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Yard of Ale (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Milk Street - Funky Monkey (organic)Good2
Swan - Ruffled FeathersGood2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Four Candles & Northdown)Acceptable2
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Mr Grundy's - SniperGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Skinner's - Pennycomequick StoutGood1
Kent - ZeusNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - SupernovaNot Tried0
Milk Street - Morello BordelloNot Tried0
Wantsum - MontgomeryNot Tried0
Picture 1. Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Kent
Picture 2. Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Kent

Visits Details

03 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit for an old boy's 72nd birthday celebrations for which he was in the chair. Almost as many dogs as people here it seemed, often enjoying lounging in the hay bales. Time to leave perhaps when a couple of glasses were spilt and smashed on the cobbled floor.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milk Street - Funky Monkey (organic)4.00AcceptableNew cask on, too fresh and over-carbonated and sharp to the palate
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Four Candles & Northdown)5.00PoorLast or second to last out of the cask, cask was tipped to pour it and it was flat and hazy and took a long time to drink down. No off flavours
Milk Street - Morello Bordello5.20Not Tried
Kent - Zeus4.50Not Tried
Swan - Ruffled Feathers3.80Not TriedPerhaps the one to have had, at least one person stuck on this all evening
03 Oct 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon to early evening visit, busy with many local dog walkers in attendance. Our group found tables at the rear of the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milk Street - Funky Monkey (organic)4.00GoodThis had replaced the Green Hop, again ice cold and not much condition, slight caramel hint to this rather bland fare.
Swan - Ruffled Feathers3.80AcceptableMalty watery copper ale served ice cold and lacking any condition
Milk Street - Morello Bordello5.20Not Tried
Kent - Zeus4.50Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Supernova4.90Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Four Candles & Northdown)5.00Not Tried
03 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Early evening from opening time onwards, the pub soon became busy with people ostensibly taking their dogs out for the evening. A friend of ours provided birthday drinks which were much appreciated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Swan - Ruffled Feathers3.80GoodA good session ale.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent Green Hop Collaboration (with Canterbury Brewers, Canterbury Ales, Four Candles & Northdown)5.00GoodA brew by Gadds', Canterbury Ales, Canterbury Brewers and Four Candles breweries.
Milk Street - Morello Bordello5.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Supernova4.90Not Tried
22 Jul 2018 (Dosser)
Walked across the fields to get here
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentFine pint
01 Mar 2018 (Dosser)
Dog of the year competition going on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60ExcellentNice
10 Feb 2018 (Andrew)
Got a table inside. I like this place because it's just a bit crazy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery4.00Not Tried
07 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
Quiet for a change
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mr Grundy's - Sniper4.60Good
22 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
4 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Pennycomequick Stout4.50GoodInteresting flavours
23 Oct 2017 (Dosser)
Packed
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Good
25 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Early evening visit. Lots in as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40ExcellentQuality ale which was on the cold side but not a problem with this light beer.

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About the Yard of Ale

The pub sign. Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional8
Excellent14
Good25
Acceptable5
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in St Peter's, Kent, CT10 2TU.

Micropub located in Church Street (corner of Northdown Road) which opened on Good Friday 18th April 2014 although it had a pre-opening soirée the previous evening. A converted 19th century stable which serves cask ales, ciders and wines often (but not exclusively) locally produced. Handmade pork pies and Kent crisps and cheese make up the comestibles. The ales and ciders are dispensed by gravity from a cooled cabinet containing wooden stillage capable of holding 8 firkins with cider boxes on the top tier. From the street entrance is gained down a small slope and through a latched wicket gate. This leads to a patio area with wooden decking then to the stable building itself. The inside is floored with original cobbles often strewn with hay for that authentic stable feel. Unisex toilet behind 2 doors in the corner. CAMRA Thanet branch Pub of the Year 2015 and again in 2016. CAMRA East Kent Pub of the Year 2015 and again in 2016. CAMRA Kent Pub of the Year 2015 and subsequently in November 2015 selected as one of the last 4 in the CAMRA National 2015 PoTY competition.

We have visited this pub 45 times, seen 56 different beers and tried 35 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 2TU