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The Tankerton Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hopdaemon - AnzacExcellent1
Cellar Head - Summer Pale AleExcellent1
Wantsum - Grim ReaperExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Blue TopExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2016)Good1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Good1
Goffs - Jouster AleGood1
Springhead - Blind TigerGood1
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis Green HopGood1
Bexley - RedhouseGood1
RedWillow - SeamlessAcceptable1
Windsor & Eton - Bostin' Mild Acceptable1
Old Dairy - Red TopAcceptable1
Turnstone - Seven SeasAcceptable1
Four Candles - Coffee and Hazelnut PorterNot Tried0
Turnstone - CultchNot Tried0
Goffs - Fallen KnightNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Red SimcoeNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Potton - Holly Pup MildNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Special Relationship Anglo-American Pale AleNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Boys of EnglandNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Milestone - Colonial Not Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Franklins - Kaleidohop IPANot Tried0
Turnstone - Three Seas Pale AleNot Tried0
Franklins - Eclipse Not Tried0
Kelham Island - Easy RiderNot Tried0
Bexley - Howbury 23 New Zealand PaleNot Tried0
Acorn - Old Moor PorterNot Tried0
3 Piers - MildNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Red AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Educated GuessNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestNot Tried0
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Rudgate - JerusalemNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent
Picture 2. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Visits Details

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
29 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. A churn of customers keeping all tables taken. Never seems to work like the archetypal micropub as there is an absence of cross tables chatter.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis Green Hop3.50GoodVery tasty
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2016)4.80Good
Kelham Island - Easy Rider4.30Not Tried
Acorn - Old Moor Porter4.40Not Tried
27 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - very busy - over 20 customers outside enjoying the balmy evening.
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentSuperb condition and flavour.
Mad Cat - Special Relationship Anglo-American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
Turnstone - Three Seas Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
28 May 2016 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - very busy, good atmosphere. So busy two beers went off before I could order.
Hopdaemon - Anzac4.60ExcellentWell balanced Amber ale in great condition.
Windsor & Eton - Bostin' Mild 4.00AcceptableNot to my liking - rather insipid and not much life.
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried

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About The Tankerton Arms

The pub sign. The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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 38 times, seen 117 different beers and tried 62 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 2AW