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The Paper Mill (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Imperial Stout Fighting AleExceptional1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExceptional1
Burning Sky - PlateauExceptional1
Iron Pier - PorterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent2
Dark Revolution - ElevatorExcellent1
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)Excellent5
Tiny Rebel - Cereal KillerExcellent1
Tempest - Elemental PorterExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent2
Tiny Rebel - Beat BoxGood1
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-neeGood1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleGood1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickAcceptable1
Marble - Table BeerAcceptable1
Salopian - Hop TwisterNot Tried0
Park - Spankers IPANot Tried0
Tempest - CascadianNot Tried0
Oakham - Blue Skies IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - RevelationNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Shiny - AffinityNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Loki Black IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

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 canít 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
20 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening but ugh. Lots of preparations for a Christmas quiz later, people eating chips and for some unearthly reason the pub has introduced 2 KeyKeg beers so a reduced cask choice. We escaped as soon as first pints were sunk.
Tiny Rebel - Beat Box4.50GoodThe sour hopping style I just do not like
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)3.80Not Tried
24 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit with lots of cross table chat and veiled criticism as I placed an Evening Standard on each table yet most were avidly read. Also on the beer board was the home concocted 'alf-'n-'alf Two Brewers Reveller - a 50/50 mix of Marble Table Beer and Revelation thus at 4.2%.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70GoodBittersweet balance
Marble - Table Beer2.70AcceptableGrim unadulterated lemon juice
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Dark Star - Revelation5.70Not Tried
03 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and very busy indeed as they were due to be presented with a Camra award for Kent Cider Pub of the Year later in the day.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Imperial Stout Fighting Ale11.50ExceptionalRich smooth Imperial Stout.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentVery good indeed as you would expect to be as it was served by the brewer.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Excellent
Tempest - Cascadian4.10Not Tried
Oakham - Blue Skies IPA6.00Not Tried
09 Nov 2016 (ChrisE)
We arrived soon after the 17:00 opening so that we would have time for a couple of pints before catching the last bus to Maidstone at 18:42. Quiet at first but gradually filling up by the time we left. Disappointed to find that Goacher's House Bitter was not available today.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Excellent
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-nee3.80Good
Salopian - Hop Twister4.50Not Tried
Park - Spankers IPA5.40Not Tried

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About The Paper Mill

The pub sign. The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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 55 times, seen 78 different beers and tried 59 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME10 2JN