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The Freed Man (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Durham - Black BishopExcellent1
Westerham - Summer PerleExcellent1
Brentwood - Shrimpers Gravesend Pale AleExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Best BitterExcellent2
Whitstable - Winkle PickerExcellent1
Breakwater - Dover's Pale Ale (DPA)Excellent1
Brit Hop - SandstormExcellent1
Brew Buddies - BB01 Best Bitter Challenger BobekExcellent1
Kent - Altered StatesExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExcellent1
G2 - Otava IPAGood1
Hellhound - Soul SurvivorGood1
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of AlesGood1
Bank Top - Old SlapperGood1
Hop Fuzz - EnglishGood1
Kent - EnigmaNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Brew Buddies - SH03 Single Hop EndeavourNot Tried0
Weltons - Topper MildNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Summer TopNot Tried0
Lytham - BumbleNot Tried0
Bank Top - BlondeNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - GoldNot Tried0
Brewster's - RutterkinNot 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
Picture 1. The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent
Picture 2. The Freed Man, Walmer, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

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.
Brit Hop - Sandstorm3.80ExcellentSpot 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 - Rutterkin4.60Not 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
29 May 2016 (Dosser)
First visit on the day of the Deal classic car show.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bank Top - Old Slapper4.20GoodWe liked the name of this beer. £1.70 a half so not that cheap compared to Thanet micros or the £2.50 a pint at the lifeboat beer stall where all beers were donated.
26 May 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. My first visit and we were lucky to get seats as the place was fast filling up by 6.30pm. One felt crowded out when ordering at the bar and everything was a bit too frenetic for me to feel relaxed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Good
Hellhound - Soul Survivor5.70GoodGood bittersweet balance
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Brew Buddies - SH03 Single Hop Endeavour4.20Not Tried
12 Mar 2016 (ChrisE)
A group of us met here for a tour of Walmer and Deal pubs, rail replacement buses all the way between Folkestone and Ramsgate meant that I was very glad of a pint. The pub was busy and welcoming, one gentleman took advantage of the offer to purchase fish and chips from the nearby chippy and enjoy them with a pint in the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Altered States4.70Excellent
G2 - Otava IPA4.40Good
Kent - Enigma5.50Not 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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Excellent14
Good8
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Poor-

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 13 times, seen 41 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT14 7NX