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Old Bay Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Clouded Minds - Clout StoutExcellent1
Gritchie - Summer LoreExcellent1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Excellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleExcellent1
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPAExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Kent - KGBGood1
Potton - Lowlands French AleGood1
Iron Pier - BitterGood1
Great Heck - ChristopherGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Tiny Rebel - Strawberry MilkshakeAcceptable1
Cellar Head - Spring Pale AleAcceptable1
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Peerless - Mocha MatariNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Autumn AleNot Tried0
Ilkley - Joshua JaneNot Tried0
Mallinsons - ObliviousNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Edge of NowhereNot Tried0

Visits Details

02 Mar 2019 (Dosser)
Few loud pensioners in
Great Heck - Christopher4.50GoodA good crisp pint
13 Feb 2019 (beery steve)
Lunchtime visit a few in.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Edge of Nowhere4.50Not Tried
09 Jan 2019 (beery steve)
Fourth pub on my beerabout. A few in.
Clouded Minds - Clout Stout4.50Excellent
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Not Tried
Mallinsons - Oblivious4.50Not Tried
15 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
Horrible day. 3 of us in.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodGood flavours
23 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime visit and just a few in for beer.
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPA3.90Excellent
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Excellent
Cellar Head - Autumn Ale4.50Not Tried
09 Aug 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime session for six of us - tried hard but we couldn’t drain the Summer Lore. First ones in, last out. Good session, in the rain we weren’t moving.
Gritchie - Summer Lore3.60ExcellentGood citrus notes and very moorish.
Potton - Lowlands French Ale4.00GoodUnlined but reasonably clear, dry but rather thin taste.
Tiny Rebel - Strawberry Milkshake4.20AcceptableHad a taster of this but too like an alcopop for my taste.
26 Jul 2018 (Dosser)
32 in the shade and needed a pint
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20GoodFine cool pint
19 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit, my second one here. Lovely jovial atmosphere here with a churn of locals whilst we were sitting, watching and occasionally participating.
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00GoodGood enough to god back for a second one. Old fashioned English mid-brown bitter, once a staple for us all
Cellar Head - Spring Pale Ale4.20AcceptableHazy, tasty but average, needed more condition
Peerless - Mocha Matari5.00Not Tried
25 Feb 2018 (Dosser)
Few in on a sunny afternoon
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50ExcellentFine pint
11 Jan 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - my first time here - very nice.
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50ExcellentJust the ticket before heading back out into the gloom.
Kent - KGB4.10GoodA full bodied solid pint.
Dark Star - Hophead (some, if not most, also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried

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About the Old Bay Alehouse

The pub sign. Old Bay Alehouse, Minnis Bay, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Minnis Bay, Kent, CT7 9NS.

Shop conversion in classic Micropub style, that opened on March 24th 2017 in Minnis Road. 3 real ales (5 at weekends) and cider sold on gravity dispense from a smart temperature controlled cellar room. Seating is at a mix of wall mounted benches and high tables and low tables and chairs and several low armchairs in the front window. Run by Phil and Kirsty a very enthusiastic couple.

We have visited this pub 17 times, seen 36 different beers and tried 26 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT7 9NS