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The Firkin Frog (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Firkin Good Golden AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LifeGood1
Rudgate - Brew MoonGood1
Rockin Robin - Robin RedbestGood1
Oakham - JHBGood1
Lincoln Green - Marion Pale AleGood1
Ilkley - Fireside PorterGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisAcceptable1
Yates' (Isle of Wight) (some beers brewed at Goddards) - IslanderAcceptable1
Rockin Robin - Ruckin RobinAcceptable1
Wadworth - Dirty RuckerNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Captain BobNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)Not Tried0
Mighty Oak - The WalrusNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
1648 - Hop PocketNot Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Hambleton - Super C Session IPANot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2015)Not Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Black Sheep - Best BitterNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaNot Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Firkin Frog, Herne Bay, Kent

Visits Details

25 Sep 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon just one other group of chaps in, we sat at the table by the corridor.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Firkin Good Golden Ale3.80ExcellentFruity nourishing fare
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Life3.90GoodCrisp light with slight citrus hints
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest (Green Hop Beer 2015)3.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.20Not Tried
28 Oct 2018 (Dosser)
5 beers on, all under 4%
Lincoln Green - Marion Pale Ale3.80Good
07 Jul 2017 (Jack William)
Just after noon - a table of four senior gents already deep in conversation.
Yates' (Isle of Wight) (some beers brewed at Goddards) - Islander4.00AcceptableI was offered a taster of this - which seemed fine for flavour - rather a flat pint when poured though.
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
27 Jan 2017 (Andrew)
Got off the train with Gareth and came straight here. There were a handful in and we sat at the back.
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentWe got the last 2 pints. Lovely stuff, as Alan Partridge would have said if he were here.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Not Tried
13 Aug 2016 (Andrew)
4th pub of the night. Sat in the front and had a chat with Gavin from the Copper Pottle who was on a night out.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50AcceptableBit flat
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Hambleton - Super C Session IPA3.60Not Tried
12 Nov 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Ilkley - Fireside Porter4.20Good
Rudgate - Brew Moon4.00Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
1648 - Hop Pocket3.70Not Tried
06 Oct 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. As oft said before I wish this pub would blackboard up Brewery, Beer Brand Name, abv. It almost always fails to show brewery. My colleague thought he was getting a King of Horsham beer when he ordered Kings Citra but it was Mighty Oak Kings (which happens to be made with Citra hop). Very annoying.
Rockin Robin - Ruckin Robin3.70AcceptableFlat and wet dog
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Kings (was 3.9% before 2013)4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - The Walrus4.30Not Tried
03 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Do wish the beer blackboard would show full brewery name and beer brand name for each offering to avoid the need to squint through the cellar window to read cask labels.
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Excellent
Oakham - JHB3.80Good
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Wadworth - Dirty Rucker3.90Not Tried
15 Aug 2015 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - here for the air show - pub is intermittently quite busy and then empty - as we all rush out to see the display.
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentDelicious.
Rockin Robin - Robin Redbest4.00GoodClean malty taste.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00Not Tried
02 Aug 2015 (Dosser)
Great selection from a man who knows how to run a micro
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Excellentsuperb dark un

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About The Firkin Frog

The pub sign. The Firkin Frog, Herne Bay, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5QA.

Another East Kent Micropub, which opened on St George's Day Tuesday 23rd April 2013. Located at the town end of Station Road opposite the Four Fathoms. A shop conversion which was previously a Kitchen and Bedrooms Showroom. Selling real ales, ciders and wines with the beers and ciders originally on gravity stillage, in a temperature controlled cold room, which could be viewed through a glass window. Initially there was a full bar counter with hatch by the door to the gravity stillage. Low tables and chairs in the bay window. A separate quiet room with tables and chairs down the corridor and a unisex toilet at the back. Hop bines surround the front bay window and the ceiling is adorned with patriotic flags for counties, military and England. With new ownership came changes and now the bar counter is located where the cold room was and ales are served from handpumps.

We have visited this pub 27 times, seen 66 different beers and tried 35 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 5QA