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Smugglers' Alehouse (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Oakham - Bishops FarewellExceptional1
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionExcellent1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Excellent1
Dark Star - AntaresExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - IndependenceExcellent1
Portobello - Market PorterExcellent1
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)Good1
Saltaire - Raspberry BlondeGood1
Kent - Dark Horse Liquorice StoutGood1
Kent - CobnutGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Good1
Bad Seed - Cascadian Dark AleAcceptable1
Kelham Island - Bête NoireNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
RCH - Old Slug PorterNot Tried0
Magic Rock - RingmasterNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - Oz BombNot Tried0
Weltons - DreadnoughtNot Tried0
Weltons - US CongressNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Picture 1. Smugglers' Alehouse, New Romney, Kent

Visits Details

13 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
I had been in the Red Lion, Snargate and on Saturdays there is bus that leaves that pub shortly before afternoon closing time and drops you off here, so that is what I did. Very much local trade in here today and a bit cliquey. I have not listed all the beers but there were four on offer in total.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40GoodA new cask on today.
Old Dairy - Green Hop (2018 with Goldings)4.00Good
28 Sep 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a few regulars enjoying their beers.
Kent - Dark Horse Liquorice Stout4.90GoodInteresting but I found the liquorice flavours a bit overpowering.
Weltons - Dreadnought6.20Not Tried
Weltons - US Congress5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
24 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and a good crowd in, I was impressed with the beer selection.
Bristol Beer Factory - Independence4.60Excellent
Portobello - Market Porter4.60Excellent
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Oz Bomb4.70Not Tried
10 Apr 2017 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon one other customer. Well laid out in the typical Micropub style.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60ExceptionalFruity hop notes with a grainy background and a dry finish.
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00ExcellentAmber with citrus aromas with American hops prevalent.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
28 Jul 2016 (ChrisE)
Fairly quiet, just time for a pint before heading off for the bus.
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Saltaire - Raspberry Blonde4.00Not Tried
09 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9pm close. A cracking Micropub but my colleague found it very echoey and told the proprietors that in no uncertain terms. The close seating arrangements make for inevitable conversations. Personally I'd like to see some Kentish beers always on the menu.
Saltaire - Raspberry Blonde4.00GoodWell balanced mix of fruit tones and light bitterness
Bad Seed - Cascadian Dark Ale5.00AcceptableFlattish, needed a head and more condition
RCH - Old Slug Porter4.50Not Tried
Magic Rock - Ringmaster3.90Not Tried
26 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
Just a few minutes after the official opening of this pub and already a fair number of people in.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Excellent
Dark Star - Antares4.20Excellent
Kelham Island - Bête Noire5.50Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried

About the Smugglers' Alehouse

The pub sign. Smugglers' Alehouse, New Romney, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in New Romney, Kent, TN28 8BU.

In St Lawrence Court on the High Street this Micropub opened on Friday 26th February 2016. Seating is provided at a mixture of high tables and more traditional low tables. Converted from a tattooist's shop. Cask ales, ciders and perries are served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN28 8BU