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The Two Halves (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonExceptional1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleExcellent1
Brew Buddies - Citra Black IPAExcellent1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingExcellent1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Bexley - Black Prince PorterExcellent1
Boutilliers - 1848 PorterExcellent1
Canterbury Brewers - German RedGood1
Mighty Oak - Red Nosed ReinbeerGood1
Breakwater - Cow JuiceAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - Temporary TruthAcceptable1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleAcceptable1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfNot Tried0
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Crafty FoxNot Tried0
Salopian - SpiralNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Baize of GloryNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Joker's CitraNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Two Halves, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

30 Jan 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and only three others in, two gentlemen were playing Shut the Box. I sat down and supped my pint.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70AcceptableDisappointing. Flat head and bubbles clinging to the glass. I moved on after this.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried
08 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
4 beers on at £3. Goachers gold star at this price? Fab.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentWish we could find this down here more often
07 Jun 2018 (Dosser)
Few in on a sunny evening. 3 weakish beers on
Pig & Porter - Temporary Truth4.20AcceptableTired
02 May 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Dogends of a Turner sunset on the horizon. Guv and wife returned from a meal at Ambrette to chat over why they adore this Micropub's size, ambience and location.
Breakwater - Cow Juice4.20AcceptableFull bodied taste but poured flat
Salopian - Spiral4.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Baize of Glory3.60Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Joker's Citra3.50Not Tried
01 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
Two visits to the newly crowned POTY
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40ExceptionalQuality
Canterbury Brewers - German Red5.20GoodUnusual taste
28 Feb 2018 (Dosser)
5 go on a pub crawl in freezing margate
Bexley - Black Prince Porter4.60ExcellentQuality
07 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Excellent
Mighty Oak - Red Nosed Reinbeer4.10Good
23 Oct 2017 (Dosser)
Good chat
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60ExcellentNo problem with this
Brew Buddies - Citra Black IPA4.80Excellent
05 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Margate soul festival means that Margate is full of skinheads this afternoon. All the pubs are full avoiding the rain.
Boutilliers - 1848 Porter5.00ExcellentCracking dark un
31 Jul 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening visit and busy however we found a free table by the window and watched the sun setting.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20ExcellentI've yet to drink a beer from this brewery I haven't liked.
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Crafty Fox4.10Not Tried

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About The Two Halves

The pub sign. The Two Halves, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Margate, Kent, CT9 1DH.

Another of Margate's Micropubs opened 1700 hours Friday 24th July 2015. On Marine Drive with sea front and harbour views including occasional spectacular sunsets over these. Small bar counter, with temperature controlled cellar room behind from which real ales and cider are dispensed on gravity stillage - 3 tiers each of 3 casks. Unisex toilet. Several normal height tables and chairs provide the seating. Thanet CAMRA branch 2018 Pub of the Year.

We have visited this pub 48 times, seen 83 different beers and tried 57 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1DH