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Hair of the Dog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goffs - LancerExcellent1
Sandstone - Quadrohoppier Excellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
Severn - AmarilloExcellent1
Wantsum - FortitudeGood1
Humpty Dumpty - Branch Line BitterGood1
Isle of Purbeck - Harry's Harvest Pale AleGood1
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing SkunkGood1
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanGood1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterGood1
Whitstable - Try Time!Good1
Wantsum - More’s HeadGood1
Twisted Oak - Fallen TreeGood1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterGood1
Rudgate - Brobek MountainAcceptable1
Elgood's - Cambridge BitterAcceptable1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop PorterAcceptable1
Stamps - CascadePoor1
Northdown - Muggy PorterNot Tried0
Hambleton - Social Lubricant Not Tried0
Elgood's - CrockyNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Red Rock - Cock HopNot Tried0
Milestone - Cromwell Best BitterNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent
Picture 2. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Visits Details

04 Jan 2020 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - good cycle from the Fez. Nice to see a group of about 6 twenty-somethings coming in as I left. No choice of brewery today - but A&D have a good range.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentAnother very good ale from A&D.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50Not Tried
12 Dec 2019 (Jack William)
2nd Thursday bus-pass outing for 8 of us from Canterbury. Just 3 other punters during our session. All of the beers were in good condition - but I had a very heavy cold and really couldn’t discern any flavours to note.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Good
Isle of Purbeck - Harry's Harvest Pale Ale5.00Good
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter4.30Good
21 Nov 2019 (Dosser)
4 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop Porter4.50AcceptableTold that this was a strong beer. It was for this micro. I didnt enjoy this. Lacking flavour and that porter taste and feel but it had the colour.
08 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime- just me in for a while. Good chat with the guvnors who told some horror stories of some of the local objectors that made their life difficult in the early days of the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Sandstone - Quadrohoppier 4.40ExcellentSuperbly flavoured golden ale in top condition.
Wantsum - More’s Head3.70Good
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
03 Oct 2019 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- just one other customer. I got fish and chips delivered from the chippy over the road and was provided with cutlery and sauces by the pub. Nice. Third beer on called Brickworks Bitter at 3.9 but I the brewery name was smudged on the board.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Humpty Dumpty - Branch Line Bitter3.90Good
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Skunk4.60GoodFull bodied copper ale.
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Elgood's - Cambridge Bitter3.80AcceptableUninspiring but acceptable bitter.

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About the Hair of the Dog

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent9
Good21
Acceptable10
Poor1

Website.

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 23 times, seen 54 different beers and tried 41 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT12 4AB