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The Lanes (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExceptional1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent2
Romney Marsh - American PaleExcellent1
Brumaison - 1770 London PorterExcellent1
Musket - Matchlock MildExcellent1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Session Pale Excellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleExcellent2
Brumaison - BullionExcellent2
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)Excellent2
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryExcellent2
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Hop Contract #15 Nelson Wai ItiExcellent1
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Papa JrExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowGood1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialGood1
Brumaison - BBGood1
Kent - PaleGood1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulGood1
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Northdown - Brewsters BullionsNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 500 GoldNot Tried0
Musket - MuzzleloaderNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - KHBB Kentish House Best BitterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Golden RuleNot Tried0
Brumaison - BeulterNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Musket - Flash in the PanNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Northdown - Muggy PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Downlands (previously South Downs) - BrunchNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

07 Dec 2019 (Archie14)
Quality micro. Very friendly hosts, the place gleams as pride shines throughout.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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!
BeerABVScoreNotes
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 (previously 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Excellent
Downlands (previously 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00ExceptionalSmooth, velvety and packed with flavour.
Downlands (previously 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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
07 Nov 2019 (Jack William)
Mid afternoon - hardly a spare seat in the bar. I met up with a couple of long-term Dover drinkers that Iíve not seen in a while - good chat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Pale4.00Good
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Good
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00Good
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Not Tried
Brumaison - Beulter4.60Not Tried
31 Oct 2019 (Jack William)
Afternoon visit before my train. Quiet but a good chat with Keith and Debbie. The topic of leaplings came up and they mentioned a rather nice chap that sometimes comes in who is a leapling. Our very own ChrisE.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brumaison - 1770 London Porter4.70ExcellentJust a taster - very decent with oatmeal notes. Debbie phoned the brewer to ask about the name - 1770 was the year the beer hydrometer was invented apparently and also Beethovenís birthday.
Brumaison - Bullion4.50ExcellentVery good, full-bodied IPA.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Good
Musket - Muzzleloader4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - KHBB Kentish House Best Bitter3.70Not Tried
24 Oct 2019 (Jack William)
Afternoon visit. Interesting ale selection and a comfortable atmosphere as usual.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Downlands (previously South Downs) - Papa Jr4.40ExcellentVery good, fruity APA.
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
Northdown - Brewsters Bullions5.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 500 Gold4.00Not Tried
03 Oct 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid afternoon visit for a 73rd birthday do. A great venue where you can be absolutely certain to get top notch condition ale every trip.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentTop notch, rather sour bittering
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00ExcellentA really refreshing first one of the day
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00GoodVery harsh raw green hopped bitterness
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Musket - Matchlock Mild3.80Not Tried
03 Oct 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and venue for RWC's 73rd birthday, friendly welcome from the guv who was expecting us, one other chap present however our group of 3 were soon joined by 5 others, including Phillip Pirrip - and it's daylight still!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Matchlock Mild3.80ExcellentA smooth easy drinking mild in superb condition
Musket - Flash in the Pan (Kentish Green-Hopped Ale)4.00ExcellentGrassy spicy and full hop bitterness
Kent - Prohibition4.80GoodDidn't meet my expectations for an APA - lacking flavour and bite
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00GoodNot to my taste as rather resinous
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried

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About The Lanes

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent75
Good48
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

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 and Mondays.

We have visited this pub 72 times, seen 199 different beers and tried 98 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ