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The Lanes (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExceptional1
Brumaison - 1770 London PorterExcellent1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Session Pale Excellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleExcellent2
Brumaison - BullionExcellent2
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Hop Contract #15 Nelson Wai ItiExcellent1
Northdown - Hancock ShakerExcellent1
Romney Marsh - American PaleExcellent1
Kent - PaleGood1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulGood1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowGood1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialGood1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanGood2
Brumaison - BBGood1
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 (formerly South Downs) - BrunchNot Tried0
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
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Lanes, Dover, Kent
Picture 2. The Lanes, Dover, Kent

Visits Details

07 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
5 beers on all under 4.4%
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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, itís Lanes).
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70Excellent
Northdown - Hancock Shaker6.00ExcellentA gorgeous half to finish a fine dayís 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.
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 (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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
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

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About The Lanes

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent78
Good48
Acceptable6
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 75 times, seen 203 different beers and tried 100 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT17 9AQ