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Prince of Ales (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeExceptional1
Arbor Ales - Megs BombExceptional1
Romney Marsh - American PaleExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyGood1
Nelson - Dogwatch StoutGood1
Tonbridge - Golden RuleGood1
Four Candles - East Kent BitterGood1
Musket - Ball PullerGood1
Iron Pier - Dana & BullionGood1
Kent - Sacred GroundsGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - 49 HorsesGood1
4T's - IPAGood1
Brewsmith - MandarinaGood1
4T's - APAGood1
Ilkley - Stout MaryGood1
Burton Bridge - Golden DeliciousGood1
Whitstable - Native BitterGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Empower AleGood1
Hawkshead - RedGood1
Dove Street - Gladstone RevivalAcceptable1
Range Ales - Bounty HunterAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HealthAcceptable1
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)Acceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleAcceptable1
Gemstone (brewed on Nelson plant) - Sapphire BlondeNot Tried0
Burton Bridge - Festival AleNot Tried0
Bath Ales - Special Pale AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Victorian StoutNot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Range Ales - Shot In The DarkNot Tried0
Picture 1. Prince of Ales, Rainham, Kent

Visits Details

12 Apr 2019 (Tobes)
Friday evening 19.30-22.00 very busy.
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Excellent
Hawkshead - Red4.20Good
Four Candles - East Kent Bitter4.10Good
Brewsmith - Mandarina3.90Good
Range Ales - Shot In The Dark4.50Not Tried
06 Apr 2019 (Tobes)
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80Exceptional
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Excellent
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30Excellent
Range Ales - Bounty Hunter4.50Not Tried
05 Apr 2019 (Tobes)
19.30-23 visit. Constant stream of visitors
Arbor Ales - Megs Bomb4.70Exceptional
4T's - APA4.00Good
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Good
Range Ales - Bounty Hunter4.50Acceptable
23 Mar 2019 (Tobes)
8pm crowd ebbing and flowing
Nelson - Dogwatch Stout4.50Good
Musket - Ball Puller4.00Good
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - 49 Horses2.80GoodExtreme citrus burst.
Tonbridge - Coppernob3.80Not Tried
09 Mar 2019 (Tobes)
Afternoon visit for a couple of pre drinks before watching the rugby. Steady crowd in for time of day
Ilkley - Stout Mary4.50Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Empower Ale4.00Good
Iron Pier - Dana & Bullion3.80Not Tried
4T's - IPA4.60Not Tried
08 Mar 2019 (Tobes)
8-11pm visit, busy constant flow of people
Tonbridge - Golden Rule3.50Good
Iron Pier - Dana & Bullion3.80Good
4T's - IPA4.60Good
Iron Pier - Victorian Stout4.60Not Tried
04 Jun 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Doing well with overspill into the rear garden. Served on by one of the former joint owners of Past and Present in Gillingham. Good memory as he recognised me from there. Pork pies and scotch eggs have been introduced.
Burton Bridge - Golden Delicious3.80Good
Theakston - XB (was 4.6%)4.50AcceptableFlat, too malty for me
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10AcceptableLast half out of cask, flat as a pancake but not off
Burton Bridge - Festival Ale5.50Not Tried
Bath Ales - Special Pale Ale3.70Not Tried
05 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. My second visit and my face was recalled. Others beers details lost in this website's server crash.
Kent - Sacred Grounds5.10Good
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Health3.60AcceptableCould have done with more condition and a pouring induced head
15 Mar 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9.30pm close. At last a reason to go to Rainham. Classic Micropub style. My only niggle is that free wifi may encourage rather than shun electronic entertainment, one of the basic tenets of the Micropub movement.
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Good
Dove Street - Gladstone Revival3.90AcceptableNot sure. Very sharp so declined having a second
Gemstone (brewed on Nelson plant) - Sapphire Blonde4.00Not TriedNo go until the true provenance as a Nelson cuckoo is declared at point of sale

About the Prince of Ales

The pub sign. Prince of Ales, Rainham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Rainham, Kent, ME8 8AN.

Micropub which first opened to the public on 12th March 2016 after a long battle by the owner to find suitable premises in the town. It is located in a converted part of the downsized Post Office (now physically separated). Cask ales and ciders are served from a temperature controlled cellar room on gravity dispense. Seating is on wall mounted benches at high tables and several wood surrounded booths with low tables. Garden at rear with picnic style tables.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME8 8AN