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Hair of the Dog (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Severn - AmarilloExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - 1961 Green HopExcellent1
Sandstone - Quadrohoppier Excellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
Wantsum - More’s HeadGood1
Twisted Oak - Fallen TreeGood1
Island Brewery - Island Wight Good1
Wantsum - FortitudeGood1
Humpty Dumpty - Branch Line BitterGood1
Front Row - Set Good1
Isle of Purbeck - Harry's Harvest Pale AleGood1
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing SkunkGood1
Windsor & Eton - GuardsmanGood1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best BitterGood1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop PorterAcceptable1
Rudgate - Brobek MountainAcceptable1
Stamps - CascadePoor1
Cleveland - SeasiderNot Tried0
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Giggle and TitterNot 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
North Yorkshire - CobbleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent
Picture 2. Hair of the Dog, Minster (Thanet), Kent

Visits Details

06 Oct 2020 (Jack William)
Pleasant welcome as always - 2 others in at 2. Three interesting beers on.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - 1961 Green Hop4.30ExcellentAnother splendid green hop.
Front Row - Set 3.90GoodNice amber ale.
Parkway (formerly Glastonbury Ales) - Giggle and Titter3.80Not Tried
20 Aug 2020 (Jack William)
En-route to Ramsgate mid afternoon- glad to see this place back open with their usual all-day hours. Couple of locals in.
Island Brewery - Island Wight 4.00GoodA very acceptable golden ale.
North Yorkshire - Cobble3.80Not Tried
Cleveland - Seasider3.60Not Tried
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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

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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 25 times, seen 59 different beers and tried 44 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT12 4AB