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The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mad Cat - Oatrageous Green Hop Oat Pale AleExceptional1
Romney Marsh - Cinque PorterExcellent1
Tonbridge - RusticExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleExcellent2
Tonbridge - CoppernobExcellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Marsh GoldGood1
Mad Cat - EKG Green Hop Rye PAGood1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleGood3
Tonbridge - TraditionalGood2
Kent - PaleGood1
Mad Cat - Red AleGood1
Tonbridge - Union PaleNot Tried0
Rother Valley - Sandhurst LegendNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Session AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub, Smeeth, Kent
Picture 2. The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub, Smeeth, Kent
Picture 3. The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub, Smeeth, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

31 May 2017 (Magnus Greel)
1140hrs and already fairly busy, 3 drinkers at the bar and two seated however the centre of the pub was a temporary creche with mother and noisy restless child. We decided to sit outside where it was quieter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Marsh Gold4.10GoodSweet honey flavours in good nick
Rother Valley - Sandhurst Legend4.80Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Session Ale3.80Not TriedAdvertised but not available
22 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
This pub is expected to reopen on Thursday 1 September under the stewardship of siblings Sally and Jim.
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28 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Penultimate day of operation of this pub, it is closing at the end of the business on Friday 29 July although it is hoped that the pub may reopen later under new management.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Excellent
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Good
06 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Please note that this pub will be closed all day on Thursday 7 July and during the afternoon of Saturday 9 July 2016.
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29 Feb 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
A morning visit with the daylight still searing my eyes. A bus tour for ChrisE's 17th leap year birthday celebrations. Extended since my last visit and no further developments towards getting the Sunshine Brewery up and running. The Guv worked hard servicing the multiple orders for beer from thirsty souls.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Good
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60AcceptableMore cloying than previous examples
Tonbridge - Union Pale4.70Not TriedNearing end of cask
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried
29 Feb 2016 (HSB)
11:15 Arrived by London Transport RF organised by ChrisE to celebrate his 17th birthday. We filled the place. Of note was night owl Philip Pirrip blinking in the unaccustomed morning sunshine like a grumpy bear woken early from hibernation.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40ExcellentNice hop notes
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Good
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Good
Tonbridge - Union Pale4.70Not Tried
29 Feb 2016 (Ian)
Chris Excell birthday bash. First visit for me here. Fine. Could do with turning music off. Chat about beers and BrewDog
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40GoodGood balance
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50GoodMalty pale ale. Tastes a bit like Goachers Light.
Tonbridge - Union Pale4.70Not Tried
19 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit for a drink and chat. I was informed that all their soups are gluten and dairy free.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Cinque Porter4.20Excellent
Kent - Pale4.00Good
05 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
A very wet Tuesday, I walked from the bus stop near the Blue & White Café which turned out to be a mistake as people were driving like maniacs in terrible conditions and causing huge splashes about fifteen feet high as they drove through partial floods at speed. The pub/café has been enlarged since my last visit and now boasts some bus seats and tables and a 1960s cocktail cabinet with Britvic artefacts. Only the one cask ale available for the quiet periods in January.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80ExcellentVery good, I stayed for a second one.
15 Oct 2015 (ChrisE)
Lunch time visit for a few beers and a sandwich. Karen was very pleased with the way that the Meet the Brewer (from Mad Cat) evening had gone the previous night. The pub is currently in the process of expanding in to the premises next door.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Oatrageous Green Hop Oat Pale Ale3.90Exceptional
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Excellent
Mad Cat - EKG Green Hop Rye PA4.00Good

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About The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub

The pub sign. The Dog House & Vinyl Micropub, Smeeth, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent8
Good13
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Smeeth, Kent, TN25 6SX.

Pub / café and (planned - Sunshine Brewery) micro-brewery situated in Evegate Business Park close to the former Smeeth Halt railway station. Expanded in size into next door premises some time after opening. Not a Micropub due to enhanced food offering and recorded music often played. Simple good value sandwiches are a speciality and some hot food offering. Local businesses make great use of the food delivery service at lunchtimes. Real ales sold on gravity dispense with cold ice pack cooling left on top of casks. Early test brews of the Sunshine Brewery took taken in January 2015. Outside seating at the front. Changed hands and re-opened in September 2016.

We have visited this pub 15 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 17 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN25 6SX