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Old Neptune (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)Excellent1
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium AleGood1
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Good1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterGood8
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideAcceptable1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPANot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Red IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Old Neptune, Whitstable, Kent
Picture 2. Old Neptune, Whitstable, Kent

Visits Details

28 May 2019 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and very busy both inside and the beach area. My friend suggested that we return on a cold blustery horrible day in mid-winter when there may be not so many DFLs about.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery good Harvey's.
30 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Busy but fortunately most people were outside drinking out of plastic containers so we sat in the comfort of the bar drinking out of real glassware with Harvey's branding. Definitely one of Whitstable's better pubs.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentSuperb Harveys.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Red IPA4.50Not Tried
13 May 2015 (Jack William)
Location, location, location - one of the few pubs in the country actually on the beach. Early evening - a good few drinkers enjoying the evening sun.
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Good
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Acceptablea bit stale
29 Jan 2014 (ChrisE)
This is now a Shepherd Neame pub, but the landlord has been allowed to keep Harveys which was a regular beer before Sheps purchased the pub from Enterprise Inns. It was a wet and miserable day outside, but warm and welcoming inside, actually a tad too warm, we sat by the window and admired the sea views.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
08 Oct 2013 (HSB)
12:30 Eight others in. Very pleasant looking over the sea on a sunny day.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00AcceptableStarted well but towards the end had a hop oil taste.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
30 Jul 2012 (Alenomore)
18:00 visit. Again, couple of years since we were last here, and fairly quiet, more pleasant than the uusal weekend crush in some of these pubs. Ales were ok though. I liked the sloping bar, an effect like the Manchester Marble sloping floor!
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentWe all thought this was in top condition again.
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire (or Spitfire Amber Ale)4.20ExcellentThe other two thought this was very good.
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Premium Ale4.10GoodThe ale of choice when in this town! Fair to good.
18 Oct 2009 (Andrew)
I've never been here before (if you don't count the time Ian and walked in, spotted a long queue at the bar and only GK-IPA on, and walked straight out). Nice pub. Lots of wood and seaside character. We sat in the 'garden' (i.e. part of the beach) out the back and enjoyed the unseasonable weather and views to the Essex coast.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodServed cold and with the odd floater in it but it was nice and refreshing and tasted of Harveys.
Wadworth - Henry's Original IPA3.60Not Tried
13 Feb 2009 (Blair)
Here to see a band. Really good crowd in here tonight, very eclectic mix of people. I love this place, it's incredibly quirky. I really needed a good pint of beer so I left to get the train to ramsgate at about 10.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodNot as good as it should be, but it was a lot better than I expected of a beer from this place. Malty and yeasty with an ever so slight whiff of vinegar, but the 2nd pint onwards didn't have the vinegary whiff.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
05 May 2008 (Andrew)
It was so busy and the beer line up so ordinary that we didn't bother to stay. Nice pub though.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
07 Mar 2008 (Blair)
Very busy with a really good atmosphere. Good tunes on the jukebox, really enjoyed myself here.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10AcceptableNot great, a very slight vinegary edge but just about ok.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried

About the Old Neptune

The pub sign. Old Neptune, Whitstable, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1EJ.

Gorgeous pub right on the beach at Whitstable. Building is very warped, in fact the bar actually runs uphill. A former Tomson & Wotton of Ramsgate house - look for the lead outline initials in some of the windows.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 10 different beers and tried 5 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 1EJ