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The Paper Mill (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Burning Sky - PlateauExceptional1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Imperial Stout Fighting AleExceptional1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleExceptional1
Tiny Rebel - Cereal KillerExcellent1
Tempest - Elemental PorterExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Iron Pier - PorterExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent3
Dark Revolution - ElevatorExcellent1
Goacher's - Gremlins (house beer)Excellent5
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Tiny Rebel - Beat BoxGood1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleGood1
Marble - Table BeerAcceptable1
Magic Rock - Hat-TrickAcceptable1
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
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Wylam - GalatiaNot Tried0
Cloudwater - DDH IPA Enigma ChinookNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Visits Details

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 donít need the makeup to making fruit flavoured liqueurs using ďColinís PlumsĒ
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!!!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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 😂
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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%.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About The Paper Mill

The pub sign. The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional20
Excellent71
Good25
Acceptable9
Poor-

Website.

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 56 times, seen 80 different beers and tried 59 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME10 2JN