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The Pilot (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Romney Marsh - B17 Sleepytime GirlExceptional1
Rudgate - Ruby MildExcellent1
Romney Marsh - American Pale AleGood1
Romney Marsh - Pilot AleGood2
Ringwood - BoondoggleGood1
Black Sheep - Best BitterGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Banks's - MildNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Old HookyNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent
Picture 2. The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent

Visits Details

08 Jun 2024 (Trevor)
Have not been for quite a while. We arrived soon after opening time and there were a few in, but it was quite busy by the time we left, having enjoyed our sizeable portion of oap fish and chips.
Romney Marsh - Pilot Ale4.80GoodTasty brown ale
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - B17 Sleepytime Girl5.00Not Tried
25 May 2022 (Jack William)
Cycled here for lunchtime. Despite the grim surroundings and a rather blustery day the pub was thriving. I have only been here once before, many years ago. It has definitely gone up-market, very food oriented but a good vibe nonetheless. I stoked up with a “medium” (but substantial) skate and chips for my 40 mile return trip. Also an excellent APA from Romney on at 5.0%, B17 Sleepytime Gal - named after a WWII Flying Fortress - part of which is displayed outside.
Romney Marsh - B17 Sleepytime Girl5.00ExceptionalGorgeous APA
Romney Marsh - Pilot Ale4.80GoodGood, malty trad bitter with plenty of body.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
11 Dec 2021 (Wittenden)
Late lunchtime after a pebbly dog walk on a still December Saturday.We'd come for fish 'n'chips.Friendly, efficient service.
Romney Marsh - American Pale Ale5.00GoodAmber.Biscuity malt.Arboreal.Badged as B17.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Pilot Ale4.80Not Tried
02 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
A sunny Saturday lunchtime and like a licensed fish and chip restaurant.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
31 Mar 2018 (Trevor)
Arrived at noon and the place was already very busy and stayed that way throughout our visit. We enjoyed our cod and chips and had pleasant service.
Adnams - Broadside4.70GoodTasty and in good condition
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
07 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Two of us were travelling in a preserved London Transport RF bus from New Romney to Dungeness and back when we had a word with the conductor and driver to see if we could be dropped off at the Pilot and picked up 30 minutes later on their way back. This was agreed, and as they are all dedicated Harvey's drinkers they were quite envious when we told them how good the Harvey's was in the pub. The pub itself was like a huge fish and chips café with beer, but it does retain some nice original features such as Ringing the Bull although it would have been impossible to play with a family (including small baby) sitting at a table in front of the bull.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodGood, a pity that we only had time for one.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60Not Tried
01 Sep 2014 (Trevor)
Busy with lunchtime eaters for our visit with 2 grandchildren who, like us, enjoyed their fish and chip meal.
Black Sheep - Best Bitter3.80Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
16 Aug 2014 (Trevor)
We went with my granddaughter for a fish and chip meal - the pub speciality - at just after noon when the place was busy. About 10 minutes later the place was packed. Our meal was fine.
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
08 Sep 2013 (Alenomore)
14:30 visit. Came here via a classic bus and the RH&D Light Railway, as part of their annual bus rally. First visit and busy as ever with diners on what was a really pleasant day out all round. The steam railway ride was pure nostalgia too.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Mild3.50Not Tried
02 Aug 2013 (Trevor)
We arrived at 12:30 and the place was already busy and by the time we left after a very satisfying fish and chips around an hour later there was not a seat to be had in the place. Pleasant and helpful service.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40ExcellentRich nutty flavoured.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

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About The Pilot

The pub sign. The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Dungeness, Kent, TN29 9NJ.

Situated right next to the sea in Battery Road, on the shingle headland that is Dungeness. This pub is renowned for its fish and chips.

We have visited this pub 19 times, seen 17 different beers and tried 11 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN29 9NJ