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The Lanes (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExceptional1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Hop Contract #15 Nelson Wai ItiExcellent1
Northdown - Muggy PorterExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Kent - Green BulletExcellent1
Northdown - Hancock ShakerExcellent1
Romney Marsh - American PaleExcellent1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Session Pale Excellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleExcellent2
Brumaison - BullionExcellent1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowGood1
Brumaison - BBGood1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanGood2
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialGood1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Musket - Flash in the PanNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Cattle Shed Cream AleNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Small Batch No. 3 Best BitterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Kent - Herkules Not Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildNot Tried0
Brumaison - BeulterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - BrunchNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

29 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Usual warm welcome for this mid evening visit by a well oiled toper.
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00Excellent
Kent - Green Bullet4.50ExcellentA single NZ hopped ale
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Brumaison - Beulter4.60Not Tried
21 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
A lovely welcome from Debbie and Keith and I was proud to show off my daughter. She was suitably impressed with the pub and the beers.
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20Excellent
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Good
Old Dairy - Cattle Shed Cream Ale4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Small Batch No. 3 Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Kent - Herkules 4.50Not Tried
07 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
5 beers on all under 4.4%
Kent - The Quiet American4.20AcceptableVery wishy washy.
07 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Packed with pre- and post-Dover Beer Festival types. I was Pre.
Kent - The Quiet American4.20ExcellentRan out shortly after mine was poured
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not TriedCame on just as I left
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
23 Jan 2020 (Jack William)
Last stop of 5 - the warm welcomes continue (of course it was, it’s Lanes).
Kent - Session Pale3.70Excellent
Northdown - Hancock Shaker6.00ExcellentA gorgeous half to finish a fine day’s trip.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
07 Dec 2019 (Archie14)
Quality micro. Very friendly hosts, the place gleams as pride shines throughout.
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00ExcellentExcellent condition
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50Not Tried
30 Nov 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. From the Louis the best full on pub in Dover to here for the consistently best beer and welcome in Dover!
Brumaison - Bullion4.50Excellent4½* Everybody here was raving about this and I can see why. A credit to the brewery for brewing it and the pub for keeping it
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50ExcellentSuperb, could another beer here beat it tonight he asked foolishly
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Brunch4.50Not Tried
28 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Late afternoon visit - my sixth and final Thursday on a course at nearby Fort Burgoyne. I will have to find another excuse for coming here now. Well patronised - I only just got a seat. Couple of familiar faces and a good chat with some new faces. Very pleasant.
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Excellent
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Session Pale 4.10ExcellentSuperbly hopped pale ale in top condition.
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60GoodPleasant enough - mellow it was.
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time Mild3.80Not Tried
21 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- good chat with gun or Keith. There seems to be some local issues about the Dover winter beer festival- but hopefully it will go ahead for the 7th Feb.
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00ExceptionalSmooth, velvety and packed with flavour.
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Hop Contract #15 Nelson Wai Iti4.20ExcellentVery drinkable.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00Not Tried
14 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Week 4 of my Thursday course in Dover - and another good visit to Lanes after.
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00ExcellentSuperb pint.
Brumaison - BB3.60GoodHint of toffee I thought.
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
Musket - Flash in the Pan4.00Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried

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About The Lanes

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT17 9AQ.

Street corner Micropub on Worthington Street, located in what was previously Maxwell's Amusements Arcade, which opened on 19th December 2014, a day after full planning permission was granted by Dover District Council - now that is some logistical achievement. Comfortably furnished and carpeted with real ales and ciders served on gravity dispense on 3 level stillage from a temperature controlled cellar room which has a viewing window in the bar. Mix of high tables / stools, settees / low tables plus wall shelves for vertical drinking. Lined glasses in use. 2017 and 2018 local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year. CAMRA East Kent Pub of the Year 2017 and 2018. CAMRA Kent Pub of the Year 2018. CLOSED Sundays. Closed after end of Covid lockdown with future uncertain.

We have visited this pub 77 times, seen 207 different beers and tried 103 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ