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Bookmakers Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford WobblerAcceptable1
Kelham Island - Easy RiderAcceptable1
Skinner's - Ginger TosserAcceptable1
Portobello - StarAcceptable1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's IslandNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
Early evening:quiet-one other customer came in during my brief visit.The conversation turned to ponds,on learning that I live in the Weald.
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30AcceptableI'd not tried this brewery or beer before.Brown and malty.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Oliver's Island3.80Not Tried
17 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening and my first visit. Now Charing village's only pub. Unusual for a Micropub to have background music! I stick to my conclusion that jacket cooled casks may be OK for beer festivals but not for permanent use in a pub. Good chat with a local about how the Met Police worked in the 70s.
Kelham Island - Easy Rider4.30Acceptable
Skinner's - Ginger Tosser3.80Acceptable
Portobello - Star4.30Acceptable
08 Jun 2017 (ChrisE)
Early evening and not surprisingly it was very busy as it is the only pub in a village which once supported four large public houses. There were four beers on sale but unfortunately I did not make a note of them.

About the Bookmakers Arms

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Charing, Kent, TN27 0HU.

Micropub that opened in the High Street in May 2017, named after the fact that Charing holds Point-to-Point races. Now the only pub in the village. Real ales are served on gravity dispense from jacket cooled casks in a rear room. Cider, wine, fruit juices and speciality gins sold. Low ceilinged one roomer with large street windows and low tables and chairs and bar stools at the counter. Was a sister pub to the Barbers Arms at Wye, which subsequently closed in February 2019.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN27 0HU