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Kipps' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Four Candles - Hazelnut PorterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Excellent1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingGood1
Chapeau - FreewheelerGood1
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Good1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidGood1
Wantsum - GolgothaGood1
Box Steam - Sin BinAcceptable1
Box Steam - Tunnel VisionAcceptable1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Chasing Connor's CureNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Best BitterNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - American PaleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Santa PawsNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - LiberatorNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Four Candles - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Four Candles - Amber AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Picture 1. Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent
Picture 2. Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent
Michael Croxford

Visits Details

29 Oct 2021 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime- just one other punter in. I sat in the window and watched the bustling street.
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50GoodRather flat but full of flavour.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
13 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon, quiet but a friendly welcome.
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50ExcellentBlack as the night - lovely condition.
Box Steam - Sin Bin4.10AcceptableRather flat.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
07 Dec 2019 (Archie14)
Busy and quite rowdy.
Chapeau - Freewheeler3.70Good
Four Candles - Amber Ale4.10Not Tried
31 Oct 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, not on my original itinerary but as the nearby Guildhall was closed today I fitted this one in instead. A reasonable number of customers in here this afternoon.
Four Candles - Hazelnut Porter4.90ExcellentI think the ABV may have been 4.8%
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
Four Candles - American Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
30 Jul 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit aborted after hearing the amplified quizmaster from a distance off.
10 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
First visit. Lots of craft beers. 3 real ales all from Box.
Box Steam - Tunnel Vision4.20AcceptableAcceptable but pretty lifeless.
11 Apr 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Good to see the barmaid busy hard spiling, dead cask emptying and giving a peek at the very small square floor entrance opening to the cellar. Since my last visit a large array of keg fizz taps have been installed on the bar counter.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Good
Hop Fuzz - Liberator4.60Not Tried
20 Dec 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime, not busy but some good sounds on.
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20GoodNice hoppy bitterness.
Mad Cat - Santa Paws4.50Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Stop 6 late afternoon. Nicely busy, helpful host.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30ExcellentJust as l like it.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Not Tried
26 Jun 2018 (ChrisE)
Tuesday afternoon and a fair number of customers.
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Good
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - Chasing Connor's Cure4.00Not Tried

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About the Kipps' Alehouse

The pub sign. Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1RL.

A very modern and "cool" new pub. Has become contentious as to whether it is a Micropub or not but it has been recognised on the Micropub Association website as one even though it is naturally disqualified by its enhanced food offering and amplified music. The real ales are kept on gravity stillage behind the bar counter in a chilled glass fronted cabinet with accommodation for 2 tiers each for 5 casks. Offering at least three real ales served straight from the cask. Ciders dispensed from boxes on the bar counter. Bottled beers including Belgian Trappist. A whole number of wines, supplemented with Prosecco, Sherry and Port. Occasional live music events.

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 53 different beers and tried 23 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 1RL