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The Ship Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Amazing - Cotter VCExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale AleExcellent2
Otter - BitterGood1
Amazing - Cotter VCGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Good3
Amazing - AmberGood1
Amazing - Cotter VCGood2
Hop Back - CitraGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerNot Tried0
Goldmark - Red IPANot Tried0
Amazing - GraceNot Tried0
Amazing - Freedom AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)Not Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Ship Inn, Sandgate, Kent

Visits Details

12 Apr 2018 (ChrisE)
Evening visit for a CAMRA meeting. I was pleased to see that this pub is brewing again.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Amazing - Cotter VC3.80Good
Amazing - Amber4.80GoodPale in colour.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Otter - Bitter3.60Not Tried
03 Dec 2017 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon and both bars were quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Otter - Bitter3.60Good
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
07 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I had a good chat with Stuart.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Amazing - Cotter VC3.90ExcellentA good traditional bitter.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Miller's Ale (originally 4.5%)4.20Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
07 Nov 2016 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit, I had a good chat with Stuart and some friends that I met in the front bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
16 Oct 2016 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime and Iím pleased to find the front bar open (it was closed on my previous visit). Iím soon engaged in conversation by some locals, covering such matters as coastal footpaths, the breeding cycle of the Herring Gull and the hunting technique of the Kestrel.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Citra4.00GoodA very pale beer with lots of Citra hop character.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Amazing - Cotter VC4.00Not TriedDisappointing to find this was 'unavailable' despite the badge showing.
29 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
Bank Holiday afternoon and busy outside which meant that the inside was comfortable (and I could have a proper glass instead of a plastic one for the beach). Plenty of staff on duty meant that service was good.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Amazing - Cotter VC4.00Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Mad Cat - Platinum Blonde (previously Meaney's Platinum Blonde Ale)4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Not Tried
Goldmark - Red IPA4.30Not Tried
Amazing - Grace4.00Not Tried
Amazing - Freedom Ale4.30Not TriedThis ran out.
09 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
We sat in the front (saloon) bar which was fairly quiet, the rear (public) bar appeared to busy with people watching the large screen television. Friendly and attentive bar staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Amazing - Cotter VC4.00Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
09 May 2016 (ChrisE)
Late afternoon and just a few in the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Amazing - Cotter VC4.00Not TriedThis ran out.
03 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet. Stuart showed me his new brewery which is a four barrel plant that he hopes to have in full production very soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
19 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
I sat in the front (saloon) bar and chatted with staff and locals. Stewart was busy in the brewery, I look forward to trying the ales when they come on stream.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Excellent
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried

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About The Ship Inn

The pub sign. The Ship Inn, Sandgate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent9
Good16
Acceptable2
Poor2

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

Located in Sandgate High Street. The back bar of the pub was formerly known as The Sebastopol. Home of the Amazing Brewery.

We have visited this pub 24 times, seen 30 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 3AH