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Donna's Ale House (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Range Ales - Rifleman IPAExcellent1
Whitstable - Oyster StoutExcellent1
Iron Pier - BitterExcellent2
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPAExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's AleExcellent1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - GenesisGood1
Rockin Robin - RPAGood1
Pilgrim - Surrey BitterGood1
Whitstable - Native BitterAcceptable1
Wantsum - FortitudeNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Not Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden WobblerNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford WobblerNot Tried0
Musket - Flintlock Best BitterNot Tried0
G2 - Plough Not Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Range Ales - Beach HeadNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HeavensNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Northdown - He-BruNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and GoldNot Tried0
Caveman - PalaeolithicNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Penny RedNot Tried0

Visits Details

08 Nov 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Quick mid evening end of Micropub crawl visit, before the train. Interesting that the Guv could not tell me where Caveman is brewed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70AcceptableVery average, not its usual clean crispness
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50Not Tried
Caveman - Palaeolithic3.80Not TriedWhere brewed?
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Penny Red3.90Not Tried
08 Nov 2018 (ChrisE)
I arrived at Sittingbourne railway station only to find the facilities locked out of use. That was a good excuse to visit the nearby Donna's Ale house but the roadworks outside are currently making it very difficult to go anywhere, especially in the dark but the locals are quite enthusiastic about things getting better when it is all finished. A good chat with Donna this evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50ExcellentSuperb, especially as it was given to me as a replacement for a pint that the landlady was not happy with, even though I had drunk most of it without any problem.
Pilgrim - Surrey Bitter3.70GoodNow badged as Surrey Session Pale Ale, I had a perfectly good but slightly hazy pint which was end of cask. After I had almost finished it the landlady informed me that she was not happy with it and gave me a replacement pint. Excellent.
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Caveman - Palaeolithic3.80Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
11 Oct 2018 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit for a pint before catching a 'bus to Maidstone, a delightful place to sit and enjoy a pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Excellent
Range Ales - Rifleman IPA4.50Excellent
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Heavens4.10Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Northdown - He-Bru4.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green and Gold5.10Not Tried
14 Jun 2018 (Archie14)
Afternoon visit, nice chat with the landlady whilst people watching out the window.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Skrimshander IPA4.50Excellent
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale3.80ExcellentGreat condition, nice light citrus orange notes
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Range Ales - Beach Head3.70Not Tried
24 Mar 2018 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon and very busy. A very good atmosphere and a most enjoyable visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30Not Tried
Musket - Flintlock Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
G2 - Plough 4.40Not Tried
28 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening, first visit to this new Micropub. The landlady is enthusiastic to get everything right and was touting for recommendations for the best of Kentish beers and ciders. Cosy and nicely furnished.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Genesis3.50Good
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Good
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20Not Tried
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Golden Wobbler4.10Not Tried

About the Donna's Ale House

The pub sign. Donna's Ale House, Sittingbourne, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1AB.

Shop conversion to a Micropub, formerly a Vaping Cafe, in West Street which opened on Thursday 21st December 2017. 6 handpumps bringing a good real ale range, with an emphasis on Kentish ones, at last to the centre of the town. Seating is at high benches, tables and stools with contemporary decor. Local ciders too on gravity dispense.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 24 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME10 1AB