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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
Four Candles - Golding BitterExcellent1
Breakwater - The MogulGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Breakwater - Blue EnsignAcceptable1
Tonbridge - TraditionalAcceptable1
Range Ales - Golden ShotAcceptable1
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
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent
Picture 2. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

31 Aug 2021 (Jack William)
Stop 4. Windy here today and no access inside due to COVID. The adjacent public toilets made Tracy Emmin’s bed installation seem quite clean and tidy. We didn’t linger long.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Blue Ensign4.00AcceptablePlastic glass only option. Not much life.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
26 Apr 2021 (Dosser)
Sunny afternoon and 2 beers on at £3.50 and £4 from Tonbridge and Breakwater. However I wasnt in the mood for a plastic glass.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
13 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
Cold and miserable. 2 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Jester4.00Good
30 May 2018 (Dosser)
Nice afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70PoorDisappointing
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Farmhouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried

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About the Harbour Arms

The pub sign. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent30
Good43
Acceptable10
Poor5

Website.

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

Micropub initially housed in two former fishermen's workshops and nets / lobster pots store (Units 7 & 8) 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 (Unit 9). 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 66 times, seen 100 different beers and tried 64 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1AP