to be more observant in future)
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Cornish Knocker Ale4.50Not Tried

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About The White Horse

The pub sign. The White Horse, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

3 room pub with up to 4 beers on handpull. This pub dates from 1365, during the reign of Edward III and was built as a dwelling house for the Churchwarden of St James' Church which stood next door. These days it displays the details of many cross-channel swimmers on its walls, ceilings, and doors. Has recently had several periods of closure and in September 2012 is currently closed once more despite being an entry in the CAMRA 2013 Good Beer Guide. Subsequently re-opened.

We have visited this pub 21 times, seen 34 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1QF