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Hair of the Dog (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent2
Wantsum - Beer Day SpecialExcellent1
Titsey - Leveson BuckGood1
Wantsum - One HopGood1
Wantsum - HurricaneGood3
Wantsum - ImperiumGood2
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - The Usual (at one time 4.1%)Good1
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterAcceptable1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Acceptable1
Potbelly - BestNot Tried0
Wantsum - More’s HeadNot Tried0
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)Not Tried0
Goffs - Jouster AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent
Picture 2. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Visits Details

25 Apr 2024 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon. Buzzy.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
07 Apr 2024 (Jack William)
Early afternoon. Kev the Pickle holding court. Landlord and landlady in. We got some gratis roasties and sausage bits. Great ambience.
Wantsum - Beer Day Special5.00ExcellentA fine best bitter
Wantsum - One Hop4.50GoodOne Hop Crystal at 4.2. Pleasant enough.
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not TriedIs this becoming a Wantsum unofficial tie?
18 Feb 2024 (Jack William)
Lunchtime. Busy. We got the window seat though - and some free nibbles. Nice. Shame they only had Wantsum ales on - I like the brewery, but I also like a choice.
Wantsum - Hurricane4.50Good
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00AcceptableFound this too sweet for my liking.
Wantsum - More’s Head3.70Not Tried
07 Feb 2024 (Jack William)
Swift one in passing, late afternoon, only one other customer in.8I was recognised and warmly welcomed. Apparently Minster had a shotgun incident on Monday night. Thought it was a quiet little village.
Wantsum - Imperium4.00AcceptableVery ordinary and rather flat.
Goffs - Jouster Ale4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
04 Jan 2024 (Jack William)
Early afternoon. Popped here on my own as a break from the New Inn. Got into conversation with a familiar face who seemed to know most of my favourite haunts and was aware of this site - mentioned Ian, Philip Pirrip and Chris Excel. He goes by the name of Kev the Pickle among other monickers apparently. Great chat. All ales @ £4.00 a pint.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)4.60Not Tried
Wantsum - More’s Head3.70Not Tried
05 Oct 2023 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - as we were at the New Inn it would have been rude not to have had a cheeky one here as well. My fellow cyclists were suitably impressed.
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - The Usual (at one time 4.1%)4.40GoodMarked up at 4.2%
Wantsum - Fortitude (was 4.2%)4.60Not TriedMarked up at 4.3%
Wantsum - More’s Head3.70Not Tried
28 Jul 2023 (Dosser)
3 Wantsum beers on, £3,50 a pint, £2 a half. 12 people in on a Friday afternoon. Came in to avoid the rain.
Wantsum - Imperium4.00GoodInteresting flavour.
Wantsum - Hurricane4.50GoodA little flat but drinkable.
12 Jul 2023 (Jack William)
Early evening, busy, friendly. Cash only. Landlady explains that a cask of Wantsum is so much cheaper than Gadd’s - hence the dominance of Wantsum here as she tries to keep prices down. £3.50 and £4 for stronger beers.
Wantsum - Hurricane4.50AcceptableA little cloudy but drank ok.
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - More’s Head3.70Not TriedChalked up as 3.8%
04 May 2023 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- a few old boys in, good conversation. Cask ales are still £3.50 here. Excellent pub.
Titsey - Leveson Buck3.70Good
Potbelly - Best3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - More’s Head3.70Not Tried
20 Sep 2022 (Dosser)
3 beers on and a handful in at lunchtime.
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80Acceptable

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About the Hair of the Dog

The pub sign. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Minster (Thanet), Kent, CT12 4AB.

Micropub in the High Street - a conversion from a hairdresser's shop, Ian Barrie Hair Stylists. Opened for business on Friday 6th December 2013. Initial opening hours are Mon-Sat 12-3 & 5-9; Sun 12-3. Real ales, ciders and wines are on offer served from an airtight cooled room behind the small bar counter. The room has room for 4 or 5 casks of real ale and some cider boxes on gravity stillage. Brightly decorated pub with lots of reclaimed scrap wood for high and low tables and wall coverings. Unisex toilet through an arch to the side. Beware of limited rail and bus timetables after an evening session.

We have visited this pub 42 times, seen 83 different beers and tried 61 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT12 4AB