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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
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferExcellent2
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryExcellent2
Tonbridge - India Pale AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and GoldExcellent1
Kent - Bounty HunterExcellent1
Long Man - Old Man Excellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good King WenceslasGood1
Musket - Ball PullerGood2
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #7Good1
Hopdaemon - Green HopGood1
Long Man - Best BitterGood1
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
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not 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
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good SheppardNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Cinque PorterNot Tried0
Goacher's - Special House AleNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Harry HopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Edge of NowhereNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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).
BeerABVScoreNotes
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 I’d better start straight away. Nice welcome as always from Debbie and Keith.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
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

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About The Lanes

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent54
Good35
Acceptable5
Poor-

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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 57 times, seen 169 different beers and tried 78 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ