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The Wheel Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Settle - North Pole Pale AleExcellent1
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla StoutExcellent1
Rudgate - Atlantic CrossingExcellent1
Daleside - NightjarExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnGood1
Daleside - R&BGood1
Summerskills - Devon DewGood1
Peerless - GalaxianGood1
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Bosuns BestAcceptable1
Loddon - Sunny DazeAcceptable1
Bradfield - Farmers Pale AlePoor1
Robinsons - WizardNot Tried0
Coastal - Golden GorseNot Tried0
Hop Back - AdmiralNot Tried0
Cotleigh - SorachiNot Tried0
Settle - Dragon FireNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent
Picture 2. The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent

Visits Details

20 Oct 2019 (Dosser)
3 ales on
Peerless - Galaxian5.00GoodNice hoppy beer
07 Apr 2019 (Dosser)
Few in on a miserable day. 3 ales on.
Summerskills - Devon Dew4.50GoodQuite ordinary
11 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - a very nice welcome on a dismal day weather-wise. And a dismal day in Thanet in January takes some beating for dreariness.
Settle - North Pole Pale Ale3.90ExcellentThis really was superb and went down well with most of the group I was with.
Daleside - R&B4.00GoodClaims to be “rum infused” but I just got blackcurrants.
Bradfield - Farmers Pale Ale5.00PoorDefinite nasty whiff on this - but changed without hesitation.
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Bosuns Best4.20Not Tried
07 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
Good crowd
Titanic - Chocolate & Vanilla Stout4.50ExcellentVery nice
05 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Sheltering from the rain on a miserable Saturday afternoon
Loddon - Sunny Daze4.40AcceptablePretty lifeless. Wish I tried one of the other 3 beers
13 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
I had never been here so I decided to pay a visit on a Tuesday lunchtime. Unfortunately I found the place closed with a note on the door to say that as from June 2017 the place will not be open on Monday to Friday lunchtimes.
01 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit to start a short Birchington / Minnis Bay crawl. Few in with much talk of Millwall supporters' reputation. Pleased to be told this pub now regularly opens on Monday evenings.
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Bosuns Best4.20AcceptableVery sharp bittering
Hop Back - Admiral3.80Not Tried
Cotleigh - Sorachi4.30Not Tried
Settle - Dragon Fire5.00Not Tried
19 Dec 2016 (Dosser)
Not many in on a miserable Monday.
Musket - Powder Burn5.00GoodEnjoyable beer.
29 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
My first visit here and I liked it. It has an upstairs too.
Daleside - Nightjar4.60ExcellentOld school brown bitter goodness.
Robinsons - Wizard3.70Not Tried
Coastal - Golden Gorse5.60Not Tried
27 May 2016 (Dosser)
Camra meeting. Landlord locked door and left us to it after 9.30. Proper lock in!
Rudgate - Atlantic Crossing5.00ExcellentTasty

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About The Wheel Alehouse

The pub sign. The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington-on-Sea, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Birchington-on-Sea, Kent, CT7 9RA.

Shop conversion pub which opened on 11th March 2013. Larger than recent Micropub openings and sells Guinness Surger with an at the bar ultra-sonic processor. Nautical theming with ship models, ornamental ships' wheels and knots / maps / charts. A shop conversion located in the main shopping street Station Road - most recently Cake Art which was a cake decoration shop and prior to that was a dog parlour. A small bar counter faces the entrance and behind that is a door leading to a temperature controlled stillage room with 6 casks on gravity ready or waiting. Real ales, ciders, red / white / rose wines, canned Guinness Surger and limited spirits on sale including local real ales and ciders. Furnishings consist of 2 long bench seats in the front window, high cask on end tables and high chairs at the front and normal height tables and chairs towards the rear. Several seats at the bar counter. There is a steep flight of stairs at the back leading up to a large non-barred area with further normal height tables and chairs and the toilets.

We have visited this pub 25 times, seen 60 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT7 9RA