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The Berry (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - CitraExceptional1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Long Man - Golden TippleExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Excellent4
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - BrockExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferGood1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood2
Little Critters - Sleepy BadgerGood1
Grainstore - CalcuttaAcceptable1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)Not Tried0
Bays - Jingle AleNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - EvaNot Tried0
Wylam - GalatiaNot Tried0
Oakham - Dr. PhobiaNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - No. 1 Strong PaleNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Oz BombNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - WyeNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - WheelieNot Tried0
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutNot Tried0
Burning Sky - SummertimeNot Tried0
Oakham - Northern Pacific Not Tried0
Time and Tide - BitterNot Tried0
Cloudwater - The Open DoorNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HighcliffeNot Tried0
Cloudwater - PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Berry, Walmer, Kent
Picture 2. The Berry, Walmer, Kent

Visits Details

24 Aug 2019 (Andrew)
I've not been here for a very long time. Nice and airy inside with a cracking beer line up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50GoodSlightly too warm but lovely rich body. Pale in colour.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50Not Tried
Burning Sky - Summertime4.50Not Tried
Oakham - Northern Pacific 4.20Not Tried
Time and Tide - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Cloudwater - The Open Door4.20Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Highcliffe5.90Not Tried
Cloudwater - Pale4.00Not Tried
22 Aug 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and busy inside so we sat in the shaded garden at the rear. Must be over 10 years since my last visit, apart from the luminous green exterior repaint this proper drinkers pub hasn't changed a bit including the expected superb beer range on offer although I was deeply disappointed Doom Bar wasn't in the line up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExceptionalPerfect carbonation, temperature and condition made for a faultless pint.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExcellentNutty yet zesty mild sweetness aftertaste
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Wye4.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Wheelie4.00Not Tried
16 Jun 2018 (Dosser)
Camra crawl continues. 11 ales on and not one over 4 7%. They want you to drink their fizz beers Phillip pirrip?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Little Critters - Sleepy Badger4.50GoodGood but ordinary stout.
09 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Made it at last! Late afternoon - a handful at the bar and a very fine selection of ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentI had this after the Dark Star APA expecting it to be inferior, in particular due to its ABV. It was anything but - a really hoppy, full bodied beer in top condition.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Oz Bomb4.70Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried
26 Sep 2017 (Jack William)
Still on my wish list. After failing to find this place a couple of times with a sat nav in the past I made doubly sure I knew where it was and cycled 20 miles to get there at 1230 today - only to find it doesn't open until 1400 on a Tuesday. My fault - misread the opening times on What Pub. Odd, every other day of the week it opens at 1200 or earlier.
BeerABVScoreNotes
03 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening and the quietist I have known it. Impressive range of ales and ciders.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Eva4.50Not Tried
Wylam - Galatia3.90Not Tried
Oakham - Dr. Phobia5.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - No. 1 Strong Pale5.20Not Tried
05 Jun 2016 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a June Sunday. My first visit here for a quick taste after a plant fair. Had an interesting chat with the Guv about Sussex breweries.Not all beers available listed below.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50ExcellentWonderfully flavoursome for the ABV.Assertive hops: a classic.
Long Man - Golden Tipple4.70ExcellentNice change to see the malting barley referenced. Tropical and Christmas fruits. Bitter sweet.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
29 May 2016 (Dosser)
A fine selection of ales as always. Made me wish Id taken the train so just a half here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Brock4.10ExcellentQuality creamy stout.
12 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon and a good crowd in including Ian of this site.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Good
Grainstore - Calcutta3.90AcceptableVery pale, thin and bitter, nothing to write home about.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
23 Dec 2015 (Mick)
Comfortably busy, good crowd in, good beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExcellentPerfect pint of this sublime ale.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Harvey's - Old Ale (or Sussex XXXX Old Ale)4.30Not Tried
Bays - Jingle Ale4.00Not Tried

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About The Berry

The pub sign. The Berry, Walmer, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent49
Good32
Acceptable19
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Walmer, Kent, CT14 7EQ.

In Canada Road this used to be the Green Beret and full of soldiers from the barracks over the road. Now the barracks have been sold off for new houses and the pub has changed its character. Re-named The Green Berry for a while and now The Berry. L- shaped bar and room. Front room for seating and darts, pool table in the rear. Brick bar has 11 handpumps. What's coming soon is on the blackboard to the left of the bar. Pump clips around the top of the walls show some of the guest beers already tried. Patio at rear for smokers and better weather. The pub has won Pub of the Year for Deal, Dover, Sandwich and District CAMRA for 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2019. CAMRA East Kent Pub of The Year 2011, 2013 and 2014. CAMRA Kent Pub of the Year 2013. There is a main beer festival in February, a cider festival in May and a foreign beer festival in October.

We have visited this pub 43 times, seen 166 different beers and tried 78 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT14 7EQ