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Pharos Beer Festival 2014 (Non-CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Bourbon Milk StoutExcellent1
Salopian - Golden ThreadExcellent1
Time and Tide - Smugglers StoutExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleGood1
Bath Ales - Special Pale AleGood1
Rockin Robin - RPAGood1
Moles - Mole CatcherGood1
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-AgeGood1
Old School (OSB) - DetentionAcceptable1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Mordue - Workie TicketNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)Not Tried0
Hambleton - Nightmare PorterNot Tried0
Derwent - Carlisle State BitterNot Tried0
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's ClothingNot Tried0
RCH - PG SteamNot Tried0
Little Valley - Hebden's WheatNot Tried0
Nelson - Pursers Pussy PorterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale AleNot Tried0
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island HoppingNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Buntingford - TwitchellNot Tried0
Mr Grundy's - 1914 God Save The King StoutNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - Red RaddleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisNot Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - PalaeolithicNot Tried0

Visits Details

05 Sep 2014 (Brian)
Speaking to Pete on the way up the school hill, I said that this would either be great or a complete shambles (prejudiced by memories of 1975-1982). Turned out it was great! Very professionally run with a good line up of varied beers. All proceeds going to a new sports hall.
Salopian - Golden Thread5.00ExcellentHad this first up. Quite unusually but refreshing after the hike up the hill.
S43 (formerly Sonnet 43) - Bourbon Milk Stout4.30ExcellentReally very nice combination of coffee and chocolate. Quite thin in the mouth (but in a good way).
Time and Tide - Smugglers Stout5.20ExcellentExcellent example of a standard stout
Moles - Mole Catcher5.00GoodVery nice spicy brown beer.
Celt Experience (now brands are owned by Evans Evans) - Dark-Age4.00GoodDark and quite fruity
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80GoodGood light ale with some citrus
Bath Ales - Special Pale Ale3.70Good
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Good
Old School (OSB) - Detention4.10AcceptableNot bad undemanding light session ale
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Mordue - Workie Ticket4.50Not Tried
Hogs Back - Tongham TEA (previously T.E.A.)4.20Not Tried
Hambleton - Nightmare Porter5.00Not Tried
Derwent - Carlisle State Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wolf - Wolf In Sheep's Clothing3.70Not Tried
RCH - PG Steam3.90Not Tried
Little Valley - Hebden's Wheat4.50Not Tried
Nelson - Pursers Pussy Porter4.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Rye Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Swannay (formerly Highland) - Island Hopping3.90Not Tried
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Buntingford - Twitchell3.80Not Tried
Mr Grundy's - 1914 God Save The King Stout5.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Red Raddle5.00Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Palaeolithic3.80Not Tried

About the Pharos Beer Festival 2014

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT17 0DQ.

1st beer festival held in the school hall of the Dover Grammar School for Boys. 30 ales plus a few ciders all at £3 per pint.

We have visited this pub once, seen 27 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 0DQ