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Kipps' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Four Candles - Green Hop GoldExcellent1
Goacher's - Silver StarExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderExcellent1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingGood1
G2 - Otava IPAGood2
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberGood1
Jarrow - BitterGood1
Elland - Catch The RainbowAcceptable1
Whitstable - Hüll MelonAcceptable1
Binghams - Space HoppyNot Tried0
Buffy's - VicennialeNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleNot Tried0
RCH - Double HeaderNot Tried0
Inveralmond - OssianNot Tried0
Little Valley - Hebden's WheatNot Tried0
Nelson - Conqueror (Green Hop Admiral)Not Tried0
Nelson - SpankerNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Gold TopNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Mild DisobedienceNot Tried0
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
Picture 1. Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent
Picture 2. Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent
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Visits Details

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
24 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
A good number of people in but a nice relaxing atmosphere. I sat in the window and watched an argument between a motorist and a pedestrian both of whom seemed to think that they had the right of way.
Four Candles - Green Hop Gold4.20Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
Mad Cat - Mild Disobedience4.00Not Tried
08 Jun 2017 (Jack William)
Afternoon - nicely busy.
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50GoodBright and fresh.
09 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
Fairly busy, lots of craft keg beers on sale now.
G2 - Otava IPA4.40Good
Nelson - Spanker4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Gold Top4.30Not Tried
29 Sep 2015 (ChrisE)
Absolutely packed with quizzers and not a sound until the answers to a round about Kent towns were read out. It seems that the quizmaster thought that Rye was in Kent. Definitely the most customers of any of the pubs that I visited tonight.
Elland - Catch The Rainbow4.10Acceptable
Little Valley - Hebden's Wheat4.50Not Tried
Nelson - Conqueror (Green Hop Admiral)4.00Not Tried
06 Aug 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening, few in and cool inside. Poor old barman was limping after a leg tattoo and had a swollen hand but was soldiering on. Not a Micropub as had recorded music playing tonight, sometimes hosts live amplified music and has food offerings beyond "dabbling in snacks".
G2 - Otava IPA4.40AcceptableHazy
RCH - Double Header5.30Not Tried
Inveralmond - Ossian4.10Not Tried
09 Jul 2014 (Richard F)
Busy for a Wednesday night. Really nice atmosphere.
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20ExcellentReally crisp and refreshing.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Not Tried
30 Jun 2014 (ChrisE)
Busy for a Monday afternoon.
Jarrow - Bitter3.80GoodThis beer has always been served with a tight sparkler when I have drunk it on Tyneside so it was interesting to try it on gravity dispense. No condition but I quite liked it.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
05 Jun 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Afternoon and a chance to watch the sunny streetscene outside.
Whitstable - Hüll Melon4.40AcceptableFlat, no condition, a chore to drink
Binghams - Space Hoppy5.00Not Tried
Buffy's - Vicenniale3.80Not 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 16 times, seen 38 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 1RL