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Copper Pottle (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Burning Sky - Plateau (was 3.5%)Exceptional1
Mighty Oak - Here Comes SummerExceptional1
Kent - Starry NightExcellent1
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutExcellent1
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent4
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleGood1
Mighty Oak - Captain BobGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Good1
Tonbridge - CountrymanGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good5
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Kent - Black MirrorNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Picture 1. Copper Pottle, Beltinge, Kent
Picture 2. Copper Pottle, Beltinge, Kent

Visits Details

28 Dec 2023 (Jack William)
Lunchtime cycle group meet. Six of us thoroughly enjoyed the good choice of ales. An we clocked the “copper pottle” itself - a half-gallon copper jug on the shelf behind the bar.
Kent - Starry Night4.20ExcellentGood, earthy bitter with a good body.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Kent - Session Pale3.70Good
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried Wry popular with the those favouring the dark side.
14 Sep 2023 (Jack William)
Select group of just 4 of us this month for our bus-pass trip. Pleasant welcome from the regulars and very good service from the bartender.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentFine example of this in top condition.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60AcceptableOk but rather lifeless.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not TriedGoing down very well with the others.
15 Jun 2023 (Jack William)
Noon opening - cycle meet, 9 cyclists plus veteran Norman (92) brought by car. We enjoyed the (rather tatty) garden and the sunshine.
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Good
30 Mar 2023 (Jack William)
Thursday lunchtime- new venue for our cycling group. Well received - including one of our group who had never been in a micropub before! Two octogenarians, both on bikes - one 86 the other 86 tomorrow.
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40ExcellentLovely nutty flavour.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Good
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
16 Jun 2022 (Jack William)
Just after 2 - was cycling past but couldn’t resist the urge for a swift half. Half a dozen in. Happy to get back to reasonable prices - £3.60/£3.80.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
12 Aug 2021 (Jack William)
After a mammoth “mystery tour” bus ride from Canterbury we were pleased to eventually get here - and the guvnor seemed pleased to welcome the 9 of us. Ex-landlord from the Handsome Sam also here.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentMust have been good - we finished with a gallon of this.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
15 Jun 2021 (Jack William)
Cycling past just after 2pm nominal closing time - but it was open for a swift one. Unusually for a micro this now has a small garden area. Friendly place.
Mighty Oak - Here Comes Summer3.90ExceptionalThis was superb - such body for an ale under 4%. Delicious.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Black Mirror4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Not Tried
13 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit to this homely little establishment
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
03 Oct 2019 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime- quite a contrast to the Bouncing Barrel. A table of 3 couples being very lively. Good chat with the guv, Gavin.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
22 Feb 2019 (Andrew)
Heaving. We were lucky to get a seat.
Burning Sky - Plateau (was 3.5%)3.40ExceptionalBrilliant
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried

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About the Copper Pottle

The pub sign. Copper Pottle, Beltinge, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Beltinge, Kent, CT6 6ND.

Micropub which opened on Friday 26th June 2015 in Reculver Road in premises formerly Smackerjacks Pet Foods shop. Traditional single storey shop frontage with attractive blue tiles below the front windows. A la Micropub closed on Mondays. Real ales and ciders are served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room at the rear. Several high tables with high chairs and a couple of low tables and chairs too. Small bar counter in right hand corner. Unisex toilet. There is a rear exit to a small paved smoking area. There is a garden behind which may be available for customers in the future. Beers and ciders are listed on a large wall blackboard.

We have visited this pub 47 times, seen 54 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 6ND