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Hair of the Dog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hammerton - Life on MarsExcellent1
Goffs - LancerExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Severn - AmarilloExcellent1
Mobberley - 1924Good1
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanGood1
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleGood1
Whitstable - Try Time!Good1
Elland - NettlethrasherGood1
Twisted Oak - Fallen TreeGood1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryGood1
White Cliffs - Little Lush PorterGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterGood1
Worsthorne - PackhorseGood1
Rudgate - Brobek MountainAcceptable1
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterAcceptable1
Stamps - CascadePoor1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Northdown - Muggy PorterNot Tried0
Hambleton - Social Lubricant Not Tried0
Elgood's - CrockyNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Red Rock - Cock HopNot Tried0
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent
Picture 2. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Visits Details

03 Sep 2019 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime. Just myself and a chap who introduced himself as “dark side Dave”. Ex-landlord from Margate who now helps out in the Hovelling Boat. Good chat, mainly about micros.
Severn - Amarillo4.30ExcellentA well balanced APA in very good nick.
Twisted Oak - Fallen Tree3.80Good
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
10 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Just after noon - first one in - and allowed to take my bike in!
Windsor & Eton - Guardsman4.20GoodFresh on - very nice.
Stamps - Cascade4.70PoorFlat, very tired.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Red Rock - Cock Hop4.50Not Tried
05 May 2019 (Jack William)
Visiting a garden in Minster and thought it would be rude not to pop in. Felt like an old-fashioned Sunday pub lunchtime - free roasties and vary busy with drinkers. A friendly welcome, nice. Unusual beer selection - none of the three on were previously recorded on this site.
Rudgate - Brobek Mountain4.00AcceptableRather too sweet and malty for my taste.
Hambleton - Social Lubricant 3.80Not Tried
Elgood's - Crocky3.80Not Tried
14 Mar 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - kindly agreed to open at 11:45 for our group of 7. We stayed for a good 2 hours, sampling all 5 ales between us and had a very good fish and chip lunch from the chippy opposite. Couple of locals in as well. Very pleasant.
Goffs - Lancer3.80ExcellentReally good fruity golden ale in excellent condition.
Whitstable - Try Time!4.20GoodPleasant enough but not very distinctive - good condition.
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00GoodHints of peaches - nice pale ale.
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20GoodTraditional bitter with a good bite.
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00Not Tried
20 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
5 in, 3 beers on.
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80AcceptableUninspiring but acceptable bitter.
23 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
Full pub. Good chat with the landlord.3 beers on
Worsthorne - Packhorse3.70GoodNot bad for a weak one
10 Mar 2018 (Dosser)
Thanet camra walk about. Great conversation in a pub that's so welcome in minster
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentQuality. £3.
19 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Exceptional hospitality on a Sunday afternoon in a packed micro. Stew and dumplings along with mince pies, cheese etc. All gratis.
Elland - Nettlethrasher4.40GoodA good pint but not our style of beer
20 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit with a friend, a really good community atmosphere in here today.
Hammerton - Life on Mars4.60Excellent
Mobberley - 19244.00Good
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90GoodVery hoppy.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
09 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
Afternoon visit in the rain to a micro thats open all day.
White Cliffs - Little Lush Porter4.50GoodNew brewery? Couldnt find it on the system. Not bad though.

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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 18 times, seen 43 different beers and tried 32 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT12 4AB