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The Cellars Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Five Points - Railway PorterExceptional1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Exceptional1
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)Exceptional1
Tiny Rebel - HANKExcellent1
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pioneer Excellent1
Brew York - Goose WillisExcellent1
Kent - The New BlackExcellent1
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - Sugar Plum Shake (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)Good1
Brew Buddies - SH01 Single Hop Mosaic Pale AleGood1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleGood1
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - PalaeolithicGood1
Wantsum - BullionGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and Gold Acceptable1
Wantsum - GolgothaAcceptable1
Kent - PorterNot Tried0
Peerless - Knee-Buckler IPANot Tried0
Dark Star - BockNot Tried0
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Dockers DelightNot Tried0
4T's - 4 Pied Bulls Training Session No. 1Not Tried0
Titanic - Plum PorterNot Tried0
Bespoke - The Kings ShillingNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Espress YourselfNot Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale Ale - ChallengerNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Pretious AlNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Abbeydale - Daily BreadNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Dockers - Wye CollegeNot Tried0
Rudgate - York Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Staggeringly Good - Thai-Ranno Citrus IPANot Tried0
RedWillow - HeadlessNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead ExtraNot Tried0
North Riding Brewery - US IPANot Tried0
Old Dairy - 950 Battle of Hastings 950th Anniversary AleNot Tried0
Time and Tide - Deal Patchwork PaleNot Tried0
Salopian - Mixed MetaphorNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent
Picture 2. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Visits Details

04 Aug 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Quieter than expected for a mid evening just a few groups dotted about in this dimly lit cavernous subterranean gem. The flickering flames from the oil lamps adorning each table made for a delightfully macabre gothic atmosphere...
Five Points - Railway Porter4.80ExceptionalFreshly scraped off the nearby roadworks this syrup of bitumen and molasses created a complex flavour feast with a bitter lingering burnt coffee hit, a tinge of blackcurrant with a beefy oxo finish - a perfect end to today's proceedings..
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
RedWillow - Headless3.90Not Tried
North Riding Brewery - US IPA5.50Not Tried
Time and Tide - Deal Patchwork Pale4.50Not Tried
15 Jul 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening not too busy so we occupied a larger table than needed and enjoyed the refreshing coolness afforded by this venue.
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Excellent
Abbeydale - Daily Bread3.80Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried
Dockers - Wye College4.20Not Tried
20 Jun 2021 (ChrisE)
Sunday until 7pm closing. The seating here is much more comfortable than on my previous visits, the rest of our group of five got stuck in to the so called Craft beers, I stuck to traditional cask.
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Acceptable
20 Oct 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Leyton Orient have been drawn at Maidstone in the FA Cup (it doesn’t go well) and I needed little persuasion that this was the place where we should spend the pre-match session. A very nice bar and handy for Maidstone West station.
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pioneer 4.60ExcellentGolden and full-flavoured, although it fell a little flat after a while.
Brew York - Goose Willis5.30ExcellentFrom keg, but widely recommended by others present. This one is proper sour. Gooseberry.
Bristol Beer Factory - Sugar Plum Shake (collaboration with Tiny Rebel)5.00GoodCloudy gold. Sweet fruit and a bitter finish.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Not TriedIt is not every day that one is faced with a choice of plum beers in a pub.
Tiny Rebel - Espress Yourself4.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Pretious Al4.30Not Tried
14 Aug 2018 (Stephen Harris)
I bumped into a friend at Maidstone West station and he suggested going here for a pre-match pint. A nice bar. With Leyton Orient playing football in Maidstone this-evening, I guess it was inevitable that I would know most of the customers here.
Kent - The New Black4.80ExcellentVery nice. Along Black IPA lines.
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70GoodPale and dry with spicy hops.
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Dockers Delight4.50Not Tried
4T's - 4 Pied Bulls Training Session No. 15.50Not Tried
12 Jan 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Early afternoon and a couple of others in, soon joined by a half a dozen or so of our Friday Evening Group before heading off to the Rifle Volunteer. My first visit here and I liked the quaintness of the place.
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60ExceptionalThis brewery's beers never disappoint, faultless.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Porter5.50Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Peerless - Knee-Buckler IPA5.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Bock5.40Not Tried
31 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
Tuesday afternoon and at first I was the only customer but was joined by another soon afterwards. I had a good chat with the barman and enjoyed a BLT sandwich for just £2.50 My only complaint about this place is the uncomfortable stools.
Brew Buddies - SH01 Single Hop Mosaic Pale Ale4.30Good
Dark Star - Hophead Extra5.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - 950 Battle of Hastings 950th Anniversary Ale4.60Not Tried
Salopian - Mixed Metaphor4.50Not Tried
28 Apr 2017 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon and reasonably busy.
Tiny Rebel - HANK4.00Excellent
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
Staggeringly Good - Thai-Ranno Citrus IPA4.00Not Tried
15 Oct 2016 (Nick Willis)
Went here after a Maidstone United game. None of the taxi drivers at Maidstone East station knew where it was even though we had the address! We walked back to the station....Very quiet on a Saturday tea time
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Palaeolithic3.80Good
Wantsum - Bullion4.50Good
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and Gold 4.80AcceptableVery harsh
Canterbury Brewers - Single Hopped Pale Ale - Challenger4.60Not Tried
16 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
A very wet Friday afternoon and quite an effort to get here with having to wade through flooded subways, understandably the pub was quiet this afternoon. Well worth the effort of getting here.
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExceptionalFantastic, the best pint that I have had of this for some time.
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Good
Bespoke - The Kings Shilling4.20Not Tried

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About The Cellars Alehouse

The pub sign. The Cellars Alehouse, Maidstone, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DZ.

A new family run alehouse (set up to follow the style of a Micropub) which opened on Friday 18th December 2015 in the cellars of the old Style & Winch Brewery in Buckland Road. Entrance is down steps from the old brewery yard and the pub occupies a large stone floored, low-arched ceilinged cellar. Seating is on benches with high wooden tables. The bar counter is in the far corner and behind it is a glazed door leading to a temperature controlled cellar room where cask ales and ciders / perries are served on gravity dispense. Changed hands in May 2019.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 61 different beers and tried 30 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME16 0DZ