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Elephant & Hind (formerly The Burger Bros Bar & Grill as well as The Port of Call) (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Time and Tide - Smugglers StoutExcellent1
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleGood1
Breakwater - Blue EnsignGood2
Bespoke - Raging BullGood1
Poachers - Shy Talk BitterAcceptable1
Liverpool Craft - IPAAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening Poor1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Skinner's - Heligan HoneyNot Tried0
Geltsdale - Cold FellNot Tried0
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple MildNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleNot Tried0
Turners - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden WobblerNot Tried0
Bank Top - Port O'CallNot Tried0
Northumberland - Fog on the TyneNot Tried0
Magic Dragon (was New Plassey) - Cherry DivaNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Elephant & Hind (formerly The Burger Bros Bar & Grill as well as The Port of Call), Dover, Kent

Visits Details

03 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Business light and damned cold inside until the barmaid closed the front doors up as she had had to put a coat on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Blue Ensign4.00GoodFull flavoured and enjoyable mouthfeel
31 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. First since it latest reincarnation. Modern pastel shades everywhere with a DJ playing rather repetitively throbbing music that might be that known as Techno or summat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Blue Ensign4.00AcceptableOK - good to see a local ale on here. The suck back on the swan's neck handpump gave the barmaid problems filling my glass to brim
14 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
Reopemed a couple of days ago and reverted to the Elephant and Hind name.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Good
06 Jun 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. 9.15 pm and lights off and chairs inside on top of tables. The Mash Tun said it had been open with a busy function earlier in the day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
22 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. All closed up and has been for a while. Local gen was not forthcoming as to why.
BeerABVScoreNotes
06 Sep 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Staff said the national brewers' beer range reflected an emergency beer order after a change of hands at the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Evening 3.40PoorFlat, no condition. Needed some lemonade
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
27 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Stuff - A.P.A. (Arsenal Pale Ale)3.80GoodGood taste but marked down for haze
Bank Top - Port O'Call5.00Not TriedNamed as if just for the pub but it is a standard Bank Top brand
Northumberland - Fog on the Tyne4.10Not Tried
Time and Tide - Smugglers Stout5.20Not Tried
Magic Dragon (was New Plassey) - Cherry Diva4.70Not Tried
22 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Has quickly become an established part of Dover's pub scene helped by its prominent Market Square frontage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Time and Tide - Smugglers Stout5.20Excellent
Mad Cat - Pow Wow Session Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden Wobbler4.10Not Tried
05 Aug 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A very prominent position in the Market Square attracting many casual browsers. More alehouse than Micropub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bespoke - Raging Bull3.50Good
Liverpool Craft - IPA5.00AcceptableMurkily hazy so assume not quite right although drinkable
Brentwood - Marvellous Maple Mild3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Turners - Ruby Mild4.60Not Tried
30 Jul 2014 (Jack William)
Sunny early evening - good number of al fresco drinkers. First impressions reasonable - but I thought they were using oversize glasses - but no, just a short measure.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Poachers - Shy Talk Bitter3.70AcceptableGood bitter bite - rather flat though.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Skinner's - Heligan Honey4.20Not Tried
Geltsdale - Cold Fell3.90Not Tried

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About the Elephant & Hind (formerly The Burger Bros Bar & Grill as well as The Port of Call)

The pub sign. Elephant & Hind (formerly The Burger Bros Bar & Grill as well as The Port of Call), Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent1
Good7
Acceptable3
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 1NX.

Previously the Elephant and Hind, Bar Elle and The Ellie Cafe Bar, The Port of Call and most recently The Burger Bros Bar & Grill in a building constructed in 1964 to replace 2 previous pubs on the site which were the Duchess of Kent owned by Mackesons and the Walmer Castle owned by Fremlins. Re-opened on Wednesday 16th July 2014 as The Port of Call, a real ale and cider pub operated by the same people who then ran the Rack of Ale Micropub in the town but changed operator shortly afterwards. Several periods of subsequent closure then in summer 2017 re-appeared as a Burger Bar selling some keg beers and allegedly some real ales too. Closed once more then re-opened again on Friday 12th July 2019 as the Elephant & Hind once more, with real ale dispensed on handpump. It overlooks the Market Square. Pastel shades everywhere inside and a central servery serves on 3 sides. 2 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 13 times, seen 28 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1NX