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The Brown Jug (Thorley Taverns)

We believe this building is NO LONGER a pub

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Greene King - Morland OriginalGood3
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyGood1
Hardys & Hansons (see now and use Greene King for new entries) - Olde Trip (reduced from 4.8%)Acceptable1
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)Not Tried0
Greene King - London GloryNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Brown Jug, Broadstairs, Kent

Visits Details

25 Aug 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon in this wonderful time warp. We sat at the back of the bar near the fire place and Jenny came down and sat with us. She told us that she is planning to retire as she is now 82 years old and has been running the pub since the early 1960s. I drank a bottled Gadds No. 3 as I was not particularly in the mood for a Ruddles.
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
15 May 2017 (ChrisE)
Early evening and remarkably busy. We sat down near the fireplace and were soon joined by Jenny who took a short break from serving behind the bar.
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Good
Greene King - London Glory4.10Not Tried
20 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
Shown on this site as in Ramsgate, but the pub is actually just across the border in Broadstairs. A good welcome from Jenny as she opened the pub promptly for 6pm opening and a steady trickle of customers after that.
Greene King - Morland Original4.00GoodA good old fashioned pint of bitter.
14 Feb 2016 (Alenomore)
3pm call. First visit on today's, very blowy Thanet wander. Just the four of us, including the server. Impressive, ancient old type pub, but looked like a non starter for proper real ale buffs. Conversation and board/card games rule. Nice enough.
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00GoodStop gap between the next Loop...
07 Jan 2016 (Dosser)
Only 1 beer on in this GBG pub. Disappointing.
Greene King - Morland Original4.00AcceptableBoring bland brown bitter.
20 Oct 2015 (Dosser)
Ancient pub with 2 greed king beers on. Very quiet, outside toilet.
Hardys & Hansons (see now and use Greene King for new entries) - Olde Trip (reduced from 4.8%)4.30Acceptable
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
06 Jun 2015 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, it was Jenny's 79th birthday so there were various nibbles on the bar plus other food items that customers had made.
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30ExcellentVery well kept pint. I don't normally drink this beer on principle as I was upset about the closure of Hardys and Hansons but I did enjoy this one.
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
27 May 2015 (Dosser)
Decided to do a loop bus pub tour. However we didn't bring a timetable as we thought the buses were more frequent but not so in the evening. This pub had Greede King beers only so we gave it a wide berth. Seemed a very nice place though.
Greene King - Morland Original4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
04 Aug 2012 (ChrisE)
I was given a lift here from the Chapel in Broadstairs. We arrived soon after 1pm and there was a notice on the door that the pub would not open until 1pm. We perservered and eventually heard the sound of the doors being unlocked. Jenny had caught a bug that is going around, but despite sounding very croaky was cheerful and welcoming. The Ramsgate landlady that gave me a lift had not been here before and loved the place.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried
Greene King - London Glory (superseded by 4.1% version)4.00Not Tried
22 Mar 2011 (ChrisE)
We arrived at lunchtime and found the door locked, but a welcoming woof from the pub's Alsation dog alerted Jenny, and the door was soon opened. I really like it in here, and we would have stayed for a third pint each,but we wanted to get the Montefiore before afternoon closing.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentVery well kept.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Greene King - Hardys & Hansons Olde Trip 4.30Not Tried

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About The Brown Jug

The pub sign. The Brown Jug, Broadstairs, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2EW.

A flint stone pub with a garden to the side. The front room by the bar is small with bench seating and the front side room is square with some tables and chairs. The back room is slightly lower than the front 2 and is reached by practically going though the bar. Closed with retirement of licensee in early 2019 and late in 2019 up for sale described as in need of much refurbishment. Since closure has become Grade II listed.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 11 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 2EW