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Prince of Ales (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeExceptional1
Arbor Ales - Megs BombExceptional1
Romney Marsh - American PaleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Small BatchExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Amber AleExcellent1
Beartown - Kodiak GoldExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeExcellent1
Burning Sky - PlateauExcellent1
Mad Cat - Red AleExcellent1
Pig & Porter - All These VibesExcellent1
360° - Oatmeal Stout #45Good1
Four Candles - Triple Hop Burst Extra Pale Good1
Musket - Ball PullerGood1
Pentrich - Falconers Flight Good1
Tonbridge - Firebrick Red AleGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - 49 HorsesGood1
Brewsmith - MandarinaGood1
Iron Pier - Cardinal & ErnestGood1
4T's - APAGood1
Tonbridge - RusticGood2
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleGood1
Ilkley - Stout MaryGood1
Franklins - Eclipse Good1
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - High ScoreGood1
Franklins - Mama Knows BestGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Empower AleGood1
Hawkshead - RedGood1
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyGood1
Kent - Elysium Good1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutGood1
Nelson - Dogwatch StoutGood1
Four Candles - East Kent BitterGood1
Range Ales - Bounty HunterAcceptable1
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy BearsAcceptable1
Iron Pier - Dana & BullionNot Tried0
4T's - IPANot Tried0
Tonbridge - CoppernobNot Tried0
Range Ales - Shot In The DarkNot Tried0
Four Candles - Amarillo Not Tried0
360° - Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Picture 1. Prince of Ales, Rainham, Kent

Visits Details

25 May 2019 (Tobes)
9pm visit extreamly quiet as everyone had been and gone. Much chat about the upcoming Oast beer festival.
Beartown - Kodiak Gold4.00Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Good
Franklins - Mama Knows Best4.10Good
10 May 2019 (Tobes)
8pm for a couple of hours, plenty of people coming and going. Got to check out the beer list for the upcoming Oast beer festival.
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Excellent
Mad Cat - Red Ale3.90Excellent
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Small Batch3.80Excellent
360° - Oatmeal Stout4.50Not Tried
04 May 2019 (Tobes)
Very busy at 7pm on our arrival but thinned out through the evening with only a hand full left on our departure at 11pm.
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Good
360° - Oatmeal Stout #454.50Good
Pentrich - Falconers Flight 3.80Good
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy Bears4.40Acceptable
27 Apr 2019 (Tobes)
7pm very busy on arrival with a group of Morris dancers. Very quiet on there departure.
Tonbridge - Firebrick Red Ale4.50Good
Iron Pier - Cardinal & Ernest3.80Good
Franklins - Eclipse 4.00Good
Kent - Elysium 5.90Good
Four Candles - Amarillo 3.90Not Tried
20 Apr 2019 (Tobes)
Saturday evening, 19.30. Not overly busy people came and went sporadically.
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Good
Mad Squirrel (formerly Red Squirrel) - High Score4.80Good
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Good
Four Candles - Triple Hop Burst Extra Pale 4.00Good
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

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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 14 times, seen 52 different beers and tried 44 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME8 8AN