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Clarendon Inn (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
ABInBev - Leffe BlondExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdGood3
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterGood3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Acceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Best BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Clarendon Inn, Sandgate, Kent

Visits Details

08 Jul 2006 (Ian)
My first visit since the new landlord/landlady took over. Still a Sheps house. I sat outside overlooking The Channel and got into conversation with a group of locals and also what turned out to be the new landlord, Henry. They were all recovering from the Folkestone Rugby Club Summer Ball from the evening before. Very friendly locals and I enjoyed the banter. Beer wasn't bad either. I will certainly be going back.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodDeep amber colour with bubbly off white head. Caramel and flowery hop aroma. Sticky toffee in mouth and then very dry dusty hop finish. I had a couple of these and then finished with a bottle of the 1698 bottle conditioned beer.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic Ale4.50Not TriedSeems to be distributed on cask now as well as in bottle.
16 Jul 2005 (Ian)
Still one of my favourite little local pubs. Very attractive interior and the view across the Channel from outside on the benches is excellent. Sheps house, but it sounds as though the current owner may sell. He was even selling Gadds beer in a Sheps owned house!
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40AcceptableDon't remember a lot about it except that it was fine as I had had a few drinks by this stage
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70AcceptableFine session beer with some yeasty aroma, floral hop and caramel
13 Jul 2005 (Ian)
I really like this pub. Up a steep side street on the seafront at Sandgate, you can sit outside and enjoy the view across the Channel. Sheps owned pub with a couple normally available as well as some Belgian bottled beers. Very friendly and relaxed. If I lived closer, I think that this would be a regular for me.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70GoodAmber brown colour with distinctive Sheps yeast nose and floral hops. OK in mouth with some acids/caramel and floral hoppy dry finish. A good session bitter. This pint lasted a mere 5 minutes
07 Mar 2005 (Ian)
Empty on a Monday lunchtime, in fact I was the only customer. Up on hill overlooking the Channel, it has 3 rooms including a public bar with real fire, lounge and dining room. Old photos and pictures adorn the walls. Uses oversized glasses
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30GoodMid brown. Sheps yeast nose, citrus fruit and mild bitterness on finish. Very fresh finish
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
12 Feb 2005 (Ian)
Definition of a real gem of a pub. Set up on the hillside overlooking the English Channel, there is lots of wooden seating inside a 3 room pub, with a public bar, saloon and dining room and a real fire
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30GoodLight brown beer with lots of fresh hops on the nose and citrus flavour throughout with the typical Shepherd Neame yeast flavour coming through
Shepherd Neame - Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
22 May 2004 (Martin)
ABInBev - Leffe Blond6.60ExcellentReliable enough, creamy/sweet blond Belgian. Good for a hot sunny day.
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30AcceptableOK, but not really to my taste. A bit vague.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20Not Tried

About the Clarendon Inn

The pub sign. Clarendon Inn, Sandgate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


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

Shepherd Neame house on a steep former sloping road now stepped pathway.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT20 3DH