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The Lanes (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and GoldExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King WenceslasGood1
Hopdaemon - Green HopGood1
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedExcellent1
Kent - Bounty HunterExcellent1
Kent - PaleExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Long Man - Old Man Excellent1
Musket - TriggerExcellent1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Tonbridge - India Pale AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - TraditionalExcellent1
Whitstable - Single Hop ErnestExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialNot Tried0
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Special House AleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Kent - Brewers ReserveNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Long Man - Scary ManNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Harry HopNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Edge of NowhereNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Cinque PorterNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPANot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

23 Jul 2019 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime. A few regular faces in. Such well kept beer here. Both my pints were sparklingly clear, at a perfect temperature with plenty of life.
Musket - Trigger3.60ExcellentLight and refreshing pale ale - just the ticket with the outside temperature edging towards 30.
Whitstable - Single Hop Ernest4.40ExcellentAnother pale ale - but with some complex flavours.
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
01 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
An hour's evening visit until late. A rare occasion and credit to the Guvs' cellarmanship but I have marked all 3 ales I had as 4½* for temperature, condition, mouthfeel, the lot.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Excellent4½* Gadds' 7 at its very best
Kent - Pale4.00Excellent4½* A beer rarely messed up by pubs but this was just so easily downable, a pity in fact that I had to rush it due to time
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Excellent4½* Even for a beer style I don't particularly like this was superbly crisp and bitter
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
11 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Two visits today, one early afternoon and again for a quick half pint before catching my train home. The Lanes were on holiday so the pub was being run by their daughter and son-in-law. I met some of the local Camra branch and a former work colleague whilst I was in here.
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50Excellent
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Good
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20Not Tried
01 Mar 2019 (ChrisE)
My favourite place to wait for a train from the nearby Dover Priory station. Fairly busy tonight with a good mix of locals and visitors to the area.
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Excellent
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Harry Hop3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Edge of Nowhere4.50Not Tried
12 Jan 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit with a good crowd in and usual warm welcome and farewell.
Kent - Bounty Hunter5.50ExcellentExcellent with heavy coconut flavouring, a slow drinker
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60Not Tried
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
09 Jan 2019 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - good beer, good conversation. Apparently Dover once had a greyhound track (near to where the Breakwater Brewery is now).
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80ExcellentSuperb beer in top condition.
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Kent - Bounty Hunter5.50Not Tried
18 Dec 2018 (Jack William)
First one in at noon - my dentist has just told me that I should drink 18 units a week - I thought that Iíd better start straight away. Nice welcome as always from Debbie and Keith.
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentPure nectar on a clean palate.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King Wenceslas4.80GoodA subtle Christmas ale - hints of cloves.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Sheppard4.50Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Cinque Porter4.20Not Tried
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.
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!
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.
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

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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.

We have visited this pub 60 times, seen 174 different beers and tried 82 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ