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The Thirsty Scarecrow (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Elland - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Oakham - InfernoExcellent1
Oakham - CitraExcellent2
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderGood1
Portobello - Westway Pale AleAcceptable2

Visits Details

03 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening 7.50pm. Lights off, no sign of life despite opening hours sign saying 9pm close. No explanation or apology sign that I could see.
07 Apr 2017 (Jack William)
Just the one ale on - but plenty of ciders of course - a few hardy souls in.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
02 Mar 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late on in the evening. Having found The Mash Tun closed earlier was coincidental to find a drayman delivering here as a favour for The Mash Tun and he was off even at this time of night to deliver to the Red Lion at Snargate.
Oakham - Inferno4.00ExcellentTop notch
27 Jan 2017 (Jack William)
Early evening - glad to get here at last - few in but very friendly. Big do planned for the evening with "Dark side of the Moo" ready for the occasion. Like it - and the oversize glasses to ensure a full pint.
Elland - Beyond the Pale4.20ExcellentFresh and vibrant. Shame it is not Summer.
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExcellentLiquorice, smoky - a big beer in all respects.
22 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Loud carol singing started as I went to the toilet and upon my return a party of female songster Kings of the Orient had entered, how spooky to see those pencilled on beards so I scurried off.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Good
17 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Overly warm and cosy on a balmy night, exacerbated by a brisk walk with a heavy bag. The enigma of The Breakwater Brewery Taproom being closed all day today was answered here.
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentIn lovely nick
16 Dec 2016 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and a good sociable crowd in.
Oakham - Citra4.20Excellent
18 Dec 2015 (ChrisE)
A very enthusiastic and welcoming landlord. Needless to say that as this is a predominantly a cider house that was the most popular drink in here, with Vimto Cider making an appearance. I sat at the round table at the back and the 1960s chairs reminded me of the famous Christine Keeler photograph.
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale4.00AcceptableA nothing beer.
17 Dec 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. A most enthusiastic licensee with a vast range of Kentish and elsewhere ciders and perries.
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale4.00AcceptableHazy and a bit sharp

About The Thirsty Scarecrow

The pub sign. The Thirsty Scarecrow, Dover, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 1EB.

Micropub at the north end of High Street, majoring on selling ciders and perries, which opened on 26th November 2015 in the former Corner Cafe. Situated on 2 rustically furnished levels with the upper one up 4 stairs which leads to the temperature controlled cellar room from which draught ciders, perries and ales are served on gravity dispense. Up to 20-25 ciders / perries and usually two ales, initially cask ales but latterly beer sold on KeyKeg dispense. The licensee's partner runs a by-appointment only hair salon in a rear room. Closed Mondays (except bank holidays). 2017 local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 7 different beers and tried them all.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1EB