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The Royal (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdGood1
Jarrow - McConnells Irish StoutGood1
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic AleAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestAcceptable1
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Goldings AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Royal, Tankerton, Kent

Visits Details

15 Aug 2015 (Tobes)
Stopped for something to eat, didn't fancy either cask option so went for a bottle of Sheps Brilliant ale which was very nice!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - The Faversham Steam Brewery - Whitstable Bay Pale Ale 3.90Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Goldings Ale4.10Not TriedMy dad ordered this, looked awful one sip from me and it was sent back. Changed for another and taken off sale.
15 Mar 2009 (Andrew)
Jane, Isabel and I went for a walk along Tankerton Slopes. On the sea front a film crew was recording some shots of Suggs (from Madness) messing about in a beach hut. Jane sneaked back and pretended to read a poster of the tide times just to get another look. When we reached the pub it was beginning to fill up with people coming for their Sunday lunch. The staff were efficient and friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Jarrow - McConnells Irish Stout4.60GoodMore like a modern mild (i.e. a low density stout). Quite a lot of coffee flavours with some milkiness. A bit too thin to be a stout. In very good condition though.
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10AcceptableSheps really ought to rename this beer because it really isn't. This one was a bit murky with a nutty flavours and some kind of sour/acidic undertones. It was drinkable but not great.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
13 Jul 2008 (Andrew)
It was a lovely sunny day and we went for a very short walk along Tankerton Slopes. Jane fancied a packet of crisps and the Royal was near by.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Whitstable Bay Organic Ale4.50AcceptableThe initial flavours were really good; rose petal and turkish delight but they were immediately blasted out of the way by an overpowering base-bitterness.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
05 May 2008 (Andrew)
I'd never realised how big this pub is. Anyway, we sat out in the garden for 10 minutes before leaving to catch our bus.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30GoodI liked this. Fresh, fruity (mellon and apple) with caramel and a hint of marmite. Good session beer.
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried

About The Royal

The pub sign. The Royal, Tankerton, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

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Acceptable2
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Website.

The pub is found in Tankerton, Kent, CT5 2BB.

A large pub on the Tankerton Slopes overlooking the sea.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 7 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT5 2BB