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The Black Robin (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Rockin Robin - Really RockinExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayExcellent1
Ripple Steam - Classic IPAExcellent1
Mad Cat - Mild DisobedienceGood1
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonGood1
Rockin Robin - Rock A HulaGood1
Whitstable - Native BitterGood1
Old Dairy - Summer TopGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good3
Purity - Mad GooseGood4
Romney Marsh - American PaleAcceptable1
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Otter - BitterNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

Visits Details

14 May 2019 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- late diners just finishing, one chap working on his laptop in the drinking bar.
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00AcceptableThis was a very tasty beer somewhat spoiled by being warm and rathe flat. Either end of barrel or more likely in the pipes for a while.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Nov 2018 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - a few drinkers in. Landlord pleased that his wake related trade had picked up after a slow August. I canít help feeling that itís not the way to develop regular business.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
25 Feb 2018 (Andrew)
Fairly busy with a mix of people eating and people drinking. Sat in the public bar. Atmospheric.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Not Tried
20 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Saturday evening - here to catch up with some old friends over a few pints. Restaurant quite busy, drinkers bar less so but we got the comfy seats.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodVery nice - fresh barrel and very lively, but good care taken to serve a full pint nonetheless.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
26 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon. Just me and a rep for bar snacks who regaled me and the landlord with stories of her past when she worked as a kiss o gram "I used to be quite a looker then you know" !
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
16 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - diners mostly finished and we had the left bar to ourselves - relaxing listening to some old classics on the sound system - until the landlord sat at the bar and started listening to something else on his phone - time to leave.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70ExcellentA superb pint in top condition.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
10 Apr 2017 (Brian)
Here for a Monday lunch. The restaurant area was more or less full but the bar empty. Always a friendly welcome here.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20GoodVery nice. Clear, clean and bitter.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
04 Sep 2016 (Mick)
A quick one on the way home. Chatted to Tom about beer.
Rockin Robin - Really Rockin5.00ExcellentFresh on and very nice.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
06 Aug 2016 (Jack William)
Mid evening both bars and garden nicely busy.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Purity - Mad Goose4.20AcceptableI really like this beer - but this was past its best.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
01 Jul 2016 (Mick)
Here for the Beer and Music Festival, well just the beer really. 13-00 arrival. Became busy as the afternoon wore on. Some of the cider was also very good.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30ExcellentVery nice.
Ripple Steam - Classic IPA4.50ExcellentGood, full bodied and well balanced.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentBeer of the day for me. Superb APA, so drinkable.
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00GoodGood, but not as good as I remembered.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90GoodOK
Mad Cat - Mild Disobedience4.00GoodNice but a little light bodied.
Rockin Robin - Rock A Hula4.00GoodA bit average.
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60GoodPerfect session ale.
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried

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About The Black Robin

The pub sign. The Black Robin, Kingston, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Kingston, Kent, CT4 6HS.

Reopened after flooding in early 2014. There are three bars, one of which can act as a restaurant or function room or just as a drinking area. A gastro pub found on the outskirts of the village.

We have visited this pub 90 times, seen 55 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT4 6HS