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The Freed Man (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter Challenger BobekExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent1
Wantsum - DynamoExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExcellent1
Durham - Black BishopExcellent1
Four Candles - American Pale AleExcellent1
Westerham - Summer PerleExcellent1
Brentwood - Shrimpers Gravesend Pale AleExcellent1
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)Excellent1
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Sandstorm Golden AleExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of AlesGood1
Weltons - Topper MildNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Lytham - BumbleNot Tried0
Bank Top - BlondeNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - GoldNot Tried0
Brewster's - Rutterkin (superseded by 5% version)Not Tried0
Tillingbourne - Falls GoldNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Uncle Sam Hop BurstNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - Original Best BitterNot Tried0
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - Cheat ModeNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little CrackerNot Tried0
Skinner's - PorthlevenNot Tried0
Westerham - Family StoutNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstNot Tried0
Three Castles - SaxonNot Tried0
3 Piers - Old Station PorterNot Tried0
Old Pie Factory - American PieNot Tried0
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)Not Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop PorterNot Tried0
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - 12th ManNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent
Picture 2. The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent
Picture 3. The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

07 Dec 2019 (Archie14)
Wow! What a wonderful little pub this is, very much my favourite kind of drinking establishment, friendly staff, vast amounts of breweriana and personal collections of bric o brac which gives the drinker much to look at and I love that....
BeerABVScoreNotes
Four Candles - American Pale Ale4.00ExcellentStunning pint, delicate floral and well balanced hop.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop Porter4.50Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - 12th Man4.00Not Tried
05 Dec 2019 (Jack William)
Well, one door shuts (The Lantern) and another opens. Lunchtime, just a couple of other drinkers in - a pleasant welcome. I love the decor in this pub - could spend hours checking it out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30ExcellentToo good to try any of the others.
Wantsum - SS Richard Montgomery (was Montgomery)4.00Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop Porter4.50Not Tried
Manning Brewers (Born of Man) - 12th Man4.00Not Tried
24 Aug 2019 (Andrew)
I've never been here before so wanted to try it out. There was an informative and friendly lady behind the bar and the interior of the pub was full of interesting things to look at. Great pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60GoodNice first pint of the day.
Three Castles - Saxon4.00Not Tried
3 Piers - Old Station Porter4.70Not Tried
Old Pie Factory - American Pie5.50Not Tried
22 Aug 2018 (Magnus Greel)
My first visit and I took an instant liking to the place with many historical war and seafaring artifacts on display made for a micro museum atmosphere. One other group on a lunchtime session who left shortly after hence we had the place to ourselves. I took advantage of the chippy 2 doors up and put my order in just before its 2pm closing time. I found the Mon-Thurs 9ish/10ish vague closing times rather amusing no doubt to the chagrin of Mr.Pirrip
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80ExcellentHas the earthy Westerham 'twang' to it for another delicious fruity summer beer.
Whitstable - Winkle Picker4.50ExcellentSubtly sweet and zesty yet light and hoppy belies its strength.
BritHop (cuckoo or contract brewed at Franklins) - Sandstorm Golden Ale3.80ExcellentSpot on condition for this rich and flavoursome darker side of pale beer.
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
10 May 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime visit with my bus-pass cronies. Very pleasant staff and locals. We were allowed to bring some lunch in from the local sandwich shop.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00ExcellentVery nice, light coloured, well hopped ale. Marked up just as “Bullion” (5% Hop Fuzz).
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10GoodWell balanced dark ale.
Hop Fuzz - English4.00GoodNice trad bitter.
10 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and just a few in. We had a good chat with the landlord.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)3.80Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little Cracker5.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Porthleven4.80Not Tried
Westerham - Family Stout4.50Not Tried
19 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and quite busy. We had a good chat with the landlord.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brentwood - Shrimpers Gravesend Pale Ale4.00Excellent
Ripple Steam - Original Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - Cheat Mode3.80Not Tried
09 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon visit and I would estimate that the pub was over half full. The bar staff confirmed that the guvnor here is planning to open another micropub in Cheriton, Kent.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Durham - Black Bishop5.50Excellent
Brewster's - Rutterkin (superseded by 5% version)4.60Not Tried
Tillingbourne - Falls Gold4.20Not Tried
Cotleigh - Uncle Sam Hop Burst4.30Not Tried
08 Sep 2016 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, busy and welcoming.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00ExcellentA good tasty best bitter served on top form.
Bank Top - Blonde5.00Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Gold3.80Not Tried
04 Jun 2016 (Wittenden)
Early evening on a suddenly muggy June Saturday. Busy, with the contented hum of a relaxed congregation.Very pleasant after a busy day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter Challenger Bobek4.30ExcellentWorkmanlike mid brown saloon bar stalwart.Toffee with a long hoppy finish.Unfined but not murksome. From a new -to- me Kent micro.
Weltons - Topper Mild4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60Not Tried
Lytham - Bumble4.20Not Tried

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About The Freed Man

The pub sign. The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Website.

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

End of terrace (once the Walmer Sub Post Office and latterly a former Solar Energy Equipment) shop conversion in Dover Road. A Micropub, which first opened to the general public on Saturday 23rd January 2016, with perhaps a fuller range of alcoholic products than the usual Micropub. Cask ales are served through an ancient refurbished 4-way cash-register style handpump beer engine. Has free Wifi and often plays recorded music.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 50 different beers and tried 23 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT14 7NX