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Docker Bar (formerly Inn Doors) (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:7Excellent1
Wantsum - Black PrinceExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Mighty Oak - Captain BobExcellent1
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest AleExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Brew Buddies - AA01 Three Hop Amber AleGood1
Blue Monkey - 99 Red BaboonsGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Four Candles - Fuggles BitterGood1
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry TorpedoGood1
Kent - CobnutAcceptable1
Four Candles - Inn Doors (house beer)Acceptable1
Blue Monkey - B G SipsNot Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Up & UdderNot Tried0
Four Candles - Sandgate SpecialNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Wantsum - Ravening WolfNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue TopNot Tried0
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Musket - Ball PullerNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford WobblerNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Docker Bar (formerly Inn Doors), Sandgate, Kent

Visits Details

29 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
20 minute early evening bus change visit. Greatly extended product range since my first visit made it feel more like a wine bar.
Four Candles - Fuggles Bitter4.60GoodA wet dog bitter
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Not Tried
03 Dec 2017 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon and almost full. Gin is very popular here. I had a good chat with the landlord about the licensed trade.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
16 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
A pleasant little place. Lunchtime and the topic of conversation was gin, the tipple of choice for three out of the four other customers present.
Westerham - Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale4.00ExcellentNot all Green Hop beers really work. This one does. Really good.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
29 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
Bank Holiday Monday afternoon, I was expecting the pub to open at 5pm as is usual on a Monday but instead it had opened at 12:00 and was closing at 5pm so it is a good job that I was early. The seating area was full so I sat at the bar and had a chat to the landlord who told me that he had had a very busy weekend.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
09 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Open all day on Saturdays so time for a quick one before catching a bus to Folkestone.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
19 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
I arrived before opening time but was let in as the landlord was on the premises. We chatted and played a few records on an old portable record player.
Great Heck - Proverbs 31:74.50ExcellentI did look up Proverb 31.7 when I got home.
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
16 Jan 2016 (Andrew)
I only knew there was a micro pub here because of Pubsandbeer. What a great site :) Nice little micropub.
Blue Monkey - 99 Red Baboons4.20GoodEarthy rich mid hopped beer.
Old Dairy (being contract brewed after it closed) - Up & Udder4.00Not Tried
Four Candles - Sandgate Special4.20Not Tried
22 Oct 2015 (ChrisE)
Evening visit soon after opening time. The landlord informed that he has two casks from the Four Candles Brewery in the cellar and that he hopes to have their beers on a regular basis.
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Excellent
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.20Good
Blue Monkey - B G Sips4.00Not Tried
09 Sep 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Found after a short walk around and asking, eventually, someone who knew of it. Immediately friendly house with a wide range of customer types.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30GoodBest of the evening here
Kent - Cobnut4.10AcceptableBeing discounted as near end of cask. Full bodied but flat
Four Candles - Inn Doors (house beer)4.40AcceptableFrom one Micropub to another
28 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Opening night and very much still work in progress, I had met the landlord Gary once before when he was serving at the Bake and Ale House at Westgate. This pub is a true micropub.
Canterbury Brewers - Foundry Torpedo4.50Good
Brew Buddies - AA01 Three Hop Amber Ale4.30Good
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Not Tried

About the Docker Bar (formerly Inn Doors)

The pub sign. Docker Bar (formerly Inn Doors), Sandgate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Sandgate, Kent, CT20 3BY.

Micropub opened on 28 August 2015, it consists of a single room with small bar counter and beers served by gravity from an adjacent cold room. Note the door in the ceiling. Four Candles's beers are almost always on, as the landlord often goes and brews there. Closed in June 2023 with rumours it might be taken over by Docker Brewery as a keg only taproom. Re-opened run by Docker Brewery with new name on Tuesday 18th July 2023, and principally as a keg house selling its own beer.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 26 different beers and tried 14 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 3BY