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The Lanes (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Tonbridge - TraditionalExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordExcellent1
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent2
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #6Excellent1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryExcellent2
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BramberExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and GoldExcellent1
Dark Star - FestivalGood1
Musket - Ball PullerGood2
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #7Good1
Kent - OlicanaGood1
Hopdaemon - Green HopGood1
Long Man - Best BitterGood1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - MosaicGood2
Kent - Session PaleAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reliant RobinNot Tried0
Kent - Black GoldNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BestNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - New World GoldNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

02 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
Two visits tonight, before and after an Annual General Meeting that I attended elsewhere. I happened by chance to meet up with a former work colleague in here and we chatted about how things have changed there. Debbie the landlady was off with a heavy cold so we were served by her husband and son.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00Not Tried
Long Man - Scary Man4.30Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPA3.90Not Tried
17 Oct 2018 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon visit - pleasant conversation with some regulars. For info the pub opens at 1100 on Wednesdays due to it being shift swap-over on the ferries. What a good way to finish 7 dry days on board!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and Gold5.10ExcellentRich and flavoursome - a lovely brew.
Hopdaemon - Green Hop3.70GoodFresh, in excellent condition, but lacking a little body perhaps.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20Not Tried
14 Sep 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit and launch pad for the railway station. Second to none welcome and farewell as always.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50ExcellentIntense mouth zing makes this a great ale
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00ExcellentFirst experience of this newish Kent brewery. Excellent old style English bitter
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20Not Tried
13 Sep 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - nicely busy but not crowded. 5 of us settled in for a rather good session - waited on perfectly by Debbie who was proud to let us know that The Lanes is through to the last 16 of Pub of the Year.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50ExcellentThe pick of a very good selection. Superb.
Musket - Ball Puller4.00GoodAnother fine ale in very good condition.
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00GoodNice easy drinking.
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20Not Tried
16 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening and launching pad for the railway station. Great welcome and talk galore throughout stay.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Excellent
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Good
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
18 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Afternoon visit - good crowd of P&O crew celebrating the end of their “week on” duties.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Ball Puller4.00GoodNice trad bitter.
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #74.00GoodThe taste was excellent - Eureka and Ctitrus hops - but a bit thin I thought.
Musket - Trigger3.60Not TriedNicknamed “Dave” on the board - geddit?
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - New World Gold4.60Not Tried
03 Feb 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I had decided that I did not have enough time available in Dover to do the beer festival justice and would visit a few pubs instead. There were plenty of people I knew here (Leyton Orient have a match in town today), several of whom had reached the same conclusion. I again really enjoyed this pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #64.30ExcellentMy kind of thing – pale and hoppy with Simcoe, Centennial and Wai-iti hops.
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
02 Feb 2018 (Jack William)
In Dover for the beer festival - rude not to pop in here as well. Busy with comings and goings mainly to and from the festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80ExcellentAbsolutely delicious.
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Mosaic4.80AcceptableSeemed a little insipid for a 4.8
Kent - Black Gold4.00Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Best4.10Not Tried
02 Feb 2018 (Dosser)
Packed before the beer festival
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Mosaic4.80GoodVery nice
14 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon- our party of 7 got all the comfy leather seats and settled in for a few bevvies. Busy for all of the couple of hours we were here and two changes of real ales in that time. The death of the English pub has surely been exaggerated.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentOpulent indeed.
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Bramber4.50ExcellentAbsolutely delicious and fresh on.
Dark Star - Festival5.00GoodGood - but not in the same class as their lighter ales.
Kent - Olicana4.50GoodNice dry bitterness.
Kent - Session Pale3.70AcceptableRather flowery and oversweet.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reliant Robin3.70Not Tried

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About The Lanes

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent50
Good34
Acceptable5
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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.

We have visited this pub 53 times, seen 155 different beers and tried 73 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ