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Harbour Arms (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Four Candles - Golding BitterExcellent1
Iron Pier - BitterExcellent1
Breakwater - Green Man IPAExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Breakwater - The MogulGood1
Mad Cat - JesterGood1
Range Ales - Golden ShotAcceptable1
Breakwater - Blue EnsignAcceptable2
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionAcceptable1
Tonbridge - TraditionalAcceptable1
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
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent
Picture 2. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

19 Nov 2021 (ChrisE)
The tide was out so I had the delightful aroma of seaweed and other things as I walked along the harbour arm. I was surprised at how busy this place was on a cold November day. Well worth the effort of visiting this place.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Green Man IPA4.50Excellent
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
22 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
3 beers on, £3,50 to £4. No more camra discounts here. Plastic cups. Yak.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Acceptable
Breakwater - Blue Ensign4.00AcceptableMost uninspiring
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

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About the Harbour Arms

The pub sign. Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent31
Good43
Acceptable12
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. 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.

We have visited this pub 68 times, seen 103 different beers and tried 66 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1AP