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The Paper Mill (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent2
Iron Pier - PorterExcellent1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent3
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)Excellent5
Dark Revolution - ElevatorExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Cereal KillerExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent3
Grain - Lignum VitaeExcellent1
Tempest - Elemental PorterExcellent1
Melvin - Your IPAGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyGood1
Buxton - Downfall CitraGood1
Arbor Ales - All the Mo'sAcceptable1
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickAcceptable1
Shiny - AffinityNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Loki Black IPANot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Wylam - GalatiaNot Tried0
Cloudwater - DDH IPA Enigma ChinookNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Neon Raptor - Centaur ArmyNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

09 Jan 2020 (Jack William)
Specially ar4anged open at 1230 for our group,of 7. The bar person was very attentive and she showed us a picture of a recent visitor, also from Canterbury, Justin Welby.
Grain - Lignum Vitae6.50ExcellentKeying, soft, sipping beer, lively to the last drop.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Good
Arbor Ales - All the Mo's5.50AcceptableUnfined and cloudy to the point of being opaque. Citrus notes.
Neon Raptor - Centaur Army14.00Not TriedKey keg, I believe. One of our group tried this and liked it. £4 for a 1/3 makes it the most expensive beer I’ve seen in a regular pub.
28 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit until close, whenever that was.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark Conspiracy4.90Good
Buxton - Downfall Citra4.30GoodNo match on the No.1 Oakham Citra
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Not Tried
14 Feb 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime- kindly opened for our group of 6. Very good “traditional” micro. We were joined by one of Goacher’s brewers who is also the father of the guv here.
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExceptionalAbsolutely superb.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentSpot on
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50GoodCitrus, quite sweet.
Melvin - Your IPA7.00GoodA typical over-the-top “west coast” IPA. Just the third - but that was sufficient.
14 Sep 2018 (Archie14)
Evening visit and VERY busy, conversations tonight varied from making a new Planet Of The Apes film using Paper Mill customers as some don’t need the makeup to making fruit flavoured liqueurs using “Colin’s Plums”
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExceptionalDelicious Session ale displaying all the classic characteristics of a classic top quality Bitter, nice well balanced Hop & malt. Just the way I like it.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Tempest - Elemental Porter5.10Not Tried
Wylam - Galatia3.90Not Tried
Cloudwater - DDH IPA Enigma Chinook6.50Not Tried
07 May 2018 (ChrisE)
After a couple of round trips on the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway I fancied a pint. This place would normally be closed at this time of day but I hoped (rightly) that it may open on a Bank Holiday, I enjoyed a couple of pints in good company until 2pm closing.
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Excellent
Shiny - Affinity4.60Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Loki Black IPA4.50Not Tried
29 Apr 2018 (Archie14)
Nice Sunday lunchtime session on a dreary cold spring day!!!!
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExceptionalWow! My first pint of this wonderful ale since departing a certain pub in Maidstone! A truly delicious example of a beer of the old guard! Fantastic stuff!
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExceptionalYes! Another 5* from me! One of my favourites and served in superb condition here today. Stunning...
Tempest - Elemental Porter5.10Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Not Tried
08 Apr 2018 (Archie14)
Very busy session.
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Excellent
Dark Revolution - Elevator7.20ExcellentWow!
Magic Rock - Hat-Trick3.70AcceptableThin and a bit wishy washy slight malt and fruit notes, nothing special.
24 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, I was surprised to Archie14 a fellow scribe to this site running the pub today.
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Excellent
Iron Pier - Porter5.30Excellent
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
13 Mar 2018 (Archie14)
Evening visit and busy! Harvey is off to America and after being plied with free drinks I agree to cover his shifts Hic!
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentMy favourite of this brewery, superb!
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentDeliciously refreshing pint with just the right amount of hops without being over the top like some beers are these days, very well balanced.
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Good
03 Mar 2018 (Archie14)
Late afternoon visit and busy, my first visit here as a non landlord. Harvey is working and trying to convert me to Keykeg! He failed!! Simon took over from 6 and can’t replace a keykeg beer as not been trained 😂
Tiny Rebel - Cereal Killer3.00ExcellentSo much depth of flavour for an ale of only 3%
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Good
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Good

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About The Paper Mill

The pub sign. The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

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The pub is found in Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2JN.

First Micropub in Sittingbourne located on a street corner in Charlotte Street. Name reflects the significant historical importance of paper making to the area. Officially opened on Saturday 12th October 2013. The licensee is a lady who has always wanted to open a pub like pubs once were and has been very successful in achieving this. Premises were formerly a building contractor's office and prior to that various shop existences. Small square main bar with wall mounted high benches on all four sides and high tables to match. Table service from a gravity stillage cellar at the back. Unisex toilet. Decorated with enamel signs from old Kent breweries which have been lent by Goacher's Brewery from its vast collection and there is always a Goacher's beer on here. The very layout and size mean conversation is King, Queen, Prince and Princess. CAMRA Swale Branch Pub of the Year 2015, 2016 and again in 2017.

We have visited this pub 59 times, seen 86 different beers and tried 64 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME10 2JN