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The Mash Tun (Midland Micropubs Ltd)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonExceptional1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green HopExceptional1
Lytham - StoutExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent2
Iron Pier - Eureka & CallistaExcellent1
Stockport - CascadeExcellent1
Hopdaemon - IncubusExcellent2
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good InningsExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopExcellent1
Whitstable - Good as GoldingsExcellent1
Milestone - Cromwell Best BitterExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
3 Piers - West Coast BlondeExcellent1
Deeply Vale - EurekaGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Chinook PaleGood1
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleGood1
Mithril - Pieces Of EightGood2
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)Good2
3 Piers - Blackpool BitterGood1
Mithril - A66 (formerly Route A66)Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - DominatorNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop English-Grown CascadeNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Centennial Rye PorterNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPANot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!Not Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

13 Oct 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday lunchtime and a lot of regulars in as it was Peter and Kathryn's last day at this pub. After the close of business today the pub will close,then reopen sometime in November with a new name and new management.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green Hop4.00Exceptional
Whitstable - Good as Goldings4.30Excellent
Iron Pier - Eureka & Callista3.90Excellent
Mithril - Pieces Of Eight4.00Good
03 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit and given the bombshell that the current owners are selling up with last day Sunday 13th October 2019. After that expected to close for a while for internal changes, including adding a bar counter, and a change of pub name. The pulpit is expected to remain!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mithril - Pieces Of Eight4.00AcceptableCould have done with more condition and mouthfeel
Mithril - A66 (formerly Route A66)4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green Hop4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Chinook Pale4.70Not Tried
03 Oct 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and busy, we stood and chatted to the guv whilst supping our beers..
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Chinook Pale4.70Good
Mithril - A66 (formerly Route A66)4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green Hop4.00Not Tried
Mithril - Pieces Of Eight4.00Not Tried
31 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Nothing much changes here. The licensees took me out of my misery by completing the last crossword clue that had irked me for 2 hours.
BeerABVScoreNotes
3 Piers - West Coast Blonde4.60ExcellentExcellent refreshing beer, proved to be the best of the evening
Deeply Vale - Eureka4.00GoodRather a harsh bitterness
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Goodness Gracious Me!4.80Not TriedBlackboarded as unfined and hazy
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried
28 Jul 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday lunchtime and a lot of familiar faces. It was the day of the annual Publicans' Walk so the town was full of groups of people in fancy dress visiting licensed premises in the town.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40ExceptionalAbsolutely superb.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Innings4.60Excellent
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80ExcellentVery good pale ale, it turned out that this was towards the end of the cask. Good to the end.
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80AcceptableOne of the first from a new cask, I think this was not quite ready.
11 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, I had a good chat with Peter and Kathryn.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lytham - Stout4.60ExcellentA dry stout, slightly sour and moreish.
Stockport - Cascade4.00Excellent
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Not Tried
27 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Open on a Thursday lunchtime to provide refreshments (mostly tea and coffee) to those that had attended the memorial service and unveiling of a plaque in memory the seven people who died in the tragic fire at the nearby Crypt restaurant/bar forty two years ago today. A moving ceremony well supported by Kent Fire and Rescue and others.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - Cromwell Best Bitter4.40Excellent
3 Piers - Blackpool Bitter4.00GoodA dark copper/amber traditional bitter ale.
Westerham - Single Hop English-Grown Cascade4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Centennial Rye Porter5.40Not Tried
10 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
I arrived soon after opening time for a quick one and stayed for the whole session which was caused by a combination of good beer and atmsophere plus cancelled homeward bound trains. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00ExcellentFirst pints truly excellent plus the last one from the cask which was not as good as the first two but quite O.K.
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70ExcellentA good dry stout.
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
01 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
Friday evening and very pleasant, there was a couple playing Chess with an enthusiastic audience and another group of people playing board games. I met up with a former work colleague by chance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Excellent
Hopdaemon - Dominator5.10Not Tried
03 Feb 2019 (ChrisE)
Sunday and busy for the entire session, mostly regulars but a few first time visitors who seemed to enjoy the place. Excellent nibbles as usual on a Sunday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20Excellent
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Excellent
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Excellent
Mithril - A66 (formerly Route A66)4.00Not Tried

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About The Mash Tun

The pub sign. The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent38
Good17
Acceptable3
Poor-

Website.

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

Micropub situated close to the Market Square in Dover in the premises previously occupied by Pier Three. Run by long standing, experienced local licensees. It has comfortable chairs (including several chesterfields) plus tables and chairs at the side. The pub has a 200 years old church pulpit instead of a bar. The licensees have stated an intention to set up a micro-brewery at the rear but it has not, to date, come to fruition and after a number of years now probably never will. Has become renowned for its cask ales and a wide range of real ciders and perries, all sold under gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room behind the pulpit bar. There is a food menu of items which the pub will obtain for customers from local outlets or just bring your own.

We have visited this pub 39 times, seen 83 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1JH

This pub was formally know as the Pier Three.