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The Magnet (formerly The Magnet Micropub) (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Comfortably PlumExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Bexley - Spike IslandExcellent1
Musket - Powder BurnExcellent1
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Excellent1
Bexley - Black Prince PorterExcellent1
Cains - SundownerGood1
Kent - CitraGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsGood1
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingPoor1
Hampshire - Bohemian RhapsodyNot Tried0
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveNot Tried0
Box Steam - Golden BoltNot Tried0
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London PorterNot Tried0
Kent - Lemon ScreamNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPANot Tried0
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Magnet (formerly The Magnet Micropub), Broadstairs, Kent

Visits Details

21 Apr 2022 (Dosser)
3 ales on, all £3.60. The Magnet Micropub won poty for Traditional pub. Yep...The beers I saw being pulled here had a one inch plus head on. I was the only one who asked for a top up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60GoodThis was served extremely cold but was in very good condition.
17 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
3 beers on today. All beers were £3,60 whatever the strength.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Musket - Powder Burn5.00ExcellentI havent had this for a while but it was much better than I remembered. The strength has changed.
15 Oct 2021 (ChrisE)
Friday afternoon visit, busy and welcoming. A great micropub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Excellent
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not TriedSelling well today.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPA5.30Not Tried
17 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
We checked out the chapel which had 2 not so exciting beers on and decided to come here. 2 ales on. Plus lots of kegs we didnt try.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Comfortably Plum4.90ExcellentThis was my favourite beer of the day. £3.60 a pint.
29 Aug 2021 (Andrew)
Busy with a guy in playing guitar. We ended up sitting on tables outside in a side alley.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00PoorThe beer was cloudy and tasted of weak orangeade. My guess is that it needed to condition a bit more.
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried
15 Jul 2021 (ChrisE)
Two of us came here for a lunchtime pint, the place was busy but we were able to sit at some barrel tables at the end of the bar where we were able to enjoy some good conversation with the chap doing the table service. We stayed for longer than originally planned.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Excellent
Bexley - Black Prince Porter4.60Excellent
07 Jul 2021 (ChrisE)
Early afternoon, the pub was busy inside and outside in the garden area. The lady serving the beers was impressed with my Radio Caroline sweatshirt.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Spike Island5.30ExcellentA good dark ale. I think Dosser would love this.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Not Tried
18 Sep 2019 (Dosser)
2 ales on at £3.50 plus lots of keykegs
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Citra4.50GoodGood citrus flavours
09 Aug 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid evening plenty of room in here tonight, friendly welcome with a good range of ales on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cains - Sundowner4.60GoodGrassy citrus watery beer
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Hampshire - Bohemian Rhapsody5.00Not Tried
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00Not Tried
Box Steam - Golden Bolt3.80Not Tried
XT Brewing - Animal Brewing Lion London Porter4.60Not Tried
Kent - Lemon Scream4.70Not Tried
29 Mar 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening visit, my first here after walking straight past it on first pass. Friendly west Kent couple run it with enthusiasm for the real ale and cider scene. Micropub style but the size and layout do not fertilize cross-table conversations with strangers as much as some other micropubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70GoodGood flavour and condition but loses a mark for being too chilled
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20Not Tried

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About The Magnet (formerly The Magnet Micropub)

The pub sign. The Magnet (formerly The Magnet Micropub), Broadstairs, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent6
Good5
Acceptable-
Poor1

Website.

The pub is found in Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 1NE.

In Albion Street, initially a micropub conversion from its previous existence as Reef restaurant. Opened in mid February 2019 selling real ales, ciders and keg beers, gins etc. Real ales sold through 3 handpumps on the bar counter and ciders through handpump and boxes in the fridge. Run by beer and cider enthusiasts from west Kent. Corner house with large picture windows on two sides. Furnished with high and low scrubbed top tables. Variety of traditional pub games available. Mainly sells Kentish real ales but from further afield too. In 2022 chose to rebrand itself as an ale house and no longer a micropub.

We have visited this pub 11 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT10 1NE