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Harbour Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Four Candles - Citra PilsnerExceptional1
Iron Pier - BitterExcellent1
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Natural Blonde Excellent1
Four Candles - Golding BitterExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingGood1
Breakwater - The MogulGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Cock a SnookGood1
Range Ales - Golden ShotAcceptable1
Tonbridge - TraditionalAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidPoor1
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye PorterNot Tried0
Breakwater - Spring TideNot Tried0
Whitstable - Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Four Candles - New Zealand Rye PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent
Picture 2. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

13 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
Cold and miserable. 2 beers on.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60AcceptableEven less interesting but drinkable.
Range Ales - Golden Shot3.70AcceptableVery uninteresting.
22 Feb 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Fairly quiet on a fog bound winter's evening, just a few huddled around the bar area.
Mad Cat - Jester4.00Good
30 May 2018 (Dosser)
Nice afternoon
Breakwater - The Mogul5.60GoodClip said 5%. 35p camra discount.
01 May 2018 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - sat outside in the sun and watched the moored boats bobbing on the spring tide. A few others relaxing in similar style.
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00ExcellentTraditional bitter with an excellent balance of hops and malt in super condition.
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Four Candles - New Zealand Rye Pale4.50Not TriedNot sure I got the ABV correct on this?
20 Apr 2018 (Magnus Greel)
1700 on what could've been August, many folk including us sat outside, soaked up the sunshine and watched the world go by.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00GoodFruity malty with hints of spice and hops to finish
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye Porter4.20Not Tried
Breakwater - Spring Tide5.00Not Tried
19 Apr 2018 (beery steve)
Lunchtime visit on a lovely sunny day.
Four Candles - Golding Bitter4.40ExcellentLovely traditional looking and tasting beer
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye Porter4.20Not Tried
Breakwater - Spring Tide5.00Not Tried
17 Oct 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening and fairly quiet. This place seems to attract the more younger ale drinker I've found - including myself of course.
Four Candles - Citra Pilsner4.70ExceptionalSuperb, crisp refreshing and zesty. Best beer this evening.
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
31 Jul 2017 (Magnus Greel)
1900hrs just after and busy inside and out with folk enjoying the sunshine. We sat in the extended bar area.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70PoorDisappointing
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
27 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Few in on a blustery evening. Terrible smell from harbour. 2 beers on. Camra discount given.
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Natural Blonde 4.70ExcellentTop quality beer. Served at the right temperature and went down a treat.
11 Jul 2017 (Jack William)
Just after noon - first stop after a 23 mile cycle from Canterbury. A few customers all outside. Margate fairly quiet for a nice Summer's day. Bit disappointed in the negative signs here "do NOT lean your bike here"; "mobile phone charging costs 50p here"; and even "Skylarging" for "Skylarking" with no brewery listed - bit off putting - but very nice location.
Isla Vale Alesmiths - Cock a Snook4.50GoodPeachy
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00GoodRather cloudy but a lovely light citrus flavour.

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About the Harbour Arms

The pub sign. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Micropub initially housed in two former fishermen's workshops and nets / lobster pots store about two thirds along on the town's stone pier, opened over Whitsun Bank Holiday Weekend 2013. Seating was a mixture of 3 high tables with high stools and some normal height tables and chairs. An attractive high back settle was constructed against one wall. Electric piano usually covered up. Casks of real ale and cider boxes were housed in a cooled room in the corner and visible through a viewing window. Walls were raw brick some of which were painted in a sea green and supporting metal girders are visible. No toilets inside the pub so use the public ones next door. Outside seating allows a picturesque view of the harbour and the sandy beached bay. Opening hours at June 2015 are Monday to Thursday 12-10ish, Friday & Saturday 12-11, Sunday 12-9.30. In May 2015 it moved into the larger neighbouring unit. Most of the former unit's interior fittings and fixtures have moved into the new unit which now houses a larger cool cellar room at the side. 10% CAMRA discount for card carrying members.

We have visited this pub 64 times, seen 97 different beers and tried 63 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1AP