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Pearson's Arms (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent2
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)Excellent2
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - A.D.H. MEExcellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little CrackerExcellent1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordExcellent1
Tiny Rebel - Loki LightExcellent1
Whitstable - CometExcellent1
Adnams - Pearson's Arms Whitstable AleGood1
Purity - Mad GooseGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers AleNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)Not Tried0
Purity - Pure GoldNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Whitstable - Single Hop ChinookNot Tried0
Picture 1. Pearson's Arms, Whitstable, Kent

Visits Details

06 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
Here for a bite of food. Nice place but expensive posh nosh. 3 ales on, all at £4.40.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20AcceptableLost its flavour quickly and bits in the bottom of the glass.
05 Apr 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon quiet upon arriving but filled up rapidly during our short time there with many heading for the dining area.
Adnams - Pearson's Arms Whitstable Ale3.40Good
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Gale's Seafarers Ale3.60Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
28 Dec 2017 (Wittenden)
Thursday lunchtime during the gap between Christmas and New Year.The pub was humming:we came for a family lunch in an upper room, and enjoyed pointing out the Isle of Sheppey to the Swiss.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Little Cracker5.00ExcellentIn great condition, but not really my kind of beer.
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - A.D.H. ME5.20ExcellentHazy, on Keg dispense.Hoppy,not too gassy.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
30 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
We were passing here so we popped in for a pint, the front of the pub was fairly full and the rear reserved from about half an hour's time so we sat in there ready to move when the party turned up for their seats, however nobody came and the area was still empty when we left long after the reserved from time.
Purity - Mad Goose4.20Good
Purity - Pure Gold3.80Not Tried
19 May 2015 (Jack William)
Early evening - quite busy - not crowded, Fresh carrot and ginger juice on offer as a special - I declined.
Tiny Rebel - Loki Light4.50ExcellentLike a taste of summer.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Whitstable - Single Hop Chinook4.40Not Tried
11 May 2015 (Jack William)
Monday evening - a few drinkers in - nice to be here when it isn't heaving.
Whitstable - Comet4.40ExcellentVery good - fresh flavour with a hint of elderflower.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00AcceptableI used to really like this beer - but this was cloyingly sweet.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
01 Jan 2014 (Jack William)
Late lunchtime on New Year's Day - busy, good ambience and welcome sanctuary from the stormy weather.
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentFirst rate condition and usual high standard of flavour.
Greene King - IPA (was 3.6%)3.40Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
09 Nov 2013 (Judy G Garland)
Early Afternoon Session - *note we settled for a bottle of Gadds' No3 and a Meantime Chocolate Porter.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
27 May 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Packed in the mid-afternoon on Bank Holiday Monday, with live music in the front bar and a good atmosphere. I liked this pub a lot.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10ExcellentAlways a nice pint this one.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
30 Jul 2012 (Alenomore)
16:00 visit. Our chauffeur had a day off work, and I'd finished at 2pm, so she picked me and a pal up and we headed to sunny Whitstable again to tackle some pubs missed the week before. This pub/restaurant was very smart. Very quiet at this time as expected, but the ale range was top class, with an impressive line up of bottles noted too from the likes of Gadd's and Meantime. I remember coming here a couple of years back. Today, we sat inside with the sun beaming through the windows. Classy place and quality food menu noted. (Read, you need deep pockets in this place, £3.80p a pint, £4.00+ bottles and my first ever £4.00 Guinness!).
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExceptionalIn 5* condition today.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentAgain, we all thought this was in top condition.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale (or EIPA)4.10ExcellentWe all tried this and thought it was in A1 condition.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00GoodOk, but slowly but surely has turned into a national bland.

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About the Pearson's Arms

The pub sign. Pearson's Arms, Whitstable, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

The pub is situated on the sea front in Sea Wall and has split levels. Significant restaurant presence but wishes to keep a community pub feel too.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 1BT