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The Tankerton Arms (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mighty Oak - EquinoxExcellent1
Cellar Head - Hop Project 001 (CF247)Excellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Musket - TriggerExcellent1
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPAExcellent1
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Excellent1
Leigh on Sea - Kursaal GoldExcellent1
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue TopExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnGood1
Titsey - VanguardGood1
Cellar Head - Session BestGood1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryGood1
Iron Pier - BitterGood1
Westerham - Summer PerleGood1
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - PetalGood1
Romney Marsh - Golden AleAcceptable1
Wantsum - ImperiumAcceptable1
The Craft Beer Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the SnakeNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - Knowle SpringNot Tried0
Long Man - Rising GiantNot Tried0
Northdown - Tidal MoonNot Tried0
Titsey - EstateNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - EarthNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Woodlands IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern MildNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - Bombay SocialNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutNot Tried0
Westerham - Family StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent
Picture 2. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent
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Visits Details

30 Jan 2024 (Andrew)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titsey - Vanguard3.40GoodLight sandy brown colour. Reedy, nutty, low hopping.
Viper (Mighty Oak) - Jake the Snake4.00Not Tried
Long Man - Rising Giant4.80Not Tried
Titsey - Estate4.80Not Tried
30 May 2023 (Jack William)
I’d been tangoed again - needed a pint. Late evening a few in having quiet conversations.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Good
Westerham - Family Stout4.50Not Tried
The Craft Beer Man - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
09 May 2023 (Jack William)
Evening, last orders called just after 9, took me back!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20ExcellentDelicious.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern Mild6.00Not TriedI would love to have tried this - but I was driving.
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - Bombay Social3.80Not TriedKeg, and pricier than each of the cask ales, even at such a low ABV. I don’t get it.
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
25 Apr 2023 (Jack William)
Mid evening after a tango lesson nearby (don’t ask!). The beers went down very well.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Trigger3.60ExcellentCrystal clear, straw-coloured ale with a good hoppy bite. Superb.
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Woodlands IPA4.80Not Tried
13 Apr 2023 (Jack William)
Our monthly micropub trip was planned to be to the Handsome Sam - but this was unexpectedly closed just after noon with no sign of life. We hastily rescheduled to the TA. Good welcome for six of us and a few other regulars in. We mainly had four pint jugs and pretended they could fill 5 pint glasses - they nearly did!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Equinox4.10ExcellentSuperb golden ale in fine condition.
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Petal4.80GoodUnfined. Very unusual flavour, sweet and flowery I think. Enjoyed it.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not TriedI’m seeing this nearly everywhere I go these days. Didn’t try it but it went down well with the others.
Koomor (contract brewed at Iron Pier) - Earth4.80Not Tried
11 Mar 2023 (Jack William)
Evening visit to meet up with some old friends. Busy but not too crowded.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Leigh on Sea - Kursaal Gold3.90ExcellentTop pint.
Wantsum - Imperium4.00AcceptableBit disappointed with this, rather flat.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
11 Aug 2022 (Jack William)
Micropub outing for the bus pass brigade. Nice and cool in the Tank. 7 of us had a very pleasant session ordering 2 and 4 pint jugs that seemed to come as very generous measures.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Hop Project 001 (CF247)4.50ExcellentCorrect ABV but actually number 7. A super ale.
Cellar Head - Session Best4.00Good
Romney Marsh - Golden Ale3.90AcceptableNew barrel - not as bright as I’d expected.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not TriedWent down very well with the mild drinkers.
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 (being contract brewed after it closed) - 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

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About The Tankerton Arms

The pub sign. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent38
Good40
Acceptable12
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 48 times, seen 148 different beers and tried 78 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 2AW