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White Cliffs Beer Festival 2020 (CAMRA Beer Festival)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - OpusExcellent1
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleExcellent3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopExcellent1
Bexley - Black Prince Porter RumExcellent1
Kent - Twelfth NightExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombExcellent1
Mad Dog - All Day Granola StoutExcellent1
Time and Tide - ESBExcellent1
Mad Dog - Petronius DIPAExcellent2
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves Batch AGood1
Breakwater - Dry Hopped IPAGood1
Mad Dog - K9 TriplepheniaGood1
Iron Pier - Speyside Imperial BA StoutGood2
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonGood1
Five Points - Brick Field BrownGood1
Romney Marsh - American PaleGood1
Salopian - Two CathedralsGood1
Hopdaemon - LeviathanAcceptable1
Breakwater - Calico JackAcceptable1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfPoor1
Mad Dog - Elipsoid SaisonNot Tried0
Kent - PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Pentrich - BreezeNot Tried0
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - 10 Year Anniversary AleNot Tried0
Pentrich - Sample & HoldNot Tried0
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck PorterNot Tried0
Salopian - PogoNot Tried0
Wantsum - GolgothaNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye PorterNot Tried0
Two by Two - East Coast RedNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Bishop Nick - Martyr IPANot Tried0
Kent - Rogue 1Not Tried0
Two by Two - Moutere IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterNot Tried0
Salopian - The BendsNot Tried0
Northdown - Magic DragonNot Tried0
Wild Weather - Our Mouse White StoutNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk StoutNot Tried0
Bexley - Sherry RedNot Tried0
Hop Back - Winter LightningNot Tried0
Black Iris - Stab in the DarkNot Tried0
Breakwater - Wee HeavyNot Tried0
Skinner's - Jingle KnockerNot Tried0
Bexley - Crook Log Winter AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - "21.5" Strong GoldNot Tried0
Mauldons - White AdderNot Tried0
Tiny Rebel - Stay PuftNot Tried0
Iron Pier - English IPANot Tried0
Triple fff - Comfortably NumbNot Tried0
Musket - Powder BurnNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves Batch BNot Tried0
Nelson - Nelsons BloodNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHopNot Tried0
Almasty - Azacca IPANot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Green DaemonNot Tried0
Tonbridge - American PaleNot Tried0
Beatnikz Republic - Crimson FlareNot Tried0
Nelson - ShipwreckedNot Tried0
Northdown - Muggy PorterNot Tried0
Big Smoke - Western SunNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - DogmaNot Tried0
Westerham - Audit AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenNot Tried0
Dark Revolution - Goa ExpressNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Colorado RedNot Tried0
Beatnikz Republic - Beach BumNot Tried0

Visits Details

07 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit and soon enticed to add to the number of servers behind the bar which is most enjoyable here with a really superb bunch of visiting punters. Great fun for all. A unique venue with a unique range of strong ales brought together under its roof.
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentReliably superb
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00Excellent
Bexley - Black Prince Porter Rum5.00Excellent
Time and Tide - ESB5.80ExcellentIn my view just popped Goacher's 1066 to be my beer of the festival
Mad Dog - K9 Triplephenia7.00Good
Breakwater - Dry Hopped IPA6.00Good
Iron Pier - Speyside Imperial BA Stout9.00GoodNick Bailey, who had sponsored the cask, introduced himself
Mad Dog - Petronius DIPA8.00Good
Breakwater - Calico Jack6.20AcceptableMurky
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Leviathan6.00Not Tried
Skinner's - Jingle Knocker5.50Not Tried
Mauldons - White Adder5.30Not Tried
Triple fff - Comfortably Numb5.00Not Tried
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Green Daemon5.00Not Tried
Nelson - Shipwrecked5.00Not Tried
Westerham - Audit Ale6.20Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Colorado Red5.90Not Tried
Kent - Porter5.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
Westerham - Viceroy India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40Not Tried
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00Not Tried
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Not Tried
Bishop Nick - Martyr IPA5.00Not Tried
Salopian - The Bends5.20Not Tried
Big Smoke - Underworld Milk Stout5.00Not Tried
Black Iris - Stab in the Dark5.00Not Tried
Bexley - Crook Log Winter Ale5.20Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Tiny Rebel - Stay Puft5.20Not TriedRan out. More customers praised this verbally than any other
Musket - Powder Burn5.00Not Tried
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20Not Tried
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40Not Tried
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00Not Tried
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Beach Bum5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Wantsum - 10 Year Anniversary Ale5.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Trotty Veck Porter5.00Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Kazbek Rye Porter5.20Not Tried
Kent - Rogue 16.00Not Tried
Northdown - Magic Dragon5.50Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves Batch A5.10Not TriedRan out
Bexley - Sherry Red5.50Not Tried
Breakwater - Wee Heavy6.50Not TriedA Scottish 90/- brown ale
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - "21.5" Strong Gold6.20Not Tried
Iron Pier - English IPA5.10Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves Batch B5.10Not Tried
Almasty - Azacca IPA6.00Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Crimson Flare5.20Not Tried
Big Smoke - Western Sun4.50Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Dogma5.20Not Tried
Dark Revolution - Goa Express5.40Not Tried
Mad Dog - All Day Granola Stout6.80Not Tried
Mad Dog - Elipsoid Saison5.60Not Tried
Pentrich - Breeze5.50Not Tried
Pentrich - Sample & Hold6.80Not Tried
Salopian - Pogo5.50Not Tried
Salopian - Two Cathedrals5.60Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Opus8.50Not Tried
Two by Two - East Coast Red5.50Not Tried
Two by Two - Moutere IPA6.20Not Tried
Wild Weather - Our Mouse White Stout5.40Not TriedRan out. One customer extolled the virtues of this ale by saying it was thre most authentic milk stout he had ever encountered
07 Feb 2020 (Andrew)
Dover Beer Festival. How good is that? Good to see Jack who was behind the bar.
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentHad a few too many of these.
Five Points - Brick Field Brown5.40GoodReedy brown bitter
Salopian - Two Cathedrals5.60GoodLight gold, red flavoured bitter.
Hopdaemon - Leviathan6.00AcceptableClean slightly malty low hopped
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90PoorUmmm. I like Wantsum but this was too venous for me.
07 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
First time here in 3 years. Very confusing prices and ticket system.
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70ExcellentOne of the best beers today
Kent - Twelfth Night7.40ExcellentLovely easy to drink
Mad Dog - All Day Granola Stout6.80ExcellentAnother fine ale
Mad Dog - Petronius DIPA8.00ExcellentEnjoyable
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Opus8.50ExcellentGreat beer
Iron Pier - Speyside Imperial BA Stout9.00AcceptableSickly
07 Feb 2020 (Jack William)
My very first stint on the other side of the bar at a beer festival. Good fun but knackering after a 7 hour stint. Good to see Andrew and a number of other familiar faces. Angels and Demons crew were drinking their own beers dry. Just listed the few I tried.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - ÜberHop5.20ExcellentA superb ale
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00ExcellentVery lively, beautifully clear and fresh.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40Good
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Good
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves Batch A5.10GoodOne of two batches brewed for the 2020 White Cliffs beer festival - with the challenge to punters to see which to put into production. The marketing ploy worked - Batch A was the first cask of the festival to be drained.

About the White Cliffs Beer Festival 2020

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Dover, Kent, CT16 1DL.

White Cliffs Festival of Winter Ales. 27th anniversary of this winter festival held in the atmospheric Maison Dieu Town Hall. A 2 day (Friday and Saturday) festival with 70 or so beers which are all winter and strong ales on gravity, all 5.0% abv or higher, at graduated prices of £3.50 and £3.90 per pint (the first time there has been a stepped pricing structure). The glasses' theme this year is Bleriot's 1909 flight. A Dover tradition.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 70 different beers and tried 21 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT16 1DL