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The Pub Herne Bay (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExceptional4
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg StoutExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent4
Chislet - Island RoadGood1
Goacher's - Special House AleGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood3
Bexley - Bursted Session BitterNot Tried0
Rother Valley - Boadicea AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Easy Street PaleNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
St Austell - Proper JobNot Tried0
McCanns (used to use Angels and Demons name as well) - Janet Street Green Hop PorterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Twisted Wheel - Speed WobbleNot Tried0
Shivering Sands - TimeballNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Shivering Sands - Golden Sands IPANot Tried0
Tonbridge - CountrymanNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Pub Herne Bay, Herne Bay, Kent

Visits Details

14 May 2024 (Andrew)
Quite quiet with a few people sat around the bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentGreat condition. Less coffee flavours this time and more sweetness.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Golden Sands IPA5.20Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Timeball4.30Not Tried
10 May 2024 (Andrew)
Well Light and Dark were on, so why wouldn't you pop in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodGreat condition. Hint of orange.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodDay 6 of being on so pushing it a bit. But still good.
Goacher's - Special House Ale3.80GoodWell it wasn't on but you mix half of light and a half dark and hey presto!
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg Stout4.70Not Tried
Chislet - Island Road4.50Not Tried
08 May 2024 (Andrew)
Well, the Goachers Dark was so good yesterday, we came back for some more.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentReally nice. Different to yesterday in that it had mellowed a bit
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg Stout4.70Not Tried
Chislet - Island Road4.50Not Tried
07 May 2024 (Andrew)
Came up with Gareth because Goachers Dark was on. Not too busy but plenty of people around the bar area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentGoachers for the Goachers drinker. Excellent condition, earthy roasted malt with some lovely subtle caramel sweetness.
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg Stout4.70Not Tried
Chislet - Island Road4.50Not Tried
24 Apr 2024 (Andrew)
Quite busy with friendly dogs roaming around.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExceptionalCreamy, burnt malt toasty greatness. So good I wished I didn't have to go home.
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
Twisted Wheel - Speed Wobble4.70Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Timeball4.30Not Tried
05 Apr 2024 (Andrew)
Not too busy so got a seat near the front.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Chislet - Island Road4.50GoodRich and sweet. Low hop finish.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
McCanns (used to use Angels and Demons name as well) - Janet Street Green Hop Porter4.50Not Tried
02 Apr 2024 (Andrew)
I walked across much of Herne Bay to get here because I knew that Goachers Dark was on. Had a long chat with Richard (the owner) about all things pubs and beer. Great pub this.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10GoodSolid Goachers Dark. I had a few.
Dark Star - Hophead (some has also been brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
St Austell - Proper Job4.50Not Tried
McCanns (used to use Angels and Demons name as well) - Janet Street Green Hop Porter4.50Not Tried
26 Mar 2024 (Andrew)
Really good session. Great pub, called, er, The Pub. Says all it needs to.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExceptionalBeen on for three days. Really really good. Roasted, creamy, smooth, well balanced.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Reeve's Ale4.10Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Easy Street Pale3.90Not Tried
09 Mar 2024 (Andrew)
Fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentVery nice.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodCrisp, if somewhat lacking in orange flavours
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Not Tried
Bexley - Bursted Session Bitter3.80Not Tried
05 Mar 2024 (Andrew)
Not too busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg Stout4.70ExcellentMore like a classic porter. Very drinkable
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodCrisp, but no oranges.
Rother Valley - Boadicea Ale4.50Not Tried
Chislet - Island Road4.50Not Tried

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About The Pub Herne Bay

The pub sign. The Pub Herne Bay, Herne Bay, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent9
Good12
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5LQ.

Second in a small of chain of micropubs. It opened on 4th November 2021 in High Street.

We have visited this pub 16 times, seen 35 different beers and tried 15 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT6 5LQ