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Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2013 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Fyne - Vital SparkExcellent1
Southport - Carousel BestExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - SwazzaleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Black Cap StoutExcellent1
Springhead - The LevellerGood1
Hop Fuzz - Steam BeerGood1
Yeovil - Stout HeartedGood2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dragon's Blood ESBGood1
Box Steam - Chuffin' AleGood1
Wolf - Twenty 13Good1
Cross Bay - NightfallGood1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Drayman's PromiseGood1
Old Dairy - Spring TopAcceptable1
Castle Rock - SnowhiteAcceptable1
Picture 1. Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2013, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

30 Mar 2013 (oz11)
Arrived after 1pm, a good selection left even though many beers had sold out.
Fyne - Vital Spark4.40Excellent
Southport - Carousel Best4.00Excellent
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentJoint-pick of the day.
Canterbury Brewers - Swazzale4.80ExcellentJoint-pick of the day.
Pig & Porter - Black Cap Stout4.60Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dragon's Blood ESB5.20Good5.2% in the program.
Yeovil - Stout Hearted4.30Good
Box Steam - Chuffin' Ale4.00Good
Cross Bay - Nightfall3.80Good
Hop Fuzz - Steam Beer4.40Good
Wolf - Twenty 134.00Good
29 Mar 2013 (Andrew)
Got here at 5 to 12 and they'd already let people in. Had a chat with Blair behind the bar and with ChrisE. Sat by the stage at the rear with Martin and had a chat with Grahaeme who runs the show.
Springhead - The Leveller4.80GoodHad it in bottle form and it was very good. Chocolate porter from what I could work out
Yeovil - Stout Hearted4.30GoodSmoky bacon and creamy with a mild hoppy finish that's quite tangy
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Drayman's Promise4.10GoodSpicy and rich brown bitter
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00AcceptableToasted sugar. Tangy
Castle Rock - Snowhite4.20AcceptableNot had this since Cam brought a pin to Lyme regis 10 years ago. Light turkish delight with a leafy bitter finish. Needed a little mellowing out.

About the Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2013

The pub sign. Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2013, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Margate, Kent, CT9 1HX.

Held Good Friday 29th and Saturday 30th March in the Winter Gardens. The 8th such festival.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 15 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1HX