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The Tankerton Arms (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPAExcellent1
Cellar Head - Summer Pale AleExcellent1
Wantsum - Grim ReaperExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
Goffs - Jouster AleGood1
Springhead - Blind TigerGood1
Musket - Powder BurnGood1
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerGood1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryGood1
Bexley - RedhouseGood1
RedWillow - SeamlessAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Turnstone - Seven SeasAcceptable1
Milestone - Colonial Not Tried0
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPANot Tried0
Franklins - Eclipse Not Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 23 New Zealand PaleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
3 Piers - MildNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Educated GuessNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestNot Tried0
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Knowle SpringNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Rudgate - JerusalemNot Tried0
Northdown - Tidal MoonNot Tried0
Four Candles - Coffee and Hazelnut PorterNot Tried0
Turnstone - CultchNot Tried0
Goffs - Fallen KnightNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Red SimcoeNot Tried0
Potton - Holly Pup MildNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Boys of EnglandNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent
Picture 2. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent
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Visits Details

17 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
Our first visit to this micro. Nice place. Plenty in at lunchtime. All beers £3,60 to £4. 4 ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExcellentIn very good condition and £4 a pint.
21 Jan 2022 (Jack William)
Stop 3. Mid afternoon- met up with the sixth member of our group. A few others in, pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPA5.30Excellent
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00GoodFresh, clear and quaffable.
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Northdown - Tidal Moon5.80Not TriedGoing down well with others - a port infused stout.
04 Jan 2022 (Jack William)
Wet and windy ride - needed a pub stop: Handsome Sam and Black Dog both closed, thank goodness for the TA. Good chat with ex CAMRA official Bob.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentAnother customer praising this as I arrived. He wasn’t wrong, superb.
Musket - Powder Burn5.00GoodLooked superb with a creamy head.
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Knowle Spring4.20Not Tried
22 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Sunday evening after watching a glorious sunset on Tankerton Slopes. Nicely busy - one of the customers tinkling the ivory. Very pleasant.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Summer Pale Ale3.70ExcellentA fine ale.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80Good
3 Piers - Mild3.60Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00Not Tried
22 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. First visit to this much larger version after a move some time ago. The former intimate feel has gone.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Redhouse4.20GoodMost enjoyable but it was the first of the day!
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPA5.00Not Tried
Franklins - Eclipse 4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Howbury 23 New Zealand Pale4.30Not Tried
07 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Sunday around 5 - warm and sunny with the pavement area being used well. Up to a dozen people inside - but all in groups of 2 or 3 - the new premises with its much wider isle doesn’t facilitate conversations across groups as the old place did. Adventurous ale menu - 3 of the 5 new to this site.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Good
Turnstone - Seven Seas5.60AcceptableListed as a “strong pale” I assume it was unfiltered as it was opaque. Not really to my taste - rather “petroly” I thought.
Potton - Holly Pup Mild3.80Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Boys of England3.90Not Tried
Milestone - Colonial 4.80Not TriedListed as “pale” - so not to be confused with their Colonial Stout.
08 Nov 2018 (Jack William)
Late lunchtime. My first visit to the new, bigger premises. Has retained the style of a micro but too large now to qualify? Open all day now and a good trade by the number of customers today. One of our party had donated dozens of beer mats that adorn the back wall - well worth a look as they date back to the 1960s.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Grim Reaper5.50ExcellentGreat taste - I went back for more.
Goffs - Jouster Ale4.00GoodA good traditional bitter.
Goffs - Fallen Knight4.40Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Red Simcoe4.80Not Tried
10 Mar 2018 (Andrew)
Busy but a nice chap let us sit at his table.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80GoodA nice no 7
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Rudgate - Jerusalem4.00Not Tried
Four Candles - Coffee and Hazelnut Porter4.40Not Tried
Turnstone - Cultch4.60Not Tried
09 Nov 2017 (Jack William)
Early afternoon- we phoned ahead and they stayed open for us - normal Lunchtime close is 14:30.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80ExcellentAn excellent, well balanced IPA in sparking condition.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80AcceptableRather flat - end of the barrel.
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20Not Tried
26 Nov 2016 (Jack William)
Mid evening - pleasantly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Springhead - Blind Tiger4.50GoodAdvertised as hazy and fruity. Yes it was, rather nice.
RedWillow - Seamless3.60AcceptableAccording to my friend "mostly harmless". Agreed.
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Not Tried
Mad Cat - Educated Guess4.70Not Tried

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About The Tankerton Arms

The pub sign. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent33
Good35
Acceptable10
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Tankerton, Kent, CT5 2AW.

A micropub in Tankerton Road which first opened on Friday 15th March 2013 located in 139B Tankerton Road. The name is a resurrection of the old Tankerton Arms pub which was highly regarded but converted to apartments sometime ago. The premises was formerly a tattoo parlour and the word Tattoo remains on the glass above the pub frontage. There is no bar counter and there are long wooden raised bench seats fitted to both the left and right hand walls each with 3 heavy chest-height wooden tables. At the back of the pub a glass door leads to the chilled gravity stillage room. A Unisex toilet with a double "kissing gate" entrance is provided. Sells real ales, ciders and red and white wine. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2016. Subsequently moved to new premises, a few doors along, in late March 2018 to the former HSBC bank premises at 135 Tankerton Road, larger than the previous premises in all regards.

We have visited this pub 41 times, seen 125 different beers and tried 66 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 2AW