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Banks Ale & Wine House (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Great Orme - AtlantisExcellent1
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Oakham - Scarlet MacawExcellent1
Oakham - Green Devil IPAGood1
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green HopGood1
Mighty Oak - Christmas CarolsGood1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Good3
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - NZGood1
Kent - ProhibitionGood1
Tonbridge - American PaleAcceptable1
Three Brothers - TrilogyPoor1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent
Picture 2. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent
Picture 3. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent

Visits Details

28 Dec 2019 (Dosser)
Afternoon visit. A few in and 3 beers
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Christmas Carols4.00GoodDifferent, cold but flavoursome.
Three Brothers - Trilogy3.90PoorTasted as if it had lost its condition. Lacked the citrus flavour promised.
20 Dec 2019 (Dosser)
Good crowd in. 4 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Green Devil IPA6.00GoodHad better but good none the less
07 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
Good crowd but only 2 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Great Orme - Atlantis5.00ExcellentVery refreshing
29 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
Miserable day. Normal Sunday nibbles not offered
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Excellent
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - NZ4.50Good
07 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit. Quiet here but a friendly caring barmaid and I was impressed with the scrupulously clean toilets, a credit to any pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00AcceptableRather flat, OK poured on gravity but needed more carbonation
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Merchant's Ale4.00Not Tried
08 Jan 2018 (beery steve)
Quiet afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - One Hop Fuggles Green Hop4.20Good
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
07 Jan 2018 (Dosser)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Good
25 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Pint before I see the ledge that is Lee Nelson at the winter gardens. After he gave Teresa may her p45 what will he be up to tonight?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)4.70ExcellentIn great nick.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
06 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Sunday afternoon and comfortably busy. Just two beers on today as one had recently run out. The air conditioning was much appreciated on this warm and sunny afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
05 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
10 in on a Saturday evening. AC NOT NEEDED.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80GoodVery pleasant
Kent - Prohibition4.80GoodIn good nick

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About the Banks Ale & Wine House

The pub sign. Banks Ale & Wine House, Cliftonville, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good9
Acceptable2
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Cliftonville, Kent, CT9 2PX.

In Northdown Road at its junction with Prices Avenue and yards from The Tap Room Micropub, in former bank premises. Bigger than a micropub but lots of trappings of a pub. The 4 handpumps on the front bar counter are purely decorative. Real ales are either served from 2 handpumps to the right hand side or from wall mounted taps which serve them on gravity dispense from casks on stillage in the room behind. A collection of old keg fonts adorn shelves and window sills.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 16 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 2PX